Sup, nerds? Here at Paperback Jedi, I have a few regular features that show up on the blog. Here are some deets on them:
Excellent Excerpts is where I break down some of my favorite passages in a book. You know how you’re reading sometimes and a line you come across just punches you in the gut? Like a damn, I wish I could write like that line? Like a holy shit, this sentence is the most perfect sentence ever composed kind of thing? Yeah, I talk about those instances. I also talk about some of the passages that made me laugh or the ones I could perfectly envision.
Who doesn’t love a good mix cd? Sudden Soundtrack is exactly what it sounds like. A soundtrack I drop here every now and then to match whatever I’m into at the moment. It could be a soundtrack for a book or ship. It could be a mix for a rainy day. It could be a soundtrack to study to. Basically, I just post a playlist attuned to whatever interest strikes my fancy. It could be fandom related or just in general. But everyone could use some new tunes, right?
Here’s where I use the blog to Shoutout To My… well, it could be anyone, really. I use this to showcase people or creators or videos or books or characters or artists or musicians or– you get the picture. I just wanna give credit where credit is due when someone does something awesome. Plus, it’s always fun to take a look at what other people out there are making and doing. SO MUCH TALENT EVERYWHERE. Who knows what you might find?
Jedi Junk Drawer is off the cuff commentary on whatever subject comes to mind. Basically, it either fits in nowhere else on this blog or everywhere else on this blog. You can expect thoughts on fandom culture, opinions on trending topics, an ode to my cat, discussions about life and philosophy, my current skincare routine, I mean really, it could be anything. It’s your very own, spur of the moment, pull a rabbit from a hat kind of post. ISN’T THAT EXCITING?
Bring Out Your Backlist is a feature I designed to show some love to some of my older, maybe a little dusty books that I’ve accidentally missed or bought and said I was going to read right away, but… didn’t. C’mon, we all do it. You know your shelves just keep growing and there’s just not enough time! I think it’s a good way to shine a spotlight on some of the books the world may have forgotten about or never gotten around to due to life getting in the way.
These are things I participate in that weren’t created by me specifically for my blog. I wish I was brilliant like this, but alas.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature originally hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, but is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday they take on a different topic with a top ten list celebrating said topic. For example: Top Ten Fictional BFFs, Top Ten Books I Could Re-read Forever, etc. It’s just a great way to get new recommendations and to learn about your fellow book brethrens’ tastes.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine where we talk about books that aren’t released yet, but we’re super excited to read once they do. I obsessively keep track of monthly releases for YA books (I even a bulk Amazon preorder each month for those releases because I’m hardcore like that) and I’m always anxiously awaiting New Book Tuesday so there’s literally always something I can’t wait to get my hands on.