When I was a little girl, I always looked forward to the Summer Reading Program at my local library. I got so excited when my mom would take me to the library to sign up! (The librarians loved me.) I would faithfully use whatever reading checklist they had designed that season to track my progress and, ultimately, claim my certificate at the end of the summer.
Now, as a grownup, I still look forward to summer reading with . . .
Summer Book Bingo!
Mary has been promoting Summer Book Bingo (a feature born of the old Books on the Nightstand podcast) through her blog for several years now. With the end of the BotN podcast, Mary decided to carry the Summer Book Bingo torch on her own, keeping it alive for summer reading grownups . . . like me. (All Hail Mary, Queen of Summer Book Bingo!)
Mary has created an inspiring and comprehensive list of reading categories and a set of Summer Book Bingo rules -- which you can access on the sidebar of her blog. She's included the link to a bingo card generator -- so you can create and print your own bingo card. (Go ahead and click the "Get a New Card" link a few times until you find a card that looks good to you.)
Here's the card I'll be playing this year . . .
(Although I'm curious about what "Alternate History" is, actually. Anyone?)
(Maybe something filled with "alternative facts" . . . hmmmm?)
I hope you'll play along! Summer Book Bingo is a fun thing to do in the summer -- especially if you enjoy reading anyway.
It's fun to be part of a larger group of readers, all working toward a similar goal.
It's fun to use your bingo card to plan and track your summer reading.
It's fun to challenge yourself to read books you might not otherwise choose to read.
Heck . . . it's just fun to cry BINGO! every once in a while!
I hope you'll play along. Set some summer reading goals for yourself. Maybe you want to get a BINGO. Maybe two or three? Or maybe you want to cover your whole card this summer! It's a lot of fun.