Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twitter is #Awesome for Bookish People


Most of you bloggy and readerly people I've come to know through Twitter. It's the best way to meet and talk to people in this community. It's also an really great way for a lot of FUN THINGS to happen. Case in point: two amazing hashtags popped up on Twitter, both of which which here book related, and both of which I participated in LIKE A FIEND.

A QUICK LESSON:
(For those of you confused by the Twitter, as I was once upon a yesterday, a hashtag is something you put in your tweet to indicate a certain topic. For instance lets say you're watching the latest episode of Doctor Who, and you want to live tweet your feels. You'd tweet something like "ASDFGHJHGFVDFGH WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY #DoctorWho". That way, anybody following the #DoctorWho tag-- basically, all you have to do is click on the words #DoctorWho-- can see what you've written!)
LESSON OVER.

A lot of book-related hashtags pop up every now and then, and they are tons of fun. The first one I'm going to shed some light was started by my blogging buddy Shelver over at Bookshelver's Anonymous (she did a really good write-up of the Twitter chat here). Last Thursday, literary agents and editors had started a hashtag called #MSWL, which stands for "manuscript wishlist", in which they were all saying what their ideal manuscripts would be--ones they'd love to receive. Well, Shelver got the brilliant idea to star #RBWL, or reader-blogger wishlist, in which readers and bloggers detail their ideal books. Here are some of my favorite suggestions of the day:

And because great minds think alike:
And then, the best of all:

 Read more for the HASHTAG HILARITY in the of #YABooksWithALetterMissing!


 The next fun hashtag was a bit more silly: which as of this writing is still going on! It was started by the awesome girls at Epic Reads (who also did a fun write-up)! And as of this writing, here are the ones that made me cackle aloud (including my own, because obviously I make myself laugh):

Basically, Twitter is where all the FUN is happening. I can't wait to see what the next brilliant hashtag will be! You can bet your bottom dollar I'll be a part of it, whatever it is.

16 comments:

  1. Yay! Abhorse is finally popular. I was so excited when I found that one and the internet was largely unamused. At least you appreciate me. *snuggles you*

    Also, I was wondering what RBWL was. Should have hopped on that. Oops.

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    1. I WAS AMUSED. I was very amused. Maybe people just don't know what Abhorsen is? Well, it's their loss.

      Yeah, RBWL was fun! Kind of made me sad that none of those books exist, though.

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  2. YESSS, I made the list! I feel so honoured :D. The entire thing was so much fun. I favourited ALL THE TWEETS.

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    1. I was going CRAZY with favoriting! And yes, you made the list. You made me laugh! :)

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    3. Just returning the favour then I guess :D.

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  3. #YABooksWithALetterMissing was so much fun yesterday! I missed Jessica Brody's: MOCKING AY? A Canadian teen's woeful tale of childhood ridicule. hahahahaha

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    1. That one made me laugh out loud. Hilarious!

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    1. I know, right? I want to write all of them!

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    1. Thank you for starting the Twitter fun! Both hashtags were a big old party :)

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  6. I'm so happy that you were able to compile this all into one post! It's a great set of tweets for both those hashtags. I was around (sort of) when they were up, and was a bit sad I wasn't able to contribute, only lurk. Still, it was fun to see them all!

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    1. I had to bow out of #YABooksWithALetterMissing, but I managed to lurk there for a bit! Lots of very clever people being very clever.

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  7. LOL, loving this post and the embedded tweets. Twitter rocks!

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