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2022 BingoDog planning thread

1Helenliz
Bewerkt: nov 20, 2021, 6:42am

Planning is complete, this is the list:

1. An Award Winning book
2. Published in a year ending 2
3. A modern retelling of an older story
4. A book you'd love to see as a movie (maybe starring your favourite actor)
5. A book that features a dog
6. The title contains the letter Z
7. Published the year you joined LT
8. A book by a favourite author
9. A long book (long for you)
10. A book you received as a gift
11. The title contains a month
12. A weather word in the title
13. Read a CAT
14. Contains travel or a journey
15. A book about sisters or brothers
16. A book club read (real or online)
17. A book with flowers on the cover
18. A book in translation
19. A work of non-fiction
20. A book where a character shares a name of a friend
21. A book set in a capital city
22. A children's or YA book
23. A book set in a country other than the one you live
24. A book by an LGBTQ+ author
25. A book with silver or gold on the cover

The wiki page is here: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_BingoDog

And the cards are available in this post: https://www.librarything.com/topic/336125#7657391

First things first - we'll start with all those ideas for squares for the Bingo card.
From there we'll start to rationalise similar ideas, maybe discount repeats from past years and then I'll randomly pick a perfect 25.
I'd expect to start whittling the list after the CATs have been agreed - it might be some ideas that don't get picked would work as a Bingo Square.

I will keep a list of suggestions in this thread, please feel free to suggest, amend and discuss the various ideas.

Proposed List:
Read a CAT
Something Shakespearean
A modern retelling of a older story
A specific colour cover, such as blue cover or red cover
Book with silver/gold on cover
A book with flowers on the cover.
A book with food on the cover
A Child or YA book
A non-fiction book
Set in a place other than where you live
A book set in a capital city
You share at least one initial with the author
First published in a year ending with 2
A book published in the year you joined LT.
A book first published > 200/100 years ago
A book by a favourite author
A Book with a "weather" word in the title. (Rain, Clouds, Sun,Wind, Hot, Cold, etc.)
Book with animal/bird/insect in title
A specific letter in the title, eg z.
A book with an animal from the Chinese zodiac in the title or on the cover
a book with a name of a month in the title
A book that teaches you something
A book you received as a gift
A book you would recommend
A book over 600/700 pages / Read a long book (for you).
A book about sisters or brothers.
Book involving transportation
A book featuring travel or a journey
A book featuring a dog
A book where an animal is the main or a prominent character is an animal
A book that contains the first name of someone you know.
A book award winner.
A book club book.{ either online or in real life}.
A book you would love to see as a movie, ideally starring one of your favourite actors.
A book by or about a person born on the day you joined LT.
A book in translation
A book by an LGTBQ author
A book by an indigenous author.

2christina_reads
okt 21, 2021, 2:32pm

I know a Shakespeare CAT has been proposed, but what about a Shakespeare square? I'm thinking it could encompass a pretty wide variety:

- one of Shakespeare's plays or poems
- a retelling (modernized, from another character's POV, etc.)
- fiction or nonfiction about Shakespeare's life (e.g., Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell)
- literary criticism of Shakespeare
- title is a quote from Shakespeare (e.g., Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury)

3hailelib
okt 21, 2021, 3:05pm

>2 christina_reads:

Those would be good for a Shakespeare cat if one wanted a couple of months other than plays.

4christina_reads
okt 21, 2021, 3:08pm

>3 hailelib: True! If we do end up with a Shakespeare CAT, we probably don't need the Bingo square as well. But what can I say, I felt inspired. :)

5LadyoftheLodge
okt 21, 2021, 4:17pm

A square with a particular book cover color, such as Blue cover or red cover.
Child or YA book
Any non-fiction book
Set in a place other than where you live

6pamelad
okt 21, 2021, 4:28pm

>1 Helenliz: Thanks Helen.

You share at least one initial with the author.
First published in a year ending with 2.

7majkia
okt 21, 2021, 4:50pm

A book with flowers on the cover.

8LibraryCin
okt 21, 2021, 5:01pm

Just following along. Will come back if I have an "brilliant" ideas! ;-)

9rabbitprincess
okt 21, 2021, 5:04pm

Similar to what we did last year (see the first post in the 2020 planning thread), we may want to avoid using squares from 2020 or 2021 on the 2022 card.

10DeltaQueen50
okt 21, 2021, 5:15pm

- A book by a favorite author

- A Book with a Title word that is weather inspired (Rain, Clouds, Sun,Wind, Hot, Cold, etc.)

11lowelibrary
okt 21, 2021, 6:48pm

A book that teaches you something
A book you received as a gift
A book you would recommend

12LadyBookworth
okt 22, 2021, 1:29am

A book over 600/700 pages.
A book about sisters or brothers.
A book that contains your first name.
A letter in the title, eg z.
A book award winner.
A book club book.{ either online or in real life}.

Just of the top of my head....

13Helenliz
Bewerkt: okt 22, 2021, 3:16am

All ideas entered so far.
I have taken liberties with the Shakespearean idea in >2 christina_reads:, including it as "something Shakespearean" which is open to interpretation in several ways. Should Shakespeare make it as a CAT we'll take this one out. I've also added, as a separate idea, to read a modern retelling of a older story - not limited to a retelling of Shakespeare.

>9 rabbitprincess: Yup, will get that up and in at the weekend when I'll have some time to make sure I don't miss any.

14JayneCM
okt 22, 2021, 4:18am

Book with animal/bird/insect in title
Book involving transportation
Book with silver/gold on cover

15MissWatson
okt 22, 2021, 5:27am

Thanks for getting us started, Helen. Still mulling ideas...

16MissWatson
okt 22, 2021, 9:15am

A book you would love to see as a movie, ideally starring one of your favourite actors.

17Helenliz
okt 22, 2021, 12:22pm

Entered ideas to here. 25 so far... keep them coming.

18LadyoftheLodge
okt 23, 2021, 11:29am

Wow, a book over 600 pages would be a problem for me. I rarely if ever read anything that long, so I would not be able to fill up my Bingo card if that is one of our squares.

19dudes22
okt 23, 2021, 2:16pm

>18 LadyoftheLodge: - It might give me the impetus I need to read Les Miserable.

20MissWatson
okt 24, 2021, 6:51am

A book by or about a person born on the day you joined LT.

21Helenliz
okt 24, 2021, 2:14pm

Added to here.

>18 LadyoftheLodge: OK, will consider that. We could rephrase as "read a long (for you) book".
>19 dudes22: That's worth the effort, I had the 2 volume edition to make it easier on the wrists!

22sallylou61
Bewerkt: okt 24, 2021, 2:30pm

>21 Helenliz: I much prefer your rephrasing of long book (0ver 600/700 pages) to "read a long (for you) book. Some of us for various reasons no longer read huge books.

Also >20 MissWatson: would need to be month and day but not year since LT has not been going long enough to have authors born in the year of one's joining it.

23MissWatson
okt 25, 2021, 7:13am

>22 sallylou61: Yes, that's what I meant. Just the day and month.

24pamelad
Bewerkt: okt 26, 2021, 5:51pm

>20 MissWatson:, >23 MissWatson: This could be hard to find. I've just looked for people born on November 30th, and the only interesting ones are Winston Churchill and Mark Twain, but I'm not interested in Mark Twain and don't want to read anything by or about Winston Churchill.

Famous People Born on November 30th Kaley Cuoco is number 2!

Similar but different: a book published in the year you joined LT.

25sallylou61
Bewerkt: okt 30, 2021, 10:42am

>20 MissWatson:, >23 MissWatson:, >24 pamelad:. I agree that finding authors born on the day of joining LT could be difficult: Two that stand out for November 17th are Shelby Foote, the Civil War historian (but I don't particularly want to read his books, which I have heard are out-of-date) and the baseball player, Tom Seaver, who has written several baseball books, mainly about pitching. (Numerous books have been written about Seaver, who certainly was NOT primarily an author.)

I prefer >24 pamelad:'s suggestion of a book published in the year you joined LT.

26LibraryCin
okt 26, 2021, 9:42pm

For the day of joining LT, could it be the month of joining LT? Or is that too broad?

27MissWatson
okt 27, 2021, 6:16am

>24 pamelad: >25 sallylou61: Hm, I admit that is a problem I didn't see. In that case, I think it's better to withdraw the idea.

28thornton37814
okt 27, 2021, 8:26am

I'd pretty much be stuck with re-reading Black Beauty on my Thingaversary date. Other authors listed included someone who wrote in French, a blogger, and a magazine writer. I've never heard of most of the people listed, but Anna Sewell was there.

29Helenliz
okt 30, 2021, 4:17am

>27 MissWatson: OK, I'll remove that one.

30pamelad
okt 30, 2021, 5:29pm

A book published in the year you joined LT.
A book by an indigenous author.

>12 LadyBookworth: A book that contains your first name. This is really hard because I don't feel like tackling Samuel Richardson's Pamela. You don't normally know in advance if your name will appear, so it could be a happy accident or not happen at all.
>1 Helenliz: Would it be possible to change A book published over 200 years ago, to over 100 years ago?

31DeltaQueen50
okt 30, 2021, 6:13pm

>30 pamelad: For finding a book that contains your first name - you can check the Common Knowledge here on LT for your name. Just type in the name you are looking for and a list will come up. If you have all your books listed on LT then any books you have already read will be checked in green, books you have on your TBR will be in gray.

32pamelad
okt 30, 2021, 6:28pm

>31 DeltaQueen50: Thank you. Where can I find Common Knowledge? I've come across it for individual books, but don't know how to access it to put my name in.

33DeltaQueen50
okt 30, 2021, 7:39pm

>32 pamelad: I find if I type in what I am searching for - like a name - in the search LibraryThing box at the top right of the page, it brings up a page that has various search items listed on the left. You can search by Tags, Authors, Common Knowledge etc. Characters are listed under Common Knowledge.

34pamelad
okt 30, 2021, 7:47pm

35NinieB
okt 30, 2021, 8:56pm

>30 pamelad: Agreed that a book that contains your first name is hard, especially for those with unusual names. I suggest a more flexible challenge, such as the RandomCat prompt of a couple of years ago for a book with the name of you or someone you know (https://www.librarything.com/topic/300247).

36Helenliz
okt 31, 2021, 6:19am

>35 NinieB: Updated to read "A book that contains the first name of someone you know." Assuming that you know yourself, it could be your name as well.

>30 pamelad: added those two and modified the third, as per suggestion.

With CATs voting starting next week, I suggest this thread stays open until after they are decided, so any good CAT suggestions that don;t make the cut could become Bingo squares.

37MissWatson
okt 31, 2021, 11:08am

Have we had "a book with an animal from the Chinese zodiac in the title or on the cover" before?

38DeltaQueen50
okt 31, 2021, 12:45pm

>37 MissWatson: Oh, I really like that suggestion!

39Helenliz
okt 31, 2021, 1:13pm

>37 MissWatson: Not in the last 3 years. Added.

40LadyoftheLodge
okt 31, 2021, 3:42pm

>36 Helenliz: Thanks. I was having a hard time finding a book with a character named Cheryl. I thought I would have to choose one of my middle names to make it work, or some variation of my name.

41LadyoftheLodge
okt 31, 2021, 3:42pm

>37 MissWatson: I like that suggestion!

42LadyoftheLodge
okt 31, 2021, 3:44pm

How would one find out if the author is LGBTQ?

43pamelad
Bewerkt: okt 31, 2021, 4:09pm

>42 LadyoftheLodge: There are some famous writers who are known to be gay or lesbian because they wrote about it e.g. E. M. Forster, Gertrude Stein, Christopher Isherwood, W. H. Auden, Djuna Barnes, Patrick White. Some modern ones are Sarah Waters, Edmund White.

Adding Marcel Proust. In Search of Lost Time would be quite an undertaking for a Bingo square.

44Helenliz
okt 31, 2021, 4:12pm

>42 LadyoftheLodge:. It is often an item in an author's biography, either their own or on wikipedia. The common knowledge relationships section might give indications. There is a tag LGBT author that might give some ideas.

45sallylou61
okt 31, 2021, 9:27pm

On proposed list: A specific colour cover, such as blue cover or red cover
Reminder -- one of the squares on the 2020 BingoDOG card was: Red cover, or red is prominent on the cover

46Helenliz
Bewerkt: nov 1, 2021, 2:23am

>45 sallylou61: I know. I will capture all suggestions, then remove recent duplicates and trim to 25, as necessary.

47majkia
nov 1, 2021, 7:51am

>46 Helenliz: Not an easy task! Thanks for doing it!

48LadyoftheLodge
Bewerkt: nov 1, 2021, 8:31pm

>43 pamelad: I found a huge LGBTQ author list in Wikipedia, alphabetical order by author last name. Lots to choose from there. Thanks!

49LadyoftheLodge
nov 6, 2021, 8:27am

CalendarCAT didn’t make it, but not sure how that would look for Bingo.
Another suggestion is a book involving travel.

50Kristelh
Bewerkt: nov 6, 2021, 8:58am

How about a book with a name of a month in the title? or author's name.

51cyderry
Bewerkt: nov 6, 2021, 1:12pm

Aren't the following repeats?

Book with animal/bird/insect in title and A book with an animal from the Chinese zodiac in the title - 2019 13. Animal on cover/in title/plays a significant role?

A Book with a "weather" word in the title. (Rain, Clouds, Sun,Wind, Hot, Cold, etc.) - 2021's 9. Classical element in title (Western: earth, air, wind, fire aether/void. Chinese: wood, fire, earth, metal, water)?

A specific colour cover, such as blue cover or red cover - 2020 #11 Red cover, or red is prominent on the cover?

A book about sisters or brothers - 2019 #16. Book about/featuring siblings

A book in translation - 2019 #6 book in translation

A book award winner. - 2019 #7 Prize-winning book

A Child or YA book - 2019 #8. Children’s/YA book, or reread a childhood favorite

A modern retelling of a older story - 2019 18. Fairy tale (classic or reworked)

There are 32 suggestions right now - if we eliminate these 9 we need just 2 more!

Would 2021 By or about a marginalized group be the same or close to LGBTQ definition?

52Helenliz
Bewerkt: nov 6, 2021, 1:57pm

>51 cyderry: I was going to exclude duplicates from 2020 and 2021, but allow them from 2019. That was the approach taken for 2021, so it seemed sensible.

I included the list from 2019 for people to use as inspiration, rather than to exclude those.

Now the CATs have been decided I'll leave it a week or so before I cull the list of suggestions to a perfect 25 for the Bingo card. That will give time for any ideas that didn't make a CAT to be suggested.

>49 LadyoftheLodge:, >50 Kristelh: have added both of those.

53sallylou61
nov 6, 2021, 3:10pm

Since we are having a ShakespeareCAT this year, I suggest we eliminate "Something Shakespearean."

54Helenliz
nov 6, 2021, 3:23pm

>53 sallylou61: I can see the logic there. Done.

55lowelibrary
nov 6, 2021, 11:07pm

A book where an animal is the main or a prominent character is an animal
A book with food on the cover

56pamelad
Bewerkt: nov 7, 2021, 1:22am

>55 lowelibrary: I have a terrible prejudice against animal books, but it would be remarkable if all of us liked every square.

57scaifea
nov 7, 2021, 8:24am

>56 pamelad: Maybe you could read a book with a character whose name is an animal (ex: Nero Wolfe)? It's stretching it, but I sort of like doing that for these challenges...

58pamelad
nov 7, 2021, 3:45pm

>57 scaifea: Good idea!

59LadyoftheLodge
nov 7, 2021, 7:27pm

>57 scaifea: That’s a great idea. I think we all appreciate the flexibility.

60MissWatson
nov 8, 2021, 6:13am

A book set in a capital city. This could be national (London, Rome, Paris, Washington DC etc) or on a lower administrative level, such as a state, province, district, county...

61Helenliz
nov 9, 2021, 2:31am

>57 scaifea: you can interpret a square any why you choose, they are, after all, just prompts. There's no BingoDog police to tell you it's not a fit!

>60 MissWatson: added.

62Helenliz
nov 11, 2021, 3:45am

With the different topics for the months being finalised in the CATs, I'll leave this list open to the 15th (end of the day, UK time) then come up with a list of 25 topics.

There's still time for you to add a pet topic that's not made it as a CAT.

63Helenliz
nov 15, 2021, 9:54am

Last chance... the list gets made tonight.

64LShelby
nov 18, 2021, 10:28am

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<img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocardC.php?type=CAT2022-B&color=green&markers=2-13-19-7-22-15">


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If you haven't used my cards before, instructions on how they work can be found at:
https://www.librarything.com/topic/180134#4971850

If there's any technical problems, drop me a note on my profile.

And, as always, have fun playing BINGO! :)

65christina_reads
nov 18, 2021, 10:37am

>64 LShelby: Woo hoo, thank you so much!

66Helenliz
nov 18, 2021, 10:41am

Brilliant! Thank you to Christina for designing the cards and to LShelby for doing the whizzy tech thing.

The categories are:
1. An Award Winning book
2. Published in a year ending 2
3. A modern retelling of an older story
4. A book you'd love to see as a movie (maybe starring your favourite actor)
5. A book that features a dog
6. The title contains the letter Z
7. Published the year you joined LT
8. A book by a favourite author
9. A long book (long for you)
10. A book you received as a gift
11. The title contains a month
12. A weather word in the title
13. Read a CAT
14. Contains travel or a journey
15. A book about sisters or brothers
16. A book club read (real or online)
17. A book with flowers on the cover
18. A book in translation
19. A work of non-fiction
20. A book where a character shares a name of a friend
21. A book set in a capital city
22. A children's or YA book
23. A book set in a country other than the one you live
24. A book by an LGBTQ+ author
25. A book with silver or gold on the cover

67majkia
Bewerkt: nov 18, 2021, 10:47am

>64 LShelby: Thanks so much!

68Helenliz
nov 18, 2021, 10:56am

And the Wiki is here https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_BingoDog

(I hope - first time I've made a Wiki page!)

69majkia
nov 18, 2021, 12:01pm

>68 Helenliz: looks good!

70DeltaQueen50
nov 18, 2021, 12:45pm

Thanks to everyone who worked to get us these great Bingo Cards. I am looking forward to 2022 and getting started on all the new Challenges!

71sallylou61
nov 18, 2021, 12:59pm

Many thanks to Helenliz for picking the topics and preparing the wiki, to Christina for designing the cards, and LShelby for creating the cards once again. The cards are so lovely, it's hard to decide which one to choose.

72VivienneR
nov 18, 2021, 2:12pm

Thanks to everyone responsible for the new BingoDOG. Lovely job!

73pamelad
nov 18, 2021, 2:24pm

Thank you Helen, Christina and LShelby. I'm looking forward to starting the 2022 BingoDOG.

74rabbitprincess
Bewerkt: nov 18, 2021, 5:14pm

>64 LShelby: WHOOOOOA those cards are amazing!!! (I literally yelled "WHOOOOOOOOA" out loud at my computer :D)

75LibraryCin
nov 18, 2021, 5:20pm

Oooohhhhhh.... I think I'll go for the super-colourful one. Or maybe the purple. Decisions, decisions...

76LadyoftheLodge
nov 18, 2021, 5:24pm

Thanks! I also yelled, "OH WOW!" at my computer--as if it is could answer or is a living thing rather than AI. Ha!

77MissWatson
nov 19, 2021, 6:30am

These are gorgeous! Thanks to everyone!

78dudes22
nov 19, 2021, 5:04pm

Thanks to all who helped get this together. Now I'll try to get my thread up and running soon.

79Kristelh
nov 19, 2021, 7:08pm

Yes, the bingo cards are spurring me on to get my thread started.

80markon
nov 20, 2021, 3:52pm

Adding my thanks to everyone who makes this possible. Beautiful cards this year, as every year.

81sharonandjerry
dec 16, 2021, 11:11pm

OK I will admit to being a little confused. I am thinking of joining in on this but need to know if #13 Read a Cat is reading a whole category of books in one of the categories that I elect to read, or do one of the optional year-long theme reads. Or is it a single title that fits into a category? Once again is it the categories I elect or one of the group theme cats. I can't find the answer in other threads etc. Sorry if it sounds obvious but to people who have not done it before it is not clear.

82Helenliz
dec 17, 2021, 1:46am

>81 sharonandjerry: #13 is just one book - you are not committing to anything more than that!

Read a CAT is to read a book that fits into one of the CATs or Kits that are run by the group. Beyond that, it is up to you as to how you defined what fits.

Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the BingoDog.

83sharonandjerry
dec 17, 2021, 2:33am

>82 Helenliz: Thanks it does I think I will join in

84LibraryCin
dec 17, 2021, 1:07pm

>83 sharonandjerry: It's meant to be a space that is fairly easy to do since it's the "free" space on a real Bingo card.

85amberwitch
Bewerkt: dec 28, 2021, 2:34pm

Can one book count towards more than one square? If I, for instance, read blood and iron, that might count towards Capital city, other country, favorite writer and probably CAT as well. Or do I choose which one square of those I want to apply the book towards?

86LibraryCin
dec 28, 2021, 2:36pm

>85 amberwitch: Personally, I just put in one book for each category, but I think you can set it up how you'd like to do it.

87Helenliz
dec 28, 2021, 2:54pm

>85 amberwitch: I think most people use one book for one square. Having said that, it is your Bingocard, and you can play your own way. If you're not sure which square to pick for a book that could fill several, you could always move a book from one square to another if a better fit comes along later in the year.

88amberwitch
dec 29, 2021, 1:16pm

>87 Helenliz: Thanks - makes sense to swap it out later if needed

89madhatter22
jan 1, 11:29pm

>64 LShelby: >66 Helenliz: Thanks Helen, Christina & LShelby for all your work on these fun & lovely bingo cards. :)