October 17, 2015

Accepting the Baton from Sheila at Book Journey!




Sometimes when I open my email there is a surprise. And this week that was the case when Sheila at Book Journey asked me to take up hosting the It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Meme.

Yesterday Sheila posted her Passing the Baton explanation. You might also like to read her post on the date that she took up this meme a number of years ago. I know we will all agree that Sheila has been a wonderful and enthusiastic host of this meme and has been a faithful servant of it and us over the years. When I was teaching I used to join Jen at Teach Mentor Texts for her kidlit version of It's Monday What Are You Reading? It's where I first heard of Sheila! And as I take a look at my last post I see a comment by Elizabeth at Silver's Reviews! Only noticed that now.

I hope I can follow in Sheila's footsteps and honor her and the meme by keeping it going and I encourage all its loyal followers to do the same! Let's do it!

I feel very honored to be invited by Sheila to be the host for the meme and fully realise the gift she is giving me. Thank you Sheila. I am a relative newcomer to the book blogging world, and I appreciate your choice greatly. And I'm excited too.

Sheila has also artfully designed a button for me, and when I compared it to the one I had worked on, decided I liked her effort much more. So for the time being that will be the new button, at least until I come up with one that I consider equals her offering. Maybe a new one for the start of 2016.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
In the meantime this meme will begin on my blog this coming Monday. Hope  I'll see you there!

44 comments:

  1. Yay Kathryn!! So happy Sheila chose you. You are sooo up for the task, the perfect 'mother' to nurture this meme onwards :)

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  2. Heey just read the news... I've been AWOL for months due to serious health issues ... happy to see that SHeila got back to blogging and I'd like to congrats you for getting this task. It's been a very special meme to me for years and hope to keep on participating for more years!

    By the way, I am Jenai, I own Bookingly Yours (bookinglyyours.blogspot.com), nice to meet you Kathryn!

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    1. Thanks Jenai, I look forward to visiting. While I have visited a number of blogs on this meme, in no way have I visited them all. I aim to develop that!

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  3. That's great, Kathryn! Hope you have fun with it.

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  4. Yay for you. That is sweet that Shelia picked you. Well done.

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    1. Viki it was sweet of her, I agree. Says so much about her thoughtfulness.

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  5. I'm excited to see it continue on also. And by Sheila passing the torch, I just found your GREAT blog....so, nice to meet you! I'm looking forward to Monday.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I look forward to visiting and getting to know more bloggers with this.

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  6. Congrats and welcome! You are a great choice, and I look forward to linking up here come Monday. I have known both previous hosts, from J Kaye back in the day, and then Sheila. They and you, now, make Mondays fun. Enjoy!

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    1. That's what I mean, so many long time regulars on this meme, it humbles me to be chosen to carry it on. Thanks Laurel-Rain.

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  7. Congrats Kathryn! You'll do a fantastic job. Like Laurel-Rain, I was there when J Kaye hosted and then Sheila. I love this meme and I'm looking forward to posting on Monday.

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    1. Yvonne, another long time regular, nice to 'meet' you and I look forward to visiting you as well.

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  8. Congrats and good for you Kathryn! I think you'll be a great host, and look forward to linking up.

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    1. Thanks Greg I really appreciate that.

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  9. I love that it's becoming so international. I've been keen to 'meet' some more European book bloggers (as well as US and Aussies - and Kiwis of course!).

    Congrats and looking forward to seeing you this week!

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    1. Yes, that international bit is somewhat freaky!! I am going to have to kinda time the It's Monday because being so many hours ahead of many countries usually our Tuesday is still their Monday. But guess it'll work out.

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  10. Congratulations! I enjoy reading your weekly posts already and I'm glad to hear you'll be taking over the It's Monday meme. :)

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    1. Thanks Christina, I look forward to the privilege of keeping it going.

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  11. Thank you for accepting the baton. I know you will be a great host. Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks Nise, I sure hope I can come up to standard!

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  12. Congrats! I am excited to particpate again and to see what everyone is reading!

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    1. Thanks Susan and I look forward to visiting.

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  13. Congrats Kathryn!!! I'm sure you'll do an excellent job with this...I already love visiting your blog and now have one more reason to stop by :)

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    1. Kristin thanks. It was a big surprise for me, never expected it, sometimes things just come out of the blue all the way from the USA!

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  14. THANK YOU, Kathryn.

    You will be a fantastic host.

    You have a beautiful blog, and I always enjoy stopping by. See you tomorrow morning.

    And...THANK YOU, Sheila, for keeping the meme alive by passing it on to someone else. HUGS.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I hope so. I know you are a big participant in Its Monday!

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  15. Can't wait to link up, Kathryn, and kudos to you for accepting the challenge of keeping this great feature going! Many thanks to Sheila of course, but if she chose you then she knew you'd do an awesome job :)

    I always read your blog anyway, even when I sometimes don't comment, so I'm so happy for you that you were chosen and accepted. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Rita for all those kind words.

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  16. Congratulations on becoming the new host. Love your blog.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne I'm looking forward to visiting.

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  17. Love it! Great post and linking to my original post about the meme is cool... I had to go read it too! Looking forward to being a participant. Thank you for taking the baton :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I still cannot believe you asked me. Took me awhile to find that original post of yours but got there in the end!

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    2. I just read the post. Very nice touch, Kathryn.

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  18. Yay, congrats! You'll be a perfect host!! I haven't done this meme in a long time, but I may have to link up now. :)

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  19. Congratulations! It is always fun to see new faces!

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