Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Books that tell a story

What happens when you are delirious from sleep deprivation, spend five hours dissecting the fall of the Byzantine Empire then try and think of an easy blog post? You think: why don't I take a picture of some of the books in my to be read pile. But what happens is, you end up making a short story based only on book titles.  At least, that's what happened to me. (Also, do not try to stack 24 books on top of each other. It's a bad idea)

Vixen, The Child Thief, cast a Shadowspell on the univited while her partner The Necromancer (the one on The Demon King's Hate List) applied The Grimm Legacy to the Guardians of the gate just because Thirteen Days To Midnight, Mr. Monster had said "I Am Not A Serial Killer." The Exiled Queen, living in Dust City, heard Newes From The Dead about Red Riding Hood. Red riding hood encouraged The Alchemyst, The Magician and The Pathfinder to use Hex Hall to find the Prophecy Of The Sisters in order to stop the Bloodthirsty Revolution started by the monsters of The Reformed Vampire Support Group.

How do you relax after a long day? Do you frequently start a simple task and then turn it into something complicated....by accident?


Also, I'd like to thank Christina Lee for doing a post several months ago where she turned her book titles into a poem. It was the inspiration for this one!

38 comments:

  1. This. Was. Awesome!!

    I tend do this as well when I'm bored, and it always puts a smile on my face. Good to know I'm not alone!

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  2. i love this. I have a pile like that. I must try to make a story out of it. I think you have a blogfest in the making. :)
    Usually, my simple tasks turn complicated.

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  3. Wow! That was amazing!!! Crazy awesome job!

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  4. Wow. You've got a lot of books to read! Good luck. ;-)

    Me? I like to read to relax, too. AND take a steaming hot bath!

    ~JD

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  5. This is great! I'm definitely not that creative when I relax--I tend to just watch TV or read. I'll have to try this!

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  6. All.the.time.!

    Awesome--love yours (and I think it blows mine away)!!!

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  7. You're too cute, Melissa. Poor dear, you really DO need sleep. ;o)

    A lot of times I'm like a toddler. The more tired I am the more determined I get to try to fight it. So I end up staring at something like Twitter for an hour or so, until my eyes refuse to let me stay up any more.

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  8. You should visit my most recent blog post. That started out as a simple thank you and modest contest...then ballooned into a monster of an idea. I hear ya!! :)

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  9. In my attempt to finish something before I relax, it ends up as one big problem that blows up in my face. So everything else goes down the drain. :3 At least your complicated simple was fun. *pouts* ;D

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  10. Haha great story! I so want to make one of my own now ...

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  11. This is SO clever!

    I sure do make things unintentionally complicated! Such as a few days ago. When I finished all I had to do, and I cut up some veggies to bake. Quick and easy diner solution, while I played scrabble with a friend. Nope! I forgot about them, and burnt them to a crisp, and started all over again :o(

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  12. This is great. Sometimes I stare at my book shelf and do sort of the same thing, making sentences out of the titles. I thought I was the only one who did that!

    demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

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  13. This would make for such an awesome blogfest. Love it!

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  14. Love this. I sometimes do this when cleaning my bookshelves. Then I want to write straight after. Ah, inspiration. :)

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  15. Oh, man! I loved THIRTEEN DAYS TO MIDNIGHT, HEX HALL, MR. MONSTER, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS, and PATHFINDER.

    You must read those stat. STAT.

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  16. LOL. I'll have to give this a try, and maybe even have my students try it! :-)

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  17. You story was awesome! And how do you have TBR pile that large? I'm so hungry for a good book right now. I'd probably have tackled that TBR and be reading 2 or 3 books simultaneously right now!

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  18. Ha ha ha!! I friggin LOVE it! So clever. And creative. Nice work!

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  19. Nice TBR pile there... I vote you read Hex Hall next!

    Although the Dan Wells books are amazing. I have the UK versions of all three books, which came out earlier... so you should also move those to the top also.

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  20. This was totally awesome!!! And that picture? LOVE !!!

    Yeah, 24 books in a stack. Not a good idea. But I've done it. The consequences were dire.

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  21. Ooh, I love those. Colene and I did one a month or two ago. It might be time to do another. ALthough I haven't really tackled that stack of books lol.

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  22. I thought I was one of the only people who did this, lol. I usually use song titles from a band or cards from card games. :)

    Great post.

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  23. Love. It. This would make an awesome blogfest, Melissa!!!

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  24. That was awesome and funny. I haven't read any of those books except I Am Not A Serial Killer- but that's not in the pile- is it? Need to read Mr. Monster, but I'm a little bit afraid to. The only other one I want to read is Hex Hall. Oh wait - took another look - I read The Hate List and I liked it.
    Actually I might want to read Pathfinder too.

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  25. Just found I Am Not a Serial Killer. Again very awesome.

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  26. Your brain works much better than mine after a long day! Wow! That's pretty amazing, kudos to you!

    Me? I put on my 'phones (buds hurt my ears), and listen to some tunes and zone out. Like, noodle-fied zoned out.

    I wonder what story my titles would tell? Hey, you've created an idea for a fest!

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  27. Oooh, you make me feel happy that someone else's TBR pile is as big as mine! LOL
    I eat chocolate to relax. :-)

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  28. This is awesome, Melissa! Very cool and inspiring. I am coveting your pile!

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  29. Ha! That was awesome! And my answer: YES. :)

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  30. Haha that is a cute idea! :) And I hear ya. College is rough. And especially english classes with all those papers and readings to do.

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  31. *snickersnort* Oh, very cute! Also looks like you have some fun reading ahead!

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  32. Sweet TBR list! I'm glad your towers didn't topple before you could snap that picture!

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  33. I'm definitely borrowing this idea. That was fun and you've got a lot of great books there to look forward to!

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  34. I absolutely loved this! And what a great TBR list :)

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