As I was loitering around some other book blogs, I spotted this thing called ‘Book Bingo’ on Shaina’s blog, Shaina Reads (if you like intelligent books you should go check out her blog – you’ll feel smarter just being there). Anyway, Book Bingo was started over at Books On the Nightstand. It’s pretty simple: their generator creates a random bingo card with 25 squares that have different things to look out for when picking your next read (or reads) – the idea is to look for something you wouldn’t normally read. Here’s my bingo card:
So, just like with the “legs eleven” kind of bingo, each time you read a book that fits into one of these little categories, you mark it off. Now, I already have a gigantic stack of books which, despite reading a book a week, is not getting any smaller and is instead growing. So I’m sure I’ll find plenty of books in said stack to mark off some squares. But there’s some I know I won’t have – like a middle-grade book, popular psychology, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t recently bought any books set in South America (but really, I have no idea what I have anymore). And I don’t really read literary journals, so this might encourage me to look into that.
If anyone else is doing Book Bingo let me know – we can be bingo buddies! Also, if anyone has any suggestions for books to mark off some of these squares, please go right ahead and let me know – I’m game to read just about anything. I’ll post an update in a few weeks.