quinta-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-Thon - Thursday, January 9th

Pages read today: 132

Pages read so far: 496 + 132 = 628

Books read today:
132/288 pages (45,8%) of The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

Books read so far:
Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

You must pick two books that you would recommend someone read together (like a double date!) and explain your reasons for the recommendation. You can recommend the books because they are in the same genre, one is a retelling of the other, they deal with the same issues, or maybe they're complete opposites, whatever you want as long as you can explain why they should be read together. Just one exception: they cannot be books from the same series.
I read Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars (FDSTS) last year, and I loved it, so I'm picking it and pairing it with Persuasion by Jane Austen. Persuasion is one of my favourite books by Jane (actually, it's a tie between this one and Pride and Prejudice), because it's a touching story about second chances and sticking up for your choices, even when you regret them later, because things can never go back, and yet life goes on... And FDSTS is such a good retelling. It uses the bones of the original story, but within a new and different world with its own rules and concepts, and weaves both aspects so well. Diana is a great writer, and it's amazing the way she created a new world and a story that feels fresh and well-grounded within that world, while still using Persuasion's main plot.

Challenge: Found Poem hosted by Pen in Her Hand
Just choose a novel from any genre, print or ebook, that you’re reading or have finished. I used Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison. Pick a number between 1 and 10, and you’re ready to start!

1. Flip to a page at random. Using your trusty number (for example, let’s use 7) count down 7 lines. Then count in 7 words. Write that word down. Repeat this process until your have fourteen words. Here are my words: have, general, darkness, week, sit, all, do, because, my, the, secret, what? says.

2. Delete two words and add in two words of your own. I deleted the words general and my. I added the words pause and then.

3. Now arrange your words any way you like to finish your found poem. Here’s my poem:

All week sit, do, put, have—
Then pause because…
The secret darkness
Says what?

Note: If a counted word doesn’t work (profanity or proper name), just go on to the next word.

Easy, right? Now it’s your turn to post your poem in the comments for us to enjoy! And please tell us what book you used to create your poem.
Ok, my number is 3, and I'm picking words from the book I'm currently reading, The Shadowhunter's Codex. This should be fun.

My words: seraphic, conditions, that, a, particularly, the, this, They, one, demons, find, more, true, allow

I'm scratching a and allow, and adding demonic and covenant.

My poem (nevermind grammar, please):
They demons find
The seraphic conditions
More true
that this one particularly
demonic covenant.

2 comentários:

  1. Parabéns pelo found poem. O desafio era bastante difícil - pelo menos, eu achei-o bastante difícil - mas conseguiste escrever um poema bastante engraçado. :)

    1. Obrigada! Também o achei complicado, ainda por cima só me saíram palavras estranhas. xD Mas lá me orientei e deu para me divertir. ^_^