Friday, January 10, 2014

One more reading challenge - Book Bingo

2014 Bingo Challenge-01
Ok, so I was really going to limit myself on my reading challenges this year, but then I decided I had to add one more. Partly because I've met Kristilyn is real life and she is awesome!

BINGO Challenge 2014-01
Of course, a challenge isn’t really a challenge unless there are some rules and guidelines:
  1. Be awesome. If you’re not, this isn’t going to work.
  2. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2014.
  3. If you want to participate, you can join in any time of the year! Feel free to write up a blog post with the rules linking back to my and Anne’s blog in your sign-up post. You can add your post to the Linky at the end of this post!
  4. If you read one book for the “1 book” in any category, you can’t change it later on when you read another book to “2 books.” Once a square is crossed off, it’s crossed off for good! (Feel free to print off the scoreboard to keep track!)
  5. Books read for one square are for that square ONLY and cannot be counted towards another category. This is all about reading ALL THE BOOKS.
  6. The FREE SQUARES are a little different this year — now you can use those squares to read ANY book you like of any genre! Woo!
  7. You can start your board over again, but ONLY if you receive the stamp of awesome by completing a blackout. The “winners” of the challenge will be the ones who achieve the most winning combinations by the end of 2014.
  8. You can feel free to post your reading list for each category, though it’s not a requirement.
  9. Having a blog or writing reviews for books read is not required. So long as you want to have fun, you can participate!
  10. Every 3 months I will post an update here and all participants can link to their own updates. An update post will go up April 1st, July 1st, October 1st, and December 31st.
  11. This isn’t a race, but don’t be afraid to rub your reads in the other player’s face. This will be seen as encouragement. Feel free to use the hashtag #BookBingo2014on Twitter!
While you can definitely “win” by the boring ol’ vertical or horizontal (or diagonal!) lines, the best ways to win are as follows:
BINGO Wins 2014-01
Like it says in the guidelines, the ONLY way to start a new board is to become the SUPER READER! The goal is to read ALL THE BOOKS! To be a winner (thus, to become the awesomest reader around), you’ll want to accomplish as many wins as possible!

I'm not going to get too worried about this one and basically not set a goal and see how far I get. Maybe once I finish my other reading challenges, I can focus on this one.


  1. Yay I'm glad you joined! So far I'm really having fun with this one.

  2. The "Overachiever" made me snort:) What a clever and fun idea for a challenge! I'm miserable at challenges, I always start them but never finish (well done me!), but love following along as other people do them. GOOD LUCK MEGAN!!!

  3. *blush* Aww, thanks, Megan!

    I wish you luck!

  4. I saw this one last year and it sounds like so much fun! Good luck!

  5. Haha, I had the same with this challenge. I did it last year and wasn't planning on participating again, but after they changed card I just had to :D