Book Bingo – A Monthly Update

And we’re off!  One month into the Book Bingo organised by my local Shanklin Community library and I’ve managed to achieve four stickers.  Here’s a little reminder of what my card looked like ……………

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And here is how it is looking one month later……………….

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That’s four stickers this month.  On the top line is “set in another country” for this I chose Iceland in the nineteenth century for “Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent.  The sticker on the second line was for a book set in wartime Britain and for this I read the rather marvelous “Everyone Brave Is Forgiven” by Chris Cleave which has both wartime London and Malta as its setting.  I know a lot of the cards have a book written by an author whose surname begins with the same letter as the first name, I haven’t got this on my card, but Chris would be a good choice for this category too.  I got the frog sticker for “A book published in the last three years” and was helped out here by a review copy of “White Tears” by Hari Kunzru, which also would have been useful if I had a “book with a colour in the title” as some cards have.  Final sticker this month needed a one word title.  Take a bow Ian McEwan with his one worded “Nutshell“.  Ian has written a number of one word title novels, so a useful author for this category!  Three out of the four books were borrowed from the library.

Not that bad for the first month.  I’m ploughing through quite a long non-fiction book at the moment so we’ll see how many more stickers I can claim next month…………………

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