An update on Thursday Quotables

Hi there, lovely readers!

Several years ago, I started up a weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies called Thursday Quotables:


Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

For anyone who pays attention to such things, you may have noticed that I’ve really slacked off when it comes to weekly posts. In fact, I just realized that my last Thursday Quotables post was for Thankgsgiving — and even then, it was a repost of a holiday favorite, not a brand-new “quotable” discovery.

So what’s going on?

Well, the answer is simply that I’ve lost a little motivation when it comes to doing TQ posts according to a fixed weekly schedule. I’m finding that when I come across lines or quote that I love in whatever books I’m reading, I tend to go ahead and include them in my review posts. Or else, I get so caught up when I’m reading an amazing book that I don’t stop to highlight or flag the parts I want to come back to, because I’m focused on the reading itself and not thinking about posting about the reading.

At this point, I think I need to acknowledge that I’m not going to keep up with Thursday Quotables as a weekly blogging event here on my blog. When inspiration strikes, I’m sure I’ll continue to do occasional TQ posts, but I’d rather not feel like I need to hold myself to a schedule.

For those of you who participate in Thursday Quotables… well, great! Keep going! Come back and share your links with me, either here or on social media, whenever you feel like it. I’d love to see what you’re up to.

This isn’t good-bye for Thursday Quotables… maybe it’s more like “see ya when I see ya”!

Of course, if anyone is interested in “adopting” Thursday Quotables and taking it on as a new host, send me a message and let me know. Meanwhile, I’ll continue my TQ posts… when I feel like it.

Ah, the freedom!

6 thoughts on “An update on Thursday Quotables

  1. I understand. I haven’t been consistent with the TQ myself, though I’ve never ceased posting occasional TQ since I first discovered your meme. That’s why I don’t think I’d be a good host, even if now I read a lot more then when I started following you.

    But I hope the TQ will continue in a form or antoher, because it’s fun and a great way to share reads I enjoy. Maybe that’s because I now always share my review together with the excerpt, so I suppose it’s a bit the same as you do, only I still call it TQ 😉

    And by the way, this is my latest one

    Have a fantastic festive season!

    • Thanks! I hope you’re having lovely holidays! I’m sure I’ll end up posting TQs here and there… I just seem to enjoy myself more when I’m not on a schedule.

  2. Hi there! I was recently thinking about doing something like this on my blog and googled to see if it was already being done. I wasn’t planning on doing a linky type meme, just share my quotes from the books I’m currently reading. I just wanted to check in first and make sure you don’t mind or wouldn’t think I was stealing from you. I think I’m going to call mine quotes of the week instead of Thursday Quotables. Thanks!

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