Blogosphere Bookish Memes & Weekly Features

in which Jorie participates:

It’s hard not to see the wickedly prolific bookish in nature memes {questionnaires}, lists, and weekly features or events which book bloggers love to exchange with each other in a conjoined effort of community togetherness! Some blogs even sprout out badges for each blogger to use to generate the cohesiveness per post, per blog! I realise that there is a small minority that isn’t quite enthralled with this section of the blogosphere, but personally a little insight about a reader’s personality isn’t such a bad thing! Afterall, it allows the reader to continue to organise his or her thoughts on a particular stream of conscienceness and it allows their visitors to drop by to see how his/her responses match up against their own! I will use this page to serve as an archive of which of these lovelies strikes my fancy!

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I have been wanting to blog about my excitement about being placed on certain blog tours and/or in receiving books for review direct from authors, publishers, or publicists. I originally came across a weekly meme on Mondays entitled Mailbox Monday and you could say, that my new feature on Jorie Loves A Story is an extended idea from the original! Except to say, with one minor switch-up! Although I attempt to write down when books arrive by Post, I am never quite as certain when the books arrive as I am always reading the next book in hand! Therefore, please join me as I get excited about the books on my shelf which are next in line to read!

My archive of Jorie’s Box of Joy:

Winking on Twitter: #MailboxMonday

#1: Every Saturday should be a Chocolate Romance Day! Whilst a dash of intrigue is good for the soul!; #2: Endeavouring to expand my literary wings with stories of enchanting themes!; #3: High Fantasy, Historical Suspense, and a jolt of inspirational fiction!; #4: Wicked sweet #nextreads as February rolls into view!; #5:

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"Top Ten Tuesday" hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

A weekly meme on Tuesdays, this creative outlet is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, whereupon each week, book bloggers congregate to pick up the weekly list question, hurry back to their blogs, upload their answers, link up, and start to make their rounds to see what others’ have supplied in response! When I didn’t hear back from them about using the Top Ten Tuesday badge, I created my own!! In this way, I can now participate in the weekly meme that shows up on all the lovely bookish blogs that I like to randomly visit! Each post I make on this meme will provide a link back to that week’s Master Post!

My Archive of Top Ten Tuesday:

{I endeavour to blog the latest Top 10 weekly, however, as life will evolve, I might skip around if one topic winks my eye more than the current!}

Winking on Twitter via: #TopTenTuesday

#1: Top Ten Books for Autumn TBR Choices!; #2: Top Ten Book Turn-Offs; #3: Top Ten Authors Yet to Read Others Already Love; #4:

ORDER to be REORGANISED: Top Ten Books I Recommend to Bookish Soul; #4: Top Ten Bookish Notes of Gratitude; #5: Top Ten 2014 Release I am Itching to Read!; #6: Top Ten Books for Winter TBR Choices!; #7: Top Ten New-2-Me Authors for 2013!; #8: Top Ten Books I’d Thank Santa for Giving Me; #9: Top Ten Books of 2013: The Ones I Still Think About;  #11: Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Over the Moon About; #12: Top Ten Topics | Subjects Wish List; #13: Top Ten Books that will Sprout Tears; #14: Top Ten Books that make me Swoon!; Top Ten Favourite Books for Setting; Top Ten Series I haven’t Finished; #4: Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Reader & Bookish Blogger; #5: Top Ten Series I’d Like to Start

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{Official Blurb} Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post here on Rainy Day Ramblings where I discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

My Archive of Tell me Something Tuesday:

{I may or may not feature a Top Ten Tuesday & a Tell me Something Tuesday at the same time, however, what could be more viable is to feature one or the other; alternating each week.}

Winking on Twitter via: #TellMeSomethingTuesday

#1: What are some of your favorite shifter books/ series?; #2: What books do you wish you could go back and read for the first time?; #3:

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Library Loot is a Weekly Event on {Wednesdays} to showcase which books we each have hauled back with us from our local libraries! This is to encourage everyone to realise that if there is a book that tempts you to read it, there is no reason not to stop by your local library either to check it out, place it on hold/reserve, request it to be purchased, or to borrow it through ILL! Most readers have such a steady stream of TBR Lists either written down OR maintained by memory, that it’s nearly impossible to even manage the continuation of purchasing each and every single book that strikes a reader’s fancy! I ought to know, I sort of boomeranged right past my own budget for books, and celebrated with glee over the induction of a new local library! We have five branches now, which makes it rather ingenious if you want to ‘jump your holds/reserves’ or visit a different branch that focuses on a specific topic, subject, or genre!

This specific event originally was co-hosted by: Claire of The Captive Reader and Marg of The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. When I resumed my posts in [2016] I learnt Linda of Silly Little Mischief was the new co-host! Personally anything and everything that celebrates the love of libraries is something that I am going to be keen on advocating! Be sure to add your linked post to one of their blogs!

*ILL= inter-library loan; TBR= To Be Read

My archive of Library Loot:

Winking on Twitter: #LibraryLoot

#1: Reading Knows No Boundaries!; #2: Two Years Absent from a meme, but without a break from my #library!;

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I loved the premise of this meme {WWW Wednesdays} due to the dexterity that it gives the reader! :) Clearly subject to change on a weekly rotation, which may or may not lead to your ‘next’ read which would provide a bit of a paradoxical mystery to your readers!! :) Love the concept! Therefore, this weekly meme was originally hosted by Should Be Reading who became A Daily Rhythm. Lovingly restored and continued by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Each week you participate, your keen to answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading!?
  • What did you recently finish reading!?
  • What do you think you’ll read next!?

After which, your meant to click over to Should Be Reading to share your post’s link so that the rest of the bloggers who are participating can check out your lovely answers! :) Perhaps even, find other bloggers who dig the same books as you do! I thought it would serve as a great self-check to know where I am and the progress I am hoping to have over the next week!

My archive of WWW Wednesdays:

Winking on Twitter: #WWWWednesday

#1: What is a girl to do? Except continue onward!; #2: One Book at a Time, One Day at a Time!; #3: A girl with an affinity for the classics!; #4: Jorie welcomes Autumn w/ a heap of lovely #fallreads and a touch of #summerreads still in progress!; #5:

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A weekly meme hosted by Bookishly Boisterous to give book bloggers or any blogger I’d imagine the opportunity to write down their thoughts throughout the week and accumulate 10 affirmatively thought-provoking or happy thoughts which alighted to mind whilst the hours elapsed from one week to the next.

{Official Blurb} It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

My Archive of 10 Bookish & Not-So-Bookish Thoughts:

#1: from the BBC to @ChocLitUK to Indie #SFF & a dash of #HistFic; this #bookblogger is celebrating quite a heap! Including a special note of gratitude to her #library in regards to the #SRC2015!; #2: WIP; #3: WIP; #4: WIP; #5: WIP; #6: When life throws you a heap of lemons, you best find a large pitcher to store the lemonade!; #7:

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On Starships & Dragonwings blog

On Starships & Dragonwings hosts a weekly linky for science fiction & fantasy book reviews, discussions, and giveaways! Anya was inspired by all the wicked keen offerings in the genres and wanted to create a community for those who are as keen to find new authors, books, and bloggers! I found it to be a rather smashing idea myself and started to cross-list my reviews, Author Guest Posts, & Author Interviews as they come along to qualify for inclusion!

My archive of SFFantasy Fridays:

Winking on Twitter: #SFFFridays

Friday #1: Valentine’s Day, 2014; Friday #2: 28 February 2014; Friday #3: 7 March 2014; Friday #4:

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{Official Blurb} Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. Hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea.

Clearly this appeals to me, as now I have bi-weekly updates that celebrate libraries, and that works out rather keen!! And, this second one is full-on inclusive to ALL books OR swag that we want to share! Rock on, dear hearts! I originally discovered this over at “Once Upon A Time”.

My archive of Sunday Showcases:

Winking on Twitter: #booksbiscuitsandtea

#1: Jumping my holds & a Touch of Steam; #2: Austen: Her name is Jane Austen;

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Discontinued Participating Memes: These memes were a good fit for me at the times in which I participated in them, but I honestly couldn’t see myself continuing to join in.

Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. I have been attempting to decide if I wanted to start participating in this meme for quite awhile now, and when I read an entry on Readerly Musings, I thought, that actually does interest me! I like the writing prompt is musefully creative in its motivation to get the blogger to extort a bit of their personal life into the post! Little pieces of our reading life and world will surely be revealed along the way! And, in doing so, I would imagine we would each come to get to know each other quite well, if only to find the common threads that unite us! Its a bit of free form writing combined with seeking to find commonalities with other bloggers who are as addicted to reading as you are! Wicked sweet!

My Archive of Musing Mondays:

Winking on Twitter: #MusingMonday

#1: When life gives you lemons, how do you carry-on with your reading!?; #2: Walking Back through the door of my imagination!

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PhotobucketBook Chat is a prompt discussion thread where each Thursday, hosted by Sweet Green Tangerine, where bookish bloggers are encouraged to answer a given question, and follow the hop around to other blogs, to see

what the impressions of the readers who blog there will be! I like the fact its a way to reach out into the bookish community and get to know others’ thoughts on the book world! She has an archive for all the past topics as well!

My archive of Book Chat:

#1: One Book Everyone Should Read | Once; #2: Re-Link of my Re-Blogged Post on Banned Book Week

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Weekly Linky Cross-Listings I’ve opted out of participating:

That Friday Blog Hop was a discovery of mine whilst submitting Jorie Loves A Story to the Southern Blogger List via XOXO, Love Rebecca! What I like about this weekly feature, is that you get to decide which blog post you’ve made over the last week to ‘feature’ on the Friday Hop! Therefore, drawing more traffic to your blog, and sharing a ‘highlight’ that you feel might appeal to those who are taking part OR those who visit the blogs that participate weekly! As I found this on Sunday, 8th of September 2013, I will wait until

the coming Friday to submit my first link! Its cross-referenced through our Bloglovin’ pages!

The co-hosts for this weekly feature are as follows: [their respective Bloglovin’ blog feeds!]

XOXO, Love Rebecca + Life of a Lost Muse + A Little Dash of Diva


My archive of That Friday Blog Hop Featured Posts:

#1: [Friday, the 13th] Septemb-Eyre: Chapters I-XI; #2: [Friday, the 21st] Top Ten Books for Autumn TBR Choices!; #3 [Friday, the 27th] *Release Day* The Spirit Keeper by K.B. Laugheed | A Ruminative Tome of Introspective Freedom; #4 [Friday, the 15th] *Author Interview*: Jackie Gamber, on behalf of her Leland Dragon series!

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I stopped dropping in on #StoryDam opting instead for #K8Chat, #CreatureChat & #LitChat on a regularly basis. Originally I loved the vibe of this chat and I might return to it at some point.
Story Dam

StoryDam hosts a weekly Twitter chat on Thursdays @8pm (EST), during which they offer those who attend the chat to share their weekly blog posts with the group via the linky for that week on their website. They also encourage you to post blog posts that you want to highlight that are not written during that particular week as well.

My archive of StoryDam cross-listings:

Winking on Twitter: #StoryDam

Thursday #1: 27 March, 2014; #2: 24 April, 2014; #3: 8 May, 2014;  #4: 22 May, 2014; #5: 3 July, 2014; #6 18 December 2014

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