12 January 2018 @ 07:22 pm
~LJ Book Bingo - Rules Post~  
First of all, both [livejournal.com profile] keli and I would like to welcome you to not only the bingo game, but the community as well. We thought a community would be a nice way to keep certain information easily accessible to all participants as well a centralized location to announce drawings/winners. However, our intent is that the bulk of the activity still take place in our personal journals.

Start date: January 1st, 2017
End date: December 31st, 2017

Hosted by: [livejournal.com profile] keli and[livejournal.com profile] stellar_raven

See also: List of Players | Report Your Bingo

Here's the card:


01. You can sign up at any point during the year.

02. One square per book. In other words, you'd need to read 25 books to fill in the whole card. Filling the whole card, or even bingo-ing isn't necessary to play.

03. The free space does require a book to be read before it can be marked off, however, absolutely any book can be used for this square.

04. Ways to bingo: across, down, diagonal, and a combination of the four corner squares and the center square.

05. We kept the categories as broad as we could for the most part in order to make choosing books that fit each square as stress free as possible. However, if you need help with any squares, please feel to ask for suggestions. We are happy to help!

06. In order to make it easier for us to keep up with everyone's cards, we ask that you make a master post in your own journals which includes your card and will be updated with a list of the books that you've read and what square you assigned them to. We would like to suggest that users have their master posts unlocked, but this is not a requirement if you are uncomfortable doing so.

07. Please make a comment in this post with a link to your master post, so that we may add you to the list of players.

08. It is not required to share your book reviews, but if you choose to do so, we request that you post the review in your personal journal, then link to it here provided you feel comfortable enough to have the post unlocked.

09. To mark your card, you can use any photo editing software you have, or there are also online options available. Please feel free to ask if you require any assistance.

10. The full size card can be found by clicking on the card above, or by clicking here.

11. To report a bingo, please post either your card or a link to your master post in the Report Your Bingo! post which is linked here and in the sidebar.

12. Prizes! We didn't mention that before, did we? Every three months (or at the end of March, June, September, and December) all participants who have bingoed at least once will be eligible for a drawing of a small prize. Every bingo is eligible for an entry - up to three entries per 3 month period. All drawings will be made using a random number generator. (Further info about how the drawings will work will be posted closer to time of the first drawing.)

Any questions? Please feel free to ask! Also, please see the community's sidebar for a list of handy links.

**Above all, have fun! The whole point of this is to encourage fun, friendship, reading, and discussion. We absolutely do not want this to be difficult or stressful for anyone.

Reminder: Locked or unlocked master posts or review posts are at the discretion of each player and therefore those posts may not (and are not required to) be viewable to everyone.
Current Mood: excited
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[identity profile] fionnabhar.livejournal.com on January 25th, 2017 12:22 am (UTC)
Would the mods be willing to throw out an alternative option for Audiobook for those of us who are deaf/hard of hearing? It's pretty much a nonstarter for us.
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 25th, 2017 02:53 am (UTC)
We definitely would. You may use "ebook" as an alternate to "audiobook" for that square.

I will edit the card itself to list both on the square this weekend and post an updated card.
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[identity profile] fionnabhar.livejournal.com on January 25th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
Eh, I might be the only one it applies to, so don't go to any big trouble. I just wanted an official statement. :-) Thanks!
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 26th, 2017 12:28 am (UTC)
It's not any trouble at all. :)
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http://sexycazzy.livejournal.com/: C snowflake[identity profile] sexycazzy.livejournal.com on January 30th, 2017 10:53 pm (UTC)
Brill - thanks for asking... is thinking of taking part in the bingo and if you haven't asked for other options for the Audiobook square, this might've put me off for sure...(I am deaf so like you said - a nonstarter!) lol

So thanks again for asking! :D
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[identity profile] keli.livejournal.com on February 2nd, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
Welcome!! Hope you decide to take part! We are very flexible here so I am glad she asked too.
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[identity profile] tli.livejournal.com on January 31st, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm here via [livejournal.com profile] fififolle's flist... looking forward to getting stuck into this :D

My masterpost: http://tli.livejournal.com/108160.html
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stellar_raven: Eobard!Wells - glasses[personal profile] stellar_raven on January 31st, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! Welcome! We're glad to have you! I'll go add you to the list of players now.
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[identity profile] keli.livejournal.com on February 2nd, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
Welcome!! Glad you've joined us! We are getting such a nice little group here.
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