I’m participating in the Good Books Inc. Scavenger Hunt hosted by the lovely and talented girls over at Padfoot and Prongs. The challenge is to complete 10 different book and reading related challenges within a few months. This is the first one of the my challenges, which was:
Be sure to include the prompt and the date that it was given.
#1 Prompt: Pendulum from March 12, 2009
In what area do you tend to swing from one extreme to the other, and back again?
Dieting. I’m good, I lose the weight, I slack off a little to make up for the deprivation and then the weight comes back on bit by bit. Then I’m good, I lose the weight, I slack off a little…
#2 Prompt: Store from March 1, 2009
If you owned a store, what would it sell?
I have always wanted to have my own book store! It would be be very cozy and have a lot of interactive events — book club meetings, story time for children, writing workshops, visits by authors. Of course, it would also have a small refreshment area and big comfy overstuffed chairs to sit in and relax. I would probably be out of business in a month.
#3 Prompt: Slogan from February 28, 2009
Write a slogan promoting a real or imaginary product, person or idea.‘
This is based on my experience eating brussel sprouts for the first time at age 41. “Brussel Sprouts … Not As Bad As You Thought, But Not Too Good Either.”
#4 Prompt: Reading from February 18, 2009
Write about a childhood memory related to reading.
My dad and I took turns reading T.H. White’s The Once and Future King out loud when I was about 9 or so. I have such clear memories of him reading out loud and the story itself — especially the Questing Beast section. It is one of my favorite and coziest childhood memories.
#5 Prompt: Book from January 18, 2009
Write a one-minute review of the last book you finished reading.
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb: A engrossing novel of modern day America and the recent past explores how the past informs your present, violence can drive you to despair, jail can set you free, and you never know who might deliver you from the prison of yourself.
#6 Prompt: Poem from January 17, 2009
Write a rhyming poem in a minute.
There once was a girl from Peru
Who wanted to dye her hair blue
Her mother said “Nay.”
Her sister said “Yay.”
So she went dyed it half black and half blue.
Oh my — that was really terrible! But that is what you get in a minute!
#7 Prompt: Sequel from December 21, 2008
What book or series did you wish would continue when you were done reading it?
Well, I sure wouldn’t have minded another Harry Potter book. And I wanted more of Marie Phillip’s Gods Behaving Badly — what happened next? And I’m always wishing Nelson DeMille would just write John Corey books and stop writing sequels to his other lesser books (yes, I’m talking about The Gold Coast.)
#8 Prompt: Games from October 21, 2008
What is your favorite game to play?
Pictionary is always a good time — never ever plays the same way twice! My favorite memory of this game is when my father played — his picture clues were so out there and unrelated to the word you were guessing that only my mother — who knows how his mind works — could play with him.
#9 Prompt: Eating from November 30, 2008
Carnivores…herbivores…omnivores. Create an “___ivore” word to describe yourself and your eating habits.
Chocovore — primarily consumes chocolate for mental health reasons. Believes anything tastes better dipped in chocolate. Will accept any chocolate in a pinch but prefers the far superior dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
#10 Prompt: Recurrent Dreams from October 17, 2008
Do you have any dreams that recur? Why do you think you continue to have that dream?
For years I have had a recurring dream that my teeth fall out. I keep having to spit them out — hundreds of them. It is always disturbing. I think perhaps I am worried that I don’t floss enough.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on one of these prompts, I love to hear from you! Leave a comment!