Did you know Meme is short for ‘mimeme’ which is a Greek word that means ‘imitated thing’?
Meme’s have been around for a while now, one of the first known cat memes dates back to the 1870’s when Harry Frees took photos of his cats, added text to them and made them into greeting cards. Meme’s however were first defined only in 1976 by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene.
Meme’s have come a long way since then and today they are all over the internet is various shapes, sizes and types. But the ones we are interested in, are the ones related to book bloggers. These are usually a feature or post that is published regularly on a specific day, around a specific topic. The book blog or website that hosts the meme invites and engages other book bloggers to participate.
Hunting for meaningful memes we came across a lot of book related memes hosted by book bloggers out there. Here are seven interesting and quirky memes we think you should participate in if your are a book blogger. One for everyday of the week 🙂
Hosted by Guiltless Reading
Every Monday Aloi shares an awesome bookmark she has come across through her meme Bookmark Monday and invites other readers to share their bookmarks. She also has a Pinterest page dedicated to bookmarks you just have to see!
Top Off Tuesday
Hosted by Geeky Book Blogger’s Book Blog, On a Book Bender & Smitten with Reading
Now here’s one meme all women readers can drool over. 😀 Every Tuesday Felicia, Christi and Amanda share a cover featuring a gorgeous male specimen. Have a gorgeous cover in mind for the meme? Head on over to The Geeky Book Blogger and post your link.
“Waiting On” Wednesday
Hosted by Breaking the Spine
Jill started “Waiting On” Wednesday way back in 2008 to spotlight soon-to-be-released books that she was anticipating. Through the years it has become a much loved meme and has a lot of participation. Have an upcoming release you are looking forward to? Post it on your blog and then head over to Breaking the Spine to share it with everyone else. This is a great place to find new books to watch-out for too!
That’s What He Said Thursday
Hosted by Chapter Break
Have you come across lines said by a hero to his leading lady that make you wobbly in the knees? This is the meme for just that and we thought that was rather quirky cool, so here it is on our list.
Rose and Julie host the meme and every week they share a line spoken by their favorite heroes to their lucky ladies (whom we so wish we were!!). Found a line you love? Share it on your blog and post your URL on the That’s what HE said Thursday meme page.
The Friday 56
Hosted by Freda’s Voice
This is a very simple meme to participate in – grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it and share your link on Freda’s blog. It’s that simple.
Hosted by JC’s Book Haven
The heros are always talked about but sometimes there are secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero.
Jaclyn posts her choice on Saturday, after which you can choose a sidekick based on the topic and put a spotlight on the character any day of the week. Anyone can play!
Hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea
Showcase Sunday aims to highlight your newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week.
This is a meme to show off what you got, feel envious of what others got and to plan for what you want to get. 😀
There are just so many memes out there, so watch out for more memes coming your way over the weeks to come.
Do you participant in memes? Which ones are your favourites? Which ones would you reccomend to other book bloggers?