I'd really like to start a new Meme. One that has been on my mind for a long time and something that I think would be a great way to share our favorite reads with each other.
We all have our favorite books; the ones that we can't put down, the ones that we would give the highest score to, recommend to all of our besties and put on our blogs as 'Must Reads'.
I like to call them ONE-SIT-READS or OSR's. To me, that is the highest honor I can give to an author and their book.
This is what I had in mind---Once a week, each Blogger can post their OSR with a short paragraph about why the book deserves this 'high honor'. I'm not looking for a review, only why YOU liked the book, i.e.
When I was reading [insert book] I felt like I entered a different world. I was swept away with [insert fav. characters name(s)] into situations that were exciting, dangerous and wonderous; before I knew it I was at the last page.Something to that effect, LOL! My point is, it's a great way to share great books with our fellow Blogger Buds and also tell them why YOU loved it, without having to read a long review-not that reviews are bad, they're not!
It's a quick look at your ONE-SIT-READ's, meaning the books you give the highest praise or honors to.
They don't have to be read in one sitting, either-it's more symbolic of a GREAT book that's hard to put down.
Here's my questions to all of you:
1.) What do you think the perfect day would be to start a new meme?
2.) Do you think this meme is a good idea?
3.) Will you participate?
4.) Would you do it the way I've described or would you do it differently?
5.) Anything else you want to add---Feel Free, don't worry about hurting my feelings, etc...I value honesty above all things!
The winner will get a $50.00 Gift Certificate to either Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository. This is International.
So, let me have it! I know this is the Eggstravaganza Blog Hop but hopefully y'all can find time to give me some input. I'm not sure how long I'll let it run yet. Maybe until Friday but we'll see.
Thanks in advance!
Hugs and Happy Reading to All!
Edited to add: If this goes through, there's a good chance I'll incorporate a Mr. Linky so that others can see what their Blogger Buds are posting. I forgot to include that and someone brought it up! Thanks for reminding me :o] I think that it's a good idea so that everyone knows who's participating.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS FOR EXTRA KUDOS-Those of you who posted before this won't be affected :o] but the more who know the better! I want as much input as possible! So, let me know if you Tweet it, Tell a Blogger Bud or Post it on Your Site. It would be very Appreciated!!!
Give me some EXAMPLES, Tell me how you would do it if it were YOUR meme, do you LIKE the ADVERT PICTURE? What day do you REALLY think would be best? Is ONE-SIT-READ's best done in a PARAGRAPH form? Should it be limited to A NUMBER OF SENTENCES? Should I feature a SPECIFIC BLOGGER every week? GIVE me some good answers, Guys! We've got a great Prize!
The first 20 people that replied will go through RANDOM.ORG for a $15.00 GC when the contest is over, Thank you for your answers!!
I'm going to keep this contest going until I have at least 50 responses!
The BEST ANSWER will be the most ORIGINAL---I want ONE-SIT-READ's to be something that everyone will look forward to-something that you'll read and think:
Hey, that sounds like an awesome book I'm glad I read this OSR meme!"
So, That's my Birthday Giveaway Contest and I really really would like some input from my fellow bloggers. You don't have to agree with me but if you do, give me some examples, follow what I posted above---give it some thought and talk to me!
I am going to do a Mr. Linky-I think that will help all bloggers! It's a great way to network and get to know your fellow bloggers! I value everyone's thoughts and their opinions and really want to hear about the books they 'can't put down'.
First I need your thoughts and opinions on how to go about starting this meme that will actually act as sort of a 'hop' if that's what each individual blogger wants or not. Again, give me your THOUGHTS!
Happy Thursday Everyone!