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Reading Bingo

Monday, May 05, 2014

Just recently our local library blog carried an account of reading challenges the writer had undertaken.

One of them in particular caught my eye: reading bingo. I don’t know how I’ve missed this idea! But I like it and see it as a very good way of expanding my reading horizons. I tend to stick to an author I like, or a subject I need to know about. For instance, one area I feel lacking in my reading experience is travel writing; the blog mentioned a bingo square listing, “a book set on a different continent”, which sparked my interest. So I googled “reading bingo” and was immediately swamped with a myriad of hits (nearly 3 million results in about 0.36 of a second!).I did not peruse the lot! I easily found the 2014 Random House template, printed it off and started crossing out squares: it’s here if you want to look at it: www.retreatbyrandomhouse

But as the library blogger points out in an earlier post, “The trouble with reading a lot is that it just makes you want to read more.” Very true! My “a book with a mystery “ was “The Twelve Clues of Christmas”, a light-hearted read by Rhys Bowen. After dancing my way through it, I looked behind the title page to find that it is about the 6th in the Her Royal Spyness series! What is more, there were 2 of the earlier titles on the library shelves. They are now beside my bed, and the travel book, and its bingo square, will have to wait! And once I've crossed out all the squares perhaps I'll try this one next?
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MLDRLD 5/26/2014 8:13PM

    What a great idea! I agree this could be a good Kamp activity!

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THREEWHALES 5/25/2014 4:50PM

    Penny this is a good idea for Kamp!

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HERMIEME 5/6/2014 10:13PM

    Neato! You always have such informative blogs, Penny!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 5/6/2014 5:25PM

    Here's another Bingo:

But I love the one you have posted!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/5/2014 5:36PM


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MOM2ACAT 5/5/2014 4:00PM

    That is a really cool idea! Maybe it's something we could do as a challenge on the World of Books team next year.

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MICKEYH 5/5/2014 10:07AM

    What an idea and discovery Penny!! Enjoy reading! emoticon

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GOANNA2 5/5/2014 8:43AM

    The bingo card is fantastic. I agree that
Reading takes us to worlds unknown
and broadens our mind.

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SANDRALEET 5/5/2014 8:31AM

    Reading lets you use your imagination and covers so many subjects

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NITTINNANA 5/5/2014 7:56AM

    Love the BINGO card! A parent could even design one for a youngster.

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PHEBESS 5/5/2014 7:08AM

    What a cool idea - I'll check that out!!!

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ARTJAC 5/5/2014 5:07AM


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FALLNTENN 5/5/2014 4:28AM

    I love to read. Today I am going to try to find Rhys Bowen at my library. Happy Reading!

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NEW-CAZ 5/5/2014 4:12AM


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