Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Day 2

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The Nickster hosted at Bout of Books -- Mix 'n Match (instructions right below!)


Pick out 10-15 books from your shelf, from your local library, or from a local bookstore. They can be any genre, any language, and any length. In each book, flip to a random page and pick the 1st word (articles such as "the", "and", "an", "or", etc. don't count as the 1st word). Use all these 1st words to try to create an actual sentence. If the books are in different languages, feel free to translate them to all one language or leave them as they are! also, you can add in some articles, such as "the", "and", "an", "or", etc., if you want to make the sentence flow better. Here is an example:


I was sitting in my office at the time of writing this so the books I used are all non-fiction and work-related.


The words I ended up with are:
  • home
  • primer
  • that
  • images
  • phases
  • students
  • what
  • people
  • catapult
  • needed
  • fills
  • says

My sentence is "'What students needed was a primer to catapult them home, that fills the images and phases', says people". You can tell the sentence tense is a little off, but that's okay! Let's see what you can come up with. Post it in the comments below and good luck!

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34 comments:

  1. I ended up with the following words: sergeant, numbers, Western, sea, then, demon, but, my, prince's, eyes, First, were, world , he, wait. And I came up with this slightly odd abstract concoction:

    First were the prince's numbers on the Western sea. Then, the eyes of the sergeant, my world. But he waits for the demon.

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  2. My Mix 'n Match sentence:

    After the final air shadow way of the sun & starlight circus begins, everyone great & wise there is zombie.

    Words & books used:
    - AFTER (Laura Buckle's The Hallowed Ones)
    - FINAL (Dean Lorey's Monster Madness)
    - AIR (Alayna Williams' Dark Oracle)
    - SHADOW (Neil Gaiman's American Gods)
    - WAY (Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley)
    - SUN (Marcus Sedgwick's Midwinterblood)
    - STARLIGHT (Peter Newman's The Vagrant)
    - CIRCUS - (Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus)
    - BEGINS (Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys)
    - EVERYONE (Ernest Cline's Ready Player One)
    - GREAT (Peter V. Brett's The Painted Man)
    - WISE (Alison Goodman's Eona)
    - THERE (Neil Gaiman's Stardust)
    - ZOMBIE (Steven Harper's The Doomsday Vault)

    So, that's it. I used 14 books from my own bookshelves.

    Really fun challenge.

    Aleksandra N

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  3. My words:
    grabbed
    thought
    sharp
    really
    generally
    eager
    young
    warning
    feelings

    I grabbed sharp lightening and thought I'm really generally young and the feelings are a warning.

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  4. my words: * called
    * dandelions
    * messages
    * Scorpious
    * eyes
    * these
    * only
    * claimed
    * keys
    * get
    * clothing
    * beside
    * warm

    These messages beside the warm clothing called Scorpious and the keys claimed only the dandelions get eyes.

    I posted this on my blog with an image of the books used http://book-reviewd.blogspot.com/2016/08/mix-n-match-sentence.html

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  5. WORDS:
    PART
    AUDITION
    BOOKS
    LUCK
    CELEBRATE
    SUNDAY
    HIS
    ONE
    SOFT
    TOURISTS
    The audition is on Sunday for the part of one of the tourists I will need his soft books then we can celebrate my luck.

    Not my best, but this was hard!

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  6. Sir peered at mom and told the known backing people "love must be studied."

    That was my sentence, ha! The list of books will be posted in my blog post! But I enjoyed this challenge!

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  7. This was a lot of fun!

    My words:
    memories
    passengers
    real
    graphs
    had
    were
    dead
    expected
    defenders
    triggered
    like
    run

    Sentence I made:
    The defenders had run like were expected, the passengers had triggered real memories of dead graphs.

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  8. Words:
    Suggesting
    Sweet
    Living
    Discarded
    Satisfaction
    Majesty
    Plain
    Nineteenth
    Attempt
    Stopped
    Opponent

    After my *nineteenth* *attempt* of *suggesting* to my *opponent* that *living* with *majesty* gives *sweet* *satisfaction*, I *stopped* after being *plain* *discarded*.

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  9. My words were:
    Link
    Tourism
    Coraline
    Demon
    House
    Abercrombie
    Rain
    Completely
    Wolves
    Praise
    Room

    My Sentence:
    Tourism was fun to Link, who likes Coraline and lives in a demon house by Abercrombie in rain and completely full of wolves and praise in his room.

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  10. Here is the link to my sentence:http://justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/bout-of-books-17-day-one-update-and-day.html?m=1

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  11. thanks for the fun challenge. Here is what I came up with: #BoutofBooks @wordsandpeace Day 2 #challenge #sentence https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/08/23/bout-of-books-17-day-2-challenge/

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  12. I used 10 books for today's challenge. Here are my words:
    And
    Both
    I
    One
    You
    Held
    Hoping
    Curiously
    Jonah
    Now

    My Sentence:

    You and I both held one Jonah, curiously hoping now.

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  13. I posted the challenge on my blog. https://bookrockgoddess.wordpress.com
    I had 14 books and my word are:
    truth place plan Castle eyebrows

    disapproving muddy Carlos blood according

    Jack splatter sounded night

    I used them in this sentence:
    The truth according to Jack was that night Castle sounded disapproving of the plan and the muddy blood splatter on Carlos's eyebrows.

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  14. Looks like I've got characters breaking out of somewhere!

    Remember, Alexander, to tell how River slowly rubbed the candle lump into a long key.

    River
    tell
    key
    rubbed
    Alexander
    slowly
    long
    lump
    candle
    remember

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  15. Words:
    Enjoy
    Possible
    Thinner
    Crying
    Fight
    Stumbled
    Woven
    Try
    Moment

    I try to enjoy each passing moment, not crying, woven thinner; I stumbled but now I fight.

    Well that turned out to be strangely poetic :P

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  16. everyone
    small
    holding
    why
    dollmaking
    maybe
    someone
    felt
    only
    speaking

    Maybe everyone holding small felt dollmaking kits was ready, but why was only someone empty-handed speaking?

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  17. Walked (Pride and Prejudice)
    Giant (Fire and Hemlock)
    Gloriously (The Hidden Oracle)
    Home (Daughter of the Forest)
    Fair (Deerskin)
    Cold (The Forgotten Beasts of Eld)
    Mildly (Fangirl)
    Now (Catching Fire)
    Feral (Magic Bleeds)
    So (Easy)

    And so the giant walked home, looking cold but gloriously fair and only mildly feral now.

    https://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/bout-of-books-17-goals-and-updates/

    ! :)

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  18. My words were: one, well, looked, lift, a, the, leopard, handsome, that, yes, some, into

    and my sentence is: Some looked at the handsome leopard and yes, one lift that into a well

    A little awkward but I think it works!

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  19. My words (translated because they are all portuguese translations):
    - pity
    - numerous
    - powerless
    - Nathan
    - no
    - take
    - during
    - plentiful
    - more
    - asked

    And my sentence:
    Nathan asked if during numerous no more take pity, he's plentiful powerless.

    Weird, I know, but I did my best...

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  20. Here's a link
    Came-Blythewood
    David- Rebel Belle
    Spot-Sin Eaters Daughter
    When- Every other day
    Work-Beautiful Disaster
    Outside- The Heir and the Spare
    Her-Stealing Parker
    Jane- My Lady Jane
    Checking- Four
    whatever- Rebel of the sands
    Fountain- Hotel Ruby

    When David came to work. He spotted her, Jane outside checking the fountain for whatever reason.

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  21. My words were: midterm, room, octopus, then, do, preparation, scrubby, music, name, nodded, way, Mother, done, we, read.

    These words were ridiculous, so my sentence is kind of out there:

    "Do midterm preparation the music room way," Mother read, and we nodded. "Then name the scrubby octopus, and done."

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  22. My words:
    not
    learn
    while
    you
    had
    late
    military
    counted
    appeared

    My sentence:
    You should not learn magic while the military appeared late and had counted.

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  23. Here is mine:
    "The mister knew by the few three came to the reviving apartment with inferior news."
    Here the link to my photo and books used: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJeL3EJDyBg/
    ~Cecily@fallingwings

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  24. Fun challenge!!

    My words I had to use are:

    Langley, hook, nodded, men, only, maybe, collar, like, Alice, thing, moral, snobbishness, light, paraphrase, perhaps

    My sentence didn't make much sense, but here it is:

    Maybe, Alice nodded, only men get a hook in the collar to go to Langley to paraphrase a thing like light moral snobbishness, perhaps.

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  25. So here are my words!
    this
    kill
    eerie
    back
    down
    church
    married
    Macy
    relief
    Snape

    And my sentence:
    "To kill relief, Macy and Snape married down in the back of this eerie church."

    And the books I used:
    Night of The Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
    Impossible by Nancy Werlin
    The Carniverous Cavern by Lemony Snicket
    Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
    Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy
    True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
    Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine
    Goddess by Josephine Angelini
    Pride and Prejudice & Zombie by Seth Grahame-Smith
    Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

    Link To My Challenge Post:
    http://www.rainydaysandpajamas.com/2016/08/bout-of-books-17-challenge-2-reading.html

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  26. Fun!!
    Here are the words I got: letters, tongues, bees, adulation, usual, smoked, Saturday, spring, unrecorded, old

    On a Saturday in spring, the usual old adulation likes the tongues of bees went unrecorded like smoked letters.

    I tried my best haha.

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  27. This was great! My sentence was:

    "Hi," the mysterious masked English Captain smiled. "Why sleep now? Much to hear, things to gather. Christmas is beginning."

    You can see what books I used and such at my blog. Thanks so much!

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  28. The gloomy dustbin wanted to have midnight tea with the pearly supporters whispering about the eleven descendants of Fred.

    I choose from the Harry Potter universe.

    Sorcerer's Stone : whispering
    Chamber of Secrets : Fred
    Prisoner of Azkaban : tea
    Goblet of Fire : eleven
    Order of the Phoenix : gloomy
    Half-Blood Prince : dustbin
    Deathly Hallows : midnight
    Cursed Child : want
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them : pearly
    Quidditch Through the Ages : supporters
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard : descendant

    I did a 2nd one on https://heavingbosomsblog.wordpress.com.

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  29. Darn. Missed hopping on the link bandwagon. :/

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  30. Fun!!
    Here are the words I got: letters, tongues, bees, adulation, usual, smoked, Saturday, spring, unrecorded, old
    On a Saturday in spring, the usual old adulation likes the tongues of bees went unrecorded like smoked letters.
    goldenslot
    gclub online

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