My photo of the News-Observer’s Week 11 Bingo Card
The Charlotte News & Observer runs a Book Club Bingo feature to encourage children to read more.Most book bloggers call this a “Reading Challenge” and plan their reading to meet all the categories. I get neurotic and end up not reading when I do that. Instead I just read, then at some point, I take stock of where I’m at with whatever Challenge–or in this case whatever week’s Bingo card.
I decided to look at this weeks card to see how my 2017 reading is going.
How I scored: no Bingo yet for 2017, let alone for this week. I always get socked by squares like A YA Novel or A Graphic Novel or, just as bad, A Short Story Collection–and on this card all three were in one row pretty well dooming the entire card in one way or another. I also didn’t read anything (yet) from the year I was born, none made me cry, I may have read something by a NC author and not know it and I haven’t been re-reading things. Re-reading is the square that cut me out of a bingo! I can think of one self-published memoir, written by a graduate of my high school (he was a year or two ahead of me) that IS about my hometown, but I bought it and haven’t read it. That square killed another bingo. And then there’s the always popular Book With a Number in the Title. I didn’t read a Stephanie Plum yet this year, so that one did in yet another row.
Why not match up your reading so far this year. How do you fare? Leave me a comment!