The start of the school year can be quite exciting with new classes to look forward to. Something the Book Club team has reminisced about, is receiving book lists. With that in mind, we have an exciting challenge for you to participate in: Book Bingo
Instead of presenting you with a traditional book list, we’ll be handing out cards with 25 criteria relating to books. These will be laid out in a 5 by 5 grid — and it will be up to you to find books that fit these criteria. Each person who signs up in this thread will receive a different card, although there will be some overlaps in the criteria.
In order for your book to count, you’ll need to post something around the Book Club of at least 80 words for every book that forms part of your card
. Remember that information about the book’s title, author or series does not count towards this count, but should still be included for everyone else's benefit. (Read the criteria set forth in The Bookshelf Overview
for the writing of your post.) This doesn't have to be just a series of reviews: you might present a new author in The Bookshelf
or start a conversation about something more general you noticed in several books in Between the Pages.
If someone has already started a topic about your book, author or subject, please contribute to that rather than starting a brand new one of your own. Also, make sure the review or discussion is yours and based on your own thoughts while reading: lifting a review from Goodreads or elsewhere on the internet is categorically not allowed. Please read the respective overview posts before posting.
We’ll be offering three tiers of rewards for card completion. While you’re more than welcome to keep track of your progress on your card (each card will be drawn up in a Google spreadsheet), you’ll need to drop an email to hol.bookclub @ gmail.com
(without the spaces) with links to your posts so that we can verify this. Each tier can only be redeemed once.Tier 1: Single row or column or diagonal completionImage shows examples of bingo cards with single row, single column and diagonal completion
For the first row/column/diagonal that you complete, you’ll receive 200 beans
. Tier 2: I, H, Z, N pattern completionImage shows examples of bingo cards with the patterns I, H, Z, a backwards Z, N, a backwards N.
For the first pattern that you complete, you’ll receive 500 beans
. Please note that only a maximum of 3 books from the previous tier can count towards this tier.Tier 3: Super BingoImage shows an example of a bingo card completely filled in.
Should you complete your entire card, you’ll receive 1000 beans
and the Book Bingo Winner
award.Note: All books chosen for Book Bingo should be HOL appropriate.
The deadline for tier/card completion for the 2017/2018 Book Bingo Challenge is 30 June 2018
Sign up below to participate! Please include your email address as well (but add spaces), so that you can be emailed a card. The first set of cards will be sent out around 10 September, but you’re welcome to sign up anytime before June 2018.Note: topic posted for Professor Amy Lupin who is off playing with Thunderbirds for a few days