xfirefly9x: (Doctor and Donna - tardis)
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I very much enjoyed doing Reading Bingo in 2016. This year, I wanted to do it again, but with different prompts. I couldn't find any challenges that quite clicked with me, so I made three challenges of my own.

Feel free to snag one, two, or all three of them, and give it a go as well. (If you do join in, please leave a comment and let me know; I'd like to see how others go with it. A link back to this post would be nice too, though you don't have to do that.)

Misc prompts

The first book in a series A book with more than 400 pages A book recommended by a friend An audiobook A book with time travel
A book with magic A book by a local author A borrowed book A book with a dragon A book about the apocalypse
A graphic novel A book with a colour in the title A book with a serial killer A book that became a movie A book with less than 200 pages
A book that became a TV series A book that has cake A book with a number in the title A book of short stories A book with a one-word title
A book with a dog A book set in space A book about life or death A book published this year The last book in a series


Colour prompts

A red cover A green cover A yellow cover
A blue cover A purple cover A black cover
A pink cover A brown cover An orange cover


Genre prompts

Horror Fantasy Science fiction
Romance Crime/thriller Contemporary
Superhero Historical Reader's choice


Date: 2017-01-01 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeymink.livejournal.com
I never understood how "Bingo" works – are you going to read all of them? In a specific order? How do you choose? Excuse my ignorance. :)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:00 am (UTC)
ext_19622: (Stella - hair)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
That... just kinda reminded me I didn't properly format the second two tables. Editing them now. :P

Basically, you read in any order you want. The aim with the tables is to either read all the books or to form a line within the table of books you've read. (eg. A book with a dog; A book set in space; A book about life or death; A book published this year; The last book in a series is one line you could do with the first table. Or you could do a line straight through the middle, or diagonally through the table.) I tend to just aim to read all the books. Though getting a few lines is a good goal, if it's not looking like a full table is possible.

I tend to choose by what I'm in the mood for. And sometimes I end up picking the book first, and then matching it to a relevant prompt, rather than picking a prompt and then a book based on it. Varies.

Date: 2017-01-01 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeymink.livejournal.com
Oh, okay. Thank you for explaining. :) Not sure how much I can commit to at this point but that reminds me that I should update goodreads eventually.

Date: 2017-01-01 03:28 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Sam - writing)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
No problem. :)
Is always a thing if you decide you want to give it a go later. I find the goodreads challenge to be a great one on its own too.

Date: 2017-01-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeymink.livejournal.com
I just know I can't read 52 books a year. I'm dyslexic and a really slow reader. In addition, I usually have a bunch of scientific papers to read that aren't a joy in the least so when it's evening and I have time for leisure reading, I'm usually debating – either I have a book that has really sucked me in or I rather watch something on TV or I don't know... /rant of rants

Date: 2017-01-04 03:31 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Elena - tvd)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Makes sense.
The most I've pulled off recently is 33.

Date: 2017-01-01 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
This is such an awesome idea! I'll give it a go (and share).

Happy new year! :-)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:02 am (UTC)
ext_19622: (Parker - leverage)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Yay, have fun with it!

I've just realised the formatting wasn't quite right for the second two, if they're to be used as reading bingo squares, rather than straight challenges, so I've edited/am editing them now.

Any thoughts on genres to add?
Edit: I'm leaning toward gothic or classic for the last square? Or magical realism?

Happy new year!
Edited Date: 2017-01-01 10:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
All excellent ideas! Maybe a poetry book, too? And biography/autobiography/memoir. Just suggestions. :-)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:26 am (UTC)
ext_19622: (Monica and Chandler - hug)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Hmm. Maybe just reader's choice? Too hard to pick! :P

Date: 2017-01-01 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
LOL, yes! Reader's choice sounds good. *g*

Date: 2017-01-01 10:29 am (UTC)
ext_19622: (Robin and Barney - blue)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Exxcellent. XD

Date: 2017-01-01 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mierke.livejournal.com
Oh, this looks like fun. Good luck!

Date: 2017-01-01 10:09 am (UTC)
ext_19622: (McKay and Keller - sga)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
:) Thanks!

Date: 2017-01-01 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I so want to do this!

I need to see what's in my to-read-pile first... Then I'll let you know and link your page :) This is going to be fun! :D

Date: 2017-01-04 03:32 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Jack and Elizabeth - sg1/sga)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com

Awesome, hope you have fun with it if you give it a go.

Date: 2017-01-01 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdande-mi.livejournal.com
Have fun reading :D :D

I look forward to be able to read more freely when my exam is over and done with january 20th. Books here I come <3
Edited Date: 2017-01-01 02:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-04 03:33 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Anders - drool)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Thanks :D

Nice. G'luck with the exam, and enjoy your extra reading time after the 20th!

Date: 2017-01-01 09:28 pm (UTC)
ext_26791: (Default)
From: [identity profile] valeria-sg-1.livejournal.com

This looks fun! I have too little time to read though and I feel this would add to the pressure and hinder my enjoyment of reading. I wish I could do it though.

Date: 2017-01-04 03:33 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (P3 - charmed)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
Definitely not worth it if it'd make reading less fun for you. Maybe some other time. :)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
That looks like fun :D

Best of luck to you *^^*

Date: 2017-01-04 03:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-01 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] night-owl-9.livejournal.com
Looks like fun!

Date: 2017-01-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Shawn - pineapple)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com

Date: 2017-01-03 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stellicidio.livejournal.com
Looks like fun! Not sure yet if I'll just read or do some challenges like these (I had a bad reading year last year so I don't know if I should commit to things like this) but if I do feel like it, I might snatch some. Good luck with it!

Date: 2017-01-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
ext_19622: (Mac and Stella - dark)
From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
:) Thanks.
And I hope this year is better for you with reading!

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