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Chat In The Comments: Do You Read With The Seasons?
Welcome to our 6th gathering of The Book Nook at Create With Joy! I’m thrilled to welcome those of you who are just discovering our community as well as those who have been with us from the start!
This week, I’m wondering – do you notice a change in your reading preferences as you move from one season to another?
During the Fall and Winter months, I notice I tend to get very introspective, and my mood often spills over into the books I am drawn to. My reading tends to be heavier, weightier, more serious – this season in particular, I found myself drawn to writers of the past and heavier, more theological works.
Now that Spring has sprung, however, I’m ready to lighten things up a bit! I’m ready to delve into all of those great novels that have been stacking up in my TBR pile – lose myself in centuries past – solve some baffling mysteries – read some great children’s books – and focus on all things pet, health and cooking related!
Not it’s your turn! Please share your answer to the following question in the comments or write a Book Nook blog post and share the link!
Do you notice any shifts in your reading preferences as the seasons change – or do you tend to read consistently throughout the year?
Creative Challenge – Book Haiku!
For Book Nook 6, I’d like to invite you to participate in a Creative Challenge. Gather your favorite books and use the titles to create Book Haiku!
For this challenge, you can use as many books as you like to create your poem – the only rule is that it must contain a total of 17 syllables when read aloud.
When you’ve written your poems, snap a photo of your books and share it with us by posting it on your blog, linking up, and leaving a comment.
You’re also welcome to share your Book Haiku photos with me on Twitter and Instagram!
If you are aware of an upcoming event that would interest our community, please drop me a line so that I can add it to the list!
April 1–15 – Sit Down And Read Writing Challenge (link to come)
April 24 – Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon (sign-ups open!)
April 24-25 – Review Write-A-Thon
May 4-10 – Children’s Book Week
May 11-17 – Bout Of Books
Amazon Book Reviewer Boost
Are you a reader or consumer who uses Amazon reviews to help you decide whether or not to read a book or purchase a product? Are you an author who relies on Amazon reviews to help you sell books?
Today, I’d like to invite you to support those members of our community who take their time to provide you with quality reviews on Amazon!
If you are an Amazon book reviewer, you are invited to share your Amazon Book Review profile on this very special link-up.
Then – EVERYONE in our community (but especially those participating in the boost) – are invited to visit as many reviewers as possible – choose one or more reviews that they like – and indicate that YES, the review was helpful to them!
This will help our reviewers to increase their ranking in the Amazon community – let them know their reviews are being read – and encourage them to continue participating in the program!
IMPORTANT: ONLY Add your Amazon Reviewer Profile to this list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Book Nook Link-Up (BELOW!)
ALL Non-Amazon Links will be deleted from this list!
Amazon Reviewer Link-Up
The Book Nook At Create With Joy #6
What’s happening in your literary life this week? Have you read a good book or discovered a new author you’re excited about? Are you participating in or hosting any exciting events we we’d like to hear about? Are you in the middle of writing the next great novel?
Whatever’s new, whatever’s exciting – we’d love to hear about it! Please share your latest news with us – the following types of contributions are welcome:
- Book Reviews
- Book Giveaways
- Reading Challenges
- Articles About Reading, Writing, Publishing & Literacy
- Author Interviews & News
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I really like the quote. Also, I am posting an article in April about writing a Haiku. So, that also caught my attention. Thank you so much for this link up.
Have a fabulous day.
Pamela – Literate For Life
How cool that you are writing about Haiku in April, Pamela – don’t you love it when great minds think alike? (smile)
I’ve seen book spine poetry before but never one specifically for Haiku so thought that would be a fun little twist!
Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to share your Haiku article with us when it posts!
I think I read based on what my current mood or interests dictate rather than being influenced much by the seasons. Of course, I live in Florida! Thanks for hosting & God bless!
I often read based on my mood but I sometimes think my mood is influenced by the month and the seasons.
Of course, when you live someplace less prone to seasonal fluctuations it may make less of a difference! 🙂
I don’t think my reading changes by season, but maybe more by what else is going on and my general mood.
Makes sense Julie – thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I love the quote. Thank you for hosting.
My pleasure – so glad you joined us Mariet! Hope to see you throughout the event!
I don’t think my reading depends much on the seasons, more on what is being published since I review for different publishers.
I can’t find the ‘like’ button on your Amazon reviews, and I do like some of them. Do you know what is going on there?
Hi Annie Kate,
Yes, if you read solely for review your reading choices are more limited, but depending on who you review for, it’s still possible to find a wide variety of books (and to complement those selections by entering other blogger’s giveaways!)
I’m so glad you like my reviews! Here’s the info for everyone in case others have the same question:
There isn’t a true “Like” button on Amazon.
When you click on my profile, you’ll see a page with my reviews and excerpts.
Pick the review you want and click Read More to see the full review.
When the full review pulls up, click on the Comment button.
When that opens up, there will be a question that asks, Was This Review Helpful To You?
Clicking YES is equivalent to Liking the review!
Let me know if this works or if you have any additional questions! 🙂
Thanks for this info about Amazon.
And, no, I do not read solely for review…but I end up reviewing most of the things I read, if only for myself. I suppose I’m a compulsive reviewer. LOL
That being said, there are always so many good new review books offered that I tend to read mostly those.
Oh I love the book haiku idea! I’ll have to take a look at my shelves and see what I can come up with lol.
Awesome Natalie – can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Really appreciate the amazon review support, Ramona – ThankYou!
I like to choose reading to match according to the month or season I’m currently living. Seems a fun connxn for me and maybe a bit of challenge to find the books [other than Christmas, Easter] I suppose 🙂
But reading for review adds another layer to my reading choices which will slow down for summer and some self care!
Glad to hear you are going to slow down for summer and tend to you – trying to figure out how to do that myself! 🙂
Seasonal reading can be fun – sort of a thematic challenge of its own!
How I wish I would read more. But the time… I am scrambling as it is to make time for my photo-art…
I know what you mean, Claudia – there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything we want to do!
Use your stolen moments to sneak in a page here and there! 🙂
Such a clever idea to do book title haiku! Love it! Visiting from Literacy Musing Mondays .. enjoy your week!
I read mostly non-fiction (how to’s , bios) but I also love a good murder mystery. I/m glad I found your blog. I look forward to following you.
Sounds like we have similar tastes Maria! I will be doing more fiction reviews in the spring/summer (including some fun mysteries) so be on the look out!
Thank you for the link-up opportunity! Looking forward to the future emails from you!
So glad you’ve joined us! Look forward to getting to know you!
After reading your post about seasonal reading, I rewinded my choices of books over a period of time. It looks like it matches your criteria. (Not only reading, my taste for food, dressing and a lot changes with seasons it seems.). Thank you for hosting.
So nice to meet you Amika – I am going to have fun exploring your blog!
So nice to hear that I’m not the only one whose reading choices are influenced, in part, by the seasons.
Have a wonderful weekend and visit us often! 🙂
Thanks for hosting 🙂
Well, this is my first Book Nook with you, and I’m excited I found you! The books I read can sometimes be of a more difficult subject matter, so I won’t always be able to link up (for instance, Our Endless Numbered Days is my most recent review, and while it was intense and a good read, it’s not appropriate for younger readers). But I’ll try!
Well, I finally launched a book and entertainment blog, and I’m thrilled!! Still have work to do to get it running smoothly, but it’s coming along.
Welcome to the Book Nook Alena – I’m so pleased to meet you!
I enjoyed my visit to your blog and I look forward to getting to konw you!
Congrats on your new blog as well!
Thank you for doing this link up! I found your site through the April blog hop on Bloggy Moms. This is my first time here, but I look forward to your future posts!
Welcome Mrs G – I’m so glad you fond us through Bloggy Moms!
Look forward to getting to know you!
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and for visiting my blog! I subscribed to your blog and look forward to getting to know you as well. Thanks again for allowing this space for others to link up and connect!
Thanks for subscribing Mrs G – we’re so glad you found us!
The Book Nook is currently bi-weekly on Fridays (but open all the time) – our new party goes live THIS Friday (4/10) so be sure to join us!
In the meantime, I host 3 other weekly parties so be sure to check them out as well – we have an AWESOME community of friendly folk who would love to get to know you! 🙂
I never though about why I read certain books at certain times. This is intriguing. I’m going to have to keep track! Thanks for sharing with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
I am always off my timing! Sorry Ramona – I love the idea of linking an Amazon review. Hope to see that one again. Visiting from the Kid Lit Blog Hop (super-late…)
So glad you stopped by, even if it was on the tail end of things – I totally understand that’s sometimes how our schedules flow!
Appreciate your feedback on the Amazon Review boost and would love to do this again too! 🙂