Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Create a Sentence Challenge and Giveaway

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 11 is going great so far.  I have seen on twitter that there has been a lot of fabulous books read so far this week and we are not even half way through the week.  So it is time to take a short break from reading and have some book related fun!

Today I am hosting a challenge for Bout of Books participants.  The challenge is my twist on the book spine sentence challenge.  For this challenge, I want you to pick some awesome books out and make a sentence with the first two words from each of your books.  I have tried this myself and it can be a little tricky because the lack of verbs in the first two words of the book.  Therefore, you can add another word that is not from the first two words of the books if you wish.  The more ridiculous, the better.

I will be doing a giveaway for this challenge.  I am giving away a $15 Amazon gift card or the equivalent of books of your choice from The Book Depository.  For an entry in the giveaway post your sentences on Twitter (using #boutofbooks), on Facebook, on your blog, or in the comments below then fill out the rafflecopter form below.  In order to be eligible for this giveaway, you must be an official participant of Bout of Books and 18 years of age or older.  The giveaway will be open all day on Wednesday August 19, 2014 starting at midnight CST.

Here is my sentence:

I wait for not one minute and Mr. Danielle falls.

For this sentence, I used the following books:
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Gone by Michael Grant
  • Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten
  • Wither by Lauren Destafano
I hope you have fun with this challenge and good luck!

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  1. Hi jessica! :) Do the first two words have to be in order?

    For example, if book #1's first words were "I love" and book #2's were "Fall in" could you make the sentence "I fall in love" or would it have to be "i love fall in"?

    Sorry if that doesn't make any sense...I'm just trying to clarify!

    Callie from

  2. Haha, mine is hilarious! Thanks so much for the giveaway and this fun challenge. :)

  3. So I actually wanted to do this challenge only with the books I'm going to be reading in this read-a-thon, so I' sure my sentence will be hilarious! And I hope I figured the right way to do it.

    Endless Knight - this is
    Meant To Be - there are
    Midnight Thief - this job
    forbidden - I gaze
    The programm - the air

    Here's what I came up with: This is the air I gaze, there are this job

  4. Ooh, what a fun idea! I love it; so creative!

    Thanks for hosting the challenge. :)

    1. Thank you! I had fun coming up with the challenge and making my own sentence haha

  5. Mine is creepy!

    Ironically, since Razo hopped, fire was the hottest, and Death lived.

    Angelfall – Ironically, since

    River of Secrets – Razo hopped

    The Burning Sky – Fire was

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – The hottest

    Gates of Thread and Stone – Death lived

  6. The Midwife ~ I saw
    The Amish Blacksmith ~ the muscles
    That Certain Summer ~ storms she
    Oath of the Brotherhood ~ the mist

    I saw the muscles when she storms the mist.

  7. This was really fun challenge, thanks for having it!

  8. I like this better than using the whole title. Wait, just read your directions again. You meant inside the book and not the titles. Ugh. I'll have to re-do that...

    1. I edited my entry with the new sentence. :) I'm going to put it here too just to share since I like seeing what everyone else did...

      Books used (in order): Dream Boy, Blackmoore, In Perfect Time, The Inheritance
      Sentence: Will found a woodlark for Lt. McKenna Ashford.

      That was kind of tough. I have a huge stack of books to put back in the bookcase now. Lol! Thanks for the challenge and giveaway!!

  9. My sentence is Jaded strangers on my lady coming undone.
    Jaded by Anne Calhoun
    Stranger on a Train anthology
    My Lady, My Love by Katharine Ashe
    Coming Undone by Lauren Dane

  10. This is my sentence;

    Welcome to the first sunday of the circus of ridiculousness in 1941=2

    my post:

  11. Here it is my sentence: "My name, it has the Angeles, I think".

  12. Here's my sentence:

    It wasn't Aleksi Kullio, it was, I'd thought my name 'I am'.

    For this sentence, I used the following six books:

    Firegirl by Tony Abbott
    The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr
    Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant by Lydia Adamson
    Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist by Asumiko
    Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    The Tapping Cure by Roberta Temes

    I had a lot fun with this creative challenge!!

  13. This challenge was really fun and kind of hard!
    My sentence is here - The Story Goes…

  14. Long ago, I'd heard the rapping, it wasn't a man.

    Books used:
    Outlander Diana Gabaldon
    The Big Disrupter Paul Markun
    Storm of Visions Christina Dodd
    Sleeping with Anemone Kate Collins
    Wordless Adrianne Strickland

  15. Books:

    Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh -- Her Smile
    Playing with Her Heart by Lauren Blakely -- When the
    Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl - Firefighters. The
    Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker -- Mac was
    Run to Me by Christy Reece -- Naked and
    Affliction by LKH -- my gun

    When the firefighters arrived , my Mac was naked and her smile the gun

    Yeah. That's the best I can do LOL That was serious fun! And some of these sentences are hilarious.

    Kris @ IMR

    1. Your sentence is so great and hilarious! Thanks for participating!

  16. This was fun!
    My Sentence-

  17. This was a lot of fun, thanks :-)

    My sentence - Victor readjusted my art, it was crouching in my sister.

    Books used - Vicious by V.E. Schwab
    Unhinged bu A.G. Howard
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder
    My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher

    1. I've had a lot of fun hosting this challenge. Great sentence and thanks for participating!

  18. Whoops! I thought this was first two words in the title. I will go back and find the first two words in some books. Although, my sentence for the titles was pretty hilarious so I may still add it in to the post!

    1. Haha no problem. I would love to hear that sentence too!

  19. My sentence: Scarlet was walking to the circus, since the..., the demon wanted the screw I had.
    Books used:
    Scarlet - Marissa Meyer: Scarlet was
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor: Walking to
    The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern: The circus
    Zombies vs. Unicorns - Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier: Since the
    Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare: The demon
    Cinder - Marissa Meyer: The screw
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs: I had
    +Extra Word: Wanted

  20. Although Nimeta was stark on the second-smallest stick when I jumped. First two words taken from the books I haven't finished on my list to read this read-a-thon. FUN!

  21. Hey everybody! The sentences are hilarious so far!

    If you want to see my sentence CLICK HERE!!!!

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  23. Here is my sentence: The monster's the reason I left my mother this time......

    Ominous, isn't it???? If you want to see the books I used, check out my blog post: Click here for my post!

  24. I Remember My Mother After A One Summer Somebody Stabbed The Butterfly.

    For this sentence, I used the following books:
    Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
    Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
    Anywhere by Jon Robinson

  25. Here is my sentence

  26. Very fun challenge! Here's mine:

    There was this job I was lied to it's midnight.

    The books used:
    Forget Me by K.A. Harrington
    Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
    Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
    Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
    The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar

  27. "Mae dealt with the shutters, he's fighting dragons"

    Books used:
    Gameboard of the Gods
    Crown of Midnight
    Feast for Crows

    I added the 'with' and switched everything around a lot. Not sure who the he is supposed to be here. Just... some guy. Fighting a dragon


    Books used:
    A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
    Maelstrom - Peter Watts
    His Last Bow - Arthur Conan Doyle
    Accelerando - Charles Stross
    Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
    Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    White Fang - Jack London

    "It was the day I find Manfred's happy families on a few dark spruce."

    Great challenge! Thanks!

  29. This was harder than I expected. I was surprised by how many books started with variations of "there is" or "it was" or "the [noun]".

    My sentence: As she [was] walking to the streets, Coraline discovered there is the first Mr. and the unicorn not far.

    Books Used:
    Ruby Red - "as she"
    Daughter of Smoke & Bone - "walking to"
    Sapphire Blue - "the streets"
    Coraline - "Coraline discovered"
    Divergent - "there is"
    Black Beauty - "the first"
    Harry Potter #1 - "Mr. and"
    The Last Unicorn - "the unicorn"
    Harry Potter #2 - "not far"

  30. My sentence ALMOST made sense! Trying to add more than this didn't help at all, though haha.

    I remember the tower maybe because it still the sky

    Books used:
    The Sense of an Ending - I remember
    Annihilation - the tower
    Fifty Year Sword - maybe because
    No One Belongs Here More Than You - it still
    Neuromancer - the sky

  31. I sensed Lindsey and Scott didn't stick to the plan.

    Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto: I sensed
    Oblivion by Sasha Dawn: Lindsey and
    Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick: Scott didn't
    Defiance by Lil St. Crow: stick to the plan.

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