Bookending Spring 2020: ANNOUNCEMENT

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!

-WHAT COUNTS?-

  • 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!

-THE RULES-

  • 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!

Ready to see what everyone has posted? CLICK HERE! 

-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!!

Host #1 April 1st – 5th: Sam @ Fictionally Sam (This is Me!!)

Wednesday 1st April

Knock Offs

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. 

Host #2 April 6th – 8th: Lauren @ Northern Plunder

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.

Host #3 April 9th – 12th: Kate @ Cover to Cover Book Blog

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 🙂 

Host #4 April 13th – 15th: Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

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

Begin Again

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?

Host #5 April 16th – 19th: Jayati @ Its Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile 

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

Reading Picnic

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. 

Host #6 April 20th – 22nd: Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads

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!!

Host #7 April 23rd – 26th: Michelle @ Michelle Likes Things

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

Springtime Jam!

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

Easter Candy

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: Megan & Crystal @ Ginger Mom and Company

Monday 27th April

Fairytale Fever

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

Pastel Fever

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.

-OTHER INFORMATION-

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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19 Comments

  1. Clo @ Cuppa Clo

    March 18, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Aaaaah I’m looking forward to BEspring20 now! So proud of our hosts and you Sam, you’re a gem <3

    1. fictionallysam

      March 20, 2020 at 8:32 am

      WE ARE THRIVING CLO! THRIVING!

  2. Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

    March 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    super excited for what I’m sure is going to be another awesome BE event, and especially excited to be hosting again this season! 💕

    1. fictionallysam

      March 20, 2020 at 8:32 am

      We are literally THRILLED to have you hosting again! This event is going to be EPIC!!!!!! <3

  3. Emmie

    March 19, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Yayy! I’m looking forward to this! ❤️

    1. fictionallysam

      March 20, 2020 at 8:31 am

      AH! Clo and I are on the edge of our seats in excitement!

  4. Michelle

    March 19, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I’m so excited!!

    1. fictionallysam

      March 20, 2020 at 8:30 am

      THE ANTICIPATION IS KILLING MEEEEEEEE

  5. Megan | Ginger Mom & Company

    March 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

    This is my first event and I’m super excited to be a host!

    1. fictionallysam

      March 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

      we are so excited to have you as a host! BE Spring is going to be EPIC!!!

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  7. Kristina

    March 23, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Whop ! participating again, and let’s hope i’m gonna succeed the 3 minimum post 🙂

    With all this happening, blogging has been kinda difficult on me for ideas 😅 So hopefully this will help me being in the swing of things xx

    1. fictionallysam

      April 2, 2020 at 8:59 am

      YAS!!!!! And hardest of sames on blogging being rough. Hopefully BE will bump us both back into the spirit of it all!

  8. Jorie

    March 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Hallo, Hallo everyone!

    I wasn’t able to drop a comment earlier – I wanted to thank! the s/o on Twitter about this event – otherwise I would have missed the chance to join!! Also, I am definitely down for multi-posts & Twitter chats! Eek. Can’t wait to visit / meet with you all in April! If you drop through my blog ahead of time – leave a note on the post you’re enjoying and say “found you via #BEspring2020”!! Whilst in April be sure to do that, too! I’ll be mindful about doing this on your blogs as well.

    Happy Spring!!

    1. fictionallysam

      April 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Hiya! We are so excited to have you join us this April!!! Can’t wait to see all over your wonderful posts!

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