If you’ve participated on the Goodreads Group before during the readathon, then you will know that every Readathon, Gabby creates a Bingo Board for us to use while participating in the readathon. The goal, obviously, is to get a bingo. But for those who really love a challenge, the ultimate goal is to get a blackout. This is all for fun and bragging rights, as there are no prizes. This year, we are so excited to bring Dewey Bingo to the whole Readathon community. You can use the above photo or find the PDF on Google Drive.

There are just a couple of rules:

  1. For a book to count for a square, you must have read a minimum of 50 pages. You are NOT required to finish a book before marking a bingo square complete.
  2. You may fit your book into as many squares as you can. So say you read 250 pages of the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you could fit that into (1) Read a book with a supernatural element, (2) Read a book with a person on the cover, (3) Read a book with illustrations, (4) Read 200 pages, (5) Read a book published in the last 13 years since this edition is new, and (6) Read a book with a page total of a 1 or 3 since this book has 451 pages. You could also fit several others in there, if you did a couple reading sprints and posted on social media or dressed as a character from the book, etc. So it isn’t too difficult to get a black out, if you do a little bit of pre-planning.

The Bingo board has been posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads and you can participate in any or all of the platforms. You can also let us know about completed Bingos or Blackouts here. Good luck to all and “May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor!’