Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2014 Book Bingo

2014 Bingo Challenge-01

It’s almost 2014, which means it’s time to sign up for the 2014 Book Bingo Challenge, hosted by Kristilyn from Reading in Winter and Anne from Creativity’s Corner!   Ever since they asked the participants for feedback on the challenge I've been waiting to see what changes have been made this year and have been eagerly waiting for the sign up post. [And then got distracted by Christmas....] Here are the things they wanted to include in this year’s challenge:
  • Reading the books in our TBR pile
  • Re-reading some books
  • Stepping outside of our comfort zone in reading
  • Reading some newly released books
  • Reading books from series that we have started & have been neglecting
In order to keep track of everything, they came up with a fancy, schmancy scoreboard:

To see the full rules and join in the Bingo fun, hop on the challenge link above.

My personal goal (like last year) will be to complete at least two Bingos....and most likely I will go all out and attempt to cover the card.  But the challenge will count for my overall challenge list if I make the two Bingo goal.

Squares Completed:

TBR Pile
One Book:
The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1/2/14)

Two Books:
1. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1/8/14)
2. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (1/11/14)

Three Books
1. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown (1/12/14)
2. Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14)
3. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1/22/14)

Four Books
1. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/24/14)
2. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14)
3. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald (1/26/14)
4. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1/27/14)

Five Books
1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1/29/14)
2. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1/30/14)
3. Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14)
4. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (2/13/14)
5. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14)

Mix It Up
Non-Fiction: The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14)
Classic: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick [classic Science Fiction; 1962 Hugo Winner] (2/27/14)
Reread: Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1/13/14)
Free Square: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (1/18/14)
Contemporary: Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14)

One Book: The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine [#12 of Philo Vance series] (1/23/14)

Two Books
1. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold [#1 of Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower series] (2/4/14)
2. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark [Masters & Green series] (2/6/14)

Three Books
1. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie [Kincaid & James #15] (2/25/14)
2. The Purple Parrot by Clyde B. Clason [Theocritus Lucius Westoborough #4] (2/25/14)
3. To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas [Barker & Llewellyn #2] (2/26/14)

Four Books
1. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark [Masters & Green series] (3/11/14)
2. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean [Reynold Frame #2] (3/3/14)
3. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout [Nero Wolfe #2] (3/23/14)
4. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane [Pat & Jean Abbott #18] (4/5/14)

Five Books
1. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn [Bill Donovan #4] (4/18/14)
2. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne [Dorothy Dixon #4] (4/26/14)
3. For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames [Jane & Dagobert Brown #12] (4/29/14)
4. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin [Eddie Bear #1] (5/6/14)
5. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell [Dr. David Wintringham #7] (5/16/14)

Fantasy: Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (3/28/14)
Free Square (Science Fiction): Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (1/6/14)
Historical Fiction: Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson [set in the 1920s] (2/12/14)
Mystery: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/13)
Romance: Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14)

New Releases:
One Book: The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd [1st US Release: Jan 2014] (3/8/14)

Two Books
1. The Wonder Chamber by Mary Mallory [pub. Jan 2014] (1/15/14)
2. Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland [pub. Jan 2014] (2/16/14)

Three Books
1. A Girl Walks into a Bar by Helena S. Paige [pub 2014--first hard copy] (3/12/14)
2. India Black & the Gentleman Thief by Carol K Carr [pub Feb 2014] (3/19/14)
3. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan [pub Feb 2014] (3/21/14)

Four Books
1. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi [1st US edition March 2014] (4/26/14)
2. Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers [1st release January 2014] (5/21/14)
3. The Corsican Caper by Peter Mayle [May 2014] (6/11/14)
4. This Private Plot by Alan Beechey [May 2014] (6/26/14)

Five Books
1. Decoded by Mai Jia [1st US Jan 2014] (4/5/14)
2. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman [Feb 2014] (4/5/14)
3. The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Dennis O. Smith [Jan 2014] (4/13/14)
4. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering (4/21/14)
5. Death in an Ivory Tower by Maria Hudgins [June 2014] (7/16/14)

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