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29 December 2018 @ 03:36 pm

First of all, both keli and I would like to say welcome and thank you for playing.

There are some slight changes to the rules for 2019, so please make sure to read this post completely. New or changed rules will be marked in red.

Start date: January 1st, 2019
End date: December 31st, 2019

Hosted by: keli and stellar_raven

See also: Sign up Post | List of Players | Report Your Bingo | Friending Post

Here's the card:

2019 lj bingo card
(Click to see full size)

Both this card and the Alternate text-only version of the card are available in the Unveiling the 2019 Bingo Cards post.


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23 February 2019 @ 08:26 pm

If there is an accessory that is essential for every reader, it's the bookmark!

What is your way of marking the page you've reached? A fancy bookmark? Anything flat that you can put your hands on? Or do you fold the page?
Tell us about your bookmarking habits! Pictures are welcome and DIY ideas, too!
17 February 2019 @ 09:51 pm
I’ve just finished my first book for the bingo and written a review HERE for people who are interested :)

People are welcome to leave comments on it with any questions and/or comments about their own books they are reading.
06 February 2019 @ 09:27 am
My weekly reading post is right here!. Lots of fun reading for LJ Book Bingo this week.
03 February 2019 @ 04:06 pm
keli and I have been discussing this, and we have decided to allow reporting of bingoes to also take place on DW for those who want to play, but have an aversion to posting at LJ. All other rules still apply - you must sign up via the signup post at LJ or DW so we can have an accurate accounting of who's playing.

The complete list of players will be on LJ.

A lot of you may not know, but we also have a mirror community on DW (dwbookbingo) To this point it's only been used to back up the main LJ community, just in case...which is something I actually need to remember to do more often. *blushes*

Membership to the DW community is by invite only, and posting access is restricted to myself (stellar_raven), keli, and justjo2u (justjo2dw at DW) for the time being.

Please only use the DW community to report bingoes if you are uncomfortable posting on LJ. Otherwise, please report bingoes on LJ.

All posts (mod posts, discussion posts, resources, quizzes/mems, etc.) are still to be posted on ljbookbingo.

This post and the Report Your Bingo post will be sticky at DW, and this post will also be in the sidebar at both communities.

The community has grown by leaps and bounds this year, which is amazing and surprising when you factor in that this all began because keli and I decided to make up our own bingo card to challenge each other, and then decided to share it with our friends lists. This community was born as a way for those few who played that first year to keep track of what the others were reading. We never imagined that by the third year we'd have nearly 50 players and so much interest in the game.

So, please allow us some time to adjust to the growing pains we're experiencing. We want to make this game open to anyone who wants to play, and we're doing everything we can to make that possible without overwhelming ourselves in the process.

If you'd like an invite to the DW community, please let us know.

At LJ - comment to this post.
At DW - please message stellar_raven, keli (our usernames are the same at both places), or justjo2dw.

Thank you again the extraordinary interest you all have shown in the game. Questions? Please ask!

(I'll work on updating the DW community's theme to match LJ at a later date.)
02 February 2019 @ 09:04 pm

It's 2019! Tell us about the new releases you're excited about! Are you awaiting new books from series you've started? 
02 February 2019 @ 02:02 pm
How To Read Me


Handy site with suggested reading guides for various book series or comic book series.

(I was looking for the reading order for the Percy Jackson books and this site came up!)

Not a huge site but series such as Buffy, Grantchester, Discworld, Jack Ryan, Rivers of London (which is another I want to get into), Constantine, Green Lantern etc....

Hope someone finds it useful!

Edit: Only just noticed there is a search bar low down on the right hand side of the page. That helps a lot.

30 January 2019 @ 12:39 pm
This week's reading post is right here! Also, there are lots of suggestions for Historical - Fiction or Nonfiction in the comments.
I saw a reading meme on tumblr, and I thought this question sounded like a lot of fun, so I thought I'd post it over here.

Please make sure to list what book and/or series they're from in case others want to check them out. If you'd like to tell us why they're your favorites, all the more better!
24 January 2019 @ 08:03 am
Hello! I do a reading round-up post weekly, most usually on Wednesdays. (It's pretty much the only posting I do any more, bad me.) Here's this week's post.

What Am I Reading Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

I really enjoy reading these posts from other people, too - I've gotten so many good book recs from them!