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Five for Friday: Fun Bookish Memes and More

So I used to take part in a few Friday fun bookish memes on and off. This is my attempt to restart (or be on the ‘on-mode’ again!).

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Fun Bookish Memes and More

Book Beginnings and First Line Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. To join in, share the opening sentence or more of a book you are happy about reading this week and check out other blogs to see what they are reading too!

First Line Friday hosted by Reading is My Superpower also asks us to share the first line in the comments on the post.

So for both of these, here is the first line of one of my current reads, a finalist in the Cybils Middle-school Nonfiction category. I will post my thoughts on it only after the winner is announced but for now, a preview for you on this finalist among the many amazing reads (round 2 judges, we sure have a tough job ahead of us!).

The book: The Museum of Odd Body Leftovers: A Tour of Your Useless Parts, Flaws, and Other Weird Bits by Rachel Poliquin and illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Greystone Kids)

Friday 56

THE FRIDAY 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. To play, open a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% on your e-reader). Find a sentence or two and post them, along with the book title and author. Then link up on Freda’s Voice and visit others in the linky. 

Book Blogger Hop

This meme’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, and befriend other bloggers and is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question/theme for this week: January 13th – 19th – Are there any new books you’re excited to read in 2023? 

My Top Ten Post earlier this week was all about the books I am looking forward to reading in 2023.


So this one is a fun weekend challenge and I will be doing it over this weekend (Still finalizing a book for it and the character too). But I wanted to share it here in case you all wanted to join in on the fun!!

From the host’s post – Max @ CompletelyFullBookshelf

What do I do for this challenge?

Glad you asked! Basically, you’ll pick one book—a favorite book, a recent read, whatever tickles your fancy. Then you’ll come up with several activities to do over the challenge weekend (I’d suggest 3 or more), with the goal of trying to live like 1 or more characters in the book! The key thing is that these aren’t just activities related to the book—they are activities that, in some small way, allow you to live as if you were inside the book!

When is the challenge?

The challenge will officially be open on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2023! You can participate on either or both days—whatever’s easiest for you.

If you’re totally not at all free on the days of the challenge, I don’t want you to miss out, so you can participate on other days if you have to! But because part of the fun will be everyone doing their activities and sharing about them at the same time, I do ask that you try to participate on the scheduled days if at all possible.

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, will you pick up the featured book to read for yourself? What about the books in my list of ‘looking forward to reading this year’? What are the books you are looking forward to reading next? And will you join in the #LiveLikeABookChallenge?

11 thoughts on “Five for Friday: Fun Bookish Memes and More

  1. The Museum of Odd Body Leftovers sounds like a fun educational book. I’m looking forward to seeing the CYBIL winners when they come out. I always find good recommendations among them. Have fun with the #LiveLikeABookChallenge! I really want to read Fiona Davis’ book. I have a couple of her other ones on my TBR shelf I haven’t yet read. Perhaps this will be the year I give her a try! Have a great weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading What Happens Next by Christina Suzann Nelson. It’s a great story!
    “Dora placed the flyer in a box and covered it with the lid. She looked around the house, so empty now that Paul had moved from their spare bedroom to an apartment downtown.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  3. I really appreciate you sharing the #LiveLikeABookChallenge, Vidya! I’m excited to see what you come up with this weekend!

  4. I been doing these challenges on and off. I might get back into doing First Line and Friday 56. I have a blog hop for this week. LiveLikeABookChallenge sound interesting. I don’t know if I can come up with anything.

  5. The Live Like a Book Challenge sounds like so much fun and I can think of two books I might use for it. However, it’s now Sunday afternoon when I’m seeing this, so I won’t be able to participate. I’m interested in seeing what other people come up with, though! 🙂

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