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Mod post: Announcement regarding 2021 plans for the community.

Hello all! I hope everyone is doing well and are managing this crazy year as best as they can.

I wanted to take a quick moment to announce after discussing this with keli we have decided that we will not be hosting a reading challenge or bingo game in 2021. This is not a decision we've reached lightly, but due to the ongoing pandemic and the real life issues we (plus justjo2u) are dealing with both pandemic-related and otherwise, we do not have the extra time to give a game or challenge the attention it deserves (see the 2020 challenge as an example. We set it up and then all hell broke loose, and the community didn't get any attention from the mods at all.)

We will, however, be leaving the community open in the hopes that it will become a general books/reading community...at least for 2021. We would love for you all to share other reading challenges or reading related games you may be participating in, book memes/quizzes, book reviews, book recs (either asking for or sharing) or just general book discussion. I am making a resolution to be more active here myself in the coming year.

At the end of 2021, we will reevaluate and make a decision as to the future of the community in the coming years.

As always, we are so thankful to each and every one of you who have participated in this community in the past.

~Jennifer

ETA as of 1/16/21: keli had the brilliant idea to have a series of small, stress free "mini bingo" games/challenges throughout the course of the year. You can find the first of these posted here. Enjoy!
Chris Hemsworth
  • keli

What are you currently reading?

Would love to hear what everyone is currently reading. Comment below!

I am currently reading Midnight Library by Matt Haig. My local book club chose this for our February read. It is Goodreads Choice 2020 Winner for Fiction. It is also the first book I bought this year. I try to utilize my library as much as I can but I was number 32 in line for the book and need it read by February 10. :) The book is good so far. The plot is amazing. I am using it for the New Adult bingo square. It was published Sept 2020.



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Too cute: Writing: Cliffhangers
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2021 BINGO CARD #1: January - March

We said we were not going to do anything formal here, and we are not, but we decided to periodically throw out mini bingo cards/challenges for anyone who would like to participate. If it goes well and people are enjoying it, we will continue.

First up, running January 1 through March 31 --> COVID-19 bingo! With many countries still in lockdown and many of us wanting to make more time to read, we thought this would be fun! This is not like your typical bingo. There are no calls. Just work towards filling all your squares. We hope you share your reading with the community by either posting here or posting a link to your journal, however you are under no obligation to do so.

This mini-card focuses on genres.

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Enjoy!

- keli, stellar and jo

Looking forward to 2021

After looking back at the past year, it's time to set our new objectives for 2021!


So what are your plans?
Will you take part in some challenges? Which ones?
Will you take part in the Goodreads reading challenge? What goal did you want to reach?
Do you plan to discover new authors, new styles? Or will you keep going with loved authors or ongoing series?
What are the new books you're looking for in 2021?

Looking back at 2020



Did you set yourself some goals for 2020?
Did you achieve these goals?
Did you manage to read more than expected?
Have you discovered new books, genres, authors, series and fell in love?
Were you disappointed by some readings?
Share everything about your year in reading!

Reading meme

A little meme to pass time between two reads!


1. What was the last book you read completely?
2. How often do you read?
3. What is your favorite genre to read?
4. What is your favorite book of all time?
5. What is your least favorite book of all time?
6. Who is your favorite author?
7. What author is overhyped?
8. Do you prefer audio, physical, or an e-reader?
9. Hardback or paperback?
10. Bookmarks or dogears?
11. Where is your favorite place to read?
11. Do you wish you were an author?
12. How do you arrange your books on your shelves?
13. What is the longest book you ever read?
14. How many books do you want to read in 2020?
15. How many books have you read so far in 2020?

Looking forward to 2020



After looking back at the past year, it's time to set our new objectives for 2020!

So what are your plans?
Will you take part in the new challenge? In another challenge?
Will you take part in the Goodreads reading challenge? What goal did you want to reach?
Do you plan to discover new authors, new styles? Or will you keep going with loved authors or ongoing series?
What are the new books you're looking for in 2020?