Tiger's All-Consuming Books and Karen at For What It's Worth. The purpose of the meme is best stated by Karen here:
"Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?This meme will appear on the first and third Mondays of the month. Tiger or Karen will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
This week's question is:
I love memes. They give me a concrete reason to post something every day. I like participating so that I can find out about interesting books. I also like the sense of community. I have found bunches of blogs that I now follow through my participation in the memes I do. It is an unusual week when I don't add a new blog to my Google Reader.
I participate in a number of memes a week routinely and will occasionally participate in others. Other than this one, these are the ones I do routinely:
On Monday, It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She is a fellow Minnesota blogger. This meme gives me a chance to report on what I have read and list (mainly for myself) what I plan to read the next week. I do this one at my Inside of a Dog blog.
On Tuesday, Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. I participate in this one on both of my blogs. I post a teaser from the book I will be reviewing on Thursday which is sort of like two posts for the price of one.
On Friday, Book Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader and Friday 56 hosted by fredamans at Freda's Voice. They essentially do the same thing for the book I review on Saturday as my Teaser Tuesday post. Again this is something that I do on both blogs.
On Sunday, I used to post weekly on In My Mailbox hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren on both blogs. Now I have switched to Stacking the Shelves which is hosted by Tynga of Tynga's Reviews. I like this one because I often get books months in advance of when I will be reading them. It gives me a chance to showcase a book a little before I get around to reviewing it.
I will occasionally do Waiting on Wednesday which is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Since this one is for a book that has not yet been published and, since I am trying to read some of the books already on my shelves, I don't do this every week. I usually do it when I already have something on pre-order.
The memes I chose to participate in all have to do with spotlighting books. I don't do memes that require me to disclose personal information or even information about what I like or don't like. Basically, I am really boring and can't imagine anyone caring if my favorite color is pink and my favorite food is hamburgers.
What I like about the memes I participate in is that, except for Stacking the Shelves, I can do them quite far ahead of time and still have content posting on my blog even when my life gets crazy busy. I will often do a bunch of posts on a Saturday morning or Sunday while I'm doing laundry.
What do you think about memes?