ShallowreaderBingo! May 2017

As my previous post indicates, May was crazy busy. So much so that I wasn’t going to put up a May Bingo Sheet at all. But then, commons sense prevailed. So I just pulled up May 2016’s sheet and made a tiny amount of tweaks!

If you are playing, enjoy!

 

Row 1: Ole; Epic Disaster Wardrobe Tragedy; May; Deja Vu; Narcissism. Row 2: Inchoate Cohesion; Love Triangle; Close but no cigar; Lashings; Train Travel. Row 3: Touch vs Sight; A walk in the park; Abstinence; Ooooh! That would be grand; Bloom. Row 4: Suck it!; Little Fluffy Clouds; Dead Dogs; That Dress; Do the Shake. Row 5: Twins; Silver Fox; Unicorns; Elemental, My Dear Watson. 15 - nooooo....17.

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Reading – January and February bingo wrap up

Bingo card with circles around the squares that are listed.Yeah! Bingo is back and both Willaful and SuperWendy are already up on their blogs with their February wrap ups! This year, anyone that takes part in Bingo gets to call a square for the next month. Yep! Because I am soooo kind!

As for my reading, it is still very slumpy as the whole month was a write-off again as the heat has been horrid. So slumpy that I am counting both January and February in my wrap up and I STILL didn’t score a Bingo run!

But I did get to circle some:

Hot Hot Hot Hot

It has been so hot that and horrid that I am counting this March news article on how this was Australia’s hottest summer on record. This explains my inability to sleep, read, think and function.

an extraordinary theory of objects a memoir of an outsider in paris by stephanie lacavaSelf

Stephanie Lacava’s An extraordinary theory of objects: a memoir of an outsider in Paris. Lacava recounts her parents taking her whole family to live in Paris when she was 12 and discusses her loneliness, depression and subsequent attachment to objects to help herself to deal with her displacement. Displacement and migrant stories deeply interest me as they are so close to my own heart as the child of two migrants. However, this book’s layout, though quite interesting in that there are footnotes discussing the (hi)stories of the objects that Lacava is attached to, ended up being a big distraction away from the narrative of her experiences. My reading become fragmented between story and footnotes and this disjointed reading impacted on my immersion into Lacava’s recollections. I feel that I should have been moved but sadly, I remained distant to her experiences. Continue reading

End of ShallowreaderBingo for 2016….

The wonderful Willaful won December Shallowreaderbingo! Yayyyy! Woooo!

Fireworks

Thank you for all who have read and followed my bingo game in 2016. I initially started it as a talking point for my radio stint but then, after 2 years reviewing books and libraries for the wonderful Linda Mottram who moved on to bigger and better things, the new host took different directions and my the stint didn’t eventuate. Instead I had the pleasure of tracking my reading in a way that made me laugh and from what I can tell made the players laugh too. My 2016 wrap up will come later in the week. I’m with my cousins from Greece and Europe having fun and much too busy to list my reads 🙂

To those of you who are playing and following along – Shallowreaderbingo will be back in 2017! Watch this space!

Meanwhile, I wish you all a safe and wonderful New Year. May the there be lots of love and warmth and strength for all of us to take hold of our literacy baton and run with it!

 

Coogee Beach 9pm fireworks

Coogee Beach 9pm fireworks

ShallowreaderBingo! December

The end of the year is upon us! Hot hot hot summer is upon us! For some friends, cold cold cold winter is snowbounding you. How on earth is it the end of the year? And such a crappy year too. But let’s make December cracking!

For all who have played throughout the year – thank you so much for playing and continue to play on!

And for all that have meant to play – Join in!

Row 1: Light One Candle; Morpheus; December; And then came the rain; Hohoho. Row 2: Tycoon; Irony; Pet; Just the one you want; Luxurious. Row 3: Hot Summer Nights; Seeking Refuge; My Love; Moist; He sees you when you're sleeping. Row 4: 12; Driedel; Christmas joy to all; He sees you when you're sleeping; Self Care. Row 5: Comes but once a year; Emotional Rescue; Thank you for playing; At the end of the rainbow; Adieu.