Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#ShallowReader Bingo for February 2017

So this is exciting!  For the first time ever I'm participating in Shallowreader Bingo!  This is the brain child of Australian blogger (and librarian!) Vassiliki and I believe 2016 was the first year.  I had great fun following all the participants, but given my shoddy reading mojo last year I didn't feel comfortable participating.  Vassiliki has tweaked a few things for 2017 that actually make it a bit easier for me - so I'm going to do my best to actually play along this year.

I made BINGO in the far left column and circled some other squares that I wanted to talk about.

The BINGO squares:

Sweet Nectar of Glory: I'll Be Damned by Eric Braeden.  Glory in this case applies to glory on the athletic field.  Braeden won the German National Team Track & Field Championship in 1958 (discus, shot-put and javelin) and the 1973 National Challenge Cup when he played for the Maccabi Los Angeles Soccer Club.

Black: Falling for Her Fake Fiance by Sarah M. Anderson.  Fallen on financial hard times after the family brewery is sold off and her previous business ventures fail, the heroine has sold off most of her designer duds - except for a few dresses.  Good thing too since she works to befuddle the hero by wearing them.  There's a green one, a red one and of course, a little black one.

Suck It!: Deception Island by Brynn Kelly.  So rage inducing I DNF'ed it.  Self-explanatory.

23: Oh boy, another DNF - this one Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon which I stopped reading on February 23.

New To Me: Tempted by Her Italian Surgeon by Louisa George.  A new-to-me author and this month's TBR Challenge book.

Other squares:

Beauty, Bad Hair Day and Pure: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare.  A Beauty and the Beast trope (beauty), and a heroine with unruly hair (bad hair day) who has never been kissed (pure).

Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot: Falling for Her Fake Fiance by Sarah M. Anderson. It's a Harlequin Desire, but still!  Darn near singed my fingertips off (not that I'm complaining!)

Self: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino.  A heroine who has spent her whole life avoiding dealing with the baggage and fallout from her crappy childhood.  A heroine's journey to finding herself and letting go of the past, while still embracing aspects of it (namely, the hero).

Adonis: Tempted by Her Italian Surgeon by Louisa George.  The plot kicks into gear when a picture of the hero's delicious backside sets social media ablaze.

Loving: Falling for Her Fake Fiance by Sarah M. Anderson.  Both hero and heroine aren't big believers in love and, naturally, end up falling in love with each other.  Because, you know, romance novel.

Seriously, can you believe I wasn't able to fill in the Yeeha Cowboy! square?  That's just shameful for me.

ETA: I just realized that my completed row was all under "B."  So probably technically not a BINGO.  But whatever.  I got a row complete.  I'm calling it good 🙌


willaful said...

I'm not the rulemaker, but BINGO has always been any row or column, including across. So it's totally BINGO! Yay for playing!

Wendy said...

I obviously haven't played enough Bingo in my life.

Vassiliki said...

Bingo also allows diagonal runs! Go nuts!

Also, is Eric Braeden the athlete the same as Eric Braeden Victor Newman from The Young and the Restless?

Wendy said...

Vassiliki: One and the same. Victor Newman from Y&R.