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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Must Read Monday (#7)

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After a long weekend, it's hard to go back to work or school (especially if you've just celebrated Thanksgiving!). That's okay, we'll make the best of it! Hope you enjoy Must Read Monday!

The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).

For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

Winners of Must Read Monday week #6:

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves (Ella Enchanted)
and
Pam @ At Home Between the Pages (The Iron King)

Kristan did an excellent job of telling a story, including all the mythical creatures in her description. Favorite lines:  "Every girl deserves a fairy tale and sometimes the Damsel needs to save the Prince." Love a strong heroine!

Pam made hers really mysterious by describing the portal and revealing the name Nevernever. Favorite lines: "Insecurity around every corner, yet Meghan must save Nevernever before it is
Gone forever." I love that it ended with a rhyme, whether it was intentional or not!

REMEMBER: You must follow these ladies to participate this week! *I've decided to pick one winner per week from here on out.

This week's category: A book that made you laugh out loud

Here's mine:
Three sisters in
High school
Expect nothing more than another year full of bickering

Eldest April is a studious perfectionist, her eyes
Xtra sensitive when she sees a flash of red from behind the driver's seat
Their car will crash in moments, a vision shows her
Right along with her, June discovers her power to be invisible, which she often wishes for
Anyway-- in school, she'd rather be left alone
Only May is left, and she can read minds,
Ready to conquer the world by pleasing one popular girl at a time
Determined to look out for her sisters,
Intelligent April cautions them to use their powers wisely
Nagging June starts to turn friends against each other
April, depsite her best efforts, is falling for a boy who makes her lose focus
Rebel May has to be tutored to pass
Yet another course--history-- by a lame Harvard-obsessed kid geek.

Sarcasm is her greatest tool.
Even when they don't want them, their powers stay
Comedy ensues as every chapter is narratored by a different sister
Recalling the same events in a different way
Endlessly hiding secrets from their divorced mother
Together, they find
Some common ground when June's life is threatened

Off the wall antics are
Fated to follow the girls through

Any task they take on
Playing with fire, all three
Rely on their power to help them find out
Items they would not otherwise have
Learned, sometimes, knowledge that hurts

Messy,
Adoring,
Youthful

&

Juicy,
Undeniably humorous dialogue
Never-ending laughs and
Even a few good sighs for a family healed by the supernatural.

I had a super hard time on this one and it's not one of my best! But it's late and I had to cheat on the X:)

*Next week's category: A book that you're thankful someone recommended to you

                      
What's a humorous tale that left you in fits of giggles?

Guidelines:
  • Must become a follower to participate.
  • Follow the winners from last week to participate.
  • Grab my button to place in your post.
  • Make sure you have a backlink in your post to each weekly post I put up, not just to my website.
  • Where it says your name please include name @ blog name Ex: Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
  • Your exact post URL is the one that goes in the linky box, not your website.
  • Don't just hop around; leave comments! We all love reading what others have to say.
  • Enjoy!

7 comments:

Donna said...

Awesome acrostic, as ever! You really picked a long and challenging one too. I've never heard of this book, it sounds like there's a lot of things going on in the story! Fascinating. I liked so many of the lines in your acrostic, and you ended it perfectly by saying "Even a few good sighs for a family healed by the supernatural." This sounds like a light fun story that I would enjoy!

Aimee said...

Holy snikeys! That was one long acrostic! You must feel completely overworked after that. But you did an awesome job. :) I actually really liked your "cheating" part. It made me smile. I haven't read this book but I really want to. I haven't read many books that really make me laugh out loud. It sounds like this one just might have a chance.

Jinky said...

I like the MAY part. --Interesting title and from your acrostic ..interesting story. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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Pamela said...

Awesome job, Jenna! That must have been a really tough one. I have this book on my TBR list, it looks like a lot of fun.

And I found time to write one today! Better late than never, right? ;)

Kristan said...

You outdid yourself (and us!) again. That was a challenge and a half right there, so kuddos to you for going for the long title. I haven't read this book, but if its laugh worthy (and it totally sounds like it is based on your poem) then I'm already loving it.

Kristan

Sherre said...

I think I would like to read it. Yep. I'm sure I would like to read it!