Hello January 2017

Hello 2017!

So the holidays have come and gone and now what? Well, since it is a bit chilly outside why not check out a stack of books and play Winter Book Bingo at Norway Memorial Library! It is perfect to get out of a reading rut (sometimes I get stuck reading the same genre so this is a good opportunity for me to try new authors and genres).

bingo-cardTo play the bingo reading game please stop at the information desk and pick up a Winter Bingo Card and a packet of hot coca (while supplies last). There are 25 squares with different subjects to read. When you read and complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of five squares bring in your card so it can be entered in the drawing to win a bingo prize of a book of your choice from a selection of books and a Bas Bleu mug. Readers who blackout their card by reading twenty-five titles that correspond with the subject for every square will be entered in a drawing for the grand blackout prize a gift certificate to Books N Things.

Cards must be turned in by Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm to be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place on Monday, March 20, 2017. If you are stumped what to read or have great book titles suggestions than come to a book chat on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm.

whole-towns-talkingTo get you started here are a few suggestions:
Fannie Flagg latest The Whole Town’s Talking. Flagg writes about a small town in Missouri and its citizens. Flagg takes you along through the years and of course you will find out what the whole town is talking about. You can use this to cross out the “checkout from library” square.

nancy-drewThe square “From your childhood” is fun. I have a few recommendations:
Nancy Drew series (this series got me hooked on mysteries). These books were fun and I wanted to be Nancy finding clues to solve a mystery and driving a convertible. My third grade teacher (shout out to Miss Payson) read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my class. I so loved this story of four children finding a new, magical place and making friends fictional character Aslan the lion (one of my favorite fictional characters).

Another square is “Set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit.” There are many places I would like to travel and visit. If I had the chance the first place would be Paris, the city of lights. To walk down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, order (in French) a croissant, and take in all the sights and sounds Paris has to offer would be a dream. Since Paris isn’t in my near future, I can read about the city. A good book that brings Paris to life is lunch-in-parisLunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard. Bard takes you a magical tour of Paris as she falls for a Frenchman and the city.


You can play along with us by letting us know what you are reading to fill in the book bingo squares.

Check back often for more book recommendations to help fill in the bingo squares.