Micro Brew Archive

A backlog of the Micro Brew* themes and prompts

*Previously Micro Reviews

This was created by my friend Melanie / The Library of Mars. We would do this on Tumblr, back when that was my only reviewing platform. I’ve been wanting to do something more on my blog because my reviews are as unpredictable as my reading habits. I thought this would be a fun way to promo something that you love.

  • Monthly theme with bi-weekly prompts
  • Anyone is allowed to participate, no tagging necessary (unless you want to)
  • Can be a book, game, writing w.i.p. or an art piece. Doesn’t have to be a current read or project, just anything that fits the theme.
  • It can be as long or as short as you want, there’s no pressure to make it fancy and professional


  1. Tag me, Hexen Librarian
  2. Visit Melanie on Twitter
  3. Include explanation
  4. Feature the header
  5. Post the theme and prompt for the post
  6. Complete the prompt, no tagging necessary.


August: Gettin’ Comfy

  • 1.1: Aug 6
    • Tell us about yourself. What do you do in your free time? What are you reading currently? Writing? Playing? Drawing? Feel free to share if you’d like.
  • 1.2: Aug 20
    • Talk about your favorite book, sell it. What about it makes you love it? Do that meme thing where you use pictures to spoil the books but without any context
September: Fall is here! (well almost)
  • Prompt 1: September 3
    • What’s your favorite season? Do you cater your reading to the season or do you just read whatever, whenever? Thoughts on the Pumpkin Spice Latte?
  • Prompt 2: September 17
    • What weather do you prefer for reading? Do you enjoy reading under the sun in the garden? Or snuggled up whilst storms pound your windows. Do you prefer reading in your house? The garden? Or even just in a train or bus?
      • This question comes from fellow book club member and all-around good boi, Paul! Thanks!
October 2018: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Prompt 1: October 8
    • What’s your favorite Halloween read? It doesn’t have to be scary! It could be a thriller or a suspense or even a comedy! What Halloween movie would go well with it? Or if you can’t think of one, what’s your favorite Halloween movie? (just a PSA, Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas movie, not Halloween 😉 feel free to debate me in the comments)
  • Prompt 2: October 22
    • Would You Rather: Halloween edition
      • stick your hand in a box of spiders OR a bowl of worms
      • be chased down the block by a mummy OR a Nosferatu-like vampire
      • get an apple in your trick-or-treat bag OR raisins
      • be a vampire or kiss a vampire (from Jenny)
      • have a monster under the bed or in the attic (from Teascape)
      • be haunted by a stranger or a relative (from Teascape)
      • be a werewolf in London or Paris (from Teascape)
      • be a werewolf who turns when seeing the sun or a vampire that can’t come out at night (from Egg)
      • have a ghost right behind you or up in your face (from Egg)
      • have a spirit that talks to you or one that doesn’t say a word at all (from Egg)


February Theme: Favorites
  • Prompt 1: February 4 
    • What’s your favorite urban fantasy novel? Sell it. What about it makes it your favorite?
  • Prompt 2: February 18
    • Talk about your favorite underrated or lesser known book. A book you never see anyone talk about or you think has fallen to the wind. One that you just keep recommending and no one ever follows through reading.

March Theme: Spring Cleaning

  • Prompt 1: March 4 
    • This week’s prompt comes from Anthony over at KeepReadingForward:What book would you die on a hill for? What makes it so special to you? Is there something about it others don’t like? (Obviously, this isn’t here to bash other’s faves, but to acknowledge that you can still like something even if it’s problematic or not a universal fave)
  • Prompt 2: March 18
    • Lauren at NorthernPlunder came up with this week’s prompt: Reflect on your blogging thus far. Is it going the way you thought it would? Are you seeing an improvement? What could your followers do to help? What direction do you see your blog going? (These are just some starting points, you don’t have to answer the questions if you don’t want)
April Theme: KonMar That Shiz
  • Prompt 1: April 8
    • What’s your go-to genre? What about it do you enjoy so much? What’s your least favorite genre to read?
  • Prompt 2: April 22
    • Sticking with the genre topic, what’s a genre you’ve recently discovered you enjoy? Is it way out of your norm or comfort-zone?