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message 1: by Debs (last edited Feb 03, 2015 02:15AM) (new)

Debs (3xmum) I will find this a real challenge as I don't usually enjoy classics.. but going to give it a go.. just where to start lol.. time to research


Decade Challenge
(Original publication date)
1800-1809
1810-1819
1820-1829
1830-1839
1840-1849
1850-1859
1860-1869
1870-1879
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
1930-1939
1930-1949
1950-1959 Gay Lord Robert - Jean Plaidy
1960-1969 The British Museum is falling down - David Lodge
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999 Agatha Raisin and The Murderous Marriage - MC Beaton
2000-2009 Anne Frank
2010-2015 A Christmas Feast - Katie Fford
Something borrowed, someone dead MC Beaton


message 2: by Debs (last edited Feb 03, 2015 02:10AM) (new)

Debs (3xmum) Bingo challenge

B1: Animation - A classic that has been adapted into a movie
B2: Congratulations! - An award winning classic (can include Goodreads choice awards)
B3: Participation - A group read classic (this or any other group)
B4: Information - A non-fiction classic or one based on a true story
B5: Collaboration - A classic discovery made through Goodreads such as through recommendations, suggestions from GR friends, newsletter etc.

I1: Listed it - A classic from your GR to-read list
I2: Bought it - A classic you own but have not yet read
I3: Eyed it - A classic you have been meaning to read for a while now
I4: Downloaded it - An ebook classic you own but that you have not yet read or a classic audiobook you have not yet listened to
I5: Scored it! - A classic you got for free e.g. sale, gift, giveaway, library etc.

N1: Oldie but goodie - A historical fiction classic (setting is before the author's lifetime)
Jean Plaidy - Gay Lord Robert
N2: New kid on the block - A science fiction classic
N3: FREE - Any classic that strikes your fancy :)
N4: Yesterday's news - A classic about war or set in wartime
N5: Everybody's talking - A Classic in Translation. (If English is not your primary language, then books originally published in English are acceptable.)

G1: Nice to meet you - A classic by an author new to you
G2: You seem familiar - A classic by an author you have heard a lot about
G3: One of the girls - A classic by a female author
G4: One of the guys - A classic by a male author
G5: Old friends - A classic you haven't yet read by an author whose work you like

O1: In the Nursery - A classic children's book
O2: In the Arbor - A classic poem or poetry collection
O3: In Costume - A classic play or opera libretto
O4: In Brief - A classic collection of short stories
O5: In Earnest - A classic collection of Essays


message 3: by Debs (last edited Feb 03, 2015 02:10AM) (new)

Debs (3xmum) ] A book with more than 500 pages
[] A classic Romance
[] A book that became a movie
[] A book published this year
[] A book with a number in the title
[] A book by someone under 30
[] A book with nonhuman characters
[x] A funny book The british Museum is falling down by David Lodge
[] A book by a female author
[] A mystery or thriller
[] A book with a one-word title
[] A book of short stories
[] A book set in a different country
[] A non-fiction book
[] A popular author's first book
[] A book from an author that you haven't read yet
[] A book a friend recommended
[] A Pulitzer Prize winning book
[] A book based on a true story
[] A book at the bottom of your to read list
[] A book your mom loves
[] A book that scares you
[] A book more than 100 years old
[] A book based entirely on its cover
[] A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
[] A memoir
[x] A book you can finish in a day Anne Frank
[] A book with antonyms in the title
[] A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit
[] A book that came out the year you were born
[] A book with bad reviews
[] A trilogy
[x] A book from your childhood The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
[] A book with a love triangle
[] A book set in the future
[] A book set in high school
[] A book with a color in the title
[] A book that made you cry
[] A book with magic
[] A graphic novel
[] A book by an author you've never read before
[] A book you own but have never read
[] A book that takes place in your hometown
[] A book that was originally written in a different language
[x] A book set during Christmas A Christmas Feast by Katie Fford
[] A book written by an author with your same initials
[] A play
[] A banned book
[] A book based on or turned into a tv show
[] A book you started but never finished


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