BINGO Progress. Checking in with progress on my BINGO board. It’s been a good week for reading because I’ve had so much furniture moving/cleaning to do. And that means listening to books on my e-reader. Housework is much less of a chore when it is also my reading time. : )
Summer Reading. The new BINGO board is available from Middle Grade Carousel, and I’ve already done a bit of rummaging through the home shelves & e-reader to see what fits. Some prompts are trickier than others. Which books would you match to this month’s squares?
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Not Quite an All-Cover. There’s a scant week left in June, and I’ve managed a second BINGO on my summer reading board. Heading in, I kind of wanted to cover all the squares, but I’ll definitely run out of days before I run out of books. : )
I have books set aside for most of the remaining squares, but I’m not sure how far I’ll get in six days. After spending last month reading lower middle grade quickies, it’s been so nice to tackle longer titles again. Confession: Since I’m a moderator at MGCarousel, I’ve already gotten a peek at July’s BINGO board. I’ll finish up a book or two for June, then focus on next month’s squares!
First Bingo! I’ve been on a reading binge. Some of it’s my crazy summertime schedule, because my brain fogs over during the hot (hot, hot) part of the afternoon. Some of it’s the addition of audio book walks to my exercise routine (usually late at night, when it isn’t quite so hot, hot, hot.)
I’ve been making piles of “next up” books to go for a second BINGO. I’m currently reading Wonder at the Edge of the World, which I intended to fit the “know or wonder in the title” square. Turns out, it has strong STEM/STEAM themes, so I’ll bump it up and read You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P for that square. “Title starts with W” is a cinch since I picked up the sequel to The Lighthouse Between the Worlds.
How’s your BINGO board filling in?
June Bingo. I always *intend* to read strategically, but for the most part, I grab whatever book catches my interest, even if it doesn’t FIT this month’s board.
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Reading Challenge. February whipped by in a blur of deadlines & edits, so I didn’t get nearly as much reading in as I would have liked. But I’m back at it for March. Let’s see if my current reads can work toward a BINGO!
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Let’s Do This! I’m always so excited to read middle grade books in January. There are plenty of incentives:
- Re-upped my goal for Goodreads’ 2020 Reading Challenge. (Are you following me on Goodreads?)
- Participating in the A-Z Challenge at Great Middle Grade Reads, where I’m a moderator. (This year, I plan to get through the alphabet twice. Again.)
- Also participating in the GMGR Series Challenge for 2020, which I use to motivate my reading … both in wrapping up unfinished trilogies and for tackling larger series.
- And I’m active with Middle Grade Carousel, which keeps things interesting with monthly themes & BINGO boards:
Winter Reading. Fitting in reading time is actually easier for me in December, partly because the holidays offer a great excuse to leave off writing, cuddle up under a blanket, and while away an afternoon with a book. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be with this month’s BINGO board from Middle Grade Carousel, but let’s give it a go!
I read a handful more, but NONE of the titles I chose fit the categories on the December BINGO board. Oh well.
May might always be the ONLY month when I can achieve an all-cover on the BINGO boards for the reading challenges over at Middle Grade Carousel. Thanks to #BookADayMay and a bit of strategic book selection, I get to share this:
June’s BINGO board is already up at #MGCarousel. I’ll post mine soon. Are you following Elza and I there, too? Middle Grade Carousel >>
Holiday Fun. I survived NaNoWriMo again this year, and with my writing goals mostly met, I’m ready to indulge in a reading challenge for December. MGCarousel has a BINGO board I’m eager to attempt. Let’s see if I can manage five in a row!
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