Few games conjure up images of childhood and being elderly as BINGO.
You know what I mean. You spent your kid days singing that earwormy song that I bet is earworming through you because you simply saw the word.
A second or two later, as you realised you were humming the tune, or outright singing There was a farmer who had a dog… you automatically went to your inner kid place — or thought about retirement communities where some stereotyped imaged of the aged popped into your mind’s eye and you pictured rows and rows of old folk with their big-assed magic markers/Sharpies/Nikko pens/marker pens (choose the pen that best fits your dialect of English). You saw the tumbler and the game show host who calls out the number he pulls whilst making smarmy game-show host quips about the numbers and/or Bingo participants… OH DEAR GOD! I’ve been brainwashed into having instant images of how retired elderly folk are ‘supposed to’ spend their days!
But I won’t because I know, despite my momentary (and shocking realisation that I’ve been indoctrinated by the media) lapse in reason, Bingo is a game for all ages, played by all ages.
Some Bingo games are more fun than other Bingo games. Grocery Shopping Bingo, for instance, or Number Plate Bingo (find all 50 US states/ European Countries/ All 8 Australian States and territories).
Some Bingo brings big bucks (love that alliteration, don’t you?).
Some Bingo, like The Shallowreader’s Bingo, brings you nothing but hours of reading pleasure, which YOU KNOW IS A HUGE PRIZE!
Some Bingo, Like The Shallowreader’s is simply a challenge, and who doesn’t like a challenge?
This is a reading Bingo Game. A liberal reading Bingo game. You read and play Bingo with the books you are reading. Here’s what The Shallowreader is doing:
The rules are simple: cross the box as you read and when you get 5 in a row give out a Shallowreader Bingo call on either your blog, twitter or your favourite social media platform with a list of the items you have read. On the 29th of every month, I will put out a Bingo reminder and people can check their lists but I am happy for people to call #shallowreaderBingo whenever they like.
I’m so playing along. Won’t you too? While a lot of you may be romance readers you are not limited to reading romance. Anything goes here. Just read, kids. READ! Follow the link to Shallowreader to join.
Come on. You know you wanna shout out BINGO!
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2 thoughts on “A Reading Challenge Where YOU Get to SHOUT!”
In Marrickville, the Bingo hall is always packed. Elderly rubbing shoulders with young hipsters and cool folks just wanting to win a meat tray 😀
I forget sometimes that some people want to WIN a meat tray.