Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Winter's Respite: Day Two Winners and Mini-Mini-Challenge

Day Two Winners!

Bri @ Kindling the Fire

Abigail @ The Story Factory Reading Zone

Head over to the PRIZE PAGE and pick your prize and then email me your choice at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom  Prizes are awarded on a first response basis.  Congratulations!

Now...on to today's Mini-Mini-Challenge!

Here's what I want you to do: 

  • Take your current read and pick one sentence from three of the following pages:  page 1, page 77, page 179, page 255, page 360, or one from the 5th page from the end (I picked a diverse number for books of varying lengths).  
  • Take the three sentences and make them into a short paragraph.  If it makes sense as is, fine.  If not, you can add your own words or sentences to make it romantic, funny, scary...whatever.  
  • Be sure to bold and/or italicize the original text from the book or, if you leave it in the comments, put quotes around the original text.  
  • You can leave yours in the comment section below and/or post it on your blog.  If you do a post on your blog, add the link to the linky below.  If you don't have a blog or just would rather not do a post, leave yours in the comments and include your email address.  
  • This mini-challenge will be open until Saturday, (1/28) at 8:00am CST.  One winner will be randomly selected from all submissions and chosen by  The winner will pick a prize from the PRIZE PAGE.

I will do my current read for you as an example.  I'm reading Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  The sentences I used are from pages 1, 77, and 829 (5th page from end).

Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends.  They were eyes that would flash fire when she was angry or provoked.  She dragged her eyes away from his without smiling back, and he turned as someone called.  When he turned back around, he looked at her in an almost kindly way, speculation in his eyes.

Easy Peasy! Here's the linky:



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  1. Cool idea. I'm reading The Next Always by Nora Roberts. My sentences are from pages 1,77, and 179. There's no italics as I included no extra text, just the three sentences as I liked how they put together well!

    "It thrived in good times, endured the hard times. Now, as he could clearly see through the display window beside the door, his mother was in the nearly empty space holding a paint fan up to the wall. And beyond it, to the glint of fields, the rise of hills, the ring of mountains rolling to the blue autumn sky"

  2. I have always wanted to read Gone With The Wind. I recently scooped it up at a library book sale, so I can read it now sometime. :-)

  3. "All her work had come to nothing. "I'm sorry for that as well." Felicia's voice was sad. Her father's face softened at once, though Elliot wondered what it was these two men would have to reminisce about."

    Mine is taken from a ARC of For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund (:

  4. My mini-mini is posted. No extra words were needed!

  5. What a wonderful idea- will have to find time to try this one.
    Thanks for picking me for the Day 2 prize

  6. Congrats to the winners :)
    And fun mini challenge! I wll play along soon too. I love Gone With the Wind. Interesting paragraph! It's all about the eyes!

  7. Great job, Tobey and Celine! Thanks for playing.

    Hope we get some more great mash-ups!

  8. I'm currently reading Vanish by Tess Gerritsen.
    There are so many places where I could begin the story.
    There is a new girl in our house.

    I could tell she was in big trouble, from the way she reacted when the phone rang and I started to answer it.
    The girl shot forward and slammed her hand down on the receiver.

  9. I am using LEGEND by Marie Lu for this challenge:

    Obviously I'm not dead, but it's safer for her to think so. This time, however, I hear what sounds like the faintest sigh. Suddenly, I twist, and for a split second I'm free.

    I liked the way the sentences went together so didn't add anything. The book is told by two MCs so the italics are one, the bold from another :) Book is recommended for fast-paced dystopian adventure seekers :)

  10. This was harder than it looked lol!!

    Current book reading: Showdown At Crazy Man Creek (Elliot Long). I chose pages 179, 77 and 197 (5 pages from the end). This is the paragraph that was put together…

    "After the past recent intimacies Buckthorn felt his anger again" but as "the Buck’s chin disappeared in a bloody mess" the "pain and misery hung over their bowed heads like a shroud".

    It looks better on my site lol!

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