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Bingo!: how to improve your odds | Andrew Bowser
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This book is your guide to the game, from the basics to the advanced strategies that will help you come home a winner.
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May #BookspinBingo wrap up

I finished 1 more just before midnight last night!

No bingos for May as I read off list a bit. I read 14 books and I put two books on ice for a little bit.

3 adult fiction print
1 manga
2 comic volumes
3 graphic novels
2 children‘s books
3 audiobooks (read partially in print)

I bailed on #aam , but may try again later. I also didn‘t get to my #bookspin or #doublespin picks.

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April #BookspinBingo #wrapup

Two bingos this month! I read 19 books and 1 short story.
7 audio
1 graphic novel
4 children‘s picture books
6 adult fiction in print
1 middle grade fiction
+ 1 DNF

I read one for #aam but I didn‘t get to my #bookspin or #Doublespin for April.

Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 2mo
Bookzombie @Ruthiella Thank you!! 2mo
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#MarchWrapUp #BookspinBingo

14 books read 3 DNF‘s

Fresh Water for Flowers
The Seed Keeper

4.5 🌟
The Island of Missing Trees
The Violin Conspiracy

4 🌟
The Toll
The Silence of Girls
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Luck of the Titanic

The rest were 3 to 4 🌟s

Other than the DNF‘s it was a good month. Ready for tomorrow‘s numbers.

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚📚🎉👏👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!! 3mo
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March #BookspinBingo #Wrapup

It‘s unlikely I‘m going to finish Tastes Like Candy today, so I‘m calling it for March. Even with free spaces on top of each other, I didn‘t get a bingo! 😄 I read 25 books this month, but only 13 could go on my card. I did finish both my #Bookspin and #Doublespin for the month.

7 audio
2 graphic novels
10 children‘s picture books
5 adult fiction
1 middle grade fiction

I still need to review several of these. 😏

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 3mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! 💗 3mo
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Here is my board for February. The Cure For Death By Lightning is my #bookspin and my #doublespin is The Wild Robot.

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December #BookspinBingo #wrapup

I completed one bingo for December!

17 books total:
7 Children‘s books
6 Audio
4 Print

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 6mo
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! 🙂 6mo
Reggie Congrats on the bingo and Happy New Year, Margie! Hope you had a great night last night. 6mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thank you! Happy New Year to you, Reggie! I hope you had a great night as well. :) 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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My May Bingo list

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 14mo
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Okay, here it is in all it's glory... my #BookSpinBingo card for March. I did a terrible job at getting to my #TBRDeckofCards reads for February, so I just rolled those over into this month and then drew new ones. So... this month is a lot of books that may not be my first choice, but who knows, maybe I'll be surprised. So far I'm not off to a good start, so I'm not exactly feeling lucky.


TheAromaofBooks Looks great!! 1y
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With today‘s movie, I was able to get four bingos! #wintergames2020 #merryreaders

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I know I'm a few days late on this one, but it looked like fun!

@EclecticReaders #bookwormbingo

EclecticReaders Nice!! 3y
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21/25 Not bad 😎

Got this from @EclecticReaders 😊

EclecticReaders Awesome!! 3y
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EclecticReaders Nice!! 3y
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#bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders Thanks for the fun bingo!
I have never been to a book signing event, and while I have gotten very sleepy while reading, I have never got to the point where I could not put my book aside and tuck myself in. At least not that I can remember, lol. I am guilty on all other counts.

EclecticReaders Awesome! Hope you make it to a signing event one day, they are really fun! 3y
RaimeyGallant I'm so close! 3y
Gezemice @RaimeyGallant so close to finishing it? 3y
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RaimeyGallant Everything except the ones about re-reading. :) 3y
Gezemice @RaimeyGallant you don‘t re-read? 3y
RaimeyGallant Nope. :) 3y
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There‘s not many of these I haven‘t done. I‘m close to having read all of Jodi Picoults books but I‘m not quite there. I also didn‘t check the $50 one because I don‘t know what that would be in my currency but I never did that while in the States.

EclecticReaders Awesome!! 3y
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EclecticReaders Woohoo! 📚 3y
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At first I couldn't think of an entire series i had read twice, though I'm sure I must have in childhood. Then I realised - Hitchhiker's Guide. @EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Amazing!! 👏🏻 3y
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At first I couldn't think of an entire series i had read twice, though I'm sure I must have in childhood. Then I realised - Hitchhiker's Guide. @EclecticReaders

Bookgirl All the boxes here! I‘m not sure if that‘s good or bad 😂😂 3y
Lauredhel @Bookgirl I mean... I feel like a lot of them are a pretty low bar! 3y
Bookgirl @lauredhel especially for Littens!!! We live for this stuff! 3y
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I‘ll play because I can‘t fall asleep! I‘ve done quite a few! @EclecticReaders

KathyWheeler I‘m having sleep issues too. 😞 3y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler I‘m sorry! It sucks. 👎🏻👎🏻 3y
rretzler Yes, I‘m up worrying at almost 4am and can‘t get to sleep. Thought I‘d check Litsy one last time before trying again to sleep. 3y
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Megabooks @rretzler I hope your worries aren‘t too serious. 💜 I‘m in central, so fortunately it‘s only 3 here. 3y
rretzler Not too serious - just my younger son trying out for a club soccer team and which team is the best for him next year. 😄 3y
EclecticReaders Very nice!! 3y
Megabooks @rretzler I hope you were able to get to sleep. Good luck to your son!! 3y
Megabooks @EclecticReaders Thanks! 😁 3y
rretzler Eventually for about 2 hours. Really dragging today! Thanks for the luck - he‘s getting the short end of the stick because we don‘t play politics but believe that hard work and skill can get you somewhere and in the world of club soccer it‘s more about who you know and not what you can do unfortunately. 3y
Megabooks @rretzler I don‘t have kids, but I remember that from when I played tennis my whole childhood. My dad had to start showing up for every match and some practices to get me to proper seed in high school when I switched school districts. I suddenly went from 7 to 3 when my dad started coming. 😒😒 Ridiculous!! 3y
rretzler It‘s crazy! And doesn‘t teach the right lessons - well, maybe it teaches reality, sadly. 3y
Megabooks @rretzler He wasn‘t even harassing the coach. Just sitting in the bleachers. My mom is handicapped, so she couldn‘t come. I was just lucky my dad could take off work. I wish they would take all the politics out of sports!! 3y
Megabooks @rretzler No it doesn‘t. I just wish it were based solely on skill. So many great players get passed over! 3y
Megabooks @rretzler Hey Robin! I hope things went well today! 🤞🏻👍🏻 3y
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
julesG Yesss! 3y
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3y
tournevis Twinsies! 3y
EclecticReaders Woohoo!! 🥳 3y
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Easy - except that I don‘t really recall that I ever liked the movie version better than the book. Maybe, The Princess Bride, but that was a toss up. Actually just thought of one - The Polar Express was a much better movie than book! So got them all! #bookwormbingo

EclecticReaders The Princess Bride is a pretty popular choice for that square! Great job! 3y
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EclecticReaders Nice!! 3y
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That was fun! #bookwormbingo

EclecticReaders Awesome! 3y
Reviewsbylola Glad you didn‘t lose a book! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆 Me, too. And surprised! 3y
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EclecticReaders Nice!! 3y
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BINGO! Haha almost did not cross off the “liked the movie adaptation more” until I remembered Girl Interrupted.

bookishbitch I thought The Jane Austin Book Club movie was better than the book. 3y
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I‘m everything except a re-reader. I rarely do it, and haven‘t ever read a book more than twice. I might have checked out 5+ books at once—when I was a kid. But I don‘t think I have as an adult.

Clean copies of the #bookwormbingo available at @EclecticReaders — thanks for this! 📚♥️

EclecticReaders Nice job! 3y
LogiKitty I'm not much of a re-reader either :3 3y
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BAHAHA I love all of this. As to my ONE unchecked, I rarely fly (don‘t take a lot of vacations and have only flown 4 times in the past 6 years) and I always take an e-reader for the plane. I can‘t justify airport $ markups. This is so fun! #bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

umbrellagirl Monday I will buy a book at the airport on your behalf 🙂 3y
Hestapleton @umbrellagirl hahaha wonderful! 3y
EclecticReaders Awesome! Glad you had fun with it! 3y
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EclecticReaders Woohoo! Bingo for days!! 3y
tournevis 👏👏👏 3y
TheLibrarian Super Bingo!! 👏🏻 3y
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
vivastory Very impressive! 👏🤘 3y
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Book Bingo 😍
Check out @EclecticReaders for an empty one

EclecticReaders Great job! 3y
BooknerdsLife Wow! 👏🏼👏🏼 3y
SarahHarts_books Yay!🎉🎉 3y
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A respectable showing, I think. #bookwormbingo

Edited because I realized I did spend more than $50 one time. I had Barnes & Noble gift cards that I needed to use up on a trip down to the States.

EclecticReaders Nice!! 3y
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#BookwormBingo - I think I nailed it 😂

Check out @EclecticReaders for an unmarked sheet and play along!

DivineDiana I think you did! 3y
EclecticReaders We think so, too! 😄🎉 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Indeed you did! 3y
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Blackout for #bookwormbingo! Thanks for sharing @EclecticReaders!

wanderinglynn Awesome job! 🙌🏻 3y
ju.ca.no Good job🤩🤩 3y
readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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#bookwormbingo Hey, this is cool @EclecticReaders ! I have done a lot of these things!

EclecticReaders Very nice!! 👏🏻 3y
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Not bad! #BookwormBingo. Check out the original post by @EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Wow, very nice! 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻💜🥳 3y
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@EclecticReaders Thanks for this cool bingo board!

EclecticReaders Wow, awesome!! 3y
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The credit goes to Eva vs the World on Instagram for creating this fun Bingo board, and we thought we‘d share it here for other fellow bookworms to participate. 😊 Screenshot the image and then in your own post use the brush tool to check off the squares you‘ve done. Tag us in your post so we‘re sure to see it! #BookwormBingo

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6 squares in January, not too shabby. #BookBingo2019

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It wouldn't take much work for me to get a bingo on this board! Taken from the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy twitter. 🚀🧙‍♂️🐉🌠

AlaMich Cool board! 3y
Soubhiville That‘s really fun! 3y
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Excited for the Winter Bingo card from prettydeadlyblog.com

Let me know if you have any suggestions for books to fit the squares 😊

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I am getting so close to finishing my #litsyreadingchallenge2017 bingo card. 😃

This long #thankfullyreading weekend, I plan to finish 2-3 more of them!

freyaheart Part of the rules of magic is in the 70's 5y
freyaheart I recommend it!! Lol there you're covered. 5y
sprainedbrain @freyaheart 😂 Thank you! I had White Teeth picked for that one, but it‘s always nice to have options. 5y
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freyaheart For the over 150 years space 5y
sprainedbrain @freyaheart that one is on my list for another challenge. 🤓 5y
Cinfhen Yay! 5y
Gezemice So cool! Mine is too depressing to look at. I read books just not the ones on the card... 5y
sprainedbrain @Gezemice I know what you mean... I‘ve read soooo many books this year, but somehow haven‘t finished any of my challenges with the books I already had and planned to use. 😬 5y
Liz_M Oooh, thanks for the reminding me to post an update on my own bingo challenge! 5y
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Can you mark off 5 squares easily? 😉

LauraBrook I can check off all of them except for the blanket forts. ❤️ 5y
CouronneDhiver I can relate to 23 of them. Lol 5y
AllenTStClair 19, actually. 😂 5y
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The_Literary_Jedi 19 for me! 🙌🏽📚 5y
Maike Yeah...20 😂 5y
Cinfhen Yup! like 20! 5y
Suelizbeth 19. 🐈 5y
batsy Definitely around 20 😎 5y
Sue All bar about 2 😂 5y
slategreyskies 13. 🎃 5y
LauraJ All of them! 5y
Oryx 21 ☺️ 5y
Lizpixie 22 5y
lauren.lerner 18 + free space 😉 5y
riversong153 16 + free space 5y
tif 21 + free space. I'm heartened to see I'm not alone in these strange behaviours 😂😂 5y
Redjewel_7734 Pretty much all of these are me 😊 Looks like I‘m in good company 5y
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I'm late to the party but decided to join #TBRBingo. So many unread books on my shelf that I *really* do want to read. If I can get BINGO before year end, I'll be so happy!

Cinfhen It's a great motivator 💕💕 5y
merelybookish @Cinfhen That's good to hear! 5y
WhatDeeReads Great! Welcome to the tbr bingo family. Thanks for joining us. 5y
Laura317 You can do it!! 5y
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So I still have quite a few books to read for various reading challenges!! I'm am starting to feel the stress! Does anyone have any recommendations for

-With girl(s) in the title or
-About music/theatre??

PetuniaCraftyKneecaps This "girl" title book is super good! 5y
drokka A few music ones: 5y
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Nat_Reads Station for sure! @drokka 5y
brilliantglow For "girl" I recommend all of the following: The only girl in China, the girl who played go, the girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making 5y
EllieDottie @PetuniaCraftyKneecaps Yes! I totally agree! I actually read this book last year and really enjoyed it!! 5y
EllieDottie @Nat_Reads I've been meaning to read that! 5y
EllieDottie @drokka Thank you! Yes! I've been meaning to read station eleven! 5y
EllieDottie @brilliantglow I actually own the only girl in China!!! I had totally forgotten!! Thank you 😊 5y
EllieDottie @Booksandcooks Music for wartime sounds super good!! Thank you! Also I love your user name! Reading and cooking are my too favorite things! 5y
brilliantglow You're welcome! It's such a great read 5y
Megabooks Thanks! 😀😀 I used to have a blog with a similar name. I gave MFW 5⭐️ 5y
Nat_Reads It's fun and quick!! 💃 5y
Gezemice The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series if you want less girly... Hamilton, the Revolution for music/theatre; Hagseed for theatre 5y
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Gettting some Bingos on my #Litsytbr !! Yay me!!

LauraBeth 🙌🙌 5y
AmyG Wow! Yes, yay you. I haven't even picked up a book yet from my bingo board. 😳 5y
Booksnchill @Laura317 nice job👍 5y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 5y
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Decided to see where I am with the Litsy Bingo Reading Challenge. (Helps me if I go pen & paper.) I still have 8 spots to fill. Which is okay, I guess. 😐
Can anyone recommend a short work of nonfiction about food/drink? Or about music/theatre? (Also short. 😜)

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DebinHawaii Laurie Colwin's essays about food and cooking are among my favorites. They are classics and about 200 pages. 🍽📚❤️ 5y
JazzFeathers You have nearly completed it! 👏👏😁 5y
batsy You're doing well! 5y
andrew61 Toast by nigel slater.- great card. 5y
merelybookish @JazzFeathers @batsy Thanks! Turns out I had another spot filled. Unbeknownst to me I have already read a book by an author my age. So that means 7 left. 😃 5y
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#tbtbingo should be able to knock off 3 more in the next few days.

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This is my #TBRbingo card for my #kindlefirst reads. I have a free space because I'm one book short 🤷🏻‍♀️That will go to the October book, because I'm under no delusions that I'll clear this board any time soon. 😂

awishman What a good idea! 5y
WhatDeeReads Looks great! Thanks for joining us 5y
MatchlessMarie I'm so mad at myself that I barely found out about the perk of the Kindle First books a few months ago 😭 I think I am gonna prob try and finish the ones I do have in December and then get my act together in 2018 😜 5y
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I decided to join lots of other #littens and do the #tbrbingo. I would like to have read these books within the next six months, so by the end of February I should be done. Let's see.
I'm also joining the #Litsypartyofone this weekend as I have no other current plans.

Cinfhen It's a great way to clear your TBR 5y
Boghunden @Cinfhen I'm way past the point where I will ever clear it... 😂 5y
Cinfhen Hahaha😂😂true! 5y
WhatDeeReads @Boghunden Thanks for joining us! 5y
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Okay, the generator and I aren't doing all that well but IT IS FINALLY ALIVE!!! #tbrbingo

I think it looks very shouty with all those single words on the black but ah well, Sir Ranulph (author of Fear, Cold and the rather trend breaking Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know) would probably approve! Now, onwards toward Bingo and glory! 📚📚📚

WhatDeeReads Let us read! For tomorrow we... read more! 🍻 5y
GlassAsDiamonds 😊😊😊🍻 I can drink to that. 5y
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(3/3) And finally, these are the nonfiction titles I'd like to hit by the end of the year. #TBRBingo

Wish me luck!

@WhatDeeReads Shockingly, this exercise has not helped my TBR at all because I ended up adding 30 more books I'd like to read in this lifetime. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

WhatDeeReads Ah well, at least now you have them organized in front of you. It's helped me stick to the titles on the card, not buy more, and decide what I'm reading next much faster. It's helpful. I promise! 5y
CouronneDhiver Wow- very ambitious having three cards! Best of luck 😊 5y
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