I came across this fun idea on my travels through the inter web. Book bingo. People make up Bingo cards featuring various types of books, and the players have to get a Bingo! (straight line across the squares, in case any of you don’t know what that is) by reading the books featured. As I’m always up for a challenge and also, as I love to read, I thought it would be fun to give it a shot. But…what bingo card to use? There are so many out there, I discovered!
But this one caught my eye, as it featured Canadian speculative fiction books. So, hey ho, why not?
As you see, this came from a blog called Speculating Canada, which features works of speculative fiction written by Canadians. And as I am one of those, I thought it would be great to have a look at what some of my fellow Canadian authors are creating. Also you will note they use the same WordPress blog theme as I do, so they must have good taste, right?
In looking at what books I need to read to get my Bingo, there are several there which interest me. But as it stands right now, I think I’m going to try the middle line. Because I love urban fantasy, and also because this line includes an interview, which perhaps might be cheating a tad but as it won’t take as long to read a interview as a book, I’m all for that.
So…if any of you have any suggestions for the books on that line, let me know! I’ve got a couple ideas, but I’m happy to take others. I need a Canadian Urban Fantasy Novel, An Interview with a Canadian Author, a Canadian SF Short Story Collection, and a Canadian High Fantasy Novel.
Only three books and one interview. Should be do-able, right?
I’ll keep you posted on this as the year goes by. I would love it if anyone else wants to play along….we’ll see who can get Bingo first!
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