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message 1: by Idit (last edited Oct 29, 2019 08:39PM) (new)

Idit | 61 comments Classic Bingo

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic
The Iliad ★★★★★

B2: Book Chosen by the Cover
The Crucible ★★★★

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

B3: European Classic
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis ★★★★★

B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List
Scoop ★★★★

B5: 20th Century Classic
The Go-Between ★★★★★

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I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019
In Cold Blood ★★★★★

I2: New-to-You Author
The Sea, The Sea★★★★★

I3: Classic Play
The Maids ★★★★★

I4: Literary Prize of Your Country
Cloudstreet | Tim Winton | ★★★★

I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year(physical shelves. I didn't add books to goodread prior to 2018)
Ragtime ★★★★★

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N1: South American Classic
Suor (sweat - haven't been translated to english. read in hebrew) ★★★★

N2: Short Story Collection
Winesburg, Ohio ★★★

N3: FREE SPACE
Wise Blood ★★★★★

N4: Poetry or Essay Collection
Under Milk Wood ★★★★★

N5: Asian Classic
Untouchable ★★★

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G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize
Earthly Powers ★★

G2: Classic By a Female Author
The House of the Spirits ★★★★

G3: Classic Non-fiction
Selling Hitler ★★★★

G4: Written by Nobel Laureate
Lives of Girls and Women ★★★★★

G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf
Antigone ★★★★

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O1: 19th Century Classic:
The Picture of Dorian Gray ★★★★

O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy
The Forever War ★★★

O3: Classic Comedy or Satire
Decline and Fall ★★★

O4: Classic Romance
Love and Mr. Lewisham ★★★

O5: 21st Century Potential Classic
My Brilliant Friend ★★★★★


message 2: by Idit (last edited Oct 29, 2019 08:40PM) (new)

Idit | 61 comments Finally starting
How things stand ...

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message 3: by Idit (last edited Dec 12, 2018 07:19PM) (new)

Idit | 61 comments Here we go
making plans instead of reading books:

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

B2: Book Chosen by the Cover
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima Being Dead by Jim Crace Words by Jean-Paul Sartre
(from left: spring snow, being dead, Words - Sartre's childhood memoir)

B3: European Classic
The Street of Crocodiles

B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List
A Passage to India; Midnight's Children

B5: 20th Century Classic
The Stranger

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I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019
Beloved; The Color Purple

I2: New-to-You Author
Elizabeth Bowen: The House in Paris; To the North

I3: Classic Play
maybe shakespeare, maybe 20th century classic... we'll see
Actually: Antigone

I4: Literary Prize of Your Country
Dirt Music; Voss

I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year
Pnin

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N1: South American Classic
The Passion According to G.H. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

N2: Short Story Collection
Flannery O'Connor: Wise Blood; Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

N3: FREE SPACE


N4: Poetry or Essay Collection
Aeneid Book VI

N5: Asian Classic
Confessions of a Mask;The Wild Geese

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G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize
Light Years; Earthly Powers; Shame

G2: Classic By a Female Author
Wide Sargasso Sea

G3: Classic Non-fiction
Selling Hitler; The Journalist and the Murderer

G4: Written by Nobel Laureate
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster; Shira; The Bridal Canopy The Fish Can Sing

G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf

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O1: 19th Century Classic
Wuthering Heights; First Love

O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy
The Forever War

O3: Classic Comedy or Satire
Lucky Jim; The Bottle Factory Outing; Extinction

O4: Classic Romance
Doctor Zhivago; Le Grand Meaulnes; See Under: Love

O5: 21st Century Potential Classic
Purple Hibiscus; Kafka on the Shore


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
I love making plans also. Enjoy your Bingo.


message 5: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2610 comments Good to see you’re having so much fun, Idit! Nice list :)


message 6: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments thanks guys. I enjoy perusing all those awesome lists as well


message 7: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Yikes! I have just remembered the bingo.
that means that for six months I've neglected my plans. Not to fear - my eclectic reading did well enough on its own. Will have to find some local prize-winner and finish the Iliad which I'm currently reading and will be back on track


message 8: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 961 comments You’re not the only one and it does seems you’re doing well :O) Lots of high scores!


message 9: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3290 comments Mod
Idit wrote: "Yikes! I have just remembered the bingo.
that means that for six months I've neglected my plans. Not to fear - my eclectic reading did well enough on its own. Will have to find some local prize-win..."


You are doing very well for not focusing on it! I know I never really read what I plan anyway.


message 10: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments With the Iliad, I think I have three level-one bingos...
4 corners, the first column and a diagonal line from top right (that I didn't notice before)
Hurray


message 11: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Veronique wrote: "You’re not the only one and it does seems you’re doing well :O) Lots of high scores!"

Yeah. A lot of good books. (although I find I keep changing my ratings. so who knows. I might still change them as they simmer in my mind for a while


message 12: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3290 comments Mod
Idit wrote: "With the Iliad, I think I have three level-one bingos...
4 corners, the first column and a diagonal line from top right (that I didn't notice before)
Hurray"



Yippie! Congratulations on the Bingos, especially with a book like The Iliad. It's wonderful, but I admit I have only read parts, not the entirety.


message 13: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Congrats on your Bingos. You have an interesting list of books.


message 14: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Idit wrote: "With the Iliad, I think I have three level-one bingos...
4 corners, the first column and a diagonal line from top right (that I didn't notice before)
Hurray"


Well done on the bingo! I’m currently reading The Iliad for the first time and very much enjoying it.


message 15: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Pink wrote: "Idit wrote: "With the Iliad, I think I have three level-one bingos...
4 corners, the first column and a diagonal line from top right (that I didn't notice before)
Hurray"

Well done on the bingo! I..."


which Iliad version are you reading?
I enjoyed the Fitzgerald translation. I thought it was great (a very uninformed opinion of mine of course)


message 16: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Congrats on your Bingos. You have an interesting list of books."

I have a general challenge these last 2 years of a book a year from 1900, so it forces my hand in strange directions, just to find books to cover for different years.
I like how it forced me off the beaten track


message 17: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments I’m reading the Fagles translation. I read and enjoyed his versions of The Odyssey and The Aeneid, so stuck with him for The Iliad.


message 18: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Very exciting... Only one left - a book by it's cover. And I already purchased it. The book is The Crucible. And originaly I was going for this cover - that for some reason I really like:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
But when I was at the shop, I saw this cover:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
And I loved it so much (what with the penguin being cooked... That it book was chosen twice by the cover


message 19: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments The orange cover is catchy, that's for sure. And it's a good play, as well. I have read it more than once.


message 20: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments It is a good play.
With the addition of The Crucible, and replacing my I5 from 'call of the wild' which I liked to Ragtime which I LOVED, I am done!
BINGO 2019 is finished.
Too light on women authors to my shame, but other than that - pretty good collection of books. I enjoyed most of them very very much


message 21: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Congratulations on finishing, Idit!


message 22: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Congratulations!


message 23: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments Congratulations, Idit. With so many 4 and 5 star ratings, it looks like you enjoyed your challenge.


message 24: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Idit wrote: "It is a good play...
BINGO 2019 is finished...."


Congratulations to you! Well done


message 25: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Thank you guys!
I did really enjoyed the challenge.
(I read more books that would have been eligible but chose usually the ones I liked most - but it was a very good year for classics)


message 26: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
So glad that you enjoyed the challenge.


message 27: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3290 comments Mod
Idit wrote: "It is a good play.
With the addition of The Crucible, and replacing my I5 from 'call of the wild' which I liked to Ragtime which I LOVED, I am done!
BINGO 2019 is finished.
Too light on women autho..."



Congratulations on finishing your challenge!! Way to go.


message 28: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Thanks Lynn!


message 29: by Annette (new)

Annette | 522 comments Congratulations!


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