Sunday, December 06, 2015

2016 Challenges: Edwardian Bingo Challenge (Joining my own challenge)

Edwardian Bingo Challenge; The Edwardian Era is 1901-1910 officially, or, unofficially 1901-1914
Hosted by Becky's Book Reviews
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Duration: November 2015 - December 2016
Goal: My goal is to get at least two bingos on my card.

The 16 categories:

a British author,
a non-British author,
a book that you wish had been made into a movie,
reread of your choice,
a male author,
a female author, 
a book that has been made into a movie,
a movie set during the Edwardian era,
a book under 180 pages,
any book published 1901-1910,
 nonfiction book about Edwardian Era,
an "orphan" book,
a book over 300 pages,
any book published 1910-1914,
fiction book set during the Edwardian era,
a fantasy novel.

Becky's Fulfilled Categories
A Fantasy Novel: The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by David Roberts. 1907/1983. Simon & Schuster. 244 pages. [Source: Library]
A Female Author: (Beatrix Potter)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter. 1902. [Source: Bought]
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Beatrix Potter. 1904. [Source: Bought]
Fiction Book Set During the Edwardian Era:
The Tale of Hill Top Farm. Susan Wittig Albert. 2004. 286 pages. [Source: Bought]
A Book Over 300 Pages
 Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery. 1908. 448 pages. [Source: Bought] COMING OF AGE (MG, YA, Adult)
Any book published 1901-1910
Anne of Avonlea. L.M. Montgomery. 1909. 304 pages. [Bought] [children's classic, series book]
Nonfiction book about Edwardian Era
Churchill: The Power of Words. Winston S. Churchill. Edited by Martin Gilbert. Da Capo Press. 536 pages. [Source: Library]

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I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

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