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TCWT January 2013 Blog Chain

ETA: 3/31/14: *If you’re one of the awesome people who finds these past blog chain posts through search terms, you can go here to find more recent topics and to sign up for a current chain.*

We’re back! The blog chain is back! This month’s chain is hosted by Miriam Joy, and she is here to tell you all a little bit about it:

Sometimes it’s very difficult to pinpoint the exact point in time when something about our life changed. Sometimes it’s very easy – the day you picked up a new hobby, the day you met somebody in particular, that one film you saw that turned you into a total Tom Hiddleston fangirl…

And there are books. I’ve read from a young age, so there are a lot of books that have influenced me. But sometimes there is just one that made a particular difference – that left its mark on you. And that’s what this month’s prompt is about:

“Is there one particular book that changed your life? If so, why did you originally choose to read it? What impact has it had on you?”

Was it something you were given, or something you bought by chance? Did you know anything about it before you started? How many times have you now read it, and what has it done to your life? Those are the sorts of things I want to know.

And yes, I am asking you to choose one book. I know, it’s hard. If it’s an entire series, then I guess you could talk about that.

If there is no single book that’s influenced you and your entire life has been an amalgamation of influences from all over the place – awesome! Erm. I was about to suggest an alternative post for you guys, but maybe you could just choose a book you really really like and talk about that instead. I don’t know. I’m rambling.

You know what? Think outside the box. Do whatever you want. Let’s start 2013 with an awesome run of TCWT posts.


About Michael Waters

I'm Michael, I'm eighteen, and I blog about YA books for Barnes & Noble.

46 comments on “TCWT January 2013 Blog Chain

  1. Fida Islaih
    December 15, 2012

    Hello! I’m new to this, yet this is an awesome prompt! I’m already thinking of what book to write about. Thanks! Btw, the only times I cannot post is on Jan 14 and 17th. Thanks again! I can’t wait to read what people have to say about the book they choose (-:

    And finally, I blog at http://fida-islaih.blogspot.com.

    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      Can we put you down for January 5th? (I believe that’s the start of the chain and you commented early, so…)
      It’s my first time hosting so I’m new to this too!

  2. Brittani Layne(NevilleFan)
    December 15, 2012

    I’m in! This is an amazing prompt and I already know what book to talk about! It would be awesome if I could have a day early in the chain so that I can have time to write before Winter Break ends. http://theteenagewriter.wordpress.com

    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      Can I put you down for the 6th?

      • Brittani Layne(NevilleFan)
        December 15, 2012

        Sure, sounds good!

  3. Miss Alexandrina
    December 15, 2012

    I have no idea which book to write about, but I’m actual thinking of partipating for once! I know I’m definite back at school by the 15th; so after that, it would have to be a Sunday to post (gives me the Saturday to write), but aside from that, I should be okay with an earlier date before the 8th as a weekday.
    Alex 🙂

    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      I’ll put you down for the 7th, is that cool? (It’s a Monday.)

      • Miss Alexandrina
        December 16, 2012

        I am going to commit myself and say that will be fine, but be prepared in case I panic! (though I’m hoping that won’t happen!) xD

  4. Jasmine B
    December 15, 2012

    Oh man, no question. I know EXACTLY what book it was. Tooootally joining! Don’t care what date I get. 🙂

    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      Then I’ll put you down for the 8th 🙂

  5. AvonleaWriter
    December 15, 2012

    I’d love to be part of the blog chain. Any date works. 🙂

  6. Max
    December 15, 2012

    Oh my God oh my God oh my God FINALLY I LOVE THIS PROMPT can you put me down for as early as possible? (If it could be any day other than a Thursday or Sunday, that would be appreciated too.)

    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      Is the 9th okay? It’s a Tuesday 🙂
      And I’m glad you like the prompt!

  7. tomte
    December 15, 2012

    Now that that’s over, sign me up! And I must say this is a really great prompt. 🙂 Any day is fine with me!


    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      You’re down for the 11th! Glad you liked it 🙂

      • tomte
        December 16, 2012

        Eee! That just happens to fall on my half-birthday, so even better! 😀

  8. cait
    December 15, 2012

    Hi! I’ve never done this before (though I’ve read the instructions a few times), still a little unsure of the finer points, but the prompt is great! I’d love to be in. Any day suits me. 🙂 Thanks!


    • Miriam Joy
      December 15, 2012

      That’s cool. You write a post based on the prompt, post it on the day you’re given, and read other people’s posts. That’s all there is to it – no finer details or small print 🙂
      I’ll put you down for the 12th of January.

      • cait
        December 16, 2012

        Awesome. Thank you!

  9. nevillegirl
    December 15, 2012

    Ooh, this is awesome! Can you put me down for the next date – the 13th, I think? Thanks! 🙂


  10. loonytuney
    December 15, 2012
  11. orphu44
    December 16, 2012

    Oh my goodness. No idea what book I’ll write about, but … I’m in!

  12. bandersontps
    December 17, 2012

    Reblogged this on worldpen.

  13. Alouette Kim
    December 17, 2012

    Can I sign up too? ^^

    • Miriam Joy
      December 17, 2012

      Yep! You’ve got the 16th 🙂

      • Alouette Kim
        December 30, 2012

        Um yeah so I’m sorry I forgot to link//
        (yep, I moved. >.<)

  14. Sarah Faulkner
    December 18, 2012

    If there’s still space, I’d love any weekday! http://www.inklinedwriters.blogspot.com
    ~Sarah Faulkner

    • Miriam Joy
      December 19, 2012

      Is the 17th a weekday? *checks calendar* Yep, it’s a Thursday. You’re down for the 17th!

  15. Zara Hoffman (@AuthZH)
    December 20, 2012


  16. SydneyJoTo
    December 28, 2012

    A tough but fabulous challenge. I’ll try it. May I have the next date?

    P.S. Question
    Do you reblog our posts then on the day we’re assigned or…?

    • Miriam Joy
      December 30, 2012

      Nope, we just put a list up so the other members of the chain know to go look, and also you include it in your post so anyone reading yours can click on the links to all the others 🙂
      You can have the 19th!

  17. dreamsinsong
    December 29, 2012

    If there’s still spots open, count me in! I’d like to participate before the 24th or so if that’s possible.

    • Miriam Joy
      December 30, 2012

      We’re still open, yup. You’ve got the 20th!

    • Miriam Joy
      December 30, 2012

      Wait … can you link us to your blog? Your gravatar doesn’t link to it so I cannae find you.

  18. imnotthatgeeky
    December 30, 2012

    Can I join? I just discovered this blog and it seems awesome! I hope I’m not too late.:( Any date is good

  19. Alouette Kim
    December 30, 2012

    Um yeah so you may have caught this, but you probably didn’t. My blog moved from readingforthesky to epistolarygirl.wordpress.com because I am an incredibly compulsive person. Sorry! 😐

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