Book Bingo 2017 | Preparations.

I am delighted that so many of you are looking forward to another summer of reading, sparked by Book Bingo – we’re going to have fun! I’m pretty sure most of you know the “rules”, but for ease of reference, here you go: 1. books you finish between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend count. This year that means books you finish May 27 – September 4. this might be a great opportunity to finish books you started a while back … or you could simply get a headstart by “finishing” that weekend. 2. you get to interpret the … Continue reading Book Bingo 2017 | Preparations.

Summer Book Bingo Wrap-up.

Before we turn another page on the calendar, let’s take a few minutes to celebrate a great summer of reading. We had ten participants* (including me) – for a total of 189 books and 77 Bingos.  Wow! Here are links to all the recap posts: Lydia (25 books and  12 Bingos) Bonny (25 books and  12 Bingos) Kym – (24 books and  12 Bingos) Carole (25 books and  12 Bingos) Margene (18 books and 4 Bingos) Vicki (9 books and no Bingos) Debbie (25 books and 12 Bingos) Patty (no Bingos) Penny (14 books and 4 Bingos) me (24 books and 9 Bingos) Now comes the part when … Continue reading Summer Book Bingo Wrap-up.

Summer Reading Recap.

Here’s the short version: I read 39 books. I did not cover my Bingo card. my final card – nine Bingos! If you’d asked me back on May 25 what I thought this summer’s reading might bring, I wouldn’t have guessed either of those. I came really close on Bingo, but couldn’t manage to read a literary journal cover to cover. As recently as last Friday, I was seriously thinking about spending a few hours with one, just to do it. But then I thought more about the breadth and quality of the rest of my summer reading and decided … Continue reading Summer Reading Recap.