It may be Top Ten Tuesday but as usual, I’m too burned from work to post something tonight. So I thought I’d share a cool link: Randomize ME has put together a directory of all the weekly memes out there. At least, these are all the ones I know of. Seems like a good way to discover a new meme or two, or a new blog or two. They’re even organized by day so if you need an idea on a certain day, here’s the place to go.
I don’t post a ton of memes, and when I do I like them to be pretty “bookish” — but I’m looking forward to checking out the ones I haven’t heard of before.
Most bloggers seem to pick one or two memes and post those consistently — do you think that’s important? I haven’t stuck with any one meme on a weekly basis, I like to just post when the topic inspires me. I don’t know if I should strive for more consistency, or just “hop” around and try a bunch of them.
I like memes that make me think about ALL the things I love about books, beyond just the reviews. Like the shape, smell and feel of a book. The dusty mysteriousness of a used bookstore or the calm of a library. The way bookshelves make our home come to life — or the wonder of carrying your entire library on a device that fits in your purse. Sometimes reading isn’t just about the written word, it’s a sensory activity. I remember where and when I’ve read certain books, like the paperback I read on the beach in Kauai during my honeymoon. Or certain songs evoke books I read while listening to music. And favorite childhood books and characters are who I am, in some ways.
Can I write about these topics on my own? I can, and do. But meme-ing also brings us closer to the huge community of bloggers out there. Speaking of which, Randomize ME also has a list of WordPress Book Blogs (400 of them!)
So thanks, Randomize ME, for the resources.