New-To-Me Author Summer Bingo Wrap-Up #nasbingo

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m getting this out so late today because I’ve been busy prepping for my homeschool class tomorrow and reading Heart Bones. I honestly wouldn’t be here right now if I hadn’t finished because I was OBSESSED! 

I am so very glad that I participated in the New-to-Me-Author Summer Bingo by Reading with Jessica and That Artsy Reader Girl! And again, thanks to Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse for introducing me to this fun challenge!

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 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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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe ~ Review


Title: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Series: N/A
Author: Lauren James
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Genres: YA Sci/Fi
Blurb: Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?

Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .

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#IMWAYR ~ 6/15/20

Alison here ~

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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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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Stacking the Shelves – 6/13/20

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews/Reading Reality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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May 2020 TBR

Happy Friday! Anyone have exciting plans for the weekend? Maybe 2 walks around your block instead of one? LOL! I hear that more and more places are beginning to open up, but I know there are still a lot of places that are looking at another month at least of quarantine. I know here in Louisiana, people and businesses are just starting to ignore the governor’s laws, though.

My April TBR was almost a complete fail. I’ll hopefully have my April wrap-up post up soon. I have just been such a moody reader this month. And honestly, that’s okay with me! I absolutely LOVE making TBRs because I so enjoy making lists, but I don’t hold myself to them. With my moodiness in mind, I made my May TBR to reflect my current temperament.

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