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1judylou
Jan 25, 2013, 7:07 pm

2judylou
Jan 25, 2013, 7:13 pm

I guess I'll start with the easiest one . . . A book from the library as most of my books this year have been from the library, the only decision is which one to choose. But I'll select my favourite one so far which is The Dinner.

3jfetting
Jan 25, 2013, 8:10 pm

Ok, well I'm working on A book with more than 400 pages right now. Go A Tale of Genji, all 1100 pages of it.

4Nickelini
Jan 26, 2013, 12:24 am

Just marking my participation. I'll be back.

5bookwormjules
Jan 26, 2013, 11:50 am

I was debating on doing the Bingo, but I think I'll jump in - nice to have others joining in.

A book by a Celebrity - in my world Authors are celebrities - so they count right?

6wookiebender
Jan 26, 2013, 10:53 pm

I'll be doing this, but not comprehensively: if I read a book that fits a category, I'll be happy, but I won't be aiming to "win" or anything. :) I'm also doing this retrospectively, so I'm counting books I've already finished this year. And I'm okay if a book falls into more than one category.

So far I have:

A book with an animal on the cover: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Hedwig can be seen in the car with Harry and Ron.
A book from the library: So many! :) A Confusion of Princes, Curse of the Thirteenth Fey, The Silver Door, Mr Darcy's Undoing and The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared.
A young adult novel: Again, Harry Potter but also A Confusion of Princes, The Thirteenth Fey, and The Silver Door.
A book that's been on your shelf for more than five years: Harry Potter (although it's been read multiple times) and Gulliver's Travels
A book someone recommends to you: I think I can count The One Hundred Year Old Man, given all the buzz from this group. :)

Some categories are much easier than others! :)

7clfisha
Jan 27, 2013, 1:37 pm

I don't even know a barista but I will jump in, currently I am reading The Howling Miller and it fits a book recommended by your local bookseller

8rainpebble
Editado: Maio 15, 2013, 10:18 pm

Stopping by to pee on the doorpost just to mark my spot. ;-)

1. A Book You Chose Because of the Cover: The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt I adore this cover and have coveted this book for several years. It was gifted to me by my Virago Secret Santa this past Christmas. Thank you Her_Royal_Orangeness! (5+*)
2. A Book You Saw Someone Reading: The Red Book; (2 1/2*)
3. A Book That Will Help You With Your Career: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (4*); {Once a banker, I am now a homemaker.}
4. A Book That You Saw on TV: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn;
(3 1/2*)
5. A Book With an Animal on the Cover: The Snow Owl by Jon Hartling (3*)

6. A Book From the Library: The Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant (4*)
7. A Book That is Out of Your Comfort Zone: The Magic Toyshop by my nemesis, Angela Carter; (4 1/2*)
8. An Award-Winning Book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller; Orange Prize Winner, 2012; (4 1/2*)
9. A Book Recked by Your Local Bookseller: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson; (3 1/2*)
10. A Y/A Novel: Water Tales by Alice Hoffman (3*)
11. A Book that's Been On Your Shelf for More than 5 Years: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell {acquired 12/05/2007}; (4*)
12. A Book Someone Recked to You: Family History by Vita Sackville-West; (4*)
13. A Book with a Great First Line: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (5*)
"This is the forest primeval."
14. A Book Written by a Celebrity: Shop Girl by Steve Martin (4*)

15. A Book With More than 400 Pages: Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (5+*); {430 pages}
16. A Book of Poetry: The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats by William Yeats; (4*)
17. A Book You Heard About on the Radio: Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand; (3 1/2*)
18. A Book with Pictures: The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes; (4*)
19. A Book Recked by Your Barista: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (2 1/2 *)

20. A Book Recked by a Celebrity: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed; (3 1/2)
21. A Book by a Canadian Author: The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys; (4*)
22. A Book You Should Have Read in High School: The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne; (4*)
23. A Book You Would Have Picked Up as a Teenager: A Woman of Jerusalem by Elsie Mack; (3 1/2*)
24. A Book “Everyone” But You Has Read: The Road by Cormac McCarthy; (4 1/2*)

9mabith
Editado: Set 8, 2013, 12:39 pm

The question is, can one book go in more than one category? Also, I'll have to cheat on some. I'm not able to work and can't go out much, so bye-bye 'book for my career' and barista recs. I run the web presences for my local, independent, bookstore, so I end up always giving THEM recommendations! I don't have any books that have been on the shelf (unread) for five years either.

I thought I'd just post the whole list and fill things in as time goes on.

A Book You Chose Because of the Cover: The Girls of Murder City
A Book You Saw Someone Reading: The New Jim Crow by Melissa Harris-Perry
A Book Recommended by a Parent: The Last Voyage of Columbus - Martin Dugard (replacing Book That Will Help With Your Career)
A Book Everyone Should Read (replacing A Book You Saw on TV): The Student Loan Scam
A Book With an Animal on the Cover: In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez

A Book From the Library: Message From an Unknown Chinese Mother - Xinran
A Book that is Out of Your Comfort Zone: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
An Award-Winning Book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Book Rec'd by LT (replacing Your Local Bookseller): A Night to Remember
A Young Adult Novel: The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

A Book that's Been On Your Shelf for More than 5 Years: Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves (4 1/2 years is the closest I've got!)
A Book Someone Recommends to You: The March of Folly – Barbara Tuchman
A Book with a Great First Line: The Garden of Evening Mists ("On a mountain about the clouds once lived a man who had been the gardener of the emperor of Japan.")
A Book Written by a Celebrity: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

A Book With More than 400 Pages: Toms River by Dan Fagin
A Book of Poetry: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
A Book You Heard About on the Radio Tumblr: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
A Book with Pictures: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggins
A Book Rec'd by Your Barista: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (well, barista being my sister putting it as her staff pick at the bookstore)

A Book Recommended by a Celebrity (in the chronic illness community...): Life Disrupted by Laurie Edwards
A Book by a Canadian Author: The Great Crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
A Book You Should Have Read in High School: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Book You Would Have Picked Up as a Teenager: The Life and Ideas of James Hillman (I was super obsessed with him as a teenger)
A Book “everyone” But You Has Read: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Finally finished!

10rainpebble
Jan 27, 2013, 9:33 pm

judylou,
Would the books for our Bingo game be books we read/have read this year?

11Nickelini
Jan 27, 2013, 10:17 pm

#10 ~ I'm not Judy, but there are no library thing police, so do whatever works for you. I'm playing this retroactive to Jan 1, but that's just me. I can also tell you right now that there is probably a 0% chance that any barista will recommend a book to me, although I won't completely discount that possibility.

12Nickelini
Jan 27, 2013, 10:18 pm

#5 A book by a Celebrity - in my world Authors are celebrities - so they count right?

Great idea! I live in Canada, and Margaret Atwood is a celebrity here (at least in my circles), and I plan to read at least one book by her this year, so that solves that one.

#9 - good idea. I may do the same.

13bookwormjules
Editado: Fev 24, 2013, 9:09 am

Here's mine so far

B

• A Book You Choose Because of the Cover - The Color of Tea
• A Book from the Library - The Purchase
• A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years - Whitethorn Woods
• A Book with more than 400 pages - Two Solitudes
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity - The Age of Hope

I

A Book You Saw Someone Reading
A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone
A Book Someone Recommended to you - The City & the city
A Book of Poetry
A Book by a Canadian Author - The Sometimes Lake

N

A Book That Will Help You with Your Career
An Award Winning Book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
FREE
A Book You Heard About on the Radio
A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

A Book You Saw on TV Indian Horse
A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller - Things Fall Apart
A Book with a Great First Line
A Book with Pictures Time and Again
A Book You would have picked up as a teenager Divergent

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover
A Young Adult Novel Out for Blood
A Book Written by a Celebrity
A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
A Book "Everyone" but you has read

14judylou
Jan 29, 2013, 5:58 pm

#10 What Joyce said!
#13 I like your style Jules! Do I have permission to copy?

Meanwhile, Salvage the Bones fits a category - A Book with an animal on the cover - it has an ugly white dog on the cover.

15bookwormjules
Jan 30, 2013, 5:52 am

Judy - sure go ahead :)

16judylou
Editado: Ago 9, 2013, 7:47 pm

Thanks Jules!

B

• A Book You Chose Because of the Cover ~ The Orchardist
• A Book from the Library ~ The Dinner
• A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years ~ Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
• A Book with more than 400 pages ~ The Children's Hospital
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity

I

A Book You Saw Someone Reading ~ The Heart Broke In
A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone ~ Behind the Beautiful Forevers
A Book Someone Recommended to you ~ Our Tragic Universe
A Book of Poetry ~ Limited Cities
A Book by a Canadian Author ~ The Headmaster's Wager

N

A Book That Will Help You with Your Career ~ The Library of Unrequited Love
An Award Winning Book
FREE
A Book You Heard About on the Radio
A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

A Book You Saw on TV ~ Burial Rites
A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller
A Book with a Great First Line ~ The Death of Bees
A Book with Pictures ~ The Night Bookmobile
A Book You would have picked up as a teenager ~ Fuzzy Nation

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover ~ Salvage the Bones
A Young Adult Novel ~ Sea Hearts
A Book Written by a Celebrity ~ Bossypants
A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
A Book "Everyone" but you has read

17Nickelini
Editado: Fev 11, 2013, 9:59 pm

Wait for me . . .

B

• A Book You Chose Because of the Cover
• A Book from the Library ~
• A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years
• A Book with more than 400 pages ~ The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity

I

A Book You Saw Someone Reading
A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone
A Book Someone Recommended to you ~ Wild Swans
A Book of Poetry
A Book by a Canadian Author ~ Deep Hollow Creek

N

A Book That Will Help You with Your Career
An Award Winning Book
FREE
A Book You Heard About on the Radio
A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

A Book You Saw on TV
A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller
A Book with a Great First Line
A Book with Pictures
A Book You would have picked up as a teenager

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover ~
A Young Adult Novel
A Book Written by a Celebrity ~ Girlfriend in a Coma
A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
A Book "Everyone" but you has read

18bookwormjules
Fev 2, 2013, 9:14 am

Okay, I changed one of mine because a book I'm reading now fits in better. So The book because of the cover (originally The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been changed to an award winning book. And I'll have another one up short for that category. Although, I did choose that edition for it's cover.

19judylou
Fev 6, 2013, 6:30 pm

The Headmaster's Wager was 397 pages long! Just missed out on the 400 pages category. But, luckily, it is also written by a Canadian author!!

20clfisha
Editado: Jul 12, 2013, 8:33 am

Stealing Jule's style. Hope you don't mind!

B

• A Book You Chose Because of the Cover ~ The Coming (well I picked it up because of the cover, the description got me)
• A Book from the Library
• A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years The Collector
• A Book with more than 400 pages ~ The Tin Drum
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity The Mall

I

A Book You Saw Someone Reading
A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone - Crime and Punishment
A Book Someone Recommended to you The Break by Pietro Grossi
A Book of Poetry
A Book by a Canadian Author - Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

N

A Book That Will Help You with Your Career
An Award Winning Book The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
FREE
A Book You Heard About on the Radio
A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

A Book You Saw on TV
A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller ~ Everything Ravaged Everything Burned
A Book with a Great First Line
A Book with Pictures ~ Sandman: The Dolls' House
A Book You would have picked up as a teenager

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover ~ Swamplandia
A Young Adult Novel - The Circle: The Engelsfors Trilogy--Book 1 by Elgren & Strandberg
A Book Written by a Celebrity Sandman: A Game of You
A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
A Book "Everyone" but you has read

21.Monkey.
Fev 7, 2013, 8:01 am

Ooh this looks fun, I'll play. Although there's several non-applicable ones so those will be skipped.

22mabith
Fev 11, 2013, 4:50 pm

It feels quite satisfying to check off another category!

23Nickelini
Fev 11, 2013, 10:01 pm

A book by a Celebrity - in my world Authors are celebrities - so they count right?

I'm so glad you pointed that out! I've now filled in that spot with a Douglas Coupland book. He may not be a celebrity elsewhere, but he definitely is here--author, visual artist, filmmaker, furniture designer, public intellectual, etc.

24wookiebender
Fev 11, 2013, 10:33 pm

Wow, I hadn't realised how much of a polymath Douglas Coupland is. Furniture maker??

25wookiebender
Editado: Abr 10, 2013, 8:07 am

My turn to set this up nicely:

B

• A Book You Choose Because of the Cover
A Book from the Library: A Confusion of Princes
A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years: Gulliver's Travels
A Book with more than 400 pages: The Orphan Master's Son
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity

I

• A Book You Saw Someone Reading
• A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone
A Book Someone Recommended to you: The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
A Book of Poetry: Beowulf
A Book by a Canadian Author: Galore

N

• A Book That Will Help You with Your Career
An Award Winning Book: Among Others
• FREE
• A Book You Heard About on the Radio
• A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

• A Book You Saw on TV
• A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller
• A Book with a Great First Line
A Book with Pictures: Tales from Outer Suburbia
• A Book You would have picked up as a teenager

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
A Young Adult Novel: The Thirteenth Fey
• A Book Written by a Celebrity
• A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
• A Book "Everyone" but you has read

26Nickelini
Fev 11, 2013, 10:50 pm

Wow, I hadn't realised how much of a polymath Douglas Coupland is. Furniture maker??



This is his new stuff. I hear he did baby cribs years ago that sold in JC Penny stores in the US.

27wookiebender
Fev 12, 2013, 12:31 am

Oh, that's a lovely piece. Nice and elegant, and I like the cheerful red interior.

Dare I say it needs more shelves for books, however? ;)

28.Monkey.
Editado: Fev 12, 2013, 7:07 am

Anyone have any thoughts on the "recommended by celebrity" space? I've no idea how to go about figuring that one out >_>

Also I know at least one other person mentioned having a few spaces they'd not be able to fill, how about a group collaboration to come up with several spare ones to be swapped out for when needed?

29.Monkey.
Editado: Jan 4, 2014, 7:05 am

Here's my revised list & card-

B
Chose for cover A book pub'ed before 1850: Aesop's Fables
✔ A book from the library: The Alienist
✔ A book that's been on your shelf for more than 5 years: African Mythology
✔ A book with more than 400 pages: Gorky Park
• A book recommended by a celebrity: Vlad the Impaler, In Search of the Real Dracula

I
✔ A book you saw someone reading (on LT): Cannery Row
✔ A book out of your comfort zone: Doctor Zhivago
✔ A book someone recommended to you: Slaughterhouse-Five
• A book of poetry: Maya Angelou Poems
✔ A book by a Canadian author: Anil's Ghost

N
Will help with your career A book published the year you were born: Creation
✔ An Award Winning book: Alias Grace
✔ Free Space
Heard of on radio A book recommended by a favorite author: The Monk
✔ A book you (should have) read in High School: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

G
• A book you Saw on TV: Candide
Recommended by bookseller A book pub'ed before 1950: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
✔ A book with a great first line: Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
✔ A book with pictures: Black Elk Speaks
✔ A book you would have picked up as a teenager: Forever Odd

O
✔ A book with an animal on the cover: Nat Turner, A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory
✔ A young adult novel: Wrinkle in Time
✔ A book written by a celebrity: The Gun Seller
✔ A book recommended by your a barista: Brave New World
✔ A book "everyone" but you has read: Watership Down


30mabith
Fev 12, 2013, 9:14 am

Some alternatives maybe (if they seem fair/useful).

--A book you heard about on LT
--A book from your parent's book shelves
--A play (since there's a poetry category)
--A book recommended by a favorite author
--A book published before 1950
--A book published in 2013
--A book published the year you were born
--A book written by someone your age

31Nickelini
Fev 12, 2013, 10:43 am

I think if I'm creative, I can manage most of the categories. There are a lot of "recommendations" on there though--I read very few recommendations. And certainly none from a barista. I guess if someone I know recommends a book to me, and also makes me a cup of coffee, I can work with that. I just have to remember! I think next year we should come up with our own BINGO card from scratch.

32.Monkey.
Fev 12, 2013, 11:01 am

>31 Nickelini: Yeah, not a bad idea. We could still do it this year and use both, where books from the one could go on the other also, but not using the same prompts from this one.

I don't drink coffee, or tea, and am a total loner, though, so... lol. My husband recommended the one, as it's one of the few he owned before we got together and he loves it and I just happened to read it like a week ago lol, so I lucked out there. But certainly no bookseller or barista recs (and I don't normally do them either, though mentions by people I do take notice of lol), no radio (and even when I had one I've never once heard one mentioned on it!), and I have no career, lol.

I think I'll snag a couple of Mabith's ideas for the ones that don't fit. May replace the cover one also since I don't pay a bit of attention to them aside of that they're in pristine condition (or as close to it, if used) and just picked one that I think I semi-noticed from the cover but certainly did not choose because of it. So thanks for the ideas! :))

33jfetting
Editado: Fev 19, 2013, 9:18 am

And mine...

B

• A Book You Chose Because of the Cover
• A Book from the Library - Collapse by Jared Diamond
• A Book That's Been on Your Shelf for More than Five Years
• A Book with more than 400 pages The Tale of Genji (more like 1186 pages OMG)
• A Book Recommended by a Celebrity

I

A Book You Saw Someone Reading
A Book Out of Your Comfort Zone - American Psycho
A Book Someone Recommended to you - Norwegian Wood
A Book of Poetry
A Book by a Canadian Author

N

A Book That Will Help You with Your Career
An Award Winning Book
FREE
A Book You Heard About on the Radio
A Book You (should have) read in High School

G

A Book You Saw on TV
A Book Recommended by Your Bookseller
A Book with a Great First Line
A Book with Pictures
A Book You would have picked up as a teenager

O

A Book with an Animal on the Cover
A Young Adult Novel - Tell the Wolves I'm Home
A Book Written by a Celebrity
A Book Recommended to you by your Barista
A Book "Everyone" but you has read

34bookwormjules
Fev 16, 2013, 10:54 am

for a recommended by a celebrity space check out the Canada Reads Panelists - I used the book Ron McClean (from Hockey Night in Canada) as mine. The Age of Hope There's also a comedian February, Olympian Indian Horse a historian/biographer Away and director/producer. Two Solitudes

:)

35Nickelini
Editado: Fev 16, 2013, 1:29 pm

# - Good idea! I'm reading Best Laid Plans, which won a few years ago. I'll have to look up who championed it, and use it for this Bingo slot. I wouldn't have thought of it.

ETA: I looked it up and Ali Velshi was the "celebrity" for Best Laid Plans. It says he's a CNN journalist. Whatever. It'll work.

36rainpebble
Fev 16, 2013, 3:31 pm

I have found that the internet has helped me quite a bit in finding challenging slots to fill. But I am also attempting this with books from my own shelves so that makes it doubly challenging. I am fairly an agoraphobic so that makes the 'book you saw someone reading' difficult. I do get at coffee occasionally when returning from driving the grandsons to school but would have to ask my barista for a rec. But the others I have waiting and ready to be read. I am now at 10 of 24. It does take time as I am sure that we all have other books that we need/want to read such The Lovely Bones which I am currently reading for my monthly Orange read.
And is it okay if we don't actually have a Bingo board? I don't have the foggiest idea of how to do that. (no techie here :-(

37Nickelini
Fev 16, 2013, 3:49 pm

But I am also attempting this with books from my own shelves so that makes it doubly challenging

Except for the library slot, I'm doing mine all from my TBR pile and combining it with my TBR challenge. I may not get every space filled in, but I find the fun in this is the trying. I'm not going to go out and look for new books to fill any spaces.

And is it okay if we don't actually have a Bingo board?

No librarything police around here--do what works for you.

38mabith
Fev 16, 2013, 4:10 pm

Only two of us have boards up, so you'll be in the majority without one. :)

I rarely go anywhere that I would see people reading anything (you don't see it much at the grocery store or drug store), so I'm just doing one of my substitutes. Maybe "A book someone recommended on LT" since I've certainly got a long list of those!

39Nickelini
Fev 16, 2013, 4:46 pm

I posted the board on my ROOTS thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/146762, but I don't know how to fill it in on the screen so it doesn't mean much. I printed out a paper copy and taped it into my book journal and I'm colouring in the squares.

40.Monkey.
Fev 16, 2013, 6:30 pm

>39 Nickelini: Just save the image and open it in any image editing program (I used GIMP to throw on my edits & space markers), then save it with the changes. :)

41Nickelini
Fev 16, 2013, 6:48 pm

#40 - thanks, but I haven't opened any of the image editing programs on my computer for about four or five years. I would be surprised if they don't just crash my computer! . . . I like my pencil crayons ;-)

42judylou
Fev 17, 2013, 2:34 am

I've been wondering what I could put in the "Book that will help with your career" slot as my career is not going to be advancing any time soon ;o) So, with a bit of creative licence, I reckon I could slot in any book I am reading. Because I am a librarian. And surely every book I read, makes me a better one. Doesn't it?

43rainpebble
Fev 17, 2013, 3:22 am

As I am retired and a homemaker now I used a book on cooking. I thought it appropriate and I think that as a librarian every book you read would work for you judy.

44Nickelini
Fev 17, 2013, 3:29 am

The funniest thing about this is how creative everyone is being!

45.Monkey.
Fev 17, 2013, 3:50 am

>41 Nickelini: hahaha, no worries, it was merely a "if you want to keep a digital card, then you..." :))

>43 rainpebble: Oh that's a good idea! If I happen to find anything that's related to food/home stuff, I'll reopen that space to the original and count that instead. I have some books about food in my "wishlist" but I doubt I will find the funds to buy any of them this year though, but I'll keep my eyes open! :)

46rainpebble
Editado: Fev 17, 2013, 11:59 am

I have a nice little Bingo on line 2. :-0

BINGO!~!~!~!~!

47wookiebender
Fev 17, 2013, 5:33 am

Well done, Belva! Aren't you supposed to scream "BINGO!!!!" though, rather than announcing it so discreetly? :)

I like the idea of swapping some categories for others, but will have to think. Maybe a Kiwi author instead of a Canadian author? And a non-fiction title, I don't often read them...

48aurgail
Editado: Fev 17, 2013, 7:15 am

I'm in! I might have to swap two categories though, because I don't have a barrista, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to read any poetry this year.
Here's what it's like so far:

A Book You Chose Because of the Cover:
A Book You Saw Someone Reading:
A Book That Will Help You With Your Career: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
A Book You Saw on TV:
A Book With an Animal on the Cover:

A Book From the Library:
A Book that is Out of Your Comfort Zone:
An Award-Winning Book:
A Book Rec'd by Your Local Bookseller:
A Young Adult Novel:

A Book that's Been On Your Shelf for More than 5 Years:
A Book Someone Recommends to You:
A Book with a Great First Line:
A Book Written by a Celebrity:

A Book With More than 400 Pages: Broken Harbour by Tana French
A Book You Heard About on the Radio:
A Book with Pictures:
A Book Rec'd by Your Barista:

A Book Recommended by a Celebrity:
A Book by a Canadian Author:
A Book You Should Have Read in High School:
A Book You Would Have Picked Up as a Teenager:
A Book “everyone” But You Has Read:

49.Monkey.
Fev 17, 2013, 8:00 am

>47 wookiebender: But the point of things like this is to broaden your reading. Not swap out things you merely think "well I don't think I like that" but to swap out those you actually could not fulfill. I have no job, so I cannot fulfill something about a career; I don't drink coffee or go in coffee shops and I'm positive no one working in one here would recommend me any books if I did; similar goes for bookseller rec. I am certainly not swapping out anything just because it's not something I usually read a lot of.

50bookwormjules
Fev 17, 2013, 10:57 am

49) The website that hosts book bingo has a link of suggestions from Barristas, for those who need a recommendation http://www.retreatbyrandomhouse.ca/2013/01/books-recommended-baristas/

51rainpebble
Editado: Fev 17, 2013, 12:07 pm

For my Barista rec, I used one from her on FaceBook. She had read the book and then she and a bunch of girlfriends who had read it went to the movie based on said book. Safe Haven So I thought I could easily use that one as a rec.
And as you don't work Poly, surely you do things at home; inside, outside, whatever. Do you have a dog or cat you have to take care of? A husband/wife you do things with and for? Many titles (probably on your own shelves) that would fill those.

>Joyce;
I finally did the same thing as you. I printed a copy of the Bingo Board, attached it to my reading list for the Bingo game challenge and am filling it in as I go. Easy fix and thank you for the idea.

52Nickelini
Fev 17, 2013, 1:31 pm

I like the idea of swapping some categories for others, but will have to think. Maybe a Kiwi author instead of a Canadian author? And a non-fiction title, I don't often read them...

Surely you jest!

(but there are no librarything police, so do what you want)

53.Monkey.
Fev 17, 2013, 2:44 pm

>51 rainpebble: Again, as I said when you mentioned it above, if I come across one of the books I'm interested in that have to do with food I'd read & count it, but a) I'm reading like 80% off my shelves and have nothing like that and b) I don't have the money to go buying brand new non-fic books and my library doesn't have that sort of thing in English. So I'm not counting on finding something that'd semi-meet that space this year. I'm not sure what your own shelves hold, but I can guarantee you mine hold nothing of that sort at present. I'm well aware of what's on my shelves.

>50 bookwormjules: Interesting. It's certainly not "my" barista but since a couple of those mentioned are on my list for the year anyway I suppose I could throw one of those in there for it.

54clfisha
Fev 17, 2013, 5:29 pm

Anyone stuck on the Barista one could take a look at the UKs Costa coffee's sponsored book awards over at
http://www.costabookawards.com/

55wookiebender
Fev 17, 2013, 7:26 pm

My barista is also a personal trainer. I'm sure what he'd recommend would be something very sporty. Sigh. (Is it wrong to find a new barista because I don't think I'll like this one's book recommendations? ;)

PolymathicMonkey, I'm actually (contemplating) changing the categories to make them somewhat trickier: even in Australia, we seem to have more Canadian authors on the shelves than Kiwi authors. And I'd rather read a Kiwi author, simply because I'm embarrassed how under-represented they are on Australian shelves.

Didn't mean to diss Canadian authors at all! Lovely bunch of writers writing good stuff.

Adding in "non-fiction" would also make it trickier, although leaving in "poetry" would keep it extremely tricky. :)

But I'm not reading to this bingo board anyhow, it's more of a serendipitous event if I get to cross something off. Which reminds me, hello prize winning (and *HIGHLY* recommended) Among Others...

56rainpebble
Fev 18, 2013, 1:27 pm

High on my shelves are the the Canadian & the Down Under authors. They seem to bring something to me that feeds my soul so I am quite partial to both.

57judylou
Fev 18, 2013, 10:39 pm

Well that's annoying. I posted here last night from the tablet and it seems to have disappeared. So, what I said was thanks for the coffee links. I don't drink coffee and I was worried as to how I could forge a relationship with a barista who makes my winter hot chocolates (maybe 5 for the season). SO that gives me a chance there.

Belva it is good to read outside of your culture sometimes. A fresh viewpoint can both relax you and refresh you!

58.Monkey.
Fev 19, 2013, 5:56 am

Just added the last 2 books I read, half my card is filled :D

59rainpebble
Editado: Fev 19, 2013, 9:17 pm

Poly; no, no, no, no, no!
You are going to turn us into haters! lol!~!
Surely you must have other challenges you need to work on or your heart is screaming out for you to read Proust.

60.Monkey.
Fev 20, 2013, 5:55 am

LOL! I'm doing good at finding things to match that were mostly already on my list :P But don't worry, at least one is still w/ my mom in the US and one is Les Mis which I won't finish for a few mos, hahaha

61rainpebble
Fev 20, 2013, 6:25 pm

Whew! **wipes sweat from brow**

62judylou
Fev 22, 2013, 4:12 am

Haha you are funny! I managed to read a book with pictures tonight. It wasn't a particularly good one though.

63bookwormjules
Fev 24, 2013, 9:10 am

Just added two to my G list! One with Pictures and a book I'd picked up as a teenager.

64mabith
Fev 24, 2013, 9:20 am

I'm counting Neil Gaiman as a celebrity, since he's definitely that now as well as being an author. :)

65judylou
Fev 25, 2013, 1:45 am

The Children's Hospital was a great read and at more than 600 pages I can safely add it ti the list!

66rainpebble
Fev 27, 2013, 8:34 pm

Ouch........checking out the reviews judylou, you are a minority on that one.

67judylou
Fev 28, 2013, 2:42 am

I know! Just what is wrong with all those other readers, I wonder :-)

68rainpebble
Mar 4, 2013, 7:31 pm

IDK........they suck? lol!~! ;-)

69judylou
Mar 28, 2013, 7:27 pm

Just added another. A recommendation from wookie and eyejaybee and perhaps Bryanoz as well? Whoever it was, I thank you for introducing me to the wonderful Our Tragic Universe.

70mabith
Mar 30, 2013, 9:30 pm

The moment when you get excited to add a book to a category and find you've already filled that slot. Le sigh! Added one this week, at least.

71judylou
Mar 30, 2013, 9:40 pm

It's devastating, simply devastating . . .

72judylou
Abr 8, 2013, 1:30 am

Another one crossed off. The Orchardist has a beautiful cover. Two avenues of leafless trees lead you into the story.

73wookiebender
Abr 10, 2013, 8:08 am

Managed to knock off three:

A book of poetry - Beowulf
A book with more than 500 pages - The Orphan Master's Son
A book by a Canadian author - Galore

And yet still no Bingo! :)

74mabith
Abr 10, 2013, 8:31 am

Ha, I've definitely taken it as a game to read as many as possible without getting a bingo.

75judylou
Abr 10, 2013, 7:43 pm

Nothing like putting a positive spin on it!!

76rainpebble
Abr 10, 2013, 8:42 pm

OMG! Sitting here reading your posts and Abby Labby just emitted an audible. Wonder how much longer I can sit here.........

77judylou
Abr 11, 2013, 5:14 am

Blame the cat!!! hahaha

78wookiebender
Abr 11, 2013, 6:53 am

We always blame the cats. :)

79rainpebble
Abr 12, 2013, 3:41 pm

LOL!~! hee hee

80Nickelini
Abr 22, 2013, 1:48 pm

I've filled in all the squares under "B". Yea, me. 12 more squares to go. What's the prize again?

81rainpebble
Abr 22, 2013, 2:46 pm

Ah Joyce, you are cracking me up again!~! LOL!~!

82judylou
Abr 22, 2013, 7:34 pm

Your prize is the knowledge that you are a very clever and special person. Yes, you are.

83Nickelini
Abr 22, 2013, 7:38 pm

aw, shucks.

84judylou
Abr 22, 2013, 7:46 pm

hehehe

85wookiebender
Abr 23, 2013, 7:57 am

LOL!

86mabith
Abr 23, 2013, 8:22 am

Surely the prize is a quietly smug feeling of satisfaction, the true prize of anyone who reads more than five books a year. :)

87judylou
Abr 23, 2013, 7:13 pm

*!*

88Nickelini
Abr 23, 2013, 9:31 pm

Judy - that's cute! I haven't seen that one before. Stealing it.

89judylou
Abr 26, 2013, 8:20 pm

Just realised that I could add another one. A YA novel. I read Sea Hearts at the beginning of the year and didn't think to add it.

90mabith
Maio 12, 2013, 8:28 pm

The "Great First Line" one throws me up a bit. I'm never paying that much attention (especially with audiobooks) that I remember once I've finished reading!

91rainpebble
Maio 16, 2013, 2:01 am

B-I-N-G-O!~! Finally and at last I have completed the Bingo game. This was fun. Thank you judylou for hosting the event. I really enjoyed it. Maybe again next year? Hmmmmm?

92mabith
Maio 16, 2013, 9:13 am

Ooh, good job!

93rainpebble
Maio 16, 2013, 3:38 pm

Why thank you mabith.

94judylou
Maio 16, 2013, 8:44 pm

Yay! We have a winner! You get the first prize of knowing you are a clever little reader!

Meanwhile, my quest for the BINGO continues slowly . . . .

95wookiebender
Maio 18, 2013, 11:55 pm

Congratulations on the BINGO! rainpebble.

96rainpebble
Editado: Maio 19, 2013, 3:08 pm

:-)
Gee shuckins, tweren't nothing but creative planning. lol!~!

97judylou
Jun 1, 2013, 5:45 am

Slowly, slowly . . but finally another one to add. I am very sure I would have picked up and enjoyed Fuzzy nation when I was in high school.

98judylou
Jul 11, 2013, 9:02 pm

Added Bossypants as one written by a celebrity.

99judylou
Jul 12, 2013, 8:44 pm

"Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved"

Not just one sentence I know. But what a great beginning!

The Death of Bees

100mabith
Jul 13, 2013, 9:58 am

I forgot to look at the list for a long time! Down to three spaces left.

101judylou
Jul 18, 2013, 10:18 pm

Another one down. But still 8 left to fill!

102mabith
Set 8, 2013, 12:39 pm

Finally finished! Weirdly it was the Canadian author one that kept me from finishing more quickly.