Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge: Let's Play Matchmaker!

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon
We have reached the final day of the Once Upon a Read-a-thon! I expect everyone to be furiously reading through their pages, attempting to cram as many books as possible into what's left of the read-a-thon time. I know I will be, especially since my goal was four books and I've only gotten through three.

Now, for the challenge!

We all enjoy a good love story (don't deny it!), but sometimes the two (or three or four) characters involved in a love story struggle so much, that I just want to say, 'hey, _____ would be so much better for you!' So in the spirit of matchmaking, I'm setting you with the task of playing cupid and shooting your arrows at two characters from different books in, what I'm calling, LET'S PLAY MATCHMAKER!

For example:
Ethan from the Caster Chronicles (Beautiful Creatures & Beautiful Darkness) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Briony from Chime by Franny Billingsley.
Why? You might ask. Well, Ethan seems to like a girl who needs a little fixing up and Briony definitely could use a little repair, so . . . PERFECT MATCH.
It's not an exact science, but it works in my head. So make a post about what two characters work in your head and why, then link it below for your chance to win either your choice of three of the books pictured below (US/Canada)
or any book $15 and under from The Book Depository (international - if they ship to you)

You MUST be participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon
Normal contest policy applies
Open to US/Canada if you pick from the pile or internationally if it's from The Book Depository
Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM EST on July 13th

*If there's no way to contact you on your blog, make sure you leave a comment below!


Book Savvy Babe said...

Hey! Great mini-challenge, I just got my post up! I love your blog, and wanted to let you know that I’m also a new follower!
Book Savvy Babe

Kiwi Ivashkov said...

Reader's play cupid! What a cute idea! <3 it!:D
Super mini challenge. It took me lots of thinking! :P

Karla said...
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Karla said...

What a great challenge! I chose to do only this one simply because I liked it the most - nice thinking! :)

Karla @ Karla Reads

PS. My challenge can be found here:

Zoe said...

Here is my post! I loved this challenge! So fun :)

Maryann Nixon said...

Great challenge! Had to really rack my brains though because alot of books have couples already!


Nikita said...

Great challenge!

bookworm.nikita (at) gmail (dot) com

Cara said...

Such a fun challenge, I love it! :)

Celine said...

Great challenge (: My blog is currently down, so I'm posting my answer on Twitter!

Bekka said...

This was surprisingly difficult, but also a lot of fun!


christina-reads said...

I really enjoyed this question, but I feel like the perfect answer will suddenly hit me 3 days from now!


candice said...

Love this challenge, and it really was a challenge. Went with pairing similar traits, versus the two opposites attract angle. Posted my answer on my goodreads profile, scroll to bottom.

candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

Preet @ A Written Rhapsody said...

Challenge was hard but fun! Good times.


Jennifer said...

Fun challenge!

The Bawdy Book Blog

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

This was such a fun challenge! I kind of want to play matchmaker with all my books now...hmmmm

Stephanie McNemar said...

My challenge is 10 minutes late because my computer crashed on me, but I'll go ahead and post it on here anyway in case you want to take a look!

Jenna said...

Here's my mini-challenge response!


This one was a lot of fun:)

We Fancy Books said...

Omg why is it closed? I hope I get to be entered still

here's my update...

Lovely said...

My updates :)

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