It’s already month number three on my local community library’s Book Bingo fund-raiser and I feel that I’m just pootling along a little and will need to crank up to a higher gear if I’m going to finish within the next couple of months. It’s not that I’m not reading, it’s just that what I’m reading for review purposes does not always fit in with the categories on my Bingo card. I’m not griping because I love having a stack of books to read! (Publishers take note!!)
Last month my Bingo card looked like this:
And this month
So let’s see what is newly covered………..
On the top line to get the bunny I had to purchase a book from the local charity shop. That was certainly no hardship with a local hospice charity shop, The Earl Mountbatten charity shop having a good selection of books at three for £1. From this I purchased Michael Crichton’s “Next” alongside two other books which will sit on my shelves for a while longer. I’ve had to stop buying books from this particular shop as sometimes I can come out with 6 or 9 so it was great to have the opportunity to go back in there and put my book-buying to a worthy cause.
Underneath the bunny sticker there’s “written under a pseudonym” and one of the most famous pseudonyms of the last few years helped out here. When JK Rowling began writing as Robert Galbraith I bet she never dreamed that one day she would help me get a dog sticker on a Book Bingo card, but she has with “The Silkworm“.
When I started reading this I had it lined up for the top left hand corner which needed a book with “an animal in the title” and then a copy of “The Mayfly” by James Hazel turned up on the doorstep, which meant I could use Robert Galbraith for other purposes and got me the chicken sticker. I also answered a question this month which was on the author of “Black Beauty”- not going to catch me out with that one!
Right, concerted effort to get more stickers covered starts here but I’m lacking a little in confidence as I know that the books I have lined up will not help out. I’m just going to have to read more…………shame………..!