Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mixed-Up Monday.

Here's how to play.  I'll post five numbers below.  The first three are page numbers.  The fourth is the line down and the fifth is the word in that line.  Take the three words and write a sentence that describes the book you're currently reading.  Please don't give away major spoilers.  

Oh, and to make things better for those Kindle user's and their percentages, I'm only using the first hundred pages.  So, instead of going to the page number, you'll go to that percentage in your book.  Then you can go ahead with the line down and word in.  I hope it works!

Confused yet?  I'll go first.

The lucky page numbers (or percentages) today are:  90, 20, and 3.

Go down to line 6 and use the 3rd word in.

Here's mine, taken from Revisions & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell.

Once you've started the beginning of your novel, make sure you have a hook that will lead the reader on.

Sound like something you'd like to read?  I've only done a quick skim through so far.  With revision books, I like to find the parts that will help me the most at the time.  So far, I like it.

So, what are you reading?  Even if you don't want to play the game, I'd love to know which book has your attention.


  1. So.... my words are pretty generic and boring. But I AM reading a historical non fiction book about the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine for my research project.

    THE Queen of the Troubadours, Eleanor of Aquitaine, is ONLY the singly most fascinating woman in history. Every one should know THIS.

  2. My words are pretty generic too, but I'll give it a try. I'm reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver (and LOVING it!)

    Nearly the TOTAL population of the United States has BEEN cured OF love, but is the cure a blessing or a curse?

  3. HER arm snaked AROUND his neck AS he carried her to safety.
    Okay, lame attempt, but I've been up since 3:00AM :) I'm finishing A BRUSH OF DARKNESS by Allison Pang. FAB read!

  4. I'm not currently reading anything, but if I were, this would sound like fun. Cool idea!

    Be sure to check out my giveaway. :)

  5. Thank you so much for letting me know I was in the top 5. You made my day!

  6. I don't have my book with me right now- but I literally just finished the ARC of Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (while sitting in the car line to pick my daughter up).

  7. Melissa-Sounds awesome :) Gotta love the textbooks!

    Susan-Awesome. That's the last book I played this game with. I'd love to hear your review on the book after you finish.

    Ciara-Ooh, sounds enticing!

    David-I'm on my way over right now.

    Rebecca-No prob. I think the finalist will be notified Tuesday or Wednesday...and the winners will be announced at Rach's blog on Thursday. Good luck!

    Abby-I keep hearing about that book. I'll put it on my to-read list right now!

    Thanks everyone for sharing!

  8. Book: Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl
    Sentence: A young Jew hides away for almost THIRTY months while trying to keep her moral UP AND survive the people around her.

    In reality, it's only twenty-four months but I could think of no other way to use thirty. XD

  9. Those were fun. I'm too lazy to do it myself.


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