I absolutely love this awesome bookish meme!

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The Six Degrees of Separation meme was inspired by Hungarian writer and poet Frigyes Karinthy. In his 1929 short story, Chains, Karinthy coined the phrase ‘six degrees of separation’. The phrase was popularised by a 1990 play written by John Guare, which was later made into a film starring Stockard Channing. Since then, the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by just six links has been explored in many ways, from ‘six degress of Kevin Bacon‘ to the science of connections. And now it’s a meme for readers. On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.

I found this meme rather recently, and was immediately captured. It’s such a fun idea, and I totally love the process. Basically, you start off with the chosen book for that month, and connect a book to it in some way, no matter how obvious or obscure that connection may be. Then you connect another book to that book, and so on and so forth, until you’ve gotten to six other books: seven total. The beginner for this month is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo! So without further ado, let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading

I wish you a Merry Christmas (and that I had read more)!

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Eeeeeek! Merry Christmas everybody!!!

(Or Chanukah, whatever you celebrate in this wonderful holiday season!)

Um, I got a camera?

My lovely parents BOUGHT ME A CAMERA. It was on my list, but I didn’t know if I would get it. I actually said that it didn’t have to be fancy, so if I did get one, I was expecting something really simple. IT HAS WIFI AND BLUETOOTH AND IT CONNECTS TO MY IPOD AND IT’S SO FANCY IT CONFUSES ME AND I LOVE IT. So yes, before you ask, the picture above is taken with my camera. And that’s my Christmas tree this year (it’s a real tree)! 🙂 Anyhoo, hopefully you guys would be excited for me about a random camera anyways, but the REAL reason I wanted it is…

BOOKSTAGRAM.

Um, I fail at bookstagram all the time. So this is only part of the reason. But with such an easy, quick way to send pictures to my iPod and then to upload to Instagram, that makes it all so much more fun!

Stock photos?

Is that what you call them? You know, the pictures (you can get them from places like Unsplash) used for backgrounds to blog headers, titles, etc. I live in a small town, and recently I’ve started to notice that… Everything is gorgeous? And I think it would be really fun to use my own pictures for blog headers. Plus, that makes everything easier for me; instead of trying to find one specific kind of picture, I can just take my own! Hopefully the viewing experience will still be just as good or improved for you guys! 🙂

Moving on…

Now that I’ve squealed about my OWN CAMERA OMG EEK let’s move on with our lives, shall we? I mentioned yesterday that I might participate in some of the “Top 16 of 2016” challenges, and I love today’s topic, so of course I had to join in!

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New memes and bookish rants! How interesting!

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This weekly book meme officiated in November 2013 and is still going strong! Join the group to become a T5W-er and check out the topics for the current month!

Hey guys, it’s Amy! I’ve seen this meme a few times around the blogosphere, and it looks so fun! I really thought the topic for this week looked cool, so I thought I’d join in! The topic is:

Books I Want to Re-Read

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I fail and you get to read it!

Hey guys, it’s Amy! In September, I first did this meme, and it was slightly horrendous, fairly ridiculous, and extremely fun. So I thought I’d give myself a chance to redeem myself.

When I First Saw You, or WIFSY for short, is a monthly meme here on Sailing Through Books that consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a synopsis, so basically judging a book by it’s cover yes.

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Shall we admire these amazing beautiful covers?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme hosted by the lovely people over at the Broke and the Bookish.

Hey guys, it’s Amy! I’ve just recently taken a look at some of the TTT topics for the next couple of months, and a bunch of them look absolutely amazing, so you can expect to see at least a few popping up for a while! This week’s topic is…

Seven Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

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I love my library so much. What about you?

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Hey guys, it’s Amy! The last Library Checkout I did was in August, and I didn’t have nearly as many books as usual. I would have done one in September, but I’ve mostly been focusing on reading the books that I’ve bought recently (and getting out of my reading slump) that I haven’t been reading too many library books lately anyway. So I thought I’d just condense them both into a (still surprisingly small) Fall Library Checkout! Here goes! Continue reading

In which I hopefully make you laugh!

Hey guys, it’s Amy! A little while ago, I found this cool meme when I was visiting blogs (as I do, I’m not THAT antisocial *scoffs while sitting alone in corner*), and I thought it looked amazing! I’ve actually thought about doing a post like this before, so I was very intrigued when I found it as a monthly meme. Anyhoo, may I present:

When I First Saw You, or WIFSY for short, is a monthly meme here on Sailing Through Books that consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a synopsis, so basically judging a book by it’s cover yes.

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