Mini Challenge #4 for Book Blogger Love-A-Thon

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Good morning everyone! It’s the second day of the fantastic Book Bloggers Love-A-Thon event! We’re starting off with another challenge, and it’s called Mash-Up. We have to combine our non-bookish hobbies, pastimes, passion with our bookish hobbies. This one was especially difficult since most of my time is spent reading books. If I’m not reading books, then I am possible having a Netflix binge or eating out at restaurants with friends. I decided to combine my love of food and trying new restaurants with books! I came up with a list of books that I thought would be cool theme inspired restaurants.

1. The Austen Cafe-A Jane Austen inspired cafe where they serve biscuits and different flavors of tea all day? YES PLEASE! The Austen Cafe would be a small and quaint place where Austeneers can come and enjoy pastries and a mug of spiced tea. You can bring your favourite book and nestle in a quiet corner or find a beautifully displayed cafe table and chat with new friends.

2. Brave New Food– Based off Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, this restaurant would bring you food from the future (however that would taste). Lean Meats with political propaganda and drinks given to you in a thin tube. The only dessert on the menu is chewing gum.

3. Hog’s Head Inn-Your dose of all things Potter! Heavy ales, butterbeer, dumplings, and lizard stew. Grab your wand and cloak for you’re bound to get your fill here! If only this were a real place.

4. Murder Mystery Dinner-This restaurant combines all of our favourite mysteries! Sherlock, Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, and more! Once you walk in you are completely transported into a mystery and the staff and cooks act a mystery/crime. It’s more of an experience rather than a sit down dinner. And are you sure that’s steak on your plate ;)?

5. Moby Dick:Seafood for the Soul– For swashbuckling fun, this restaurant’s menu is as long as your eyes can sea. Salty good fun, scurvy not included.

What books do you wish you were restaurants?

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Mini Challenge #3 for Book Blogger Love-A-Thon

For the next mini challenge of the Love-A-Thon event, it was a mad libs challenge! This was super fun and I had a great time filling in the blanks haha. Here’s my version!

 

One day, I was WALKING with MR. DARCY. Out of the blue, a PANDA came out of nowhere! It was so BIG, FURRY and CUTE. At first, we were afraid, we were petrified, but we LAUGHED. We hopped on ZIPLINE to make our getaway.

 

As we escaped, we turned up the radio because DON’T STOP BELIEVING came on and made me JUMP. Everything was extremely smooth sailing until an FISH appeared in the middle of the road. We swerved to avoid it, but while Mr.Darcy stayed on ZIPLINE, I got thrown onto my side in the woods.

 

I couldn’t get up, and felt PEACEFUL as I lay there staring up at the trees. What was I going to do? I heard a RUSTLE among the leaves, and felt NERVOUS. Surely, this was going to be my end. As my eyes fluttered shut, the last thing I saw was a head of BLACKhair and BROWN eyes.

 

When I woke up again, I was on a ARMCHAIR. My body hurt a whole lot less, and I could sit up. There was a LAVA LAMP and FISH TANK in the room, along with PIZZA and WINE. The door suddenly opened to reveal HEATHCLIFF, a concerned look on his face. I blushed and averted my gaze, but he KNELT and said, “Don’t be shy. It’s okay.”

 

He came over to sit by me, and we started talking after I told him my name. We chatted about BOOKS,CHESS and FARMING and realized we had a ton in common! I thought he was DREAM and couldn’t help feeling a little swoony.

 

Just as he reached out for my hand, the door crashed open and in came FOUR. “Don’t let him charm you away, my love!” He yelled, running at HEATHCLIFF. They each had WHISKS in their hands and began to fight. “Stop!”, I yelled, feeling so GUILTY. They didn’t listen to me. Before I could intervene, HEATHCLIFF fell to the floor and disappeared in a cloud of smoke.

 

“What was that?” I asked, staring at the empty space. FOUR dropped his weapon, and came over to me. “Magic, but you are safe now, BUMBLEBEE.” He hugged me close, and I suddenly knew that this was the real deal and not just a dream.