Friday, March 13, 2015

Follow Friday

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

Have you come up with any special memes or features on your blog that you’d like people to visit more?
We have several memes which we are proud of
Shout Out to Indies
We here at The Paperback Princesses often receive emails from Indie authors requesting reviews and are blessed with free book copies. Often we are unable to get to so many titles before our mass market published books take over our TBR shelves. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great reads though! We want to give back to those Indie authors and are declaring EVERY SECOND SUNDAY our SHOUT OUT TO INDIES MEME. For those of fellow bloggers, please feel free to add our meme to your regular schedule. We only ask that you quote and link back to us as a courtesy. For all of you Indie authors, we invite you to contact us at the contact link to your top left. We will select 1 - 3 titles (each time we post) that sound interesting. 

A note from Curlypow - this meme now runs on any Sunday that we have content.  Sometimes a few weeks go by with none, then we'll have several weeks with highlights.  Christinabean and I love this meme.  It's just so great to help out new authors.

Musing by Knitwits
Not all of our reviews need be YA based.  Occassionally we pick up other books to read too (when we're not busy doing other things).  Musing by Knitwits will highlight craft and food books that catch our interest.  We may even do samples.  You never know what we'll throw into a giveaway!  

In Case You Missed It  
Curlypow is awesome when it comes to Reader's Advisory.  She has a wealth of knowledge from all of the books she has read.  Not all great books have been published in the current year though.  In Case You Missed It highlights some of our favorite books that may be a bit older but are totally worth a second look. 

Fantastic Fairytales
What's old is new again.  You see it when you look at fashion, trends, even toys.  Why not books?  Before books, tales were told orally and Fairytales were one of the first forms of storytelling.  Modified with each retelling, you may find one of your favorite fairytales is now modernized and has a special twist.  

Let's Hear it for the Boys
Most of our followers are female but that doesn't meant that all of our books should be for women!  Let's Hear it for the Boys is a monthly feature we have to introduce books that might be of interest to the male species.  However, that doesn't mean that us gals can't enjoy them too!
We use our memes to categorize titles which might be of use to our original targeted audience, educators and librarians.  Of course we love for readers of all backgrounds to follow us but when we originally started The Paperback Princesses, it was because we wanted to share information with others in our field.  Now, it's just become something fun that we've been working on for nearly FIVE YEARS!!
- Christinabean
Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past.


  1. Will have to check out your weekly memes! Old follower. :)

    My FF

  2. Oooh, that's a lot of memes! I also have a meme (well, sort of) called "In Case You Missed It" but I only use it for monthly wrap ups, so it's not exactly a meme, lol. Would love to participate in any of these!

    Old follower hopping through!

    Here's my FF

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

  3. Wow, you guys are so prolific here! I love all the meme and feature ideas you have, especially the Shout Out to Indies! I pick up a lot of Indie books myself, so that one sounds great to me! New follower!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' FF

  4. I'm definitely going to have to check out your indie feature! That's so awesome. I've been looking for more indies to read lately because I feel like they don't get enough love! I'm an old follower. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. These are all awesome and unique! I'll have to be back to check them out!!

    New bloglovin follower (old twitter follower? not sure how I managed this lol)! Here's my Feature and Follow

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings