Friday, January 21, 2022

Book Bingo 2022

For the first time, I am joining in on Book Bingo at Unruly Reader. I learned about this challenge from Cath at Read-warbler. This year’s theme is Time and I find that appealing.

Here is the card with the categories:


How to Play Book Bingo 2022:

  • Read a book that fits the category. Each book can qualify for only one category.
  • Complete just one row or column, or go for blackout by reading a book in every category.
  • All books must be finished in 2022. Books started in 2021 but finished in 2022 count.
  • We’ve provided some definitions, but you can free-style it if you like—as long as you can make a case that the book fits the category.
  • All categories can be fiction or nonfiction (your choice), unless otherwise specified.

Some of the categories are obvious: 

1 SYLLABLE AUTHOR SURNAME, COMING OF AGE, SEASONAL.

Other categories are not so obvious:

NEWS = North, East, West, South: fiction or nonfiction book about an event that affects a region.

TIME CAPSULE = A book about another era–could be time travel or a current-day perspective on an earlier time.


I think I will naturally end up reading some books that fit the categories, and I could have fun finding books for other categories. But I am fairly sure I won't be filling them all in.


Sign up at the Introducing Book Bingo 2022 post (in the comments). That post also provides definitions for each category.



28 comments:

Bill Selnes said...

I admire you for continuing to take on reading challenges. I have slipped away from them. I was finding them constraining rather than broadening. Maybe it is time to try another challenge or create a personal challenge.

Rick Robinson said...

Hope it went well today.

This looks hard! It will be interesting to see what you come up with!

TracyK said...

Bill, I go back and forth on the value of challenges. I really like to do them but I have to accept that my enthusiasm may not last the full year and not feel guilty about it.

Personal challenges are good too.

TracyK said...

Thanks, Rick, I think the surgery did go well, but it was an extremely tiring day for both of us (obviously worse for Glen).

This does look hard but I will find books that fit when I can (and hopefully from my own books) and enjoy it.

CLM said...

This does look kind of fun! Maybe I will see if anything on my TBR fits.

Hope the surgery went well and you can both recuperate this weekend. I am reading the new Jodi Picoult (not her best) and it is way below freezing here so I don't plan to go out Saturday. Except maybe to the library which has some books on hold. . .

TracyK said...

Constance, I would bet you have books that would fit the challenge.

The doctors say the surgery went well, but I think to them it was routine and to us it was not at all routine, plus it will involve more recovery than we realized. Not that there was a choice about whether to have it or not.

I have not tried anything by Jodi Picoult but I should someday. So many authors to try. I think you should stay home on Saturday.

Cath said...

Really pleased to hear, reading the comments here, that the surgery went well yesterday. Your comment about it being routine to the staff but not to you is spot on. Some of them understand that, some do not. Best wishes to Glen for a full and speedy recovery.

So pleased that you're joining in on this one. The difficulty of some of the categories is exactly why I do it and avoid other similar bingo challenges that are too straight forward and would not take me out of my comfort zone at all. Oddly enough I just nabbed a 99p bargain on Amazon that I now realise will fit 'Time Capsule' perfectly. It's Indian Summer by Alex von Tunzelmann about the end of Empire in India in 1947. It's definitely a 'current day perspective on an earlier time'.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I kept wondering about it yesterday. Glad to have a satisfactory report.
This looks so very challenging. I don't know how you can undertake so many challenges. You set a high bar for yourself. Good on you.

Mary R. said...

This looks like an interesting challenge -- I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing what you end up with for the various squares.

Lark said...

I've done the Unruly Reader's Reading Bingo in previous years and it's always a lot of fun. Good luck with this year's bingo...and happy reading! :D

TracyK said...

Cath, Thanks for your good wishes for Glen's recovery.

Later last night I was thinking that the book I am reading about civil rights in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s would fit the definition for Time Capsule since a woman is looking back on those years. Hopefully that will motivate me to finish that book ... which I was finding a difficult read.

TracyK said...

Patti, I would say this is one of the more challenging events I have undertaken but I am determined not to stress about it but have fun with it. Ideally I would like to do half my reading according to plan, and half just whatever strikes me, but with the pandemic I never know how I will feel about my reading.

TracyK said...

I agree, Mary, this is an interesting challenge and is a bit different for me. I hope it goes well.

TracyK said...

That is good to know, Lark, and I am thinking I am going to enjoy this one. The prompts seem like fun.

CLM said...

Even the best and kindest doctors sometimes have that "this is routine, so why are you fussed" attitude. You really have to be your own best advocate, which is hard. I try to go in with a list of questions and resist leaving until I have asked them but invariably I think of something after I have left.

However, if they think it went well, they are probably right. I hope you can both relax a bit. I guess TV is out but I am enjoying All Creatures Great and Small.

TracyK said...

Constance, I think most doctors just don't realize that patients don't know what to expect. We love his retina specialist, he has been seeing that doctor for 21 years and we trust him. But he doesn't communicate some things that would be useful. And whether it is me or Glen going to the doctor, I always forget my questions.

We have successfully watched some television but he is supposed to be in a "face down" position a good bit of the time so we have to fit that in.

Margot Kinberg said...

I really respect you for signing up for these challenges, Tracy. This one looks like a good one, and I'll be interested to see what you think of what you read!

TracyK said...

Margot, it will be very interesting to see which books fit into the categories. I hope I haven't bitten off too much, but the object is to have fun.

col2910 said...

Looks like a fun challenge and good luck with it, Tracy. I'm hoping to make progress on my outstanding ones on the blog. I do manage to do a few from one of my Goodreads groups, so it's not all bad!

FictionFan said...

This looks like fun - some should be fairly easy to fill but I bet some will turn out to be fiendishly difficult! It's always fun looking for books that fit though. Good luck!

TracyK said...

I agree, FictionFan. I plan to make an effort to do a few more difficult ones, along with the easier ones. The real challenge for me is tracking throughout the year.

TracyK said...

Col, I do notice throughout the year that you are doing challenges or events on Goodreads. I am going to do the Mount TBR challenge on Goodreads if I can figure out how to participate. You would never know I used to be in Information Technology.

Sam Sattler said...

Tracy, this looks like just the kind of thing that will end up leading you to some very unexpected authors and books. Great fun ahead, I suspect, so good luck with it; I'll look forward to your progress updates.

Quick Note: After 15 years of blogging, I'm putting Book Chase to bed because of new demands on my time and energy. I'll still be cheering you and everyone on from the sidelines via comments and tweets, though...so have a great reading year!

TracyK said...

Sam, I think you are right, this challenge and its categories can lead to some varied reading and new authors.

I am sorry to hear you will be stopping your blogging because I have enjoyed so many of your posts. But, of course, with other demands on your time, I understand. Blogging can be time consuming and it is often challenging for me to keep up with it. I do hope to hear from you and see your comments at other blogs in order to keep in touch.

NancyElin said...

I think I can combine this perfect.y with MountTBR 2022!
Thanks so much for this reading tip.

TracyK said...

Nancy, I am sure that with your interest in so many subjects, you would find great books for this challenge. I still have to go sign up for the Mount TBR 2002 at Goodreads, but I have been reading from my TBR so far (except for one re-read).

Rick Robinson said...

Though I did not sign up for that TBR challenge, I have just finished the second from my TBR shelf, The Price of A Dime by Norbert Davis. Other news, I have a short story post up, and one ready for Friday. Yay.

TracyK said...

Rick, that is lots of good news. I have not heard of The Price of a Dime by Davis. Although I have read a couple of books / stories by him.

I will come check out your short story post, and it is good to hear that you will have post for Friday also.