Smitten: Book Bingo


book bingo

I wasn’t aware of just how much down time I’ve needed these past few weeks (hence the absence — sorry, Internet!) It’s a very real reality, as reality often is quite real, that a blog/life/work balance is easier said than done. As much as it pains me to say “blog break”, that’s exactly what I needed. My blog overhaul earlier this year was more aesthetic than anything and didn’t address the change in direction that I decided to take, for various reasons. I realize there’s never a 100% ideal time to do anything, which is why I’m just taking the plunge right now and making the internal changes I need to finally open my editing services to the public and get stuff done. Just bear with me a little while longer!

That being said, it’s nice to put down work every now and then and relax with a good book (that’s one thing that certainly hasn’t changed!) My summer reading list is only a fraction of what I actually read over the warmer months, and to add a bit of fun I decided to tackle my local stationery/book/odds-and-ends store’s, Kards Unlimited, Summer Reading Bingo.

The challenge itself is simple: read a book on the free, printable bingo card and cross it off your card with an Instagram snapshot. Cross off a square — or better yet, get a B-I-N-G-O — and get a coupon or grand prize entry! Instagram challenges are one thing, but this is like getting rewarded for doing what I do in the summer anyway! Plus it’s great for getting me to branch out of my typical genres and reads.

What’s the most fun reading challenge you’ve ever participated in?

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  • Imogen

    Ooh! This is clever! I’m always getting stuck with what to read next.

    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    • / Kristin

      It is a neat idea to help with picking your next book! I’m struggling to not just pick a random square but one that’ll actually get me a bingo xD

  • Angelica @GardeningInHighHeels

    I LOVE this Bingo idea. Kards Unlimited is genius for doing this. I have been so slacking on reading and this would be a great motivator to correct myself.

    PS: I can’t wait to see the direction this goes. I’m feeling you with the whole “do it now to get shiz done” thing.

    • / Kristin

      Genius, indeed!

      Seriously, if I don’t get off my butt and ACTUALLY DO THE THING that I need to do (read: a crapton of things) it’ll never happen. So much for perfectionism.

  • Angela Tolsma

    I love the idea of Bingo!! I was tempted to do it, even though I can’t enter the contest!

    • / Kristin

      As much as it sucks for those not in the Pittsburgh area, I’ve never seen a business do a Book Bingo before and thought it was too cool to not share!

  • Kay

    Book bingo sounds super fun! I’ve joined a reading challenge this summer hosted by Nerd In The Brain, a super fun blog I’ve been following for ages now. You complete challenges and get entered to win fun little prizes she gives away throughout the summer!

    • / Kristin

      I’ve never heard of Nerd in the Brain but now I must go take a look! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Sara Strauss

    Book bingo! That sounds awesome!!

  • Charlotte

    That reminds me, I really should go back to Novel Tea!!

    • / Kristin

      Come back to us!!!