Hello there, read-a-thon-ers! I am ready with your mini-challenge and the prizes!
I decided to do something a little fun and whimsical (I think)! I want you to take at least three (or more) of your planned read-a-thon books and write a short paragraph using the first line of each book. It does not have to make sense. I think it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with...how funny they all will sound. You can do a post on your blog and leave the link in the comments or you can just leave your answer in the comments. Here's an example from four of my read-a-thon books:
*Decided to edit my paragraph to make it sound more cohesive. You do not have to do this, but you can if you would like*
In the cold, nearly colorless light of a New England winter, two men on horseback traveled the coast road below Boston, heading north. "We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Today, I learned what I am for.
Sentence 1: John Adams by David McCullough
Sentence 2: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Sentence 3: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sentence 4: The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason
Now...the prizes! There will be three winners.
First place will win a print copy of each of Charlie Courtland's books (open to anywhere Amazon ships).
Second and Third place will win ebook copies of each book. Thank you to Charlie who was so generous with this contribution!
Here are the books (click the title to read description on Goodreads):
Dandelions in the Garden: The Rise of the Blood Countess (Countess Elizabeth Bathory #1)
The Hidden Will of the Dragon (Countess Elizabeth Bathory #2)
The Secret of a Spicy Jalapeno (her new book!)
Winners will be selected randomly (random.org) from all mini-challenge participants. This mini-challenge contest is open until Sunday, May 1st at 11:59pm CT. Good luck! I can't wait to read your entries. =O)
My Read-A-Thon plans:
- Read the section for TuesBookTalk of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Catch up on my reading of John Adams by David McCullough for the John Adams Read-a-long
- Finish A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (one of my new favorites!)
- Read The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason
- Finish Dante's Journey by JC Marino
- Locate my copy of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and hopefully, at least get started on it. I want to read it before I see the movie!
Since I'm only reading sections of a couple of books, I'm hoping I might be able to add a couple more to at least get started on, but we shall see how the week progresses!