Welcome to my mini-challenge!
Fun fact: I work at a library. Technically, I work in the Children’s Room at a fairly large library. We frequently have patrons come in and ask about “that book, you know, where the main character did stuff and the cover was red, I think? Or maybe blue?” Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love helping people finding what they’re looking for, and decoding an extremely vague description like that -and finding the right book!- is an amazing feeling. And today you get to feel like that too!
This challenge will have two parts. For Part One, please leave a comment describing the book you’re currently reading (or your favorite book, or the book next to you, etc.) as vaguely as possible, starting with the phrase “You know, that book with the character who did the thing”. Describe the cover if you like, or some plot points, or maybe just tell me what you think it’s called (even if you’re totally wrong). Try and be as vague as possible. Bonus bragging points for anyone who describes a popular book that stumps people. Here are a few examples to show you what I mean:
Example 1: You know, that book with the character who did the thing. There’s a school, and friends, and a necklace. I think the cover has a girl on it?
Example 2: You know, that book with the character who did the thing. I think there was a mountain or like a volcano or something? And they talked about food a lot. Sometimes there was dancing, or maybe just singing.
Example 3: You know, that book with the character who did the thing. Something about a play, and there were those people that were in love maybe? The cover was definitely red. I think.
Click on the spoiler for the answer to the examples!
[spoiler]Example 1: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Example 2: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Example 3: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli[/spoiler]
For Part Two, please comment on someone else’s description with what you think the book is. See how many you can get right and remember to have fun!
Comment between 8am EST on April 28 and 8am EST on April 29 for a chance to win a prize pack of 4 YA books, including ARCs and an annotated copy of The Poet X!
ETA: I’ll be gone most of the day tomorrow, so I’ll pick the winner at random on Monday and let them know they won! Good luck everyone!