Hey Readers and Readathon Participants!
Today was muuuuuch better than yesterday, with both health and reading. Thankfully the stomach bug was short lived. It did push back my time table, so I don’t think I can get all the books complete, but dang it… I’m going to try!
I had already started The Rest of Us Just Live by Patrick Ness before BOB started, and thought this would be the best replacement after I had to DNF Red Rising.
I really enjoyed the book and glad I decided to finish it. Has some flaws, but the concept, dry humor, and challenges the protagonist had made it a great read. Very different from A Monster Calls, which I think is a good thing. It’s great when authors can switch genres!
Day Two Challenge: Synopsis Rewrite
“For this challenge, all you have to do is rewrite the synopsis of a book from another character’s point of view. Make it their story instead.” (I decided to go first-person for this one, since it made the connection to the new point of view clearer.)
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
“Years ago Aslan left Narnia, forsaking his claim and leaving the people leaderless. Unchallenged, I became the Queen that the people deserved, a beautiful White Witch to inspire.
But I know my reign is fragile as long as Aslan is still alive. Rumors that ‘Sons of Adam’ and ‘Daughters of Eve’ will help him steal the throne back leave me uneasy. I have turned the land into Winter to help my spies, and to remind the people that this witch is their true ruler.
But as soon as their confidence sets in, my world falls to pieces with one sled ride. In the stark white snow, I find a Son of Adam shivering in the cold. With my wit, I’m able to find out that he is one of four, and convince him to bring them to me.
Do these Sons and Daughters mean the end is near? If so, I will fight with everything to keep the land I have rightfully earned. Aslan will not defeat this White Witch.”
Red Rising: 382 pgs(DNF @ 120 pgs) They Rest of Us Just Live Here : 200 pgs(Finish 22nd)
- Serena: 371 pgs
- The Book Thief: 550 pgs
- Reincarnation Blues: 371 pgs