Uncorked Bingo 2024

Uncorked Bingo 2024

And the last of my 2024 challenges (probably) is the Uncorked Reading Challenge. There are quarterly Bingo cards. Work toward reading books/watching movies to score a “Bingo” in any direction, horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. As always, read (and watch) as much or as little as you like. Of course, you may do all of the topics on a card too – or at least try. The hashtag is #UncorkedReading. xr:d:DAF2943yC6c:17,j:4704434264777341832,t:24041017 ...
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European Reading Challenge 2024

European Reading Challenge 2024

Another new challenge for me for 2024 is the European Reading Challenge hosted at Rose City Reader. I might just need a vacation, but right now books are probably a better choice. The idea is to read books set in European countries or books by European authors. You can participate at different levels, but each book must represent a different country -- either written by an author from a different country or set in a different country, no two books from the same country. It's supposed to be a tour! The hashtag is #europeanreadingchallenge. For this challenge, we use the standard list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. These 50 European sovereign states are: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary,...
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Literary Escapes Challenge 2024

Literary Escapes Challenge 2024

The Literary Escapes Challenge hosted at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book is a new one for me. The goal is to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Countries around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country - no repeats. States: Alabama Alaska Arizona - Off the Air by Christina Estes Arkansas California - A Midnight Puzzle by Gigi Pandian Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia - In the Wick of Time by Valona Jones Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts - The Sign of Four Spirits by Vicki Delany Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York - Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem North Carolina -Death by Demo by Callie Carpenter North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas - Rhythm and Clues by Olivia Blacke Utah Vermont Virginia - You’ve Been Summoned by Lindsey Lamar Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Countries: Australia - Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson France - A Rather Dastardly Death...
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2024 Diversity Reading Challenge

2024 Diversity Reading Challenge

I’m joining the Diversity Reading Challenge hosted at Celebrity Readers again for 2024. The basic goal is to intentionally read more diverse books. The author or the main character – or one of the leads, who preferably has a POV – has to belong to a diverse group. According to the definition of We Need Diverse Books: “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. *We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.” The mini-challenge involves monthly themes: JANUARY – diverse folktales/culture/mythology; or diverse retelling; or non-western setting The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco FEBRUARY –...
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Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2024

Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2024

I’m joining the Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Shelleyrae at Book’d Out again this year. The hashtag is #ReadNonFicChal. The challenge is to read nonfiction books from twelve different categories. I’m going with the Nonfiction Nibbler option reading six from any six categories. The categories are: History Biography/Memoir Science Food Health True Crime Culture Transportation The Future Pets Architecture - The Plaza by Julie Satow Published in 2024 Books read: ...
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