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Bout of Books 8.0 Bookish Mad Libs Mini Challenge

>> Friday, August 23, 2013

Today's Daily Challenge for Bout of Books is hosted by Shaunie at The Space Between

Here's how it works

The Challenge

If you have never played Mad Libs before I think you are in for a treat! Mad Libs is a word game where one player prompts another player for a list of words that they will then fit into a prepared story. The player supplying the words doesn't get to know what the story is beforehand, only what type of word is needed, so you can imagine how silly it can get!

I have made up a list of what words you need to supply, but they must all come from an actual book title, or be a character whose title or series you must list. You do not have to have these books in your possession, so go out and search the interwebs for the most fantastic books you can find, as long as I can verify they are real! You may even use a full or partial title instead of one word, if that title or phrase fits the category asked for, as I will show below. Please either post your answers below (Book list, and finished Mad Lib), or a link to your blog posts with the answers in the comments. You MUST include the list of book titles or you will be disqualified!

The first step was to choose words based on this list:
A. Place name or type (from a book title) can be a proper name or noun like Italy or mountains
B. Fave Villain (from a book - list title/series)
C. Adjective (from a book title) (hot, cold, dark, etc.)
D. Number (from a book title)
E. Noun (from a book title)
F. Fave Hero/Heroine you wouldn't mind spending a LOT of time with (from a book - list title/series)
G. Dessert (from a book title)

Without knowing what the final story would be these are the words I chose:
A. Under the Dome by Stephen King
B. The Adversary - Fables Series by Bill Willingham
C. Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey
D. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
E. The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
F. Jack Reacher - Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
G. Blackberry Winter by Sara Jio

This is the story I ended up with. I thought it turned out great.

Help! I'm being held captive Under the Dome, by The Adversary!
It is very Orange here!
He is demanding a thousand terra-cotta dogs to set me free!
I have just discovered that Jack Reacher was captured too!
On second thought, please send blackberries, and don't worry if you don't hear from us for awhile!

Much Love,


(Of course since I picked Jack Reacher we'll be rescuing ourselves just fine thank you very much)


Les 8/24/2013 2:47 AM  

Haha! Great story! :) Love the demand for a thousand terra-cotta dogs. :)

SuziQoregon 8/24/2013 7:34 AM  

Les: it made me laugh ;-)

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