Friday, November 13, 2015

Edwardian Bingo Challenge (Sign Up)

Edwardian Bingo Challenge; The Edwardian Era is 1901-1910 officially, or, unofficially 1901-1914
Hosted by Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: November 2015 - December 2016
Goal: Get one bingo on the card; you can get more if you like
Sign up by leaving a comment! Also, would you be interested in occasional read-a-longs? Let me know when you sign up. 

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.

The rules:
  • Fiction or nonfiction.
  • Books, e-books, audio books all are fine.
  • Books and movies can be reviewed together or separately.
  • You can create a reading list if you want, but it's not a requirement
  • If you do make a list, consider adding a list of five books you'd recommend to others
  • If possible try to try a new-to-you author! I know it can be really tempting to stick with familiar favorites.
  • Children's books published during these years should not be forgotten!
  • Rereads are definitely allowed if you have favorites!
  • A blog is not required, a review is not required, but, if you don't review please consider sharing what you read in a comment with one or two sentences of 'reaction' or 'response.'
  • for the 2016 challenge, any qualifying book FINISHED November 2015 through December 2016 counts. OR any qualifying book REVIEWED November 2015 through December 2016 counts.
*The image for the reading challenge is Giséle, by Elizabeth Shippen Green, 1908

© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Anonymous,  3:50 PM  

I'm looking forward to reading for my Edwardian, Victorian, and World at Wars Bingos.

Eilis (from Library Land)

Melanie 2:13 PM  

Like Ellis, I'm looking forward to reading my way through your bingos. Thank you!

Mave Serafi 11:00 AM  

I'm in! This is my signup post Thanks for hosting

Anonymous,  3:02 PM  

Hi again. To my surprise and delight, I'm currently 2 short of a complete card, and I expect to fill in the "movie set in the Edwardian era" as part of my traditional New Year's moviethon. I'm not attempting to choose a book I wish would be made into a movie but have
substituted a collection of poems for G3. Elizabeth

Anonymous,  10:16 AM  

Here's my Edwardian Bingo card as of January 2, 2017:
a British author: Kenneth Grahame. The Wind In The Willows
a non-British author: Agnes Repplier (American). In Our Convent Days
a book that you wish had been made into a movie: X
Changed to A collection of Poems: Walter de la Mare. Songs Of Childhood
reread of your choice: Jean Webster. Just Patty and When Patty Went To College
a male author: Joseph Conrad: The Secret Agent
a female author: Beatrix Potter. Assorted Tales
a book that has been made into a movie: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound Of The Baskervilles.
a movie set during the Edwardian era: Miss Potter and Nora
a book under 180 pages: J.M. Barrie. The Admirable Crichton (play)
any book published 1901-1910: E. Nesbit. The Railway Children.
nonfiction book about Edwardian Era: R.J. Minney. The Edwardian Age.
an "orphan" book: Jean Webster. Daddy Longlegs
a book over 300 pages: Mary Roberts Rinehart. The Circular Staircase.
any book published 1910-1914: P. G. Wodehouse. The Little Nugget.
fiction book set during the Edwardian era: Robert Lee Hall. The King Edward Plot.a fantasy novel: E. Nesbit. The Enchanted Castle.


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