Monday, October 31, 2011

Must Read Monday (#3)

Fans of Fiction
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Hey all! Thanks for stopping by.

The goal of the Must Read Monday meme 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.

Instead of answering a question, you are basically creating 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).

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).

I will feature two bloggers who had the most creative posts the following week, and those will be required follows if you wish to participate again.

It's always difficult to choose the winners because everybody's acrostic impresses or excites me in a different way. The ones that stood out to me the most from last week were:

1. Sheree from Beckoned by Books (Fallen)
2. Pam from At Home Between the Pages (Shiver/Linger/Forever)

REMEMBER: You must follow these ladies to participate this week!

Sheree's acrostic about Fallen was written in 1st person, which really drew me in. She made it sound like an eternal love story that was complicated and maybe on the verge of obsession.
Pam did puzzles for the three books of the Shiver trilogy. Her short acrostics created intrigue and painted another everlasting love story. Check out both of their acrostics from last week!

Now it's your turn! This week's category is all about LOVE:) Choose a romance or any story with a sizzling relationship--one that maybe even made you fall in love with a fictional character. Make sure you mention the romance in some way without giving spoilers!
For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

My choice, which happens to be dystopian:

           Because Dauntless is her chosen path
                                 TrIs must forever forsake her family
Her instructor Four creates an inconVenient distraction
                                         hE's older, intimidating, secretive, skilled
                   Does she imagine an attRaction on both ends?
                             Four can see this Girl is not an ordinary initiate,               
               rescues her from certain dEath at the hands of competitors
                                   but caN they save the world and each other    
                            when the enemy sTrikes at night?

Have fun with it and try to spread the word.
Next week's category: Contemporary/realistic fiction

  • Must become a follower to participate.
  • Follow the two 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 and your main genre in parentheses. Ex: Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (YA)
  • Your exact post URL is the one that goes in the linky box, not your website.
  • This meme is for BOOK BLOGGERS ONLY.
  • Don't just hop around; leave comments! We all love reading what others have to say.
  • Enjoy!


Sherre said...

I Loved this weeks choice and am so happy I won! Check out my poem. It may be my best one yet!

Unknown said...

Hey! I love your meme! & your blog! This was my first time participating. Here's my MRM:

I hope I did good!

Unknown said...

First time participating! That's a great poem, it describes Divergent perfectly! :D

Jinky said...

You hit the mark! --I enjoyed Divergent too!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the comment! It really lifted my spirits up! =D
I really had fun participating in your meme! It's awesome!

Kristan said...

Thats a perfect summary of Divergent right there! Love the way you captured Tris and Four's relationship. Love reading everyone's puzzles each week!!


Susanne said...

Perfect description of Divergent! One of my favorites I've read this year.


Sidne said...

Wild, this sounds truly challenging. I'm going to join next Monday.