Monday, October 17, 2011

New Meme: Must Read Monday (#1)

Fans of Fiction
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Welcome to a new meme I'm launching on Mondays. The goal of this meme is to find those books others are excited about to add to your To Be Read list. (Those chicks on the button must be reading a really good book, or fighting over whose is the best.)

Instead of answering a question, you are basically creating intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing). 

This week's category: a favorite dystopian pick. If you can't think of one, choose a book set in the future. 

Honestly, I had a ton to choose from. Here's an example I previously posted for Matched. Just finished reading it for the second time. If you haven't read it and you are a big fan of The Giver, it's right up your alley!

There are three different ways I could make my acrostic (make sure you bold the letters that spell out your full title):

                     arranged Marriages
                                  fAmily to keep safe
                                 sTatistics rule their world
                              no Choice exists
                     Officials Harbor suspicion
                love is chosEn for them
                   but she finDs her own love


Match Banquet at 17
All is controlled by Society
Two boys, one girl
Conflicted love
Her family's jeopardized
Equality is a trick

For a bit of a challenge, you could also create an entire sentence with only one word after each letter of your title.

When you leave comments on other's post, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

I will feature two bloggers who had the most creative posts the following week, and those will be required follows if you wish to participate again.
*You can help me judge by leaving a comment on my post with the most creative/convincing one you've seen after hopping around.

I think my first acrostic is better, so that's my first post. 
  • Please become a follower to participate.
  • Grab my button to place in your post.
  • Make sure you have a backlink in your post to each weekly post I put up, not just to my website.
  • Where it says your name please include name @ blog name and your main genre in parentheses.  Ex: Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (YA)
  • Your exact post URL is the one that goes in the linky box, not your website.
  • This meme is for BOOK BLOGGERS ONLY.
  • Don't just hop around; leave comments! We all love reading what others have to say.
  • Enjoy!


Kristan said...

Congrats on the first Must Read Monday Jenna! I had lots of fun coming up with a puzzle of my own. Of course my favorite dystopian book has to have a longish title, but I loved the challenge!

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Getting Your Read On said...

Okay, well, I did it. Maybe not very well, but it's there. :) It's a fun idea and I hope it takes off. I totally got my name wrong in the linky. Oh well. I'm blaming it on no sleep!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Hi Jenna, just been around all the links and really enjoyed reading everybodys acrostic! This is a really fun idea for a meme :)

Jenna and Ashley said...

Thanks for all the compliments, ladies. I've really enjoyed reading everyone's as well.

I'm about to put all of your buttons on my sidebar to thank you for participating first! Maybe there will be a few more entries before the end of the day. And if it doesn't take off, we'll try again next week;)

I have to give everyone props for their puzzles; very creative. Hopefully they didn't take as much brain power as you anticipated.


Jenna and Ashley said...

If you didn't have a button, you're on my list of Blogs to Check Out.

Susanne said...

I think my puzzle could have been better, but anyway I really like the idea for this meme! New follower.


Pamela said...

Thanks for starting up this meme! It was fun to do, and I hope more people pick it up and join in next week.

Kristan said...

Congrats again on the success of the first week! I love this idea and reading everyone else's responses =)


Sherre said...

Congrats on your first MRM. I accidentally put up the wrong link for the first one, so my second is correct. Didn't know how to remove it. I enjoyed participating

Aliah E. said...

What a fun meme! I'm completely bummed I missed this Monday, but I'll definitely be joining next week!

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

what's next week topic? I think you should post it beforehand Monday (or make a list of upcoming topics) so we can schedule out post...

-thank you&come again.

Jenna and Ashley said...

Next week's category:


Get your posts ready:)