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Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.

What is Read Play Blog?

As avid video gamers and book bloggers ourselves, we want to connect the community of book bloggers who love video games! Read Play Blog is a monthly meme about video games and books containing a discussion question, recommendation, and what you’re currently playing.

How do I participate?

Post your answer to the latest discussion question (see below), recommend a game relevant to the topic, and let us know what you are currently playing. Make sure you link up to the current month’s linky, so we can check out your posts.

When do I post?

Read Play Blog is posted on the 16th of every month to pay homage to 16 bit retro games. Our linky will be up then, but you can post at any time that suits you and link up then. You can participate every month, or only in the months where the topic interests you. It’s up to you!

Who can participate in Read Play Blog?

Anyone who likes video games! No matter the genre or age, whether you like action/shoot-em-ups or story-driven RPGs or point-and-click games, or if you’re a new gamer or a seasoned one, you’re welcome to participate.

What are the topics?

Our upcoming topics are:

  • January: What game releases are you looking forward to in 2016?
  • February: Your thoughts on console vs pc vs handheld vs mobile gaming (Lauren @ Northern Plunder)
  • March: Are you a competitive gamer or casual gamer?
  • April: What is your favourite battle system? (CW @ Read, Think, Ponder)
  • May: Which game trailers do you love? (Natalie @ Natalie Patalie)
  • June: What announcements are you most looking forward to at E3?
  • July: Popular games that you didn’t like (Michelle @ In Libris Veritas)
  • August: Which game OST is your favourite? (CW @ Read, Think, Ponder)
    September: What is your guilty pleasure game?
    October: What is your favourite scary game and book?
    November: What retro game from your childhood has a modern remake/sequel that you want to play?

The topic for the following month is always posted in advance in each Read Play Blog post. Feel free to suggest topics for us!

Past topics:

  • January: What games are you looking forward to in 2015?
  • February: What video game character would you take on a Valentines date? Recommend the game with your favourite couple!
  • March: Do you prefer multiplayer or singleplayer games? Recommend your favourite!
  • April: Do you own any gaming merchandise? Show them off, or tell us what merch you would most love to have!
  • May: Show off your gaming set up!
  • June: Which video game would you want to live in or be the main character of?
  • July: What geek conventions have you been or would like to attend?
  • August: Which game character(s) do you relate to the most?
  • September: Is there a video game that surprised you when you played it, whether in a good or bad way?
  • October: Surprise zombie apocalypse! Which three game characters are on your survival team?
  • November: When do you game and when do you read?
  • December: What games are you looking forward to in the holiday season? (Suggested by Michelle @ In Libris Veritas)

I just discovered Read Play Blog, where do I start?

It’s up to you whether you start from the following month’s topic, or want to do previous Read Play Blog posts. Check out our previous Read Play Blog posts here.

Got any questions about Read Play Blog? Ask them below!