New-To-Me Author Summer Bingo June Update

This is my first update. I decided to do one at the end of each month to see how I’m doing. You can check out all the deets below ~

Reading with Jessica and That Artsy Reader Girl are hosting a fun summer reading event called New-to-Me-Author Summer Bingo! I first heard of this over at A Novel Glimpse and knew I wanted to try to participate. I needed some encouragement to pick up some books by authors I’ve been meaning to try for a while now.

The Basics:

  • This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st, which is perfect because it won’t overrun any other reading challenges you’re participating in or books you’re excited to read that don’t fit this challenge’s parameters.
  • You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
  • A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. You can also go for multiple bingos or blackout if you’re feeling ambitious.
  • Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on your progress and tell us what you’re hoping to read.

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New-To-Me Author Summer Bingo TBR

Reading with Jessica and That Artsy Reader Girl are hosting a fun summer reading event called New-to-Me-Author Summer Bingo! I first heard of this over at A Novel Glimpse and knew I wanted to try to participate. I needed some encouragement to pick up some books by authors I’ve been meaning to try for a while now.

The Basics:

  • This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st, which is perfect because it won’t overrun any other reading challenges you’re participating in or books you’re excited to read that don’t fit this challenge’s parameters.
  • You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
  • A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. You can also go for multiple bingos or blackout if you’re feeling ambitious.
  • Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on your progress and tell us what you’re hoping to read.

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April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up

As I already mentioned, I didn’t do so great with my April TBR. But, that’s just fine with me! I still made my way through quite a stack of books!

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WWW Wednesday ~ 4/8/20

Ali here ~

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So, I have finished 3 books since Monday, which is good. But, you can see from all the books I have going that I’m still struggling with finding the right books to suit my mood here lately. It’s really rather weird, too. I have been totally content staying at home and quarantining with my family. Actually, I’ve been feeling blessed to be getting all of this time with my oldest, who is hardly home between work and college. But, I suppose even with that my body is still feeling the stress of what’s going on in the world.

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WWW Wednesday ~ 4/1/20

Ali here ~

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Happy Wednesday! How are y’all doing today? My family and I are all doing well. We’re doing our best to thrive in this mess, and honestly I’m just really feeling grateful for all the family time we’re getting! And it didn’t rain yesterday, nor has it rained today. Bonus!! I’ve been enjoying lots of board games with the kiddos, and other games that we made up ourselves. One we played last night revolved around music. We take turns playing 2 songs each. Points go to the first person that can name the title, artist, and album – one point each. We’ve played this a lot over the years on all our car rides. Living out in the country means even a trip to the closest Walmart is 20 minutes. But, I can say that my kids have a rather large music appreciation from it.
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April 2020 TBR

At the beginning of March I was looking forward to vacation and some rare family time – especially with my oldest in college. Little did I know that a couple weeks later we’d start our journey of having more family time than I ever imagined possible again. So, I’ve been doing my best to focus on appreciating that.

But, I still love my reading, too, and let’s face it, it’s a great escape – especially if you can find the right books! I’m really looking forward to completing my O.W.L.s in April, but I’m looking forward to a lot of other books, too. Here’s what I have planned ~ all very subject to change depending on my moods. LOL! But, I’m a list maker….

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#5OnMyTBR — 5 RomComs

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is RomComs!

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