Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader


I admit to being a bit jealous of kids when it comes to summer reading. Libraries promote cool programs to encourage young readers to grab a book and read to earn rewards and prizes.

I read for the enjoyment of reading, yet even a sticker on my bookmark would be that much more fun.

Our local library must have heard my inner child for they are running a summer reading program for the kiddos and adults as well.


Fabulous options! Summer Reading began June 11th and out of the four books I’ve read so far I don’t quite complete a BINGO.


read for 20 minutes (that was easy) read a book outside (gotta get that selfie) recommend a book to someone you know (the hubs eagerly awaits for my recent reads) read a book by a new to you author (another easy) read while listening to ocean sounds (at night while read we drift off to sleep to gentle ocean waves from sleep app) share this BINGO with someone you know (the hubs might play) check out a book by a local author (why—that would be me…) read a book that became a movie or TV series (it might take me all summer to read Lorna Doone)


If I check out and listen to a music album I’ll have a BINGO!

Be right back…

How well would you do with a BINGO card? What can you mark off so far?

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6 thoughts on “B*I*N*G*O

  1. Damyanti Biswas on said:

    I enjoyed reading your theme 😀

  2. petespringerauthor on said:

    I understand the intention, especially for younger kids, but reading is the reward. As I used to say to my students, “I wish somebody would give me reading homework.”

    • You mean prizes aren’t fun to earn as well? 😳

      • petespringerauthor on said:

        They’re fun, but by 5th and 6th grade, I taught some kids who were insulted when the school offered these incentives. Their attitude was something like, “I don’t need to be bribed to read.” On the other hand, many of the 2nd and 3rd-grade children I taught were motivated by prizes.

      • What a joy to teach students who enjoy reading for the sake of reading. That definitely changes in high school.

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