Sunday, April 28, 2013

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 21-24

This was the first book I got after signing up for Fantastic Firsts and I am digging it.
Hour 21: mad libs
Original paragraph from Wool by Hugh Howey:
Knowing they only had a year, he and Allison had invited superstition into their lives, looking to anything for help. Tricks, like hanging garlic over the bed, that supposedly increased fertility; two dimes under the mattress  for twins; a pink ribbon in Allison’s hair; smudges of blue dye under Holston’s eyes—-all of it ridiculous and desperate and fun. The only thing crazier would have been to not try everything, to leave some silly séance or tale untested.
Mad libs paragraph:  
Knowing they only had a tricycle, he and Allison had invited pantaloons into their lives, looking to anything for help. Tricks, like smacking garlic over the duckling, that awkwardly increased fertility; two sailboats under the quail for twins; an important lumber in Allison’s hair; smudges of wooden mascara under Holston’s eyes—-all of it ridiculous and desperate and fun. The only thing crazier would have been to not submit everything, to leave some silly kite or teeth untested.
Heading into the home stretch. 

The feel of this book is so nice (the texture of the cover, the weight of the pages) and the most important part, the actual story, is awesome.

Done! I was able to meet my goals and now I have a handful of great books to finish. I am exhausted though.

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