Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries I Made in 2019

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Let’s see how many things I can add to this list. The prompt for this week said “these could be books, authors, blogs, websites, apps, products, etc.,” so I’m going to try to be creative with it.

The Art of Darkness.

This is a bookish Halloween blog that I love. They have a weekly roundup of links that have introduced me to so many new authors and random literary things.

Header for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. Image shows a laptop sitting on a wooden desk and the WWBC logo.

The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge.

This is a fun blog hop put on by Long and Short Reviews. The topics last year range from favourite characters to recipes to books you’d recommend to people who liked a certain genre.

Open Mic Nights at My Local LibraryΒ 

I don’t know how many – if any – I’ll be attending this year, but it was pretty amazing to listen to other people read their own work, share a favourite poem from a famous writer, sing, crack jokes, and otherwise explore the wide world of literature and the arts last year. If your community has a library, I’d definitely recommend checking to see if they have a similar event (and asking them for one if they don’t).

It’s such a wonderful way to spend an evening and get to know your community better.

Folklore Thursday

If you’re on Twitter, #FolkloreThursday happens every Thursday. Their website orΒ Twitter account generally share the specific themes ahead of time. Past topics have ranged from the food to children to winter holidays.

I’ve learned about so many legends and traditions from the folks who run it and highly recommend it to anyone who loves fairy tales, folk tales, or anything similar to that.



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88 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries I Made in 2019

  1. Great list! Open mic nights at your library sounds really fun – I don’t think there’s anything like that near me, but I used to love going to open mic nights at uni.

  2. Open mic nights? That sounds really cool!

  3. These all sound fascinating, especially the Open Mic Night.

  4. So I really need to check out that blog. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Open mic Night sounds awesome, I’ll have to check my library and see if they do that.. I’m pretty sure they don’t. Also I have never heard of Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge but that’s such a great idea!

  6. This is a fantastic list! Folklore Thursday sounds so fun and eye opening. We will definitely have to check it out!

  7. #FolkloreThursday sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing.

  8. The library open mic night is a brilliant idea!

  9. These are such interesting bookish discoveries!

  10. Folklore Thursday sounds like a lot of fun, will have to check it out, so thanks for sharing!

  11. Great discoveries!! Happy reading. πŸ™‚

  12. Those are some great discoveries! I would love if my library did an open mic night! I think I will look into doing the Wednesday weekly blogging challenge as well. Thank you for sharing and visiting my list!

  13. The open mic thing sounds interesting. After NaNoWriMo was over, we all read something from our stories that we had written (we had a weekly write-in at the library where we’d work on our NaNo projects). I go to a biweekly critique group at the library and spend so much time there already, LOL.

  14. That’s really cool that your library has open mic nights!

  15. Oooh, Folkelore Thursday sounds fabulous! I’m going to have to look that up. Definitely sounds like something I’d be interested in. :3 Open mic night sounds like a lot of fun, too. We wanted to start something like that at our local library, but we’re still trying to gauge the interest and if anyone will come. xD

  16. Open mic nights sounds incredible. I’m so glad your library does this. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  17. That was a great list! I am pretty sure, my library doesn’t have open mic nights, it does sound fun though. Glad you discovered it!

  18. Maria @readingmaria

    Nice list! I have to check out #FolkloreThursday!

  19. OOh nice! Those are new to me things too! Folklore Thursday sounds fun!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  20. Great list. I’ve not been to an open mic night at a library but some of my local bookshops have some fantastic events!

  21. Open mic nights at the library sound amazing!

  22. Seriously, Open Mic Night at the library sounds fantastic! I kind of want to do it at my library, but that would open a whole host of nasty that I don’t think I’d be able to handle… O.o

  23. I will definitely ask my library to start one. Sounds great. Here’s mine:

  24. That Wednesday Blogging Challenge sounds fun. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

  25. I love the wide variety of things that can be found at the local library. And I’ll have to check out that Halloween blog!

  26. Great list! Open mic night sounds so nice πŸ™‚ I love looking through the Folklore Thursday tag. I think it’s the only hashtag I check regularly on twitter haha.

  27. ooo I’m super interested by folklore Tuesday!!

  28. My 18-year-old daughter is a talented poet and she LOVES open mic nights! I would be absolutely terrified to stand up in front of people and share something I wrote, but she’s fearless. Enjoy your open mic nights. Sounds fun (to listen, anyway)!

    Happy TTT!


  29. I’m so envious with open mic nights. That sounds so much fun. I think I only see it in movies and TV shows. I would love to attend one someday but not here in the Philippines. Our libraries are lacking. I don’t say that to degrade my country and the libraries here but it’s just the fact. When I get rich, I’ll make every local town libraries here as my charity. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  30. That open mic night sounds like such a cool experience. I wish we had something like that here.

  31. I love the sound of Open Mic night — I went to an event at a local library last year that was just so much fun — you reminded me I need to look into going to more there.

  32. Wow, loved your list. I need to explore some of those. Thank you!

  33. That’s a great list! Open mic nights at the library sounds like an interesting time. I’ll be suggesting that to our local library.

  34. I will for sure be checking out that Halloween blog you mention! Sounds cool.

  35. Folklore Thursday sounds really cool, I’ll have to check it out!

  36. Oooh The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge sounds fun. I already do something on Wednesdays but maybe…

  37. I am definitely going to partake in the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge! I don’t always have a reservoir for TTT so I can delay my Tuesday posts, or just pot WWBC a day early, and follow their topics. This is great!

  38. This is a very unique list, Lydia– I love how you’ve stretched yourself for this week’s TTT! Very fun. The library I go to doesn’t have an open mic night, but the main library does. I’ll make an effort to go sometime this year; the main library is almost an hour from my house, so it’s quite a trek!

  39. The Wednesday weekly blogging challenge seems so nice

  40. Open mic nights at your library sounds like a good time!! Great list! Happy TTT! <3

  41. Lydia, looks like you’ve made some lovely discoveries – I especially like the sound of those open mic nights at your local library. πŸ™‚

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