Musing Mondays – April 11th, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly theme hosted by the lovely MizB @ Books and a Beat, that asks you to answer one of the prompt questions and that week’s random question.


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) this past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Name a book everyone should read at least once.

I Blogged About #HypeorLikeFriday This Past Week…

So I’m sure y’all are tired of me mentioning the creative baby of Jill @ Rant and Rave About BooksBritt @ Geronimo Reads, and myself. But I’m just so damn proud of it, that I’m going to mention it again. You’re so excited, right?! Hell yes, you are!!!

Anyway, Hype or Like Friday is this awesome reading group/meme that all are welcome to join. Basically, we all vote on one hyped book to read for that month and then discuss it and post a blog about it on the last Friday of the month. Then you get to rate it “Hyped It” or “Liked It”. It’s super easy and casual. If you don’t want to read the BOTM for that month or have already read it before, that’s totally fine to skip it. You can even just choose another hyped book from the poll if you would rather do that. This is really just a fun way to connect with some other bloggers and tackle some really hyped and popular books from your TBR. You can find out more Hype or Like Friday and join our group HERE.

The meme side of it is also just a really fun and easy way to fill up an empty post for each Friday. We give you a prompt and then all you have to do is answer it in a post. We’ve got all kinds of prompts, from lists to discussion questions. It’s all there. Just a super quick and easy post to do.

If you’re a fairly fast reader with an enormous TBR and want to get a bit ambitious along with me, then you can also choose a different hyped book each week to read and talk about in your meme post. This is a totally optional thing to do. Right now, I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who is doing this but it’s helping motivate me to read more of the TBR books that I already own. And I already average about 2-3 books a week and at least one is hyped read. So why not talk about it?!

Name A Book Everyone Should Read At Least Once…


Come on, you knew that was coming!

However, if you’re looking for a more challenging and controversial read, then you can be like 14 year old and me and tackle this behemoth. That’s right. I read this book in 8th grade. While I get that it’s not for everyone, it is a book that I think everyone should read at least once. Debating is fun and there is nothing that will stir up a good debate at a book club more than a novel written by Ayn Rand. This women’s beliefs and work cause so many polarizing opinions that it absolutely fascinates me.


Leave a link to your Musing Mondays post in the comments. What do you think about my choices? Do I know how to pick them, or what?! Hahahah!

Disclaimer: I’m in bed sick today and all hyped up on medication. If I sound like a crazy person…It’s because I AM a crazy person. Not because of the meds. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – April 11th, 2016”

  1. This is the second time I’ve come across a Musing Mondays post today and I really want to make one! Haha. I haven’t heard of the meme before. I’m really excited about the Hype it or Like it meme/group, though! Sounds very cool. 😀

    I also… haven’t read Anne of Green Gables. OOPS? I watched the show when I was a kid, though, aha.

    Nice post!
    Sasha @ The Writing Duo

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    1. You should totally make one! You should also join our lovely Hype It or Like It group as well.
      Don’t even get me started on Anne of Green Gables haha! You most definitely need to read it!!!!


  2. Thanks for mentioning Anne of Green Gables so much! I just read it and LOVED it, and now I’m on Anne of Avonlea. LM Montgomery’s writing is so wonderful and descriptive, and it was just such a refreshing read because it was so positive. 🙂

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