Thursday, August 14, 2014


With many thanks to Mary and her Summer Book Bingo idea, I've branched out in my reading this summer. Maybe only a bit, but it has been quite freeing to not fuss so much about whether a book was going to be good or not before I started it, but rather just jump in and start reading something that would fill a square on my card. I really am gaining a new appreciation for a variety of books instead of  always relying on my standby fiction, and have put some engaging and thoughtful books on my book bingo shelf.

Originally I had planned to read enough for a bingo or two, but decided to throw caution to the wind and try to cover my card. I have been looking at my card while choosing books this summer, mentally filling in squares, but I sat down today and started actually filling in squares. I probably should have done this a few weeks ago, but if I keep reading, I think I can get all my squares covered by Sept. 1, especially now that I just put that in writing!

I have to finish three books in just a little over two weeks, which I think is doable. I've read some great books, some less than great books, and discovered some interesting things, which I'll recap when I finish. Must get back to reading!

I was much too excited when I found these at the library!


  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the game - and the reading! I think I've had better luck than 2 stars so far and quite a few 4's. You're in great shape to finish by Sept 1 - congratulations!

  2. Good for you!! I didn't even give a bingo a try, as summer doesn't offer me much down time for reading. You'll have no trouble finishing by Sept 1! Keep up the good work.

  3. WOW! I'm so impressed! I have 2 Bingos on my card . . . and that's as good as it'll get this summer. :-)

  4. what a fun way to explore different writing styles! I think that would be a fun project. Thanks for your words about my son--I remember that you said goodbye last year to yours when he embarked on his graduate education far away!


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