Wednesday, April 03, 2013

2013 Book Bingo Challenge - post #1

2013 Bingo Challenge!

Bingo, for a book challenge?! Brilliant! The concept is pretty straight forward. Here's the game board. To make things simple I'm going to start with one row across horizontally. But I'll do the last one so that makes 5 books each category, and go from there! This is my first post and I'm already almost finished with #1 The Sea Priestess. Hopefully in 3 months time when I write the next post/update I will have a few more read ;)
Feel free to join in!! This amazing book bingo challenge is being hosted by Anne & Kristilynn Reading in Winter. Read the Challenge Guidelines
Here are the rules:

  1. Be awesome. If you’re not, this isn’t going to work.
  2. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.
  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.
  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 SQUARE isn’t really a free square. In order to cross it off, you must read a book by either:
    1. Reading a book picked by another participant, or
    2. Reading a book in a genre picked by another participant.
  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 2013.
  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. 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 #2013BookBingo on Twitter!

Here's what I plan to read for my first B.I.N.G.O.
The ones crossed out are what I've read so far...
I'll post another update on July 1st! Feel free to join the linky! 
Please someone recommend me a book for my free square! 

B - Read from your TBR Pile

1- The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune 
2- Age of the Aura by Samuel Odinski
3-The Ghost and Mrs.Muir
4 -The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown
5- Spike: A Dark Place - X 

I - Read a book that is part of a series.

The Magic Warble by VictoriaSimcox
Daughter of Exile by Isabel Glass

1- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 
2- Beautiful Creatures by Garcia/Stohl
3- Hunted by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
4- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
5- The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

N - Read  a book that is released in 2013.

1- Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
2-  Spike: A Dark Place
3- Witchblade/Red Sonja
4- Blood Between Queens
5- Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian

G - Read a book everyone but you has read

1- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
2- The Woman in White by Wilke Collins
3- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
5- Jane Eyre

O - Re-read a book 

1-The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
2- Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
3- The Ruby In Smoke by Philip Pullman
4- The Secret Garden
5- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle 

Don't forget to join in the weekend of awesome! April 5-7th!! Click on the button for more details :D

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.