April 1st (the start of the new bingo period) has come and gone and that means a new r/Fantasy book bingo challenge has started! I talk about bingo a lot around here and though maybe some of you might like to take part or know more about it a lot of you might also be new to this challenge. So, I thought it would be good to post my yearly announcement here.
r/Fantasy Book Bingo is something I initially started on kind of a whim. Several years ago, after I’d been lurking around on reddit’s r/fantasy community for a bit, I found myself engaged in thread about book challenges. In the discussion I mentioned having done a book bingo before and then said ‘I should make a fantasy one for the subreddit’ and a couple of people were like ‘yeah, you totally should’ and thus r/Fantasy Book Bingo was born.
So, what is r/Fantasy Book Bingo? It’s a year long reading challenge with the aim of getting readers to branch out, look at books they may have otherwise passed up, discover new authors and subgenres, etc. It’s really all about broadening your horizons while having fun reading. There is a bingo card with twenty-five squares, each with its own specific requirement to tick off. If you get a bingo you can go into a prize drawing. If you fill out the entire card then you can get Reading Champion flair in the subreddit (basically a little tag beside your name that says Reading Champion).
Here is this year’s r/Fantasy Bingo Card! Thanks much to u/eriophora for the awesome upgrade in bingo card graphics this year. ❤
This is my SEVENTH year running the challenge (geez! I can’t believe how time flies!). I’m not planning on actively participating this year, however I might still tick off all the squares by accident–who knows? (I say that and yet I’m already thinking about books I could read that would count for squares….). So, what do you think about this challenge? Are you participating this year? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!