IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
Hello friends and new friends! I am so happy to be announcing our first event of 2020 within Bookend Events today! If you don’t know already, my partner in all things, Clo (Cuppa Clo) and I created Bookend Events where every quarter of the year we bring the bookish community a new event to bring us closer together and meet new blogs and friends!
This April, Clo and I are so happy to be announcing Bookending Spring 2020! Just like before we will be having Hosts and prompts, however this time around we aim to bring things to another level–more fun, more epic prompts, and more community building!
So without further ado, grab your popcorn and a chair, put on your inner Kim Possible persona, and let’s get the sitch!
-WHAT IS IT?-
Bookending Spring 2020 is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Spring 2020 has a vague theme of Organization and Cleaning, but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all!
- Posting a minimum of 3 blog posts (you can use the prompts or not, up to you)
- Interacting with other participants via bloghopping and Twitter!
- Book reviews don’t count as part of the event – but you’re more than welcome to still post them throughout the month. Just remember they won’t count as part of your 3 posts
- Not restricted to a theme/topic – you can post about whatever you want, however, we do encourage discussion posts and/or creative post types to branch out and have fun!
- General Topic Ideas: Discussion Posts, Tags/Awards, Memes, Writing Themed Posts, Blogging Themed Posts etc.
- You MUST include the Bookend Events logo somewhere on/within your post, this is so we know which posts are part of the event/got inspired through the event. It also helps us with blog hopping.
-HOW TO SIGN UP-
Join in on this fun by filling out the form! When you sign up, this allows us to see who’s taking part/planning to take part. It’s totally OK, if you end up not being able to take part etc. It’s to give us an idea and make sure we know who we’re blog hopping to.
BLOG HOP MASTERLIST
One of the great tools we have set up for all of our Bookend Events is the use of our Blog Hop Masterlist. Once you sign up to participate, your name and blog link is automatically registered into the Masterlist where you can then add in your BESpring posts whenever you like so others participating can blog hop to you and vice versa!
-HOSTS & PROMPTS-
As always with our events, we still have wonderful Hosts, who create prompts to help you out if you’re stuck. You don’t need to do these prompts at all, but if you want to–you totally can!!
Wednesday 1st April
Old books creating cobwebs and dust on your TBR? Create a list of backlists books you are attempting to finally get off your TBR this spring!
Thursday 2nd April
The Wedding Tag [Original]
An Original tag that plays off the wedding phrase: “Something Old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
Friday 3rd April
Who am I?
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover the remix edition! Let’s see if you can accurately guess a book’s synopsis–solely on the cover alone.
Saturday 4th April
Smile for the Shelfie!
Take a picture of your bookshelves and/or stacks and explain how you organize your books!
Sunday 5th April
The Cinderella Effect
Name 5 books that you couldn’t wait to get your hands on but turned into a pumpkin (a dud) when you got it.
Monday 6th April
Spring Into Action
How to set up a new bullet journal to help stay on top of book blogging and life. Participants can show off how you already utilise bullet journals to plan or post on a later date showcasing the tips I’ve suggested!
Tuesday 7th April
Calm Your Soul
Recommend books that help with organisation, spirituality, mindfulness, or calming you down*.
*Yes, this could mean your go-to reread fiction book that mellows you out.
Wednesday 8th April
Bringing Your Photos to Life
Discuss how you bring life to your (book) photos for blog posts or instagram! You can talk about your focus on composition, how you edit, or stay inspired, etc.
Thursday 9th April
Procrastination Book Tag [Original]
An original book tag that will have you identifying the things that enable you to procrastinate, and sharing your favorites as you go!
Friday 10th April
Favorite Reading Tropes, Bookending Spring style!
List out your favorite tropes that you find in books, and recommend your favorites for each! Then, find (at least) two other people who did this blog post and comment recommendations for them based off the tropes they talked about! Checking the comments section of this page and looking at the pingbacks should help 🙂
Saturday 11th April
Anticipated Spring Releases
This one is pretty self-explanatory, but I also like people to come away with a few recommendations from these blog posts. Start with recommending 2-3 books that came out last season (end of 2019/or in 2020), and then move on to your anticipated spring releases!
Sunday 12th April
Spring Time, Cozy Time Book Tag [Original]
Prompts will be based on spring essentials: rainy days, cozy blankets and your spring TBR! Amongst other fun questions, of course 🙂
Monday 13th April
Easter Egg Hunt
Find suitable titles, take creative pictures, answer riddles, and more to complete this digital scavenger hunt! (It’s not a race and there’s no time limit, so just have fun.)
Tuesday 14th April
Neurodiversity Acceptance Tag (Original)
Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with prompts inspired by stories by and about autistic people. You don’t need to have read the books or to identify as autistic/neurodiverse.
Wednesday 15th April
If you were to restart your blog/bookstagram/other media account knowing what you know now, what (if anything) would you change? What tips would you give to newbie bloggers?
Thursday 16th April
Flowers Book Tag
Choose any 5 flowers to be your guiding prompt, and according to that, take a picture of three books placed in a stack whose covers are the colour of the flowers, preferably the books being – one book that you loved, one book that you didn’t and one that you want to read soon.
Friday 17th April
Spring means good weather and who doesn’t like to sit out in the open and read, so what are some things you need to carry with you while reading outside and what are some of the foods you like to carry with you to snack on.
Saturday 18th April
Give A Second Chance
Books you didn’t like when you first picked them up but want to give them another try and see if somehow things have changed, maybe from good to bad or bad to good and what is motivating/ had motivated you to do so.
Sunday 19th April
Literary Quotes Tag
Share your favourite quotes corresponding to the prompts, such as Quotes that made you cry, Quotes that make you smile, Quote that make you nostalgic, etc.
Monday 20th April
50 Shades of Green
Green is the colour of spring, so let’s talk about your favourite green books you’ve read, and those on your TBR!!
Tuesday 21st April
A Kind Word is Like a Spring Day
Share some love around – tell us about the bloggers who motivate and inspire you!!
Wednesday 22nd April
It’s Mandrake potting time
Time for all those baby mandrakes to be repotted so they can grow up to be sulking teenagers. Put some earmuffs on (or noise cancelling headphones) and let’s talk about all the books that make you scream or cry!!
Thursday 23rd April
Get out of the winter dip and start blogging again!
We’re leaving winter and dark mornings and evenings behind. Winter depression is a real thing and whether we like it or not, sometimes we have to take a break. Have you ever had a bad day where you just didn’t feel like blogging? What did you do to get out of it?
Friday 24th April
Spring Clean Your Bookish Collections + Giveaway!
All of us are hoarders, admit it. I definitely am. I collect everything bookish, but spring means a new start, for nature and for my collection. I’ll be sharing my way on how I clean my collection and pray I do good, because I will give away some very nice bookish items! Do you collect anything? You can share tips on spring cleaning, how you decide what not to keep and definitely show off your collection!
Saturday 25th April
Make a list of things about spring that make you happy! This can include books, songs, the fact that you can walk around without a jacket, the huge amount of Easter chocolate. You decide what makes you happy!
Sunday 26th April
A fun look at Dutch Easter candy! Tell us your favorite candies that your country/culture has during the Easter/springtime!
Host #8: April 27th – 30th: Sam @ Fictionally Sam (me!) (HOST)
Monday 27th April
Let’s talk about the new and old! Pick 2-4 fairytale retellings and discuss – did you like the original or the remake?
Tuesday 28th April
Book Prop Fever
Share some of your favorite spring-themed book photo props (bonus points if they’re very affordable or super unique)!
Wednesday 29th April
Share the top 5 pastel-covered books on your TBR!
Thursday 30th April
Spring Break Buddy
Pick a fictional character you’d take on Spring Break and tell us where you’d go, what you’d do, and why you would pick this character. Have fun with it!
-USING HOSTS PROMPTS-
- MUST link back to the original prompt
- Prompts can be posted AFTER the Hosts prompt date, but NOT BEFORE e.g you want to do Isabelle’s prompt which goes up on the 13th. You can post it on the 13th and/or after that date but not before the 13th.
Sharing On Twitter
- tag our twitter account @bookend_events in any posts you do towards the event so we can see them. Blog hop to them and share them.
- Also mention our personal twitters to doubly make sure we don’t miss you.
- Feel free to @ us if you’re participating and/or using twitter to give updates!
- Tag the tweets with the #BEspring2020!
Twitter Chats and more!
This year, we are so excited to be pushing our borders some more at Bookend Events and one of those ways is bringing more use to our Twitter page! For Bookending Spring 2020, we will be hosting Twitter chats throughout the month of April as well as highlighting your posts and interacting with you all more through Twitter! So be sure to be using the hashtag and @ing us!
IMPORTANT:(this section will be updated with new and relevant information/links, so make sure you bookmark this post to find all relevant links in one place)
Events Running Time: April 1st, 2020 – April 31st, 2020
Participants Sign Up Form
BE Spring Blog Hopping MASTER LIST
GET THE OFFICIAL LOGO! (You will need this logo for posting during the event! it’s says Bookending Spring!)
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