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Book Bingo!

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1mabith
Redigeret: jan 15, 2015, 9:35pm

Roll up for book bingo, all who'd like to play! Unless there are objections it looks like we'll be using this board/list:



A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)
A book published by an indie press
A book by someone that identifies as LGBTQ

A book by an author from Asia
A book by an author from Africa
A book by an author from South America
A book by an author from Eastern Europe
A book by someone from Central America

A book by an author from the Middle East
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
A microhistory (eg Cod by Mark Kurlanksy)
A YA or Children's novel

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
A science fiction novel.
A collection of poetry
A book that someone else has recommended to you

A book that was originally published in another language
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
A book published before 1850
A book published this year
A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

2LShelby
Redigeret: jan 7, 2015, 9:21am

If y'all give me a bit to rework this into the same size/shape as last year's card, I will get your BINGO utility set up. Okay?

3mabith
Redigeret: jan 5, 2015, 9:24pm

A okay! Or I'm happy to make a new board using last year's dimensions if you want. I have a less than busy life and greatly appreciate you setting up the magic!

4saraslibrary
jan 5, 2015, 9:40pm

Awesome bingo idea! I'll have to try this one. Thanks! :)

5LShelby
jan 5, 2015, 10:08pm

Here you go! Just copy the "magic code" below, and then change the numbers at the end to match the boxes you want marked.

<img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocard.php?type=100-2015&color=orange&markers=22-7-13">

6mabith
jan 5, 2015, 10:19pm

Awesome! You rock!

7LShelby
Redigeret: jan 5, 2015, 10:26pm

And the "manual" for those that need/want it:

<

This tells the web-browser not to print out the following text

img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocard.php

This tells the web-browser to fetch an image from my website...
But hahaha! I have fooled the browser, and I have actually sent it to a little BINGO Card utility program not a regular image file. >:)

?

This tells my program that there will be some additional information for it. The stuff that comes after the ? is the stuff that is important to the user.

type=100-2015

This tells it what type of BINGO card to send.
100-2015 means "show 100 Books 2015 Bingo Card"

I can do up multiple versions of the card with different backgrounds and/or different arrangements of which book goes where if anyone wants them.

&color=orange

This is where you pick the color of your markers.
You can use any of the following colors: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, orange, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow

It should also work if you use color hex codes like 008080 and FFCCFF

&markers=22-7-13

This tells the program which boxes the markers need to be on. Just list the box numbers you want divided by dashes. The numbers can be listed in any order.

">

And this tells the browser, "all right we're all done fetching the image you can go back to showing text again."

Hope that makes everything nice and clear.
If not, let me know, and I'll try again. :)

8mabith
Redigeret: dec 4, 2015, 5:32pm



Copying the text down too for anyone with vision problems using screen readers.

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 Rena's Promise by Rena Kornreich Gelissen
A collection of short stories History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
A book published by an indie press Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier
A book by someone that identifies as LGBTQ Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

A book by an author from Asia Pearl of China by Anchee Min
A book by an author from Africa We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
A book by an author from South America - The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa
A book by an author from Eastern Europe One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
A book by someone from Central America I, Rigoberta Menchu by Rigoberta Menchu

A book by an author from the Middle East - Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.) An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
A microhistory - Mr. Selden's Map of China by Timothy Brook
A YA or children's novel Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
A book that is a retelling of a classic story - Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith
A science fiction novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
A collection of poetry Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay
A book that someone else has recommended to you The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

A book that was originally published in another language - On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi by Ryusho Kadota
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics Marbles by Ellen Forney
A book published before 1850 Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
A book published this year The Porcelain Thief by Huan Hsu
A self-improvement book The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh

9mabith
jan 5, 2015, 10:31pm

Helpful link for anyone who also looked at the "author under 25" category and groaned:

http://flavorwire.com/472486/25-authors-who-wrote-great-books-before-they-turned...

I think mine will either be White Teeth or The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

11wookiebender
jan 7, 2015, 12:56am

I'm in! Thanks for setting this up mabith & lshelby!

12bryanoz
jan 7, 2015, 4:54am

Perhaps a silly question .... what is a LGBTQIA author ?

13mabith
jan 7, 2015, 10:59am

The QIA are often added to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) and stand for queer, intersex, and asexual. While asexuals I think generally don't have the same issue with wide-spread discrimination as other groups they are hugely underrepresented, so I thought I'd put the whole gamut on there.

14valkyrdeath
Redigeret: dec 14, 2015, 7:03pm

I'll give this a go!



A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 - White Teeth by Zadie Smith
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 - Fresh Air and Fun: The Story of a Blackpool Holiday Camp by Bertha Wood
A short story collection - Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 edited by Ben Bova
A book published by an indie press - Return to Sender by Fred H. Holmes
A book by someone that identifies as LGBTQ - Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney

A book by an author from Asia - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa translated by Stephen Snyder
A book by an author from Africa - We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
A book by an author from South America - Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges translated by Andrew Hurley
A book by an author from Eastern Europe - The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem translated by Bill Johnston
A book by someone from Central America - Luisa in Realityland by Claribel Alegria translated by Darwin J. Flakoll

A book by an author from the Middle East - Martian Sands by Lavie Tidhar
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.) - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
A microhistory - Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett
A YA or Children's novel - Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy from Mars by Daniel Pinkwater

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A book that is a retelling of a classic story - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A science fiction novel - The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov
A collection of poetry - Honey and Salt by Carl Sandburg
A book that someone else has recommended to you - What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

A book that was originally published in another language - Let Me Go by Helga Schneider
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind - Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot art by Bryan Talbot
A book published before 1850 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A book published this year - The Apex Book of World SF 4 edited by Mahvesh Murad
A self-improvement book - Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax

15jfetting
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 7:23pm

I'm in, if I can figure out how to make this work.



Self-improvement book = Full Catastrophe Living
Author from Asia = Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima (Japan)
First Published in Another Language = Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
Short Story Collection = Means of Escape by Penelope Fitzgerald (she would have worked for someone who was over 65, too, actually).
YA book = Red Rising by Pierce Brown

edited to add: Hot damn! It did work!

16wareagle78
jan 7, 2015, 2:39pm

Thank you mabith and LShelby! I will be playing - the board will be on my post.

17mabith
jan 7, 2015, 3:11pm

>7 LShelby: Meant to say before, I love your explanation of the html!

18judylou
Redigeret: apr 10, 2015, 4:11am



A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 - Harvest Jim Crace who is 68 years old.
A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) - The Unamericans Molly Antopol
A book published by an indie press
A book by someone that identifies as LGBTQ - Confessions of a QANTAS Flight Attendant Owen Beddall

A book by an author from Asia - The Garden of Evening Mists Tan Twan Eng Malaysia
A book by an author from Africa
A book by an author from South America
A book by an author from Eastern Europe
A book by someone from Central America

A book by an author from the Middle East
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
A microhistory (eg Cod by Mark Kurlanksy)
A YA or novel

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
A science fiction novel - The Explorer James Smythe
A collection of poetry
A book that someone else has recommended to you

A book that was originally published in another language
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind - The Walking Dead
A book published before 1850
A book published this year - Twin Oaks Melissa Palmer
A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

Edited to add:

Also, thanks for the explanation of this code. I have never understood how or why it works. Your explanation was simple enough for even me to understand!!

19nancyewhite
Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 10:40pm

I'm in. I'm not sure I'll get a tile on every square, but it will be fun to try.



A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 - Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)
A book published by an indie press - The Dark Victorian: Risen - A-Girl Studio
A book by someone that identifies as LGBTQ
A book by an author from Asia
A book by an author from Africa
A book by an author from South America
A book by an author from Eastern Europe
A book by someone from Central America

A book by an author from the Middle East
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
A microhistory (eg Cod by Mark Kurlanksy)
A YA or novel

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
A science fiction novel - My Real Children by Jo Walton.
A collection of poetry
A book that someone else has recommended to you - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Recommended by CitizenJoyce from LT.
A book that was originally published in another language
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
A book published before 1850 - The Castle Ontranto - 1764
A book published this year
A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

20mabith
jan 19, 2015, 12:44pm

I keep coming perilously close to filling a square but not quite. I don't think Mr. Fox counts as a retelling, since the references to the fairytale are so sparse, I don't think Mr. Selden's Map of China quite counts as a micro-history, one author was 28, another was 61, ARGH.

21judylou
feb 4, 2015, 7:47pm

Who can give me the true definition of microhistory? I am getting conflicting ideas from Mr Google. In some accounts, it seems most memoirs can be considered microhistories, in others it is much more specific. Also, can fiction be considered microhistory? I am confused!

22saraslibrary
feb 4, 2015, 7:59pm

Good question! That's one reason why I opted out of the book bingo. I hope you're able to get it worked out. :)

23mabith
feb 4, 2015, 8:19pm

What I've always though is that microhistories are non-fiction books along the line of Cod, Salt, Coal: A Human History, etc...

But the thing about book bingo, is in the end it's meant to be fun and add variety. You get to make your own interpretations, there are no set rules.

24mabith
mar 9, 2015, 10:53am

Ooh, my first bingo! Last year I think I had the maximum spaces that could be spilled without a bingo before I got one.

25wookiebender
apr 4, 2015, 8:49am

Nicely done, Meredith! I haven't ticked a box yet, but I haven't really paid attention yet this year either! Soon, I'll catch up on everything. :)

26valkyrdeath
apr 4, 2015, 7:21pm

>25 wookiebender: At the very least, you've got a Middle Eastern author with Lavie Tidhar! I haven't marked a box on mine for over a month now.

27wookiebender
apr 5, 2015, 1:14am

>26 valkyrdeath: Oooh, thanks for the heads up!

28mabith
apr 14, 2015, 5:42pm

It frequently takes me a couple weeks to go "Wait, that fills a bingo square!" after reading.

29mabith
apr 14, 2015, 5:44pm

Also I feel like "book by an author from your home state/province/county/region" would be a great square. There aren't all that many published authors from my state (small population, after all), but I'd really like to read more of them this year.

30valkyrdeath
Redigeret: sep 9, 2015, 8:45pm

Well, I finally got a row at least! And it's only taken me over 8 months.

31saraslibrary
sep 10, 2015, 2:36am

>30 valkyrdeath: Yay, good job! Eight months is better than I could've done, so congrats. :)

32valkyrdeath
dec 14, 2015, 7:06pm

I never expected to, but I've filled the whole card! Enjoyed adding some extra variety to my reading.

>31 saraslibrary: Thanks!