It’s a little scary to me, the extent to which Twitter seems to have taken a hold on my life. But one element of the Twitterverse that isn’t scary at all–nay, it’s inspiring!–is the #FridayReads hashtag.
As the energetic Bethanne Patrick (@thebookmaven) phrases it: “Basically, if it’s Friday where you are, we want to know what you’re reading.” And in 140 characters or less, people are sharing those titles every Friday. All genres (no judgments!). And if you’re reading the same book for two (or more) Fridays, that’s OK. You can say so.
Yes, @thebookmaven offers some giveaways, but that’s not what’s motivating thousands of people around the world to reveal what they’re reading each week. There’s something else at work, and I am just one of many, many readers happy to be a part of it.
So follow #FridayReads to enjoy the sense of being in good reading company and glean some titles to add to your own TBR list. Share what you’re reading, too, and don’t forget the hashtag. (NB: In the past, you had to have an active Twitter account for at least a few days for your hashtag posts to show up, so if you’re just activating your account now, you should be able to participate fully no later than next Friday.)
And if you’re an author, you may just find that your book is someone else’s #FridayReads. That’s quite a find, indeed.
Happy reading, happy weekend, and see you back here on Monday!