Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 Book Bingo

So....my preliminary resolution for 2013 seems to be going out the window.  Already.  I was planning to limit my challenge intake for next year.  Yeah.  That's obviously going to work.  While checking on the new members for the Reading Challenge Addict Challenge (that I'm now caretaker for), I found this awesome new challenge:

2013 Bingo Challenge Button-01

Anne from Creativity’s Corner and Kristilyn from Reading in Winter LOVE a good challenge. So they put their heads together and came up with something awesome for the new year and created the 2013 Book Bingo Reading Challenge!

Here's the basics of what we have to read:

  • Reading the books in our TBR pile
  • Re-reading some books
  • Reading some new books
  • Reading books that EVERYONE but us has read
  • Reading books from series that we have started & have been neglecting
And a fancy, schmancy scoreboard to help us keep track of our reads:

BINGO Challenge 2013 Scorecard-01
And as they say, 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, 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 Kristilyn's 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!
For a bit more info, hop on the challenge link above.
 Will you participate in this challenge? Do you have what it takes to become a super reader? 

My aim is to do at least two Bingos.  If it do more then that is just a bonus.

Squares Completed:
Read 1 Book From Your TBR Pile
1. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö (1/8/13)

Read 2 Books From Your TBR Pile (complete 1/21/13)
1. Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1/19/13)
2. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1/21/13)

Read 3 Books From Your TBR Pile
1. Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell (1/28/13)
2. Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (2/7/13)
3. Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)

Read 4 Books From Your TBR Pile
1. The World's 100 Best Short Stories Vol. III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed (2/24/13)
2. The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed (2/28/13)
3. Three English Comedies by A. B. De Mille, ed. (2/27/13)
4. The Green Plaid Pants by Margaret Scherf (3/3/13)

Read 5 Books From Your TBR Pile
1. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
2. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (3/11/13)
3. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield (3/22/13)
4. The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) by Ethel Lina White (3/17/13)
5. Unhappy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer (3/24/13)

Read 1 Book That Is Part of a Series
1. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey [Dragonriders of Pern #3]  (1/13/13)

Read 2 Books That Are Part of a Series
1. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer [Miss Withers #5] (1/15/13)
2. Four Lost Ladies by Stuart Palmer [Miss Withers #11] (1/23/13)

Read 3 Books That Are Part of a Series (complete 1/13/13)
1. A Dark & Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams [Dorothy Martin #10] (1/4/13) 
2. The Evil That Men Do by Jeanne M. Dams [Dorothy Martin #11] (1/11/13)
3. The Corpse of St. James's by Jeanne M. Dams [Dorothy Martin #12] (1/13/13)

Read 4 Books That Are Part of a Series 
1. The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner [Perry Mason #35] (1/24/13)
2. The Cavalier's Cup by Carter Dickson [Sir Henry Merrivale #22] (2/5/13)
3. Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood [Phryne Fisher #19] (2/11/13)
4. The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer [Det. William Crane #3] (3/10/13)

Read 5 Books That Are Part of A Series
1. The Diplomat & the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf [Emily & Henry Bryce #4] (3/16/13)
2. Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams [Echo Falls Mysteries #1] (3/19/13)
3. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis [Carstairs & Doan #2] (3/25/13)
4. The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield [Napoleon Bonaparte #12] (4/16/13)
5. Black Widow by Patrick Quentin [Peter Duluth #8] (4/3/13)

Read 1 Book Released in 2013
1. India Black & the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr [author copy--Feb 2013 release] (1/29/13)

Read 2 Books Released in 2013
1. Whip Smart by Kit Brennan [February 2013 release] (2/9/13) 
2. Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell [February 2013 release] (2/15/13)

Free Square (1/26/13)
Murder at Markham by Patricia Sprinkle [author suggested by a book listed by Erin at The Paperback Stash: Who Invited the Dead Man? by Sprinkle--my library didn't have Dead Man]

Read 4 Books Released in 2013
1. Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio [January 2013 release] (2/18/13)
2. A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry [February 2013 release] (3/9/13)
3. Hammett Unwritten by Owen Fitzstephen (notes & afterward by Gordon McAlpine) [2013 release date--no month given](3/30/13)
4. A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story by Brenda Ashford [April 2013 release] (4/3/13)

Read 5 Books Released in 2013
1. The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E. K. Prescott [March 2013 release] (4/10/13)
2. The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards [April 2013 release] (4/13/13)
3. Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell [May 2013 release] (read 5/8/13--review due for virtual blog tour 5/28/13)
4. Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen [April 2013 release] (4/30/13)
5. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon [January 2013 release]

Read 1 Everybody But Me
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2/24/13)

Read 2 Everybody But Me
1. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (3/20/13) [at least everyone participating in the Blogger Recommendation Challenge]
2. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (3/7/13)

Read 3 Everybody But Me
1. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff [at least everyone who pays attention to the Edgar Awards for crime novels] (4/9/13)
2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (6/4/13)
3. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (6/7/13)

Read 4 Everybody But Me
1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger (7/10/13)
2. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (7/14/13)
3.  Devoured by D. E. Meredith (6/22/13) [at least I was seeing a lot of reviews for a while]
4. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (7/8/13)

Read 5 Everybody But Me
1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (8/6/13)
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (7/16/13)
3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (9/24/13)
4. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (10/4/13)
5. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (10/1/13) [at least everyone in the Protestant church world--or so it seemed for a few years]

Reread 1 Book
1. Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2/25/13)

Reread 2 Books
1. The Mystery of Hunting's End by Mignon G. Eberhart (3/29/13)
2. Choice of Evils by E. X. Ferrars (5/4/13)

Reread 3 Books
1. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (5/24/13)
2. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman (6/10/13)
3. Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare (6/21/13)

Reread 4 Books
1. Winnie-the Pooh by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
2. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
3. The World of Christopher Robin by A. A. Milne (7/28/13)
4. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(8/1/13)

Reread 5 Books
1. Death in the Air (aka Death in the Clouds) by Agatha Christie (8/5/13)
2. Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (8/28/13)
3. Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie (9/6/13)
4. The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson (9/10/13)
5. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (9/16/13)


Book Dragon said...

sigh, I've been suckered in!

lol, it wasn't hard, you just showed me a fun, no-way-to-complete challenge :-)

Bev Hankins said...

LOL. Yeah, it didn't take much to make me sign up either.

ErinPaperbackstash said...

Glad you joined it. This looks fun doesn't it? Certainly a different change of pace for a challenge.

Unknown said...

Really i impressed. What a wonderful presentation.Now i am happy.Thank You
free bingo

Lianne said...

lol Bev, not that I don't support your resolutions, but I can't really see you cutting down on challenges! :P

I just found this one today, and it took me about 2 seconds to decide to sign up. Such a fun idea!