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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by fccs » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:18 pm

I get the feeling this is going to be a close game. Remember, the first person to email me with a valid Bingo is the winner. Here are today's numbers:

18. The Once & Future King, T. H. White
This is the story of King Arthur - who doesn't love stories about kings and knights and power and deceit? I've always loved King Arthur stories, and this is surely my favorite, followed closely by Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. (Should I also mention that Camelot is one of my favorite musicals?)

26. Ben Franklin, Walter Isaacson
I'm reading this one now and so far I'm really enjoying it. (I usually have at least books going at a time - much like my stitching. ha) I'm still in the early years of Franklin's life but he really was a unique man. He made some poor life choices, wasn't always the best person he could be, and sometimes trusted the wrong people, but he continued to grow and learn and find his way in life...with obviously quite a successful outcome. (Did you know he loved to swim and crafted swim fins and hand paddles so he could swim faster? Yeah, I didn't either.)
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by rcperryls » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:34 pm

Hadn't been able to check for a few days. Good thing too because the days I missed, I didn't have one book picked. Today, King Arthur and Merlin moved me to being half there! 5/10!

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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by cairee » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:00 pm

both for me today! im up to 6
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by chalicedhearts » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:43 am

4/10...almost to the halfway point.
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - 2 October

by fccs » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:18 pm

9. Holy Bible
I really can't add anything to that.


15. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
I've seen the movie and I'm determined to get through this book. It can be hard to buy a book that has been translated into your own language because the quality of the translation can make or break the story. In this case, I read Amazon reviews on the various translations and went with the one that had the best, and most useful, reviews. And one final note - Russian writers like to use a lot of characters in their novels!! :-)
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by cairee » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:39 pm

none today so still at 6
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by Linda Rose » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:26 pm

Clearly I should check in more often; I am now 7/10. Loved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Author Jamie Ford did an excellent job capturing the emotions of the time. Having been close friends with a Japanese family for decades I was proud to see the day when the Canadian government made a public apology to the Japanese as well as offer compensation for property confiscated during the war. I saw my friend's parents live out gracious forgiveness in the country that first interned them and then conscripted them to build the Trans Canada highway. Their children never knew bitterness from their parents and are proud, responsible Canadians raising children of their own now. The parents themselves took their very first overseas trip - to Hawaii - with the money received as compensation. All interesting memories that flooded back with an excellent read.
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by fccs » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:15 pm

Wow, you're getting close, Linda!

I don't know anyone personally who went through the internment camps, but I studied Japanese history in college and learned quite a bit about that sad time. Have you read Farewell to Manzanar? Another good read. Years ago I went to what's left of Manzanar and tried to picture what it was like when it was "home" to so many Japanese Americans. Sad...but I'm glad it's there so we don't forget.
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by rcperryls » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:26 pm

None for me today (yesterday) :( Still at 5/10

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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - 3 October

by fccs » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:26 pm

Here are today's numbers - good luck everyone.

13. Harry Potter
Of course!!


24. Dog On It, Spencer Quinn
Quinn's written several books about the adventures of Chet (the K9 hero) and Bernie (his human, a private investigator) and they really are fun and quick reads. This is the first and it's the one that got me hooked on the others. Bernie is a likeable guy, but Chet is usually the smart one. (I bet that sounds like some animal/human relationships you all know, right?)
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by beeeeeeeeth » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:25 pm

I could have sworn I chose Harry Potter, but apparently not! :shock:
Oh well, still 7/10 down!
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by chalicedhearts » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:30 pm

Well between the last two sets of numbers I am back in the game again with 7/10. :)
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by cairee » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:09 pm

8 today!

fingers crossed for a lucky draw tommorow
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by StitchinWitch » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:56 am

I have 2 more to go!

8/10 for me so far.

I didn't realize I was supposed to post here, but I've read all of the books I picked.

I absolutely LOVE Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Narnia. I can read them over and over and never get bored.
 
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by rcperryls » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:17 pm

Yay!! for Harry Potter. 6/10 for me now. I listened to Dog On It and enjoyed it but, if I remember correctly, not the narrator. Sticking to Cat Mysteries. Hmmmmm, that would be a good topic for a Bingo, if I ever win won again. Good luck to all of you who are getting very close!

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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by fccs » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:58 pm

Some of you are getting very close - good luck to everyone.

6. Centennial, James Michener
In typical Michener fashion, this is a very detailed historical novel about Colorado, the Centennial State (we became a state in 1876). It's long (again, typical Michener), but a good read. I had read it years ago and reread it when I moved to Colorado. I also have the Centennial miniseries on DVD - might be good for some stitching days.

14. The Octopus, Frank Norris
It's sometimes dry, but it tells the story of the "war" between California wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880. This satisfies the history nerd in me - that nerdiness should be pretty evident in this list of books. So, how many of you thought you were picking a book about a real octopus?
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by LadyS » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:27 pm

6/10. Loving to read the descriptions!

I'll be away for a couple days starting tomorrow but I'll try to check in on my numbers.
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by StitchinWitch » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:24 pm

none for me today. I didn't want to pick a Michener book. I'm not really a fan of his, they're way too long and too descriptive for me.

I read for fun, and to transport me into a different world. I get enough drama in real life. Reading is a nice escape.
 
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by fccs » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:40 pm

StitchinWitch wrote:none for me today. I didn't want to pick a Michener book. I'm not really a fan of his, they're way too long and too descriptive for me.


They do require a bit of dedication and determination.

StitchinWitch wrote:
I read for fun, and to transport me into a different world. I get enough drama in real life. Reading is a nice escape.


I agree. Even the history books I read are an escape.
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Re: My Bookshelf Bingo - numbers posted daily

by cairee » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:10 pm

not today, still at 8
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