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30-Day book meme


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I'm on Day 02 of the 30-Day book meme, and was wondering if anyone else is doing it? Full list of meme questions below the cut.

Day 01 - A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 - A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 - The best book you've read in the last 12 months:
Day 04 - Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 - A book or series you hate
Day 06 - Favorite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time
Day 07 - Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 - A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A book that disappointed you
Day 12 - A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 - Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)
Day 15 - Your "comfort" book
Day 16 - Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 - Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 - Favorite beginning scene in a book
Day 19 - Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 - Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 - Most annoying character ever
Day 24 - Best quote from a novel
Day 25 - Any five books from your "to be read" stack
Day 26 - OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 - If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 - First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 - Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 - What book are you reading right now?


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Aug. 11th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Oooo, I hadn't seen this one yet! Thank you for posting. I've seen music and TV going around, but not books. This is great!
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
ooh yay! Are you going to do it? I can't tell if we should be posting answers to this comm (um, and then possibly swamping the comm) or if I'm just going to try to follow everyone who responds that they're doing it.

A couple of other people I know are participating and so far the answers are all faaaascinating.

Aug. 11th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
I am definitely going to do it! I think I'm going to do it on my LJ. I have my LJ set up by filters, so if you want to follow, I can add you as a friend and put you on the book filter and you wouldn't have to read about my general insanity. The book filter gets book reviews, book memes, and book pre-order announcements (for the stuff I read).
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome! Thanks, I'd really like that!
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Really want to do this even though I didn't complete the last 30 day meme I tried.
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Go for it! I am here as an enabler.
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I was hoping there'd be a book version of these meme sooner or later! Thanks for sharing.
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I hope you do it!
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Aug. 11th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
This is a great idea! I've been meaning to do a 30 Day meme for ages but always abandoned the plan after browsing the full question list and being unable to come up with answers for half of them.
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think I'll give this a go. I love 30 day memes, even if I never finish them. I'm still working on a music 30 day meme that I started in either February or March.
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I'm very glad this meme is inspiring people!
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Deleted my previous comment due to reconsideration - I'm not going to be around consistently over the next 30 days, and people would probably prefer just to do this here or in their own journals if they wish ... but wanted to leave the 'thanks for sharing' part of the comment behind :)
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
lol, but didn't delete it before someone posted saying it was a great idea. I think I'll start posting it tomorrow, and apologise if I have to take a hiatus.

Aren't you glad you posted this now, to get the full benefit of my indecision? *wry*
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
HEE. What I'll do is post the day's prompt and invite people to participate in comments or if they'd prefer, post separately to the comm. How's that sound?
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
LOL, Go ahead, impose order if you can ;) Seriously, I think that's a better idea than the free-for-all, if only because this way everyone who wanted to do it (or some of it) gets a daily prompt. And then they can have a free-for-all :)

Thank you for undertaking to do this! Would you like mod status, as an incentive? We have three mods, but we're all too lazy to do more than prod the comm spitefully when it looks like it's settling down to a nice restful nap...
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Sure! I'm happy to mod (I think :) if only because I love poking large groups of happily sleeping people...
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ta-da! You are now a maintainer of book_memes. *hands you official poking stick and klaxon horn* ... the trick is to wait until it's wery, wery kwiet....
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
I promise to use my stick only for good, not evil.

The klaxon horn on the other hand....
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
The klaxon horn on the other hand....

I have also friended you, in the hopes of getting a heads up before the klaxon is unleashed.
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
SNORT. I would likely send out a "Does this klaxon make our comm look fat?" mods-only email before hitting the Honk button, but that's awesome nonetheless. Friending you back...
Aug. 13th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
... and now I've friended you properly, actually hitting the 'add' button. Sheesh, talk about easily distracted.
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
I am definitely going to do this meme! So excited that there's a book version now! :)
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I saw a similar tv one, but I kind of fail at tv :(
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh i think i'll have to give this one a shot! Thanks for sharing.
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Excellent! I hope you share with the comm!
Aug. 12th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I will! :)
Aug. 11th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
This looks like a splendid idea. I hope I can remember to do them :-)
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
No pressure...it doesn't say it has to be thirty consecutive days... :D
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Excuse me for being stupid but how do we do this? Do we post each day on our own L J? do we some how go into this site? Wll there be a "Day One"and everyone post? Then a Day two? etc? Who was to do that? And how does one not lose all the questions in the confusion that is L J? It sounds like fun and I want to answer them all. Help!
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
I think, based on the feedback, I'm going to post the day's prompt each day in the comm and invite people to respond in comments, but you should also feel free to do it on your journal if you prefer, or if you want to post your answer separately. I'm not sure this comm is so much about structure :)
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Aug. 11th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh excellent! Go you!
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
So as much as I'd like to see this from everyone, isn't it confusing to have separate posts for each day? I mean, I love you all, but can't we just have one post for each day and have people reply to it? Or even every other day if every day is too fast for people to keep up with.

Also, that way people can chime in with more suggestions in case they don't wish to commit to the 30 day thing on their own LJs (I know I would never be able to finish one of these, just because I have blogging ADD).

I'd love to be able to just read the comments for say, day one, and find out what awesome book series there are out there!
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think, based on the feedback, I'm going to post the day's prompt each day in the comm and invite people to respond in comments, but you should also feel free to do it on your journal if you prefer, or if you want to post your answer separately.

That way you can, as you suggested, skim comments or chime in when you want, or skip days entirely. How's that work? :)
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh that sounds awesome :) Thank you so much!
Aug. 14th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, this is a lovely meme. Thank you for posting, and I'm definitely going to try it!
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