Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #8: On the Road (Trip!)

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Hello lovely people and welcome to Love-a-thon 2017, hosted by these lovely ladies: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

Well, it’s the last mini-challenge for the Love-a-thon and I’ve gotta say, I’m sad to see it come to a close. But it was so fun participating in this event again! I’ll have my wrap up post tomorrow, but for the last mini-challenge, it’s a road trip!

The objective is to bring along three to four people – characters, fellow bloggers/grammers/etc, or authors – along with you on a roadtrip. You pick the destination and then talk about what you’d do on this road trip, such as discussion topics, who’s driving, who’s in charge of the music, who made the lunches, etc. So here we go!

I’d take some of my fellow blogger friends along with me because I think it would be really fun to be on a road trip together! They are:

Okay, now that I’ve got my road trip buddies, where will we be going? Well, we’d have to get Cait over from the other side of the world, but once that’s settled, I think we’ll road trip to Walt Disney World! (Because if you don’t know me, Hi, I’m Rayna, and I love all things Disney.)

Destination: Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL

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Who would be driving? Honestly, I don’t trust anyone to drive, so I’d be the driver. I mean, I’m fine when other people are driving, I would just prefer to be the one in control.

Person in charge of music: Sarah because she always makes cool book trailers and I think she’d know just what we’d need to listen to at the right times.

Person in charge of lunches: Cait, because I know she’d also bring the cake so, duh. Obviously.

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Topics of Discussion: I’d leave Austine to come up with some fun topics and such, but I’m sure we’d talk about recent books we’ve read, why we’re excited to go to Disney, what we plan to do there, if we should make a few sight seeing pit stops along the way, our current favorite TV shows, and more. Lots of room for discussion and it would be super fun, too!

I think this would be a really fun road trip. Too bad none of us live near each other, but oh well, that’s what makes it fun! xD

And that’s it for the mini-challenges! Thanks for joining me these last two days and I’ll see you tomorrow with the wrap up!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who would you take with you on a road trip? Would you be able to relinquish control over anything, or do you have to be the one to decide? What kind of music would you listen to? What about lunches?

Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #7: Let Me Sing You a Love Song

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Hello lovely people and welcome to Love-a-thon 2017, hosted by these lovely ladies: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

Welcome to the second to last mini-challenge of this event! I’m having a lot of fun doing these challenges, as I hope you are, too, and I’m sad that there’s only two left. But for this challenge you bring in your musical talents and dedicate a love song (or two or three or ten) to your favorite characters and tell us why.

Okay, here are three of my favorite characters and the love songs I’d dedicate to them:

Aeduan from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I would dedicate My Immortal by Evanescence to Aeduan. This is more of a tragic love song than a romantic one, but I think it really fits who he is as a character. Plus this song is just beautiful and I love it and him so it works.

Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I mean… do I really even need to explain this one? I’m pretty sure I’m one among many who would want to dedicate this song to Rhys, let’s be real.

Okay, those are the only characters I could come up with for love songs. I was seriously having a hard time and my mind decided to forget every long song I’ve ever heard. Oh well, at least I got two!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who would you dedicate a love song to? Would it be a sad song or a happy one?

Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #6: Valentines Care Package

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Hello lovely people and welcome to Love-a-thon 2017, hosted by these lovely ladies: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

So we all love to receive care packages, right? I mean, who doesn’t love presents? This mini-challenge is all about the care package we would send to one of our favorite characters.

I think I would send a care package to Scarlet and Wolf from the Lunar Chronicles! I’d probably send one big box since they’re practically attached at the hip and I’m sure they’d like some of the same things. But I’m going to separate what would be in the box by who would receive what:

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  • A big bag of M&Ms candy because she just seems like the kind of girl that would like this kind of candy.
  • This is My Too Tired to Function sweatshirt because… yeah.
  • A scrapbook for all of her memories, past and present. I think Scarlet would enjoy this one the most and it’s the most sentimental.

Wolf

  • Texas Roadhouse Giftcard. Because the boy likes to EAT. He’d be in heaven there, I’m sure. I’d probably get two or three gift cards just so they wouldn’t have to pay for the amount I know they’d buy.
  • This Rothco flannel shirt because he just seems like a flannel kind of guy.

I think they’d like their care package, don’t you? I mean, it’s comfy things and comfort food. Why not?

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who would you send a care package to? Would it be a single character or a couple? What would be the biggest or most expensive thing you would send? How about the smallest?

Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #5: X Meets Y

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Hello lovely people and welcome to Love-a-thon 2017, hosted by these lovely ladies: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

More mixing and matching, ahoy! Only this time the challenge is to mix and match your favorite TV shows with some books so people can find some fun recommendations that way!

10 Things I Hate About You meets P.S. I Like You

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I think this is the perfect kind of X meets Y because both the movie and the book include characters that hate each other at the beginning, and through some sort of way they come together and end up really liking each other. I mean… they’re both adorable, gotta say.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind meets The Raven Boys

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Okay, hear me out on this one. Both include characters that are trying to figure out why strange things are happening around them, both include magic and mystery, but they also have a huge part that deals with trees and the magic in them. I think that if you’ve read The Raven Boys, you’ll like Nausicaa because it raises a lot of questions, but it also amazes you with the beauty of it.

Star Trek meets Illuminae

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It’s not just because they both take place in space, okay? But it’s because they’re both VISUALLY stunning! If you haven’t hear the buzz around Illuminae, where have you been? It’s an amazing story and the way it’s told through graphics, chat messages, documents, etc, really play into the whole story and it really makes the whole book come alive. And if you haven’t seen this first Star Trek movie, again: where have you been?

So I think that that’s good for now for X Meets Y! I loved each of these books and movies, so I highly recommend checking all of them out!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

What movie/book combo would you recommend to me based off of what I’ve shown here? I’d love to see what you come up with!

 

Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #4: Sweethearts Candy Message

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Hello lovely people and welcome to Love-a-thon 2017, hosted by these lovely ladies: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

Welcome to the next mini-challenge of this event! So for this challenge you have a box of Sweethearts candy and you’re asked to share the candy with a person or couple – fictional or real. So who would I give them to?

  • LOVE WINS: A couple you didn’t think would get together, but against all odds, they did
    • Probably Tarver and Lilac from These Broken Stars. I mean, even though they were the only two on the planet, they didn’t have to fall in love with one another. Just saying. But I love them and they love each other and ahhhh so many feels.
  • I DO: A character you’d marry
    • You mean if I weren’t married to my husband? Well, I wouldn’t pass him up, so I pick my husband for this one, haha!
  • DREAM BIG: A character whose dreams you want to come true
    • Chaol Westfall
    • Helene Aquilla
  • CRAZY 4 U: A character you’re crazy about
    • Aeduan from Truthwitch. I just. *fans self* I DON’T CARE IF HE’S BAD, OKAY!?
  • TRUE LOVE: Your ultimate OTP
    • Sakura and Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura. FOREVER OTP.
    • Also Sailor Moon/Usagi and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru. FOREVERRRRRRR.
  • TE AMO: A language you’d want to be wooed in
    • Spanish is very beautiful, for sure. I think I’d get chills if I were wooed in Spanish.
  • BFF: A character you want to be your best friend
    • Did I already mention Karou and Zuzana before, because I choose them almost every time.
  • WINK WINK: A character you’d want to wink at you
    • Winking is awkward. Like, I don’t know what those emotions are that I feel when I’m winked at, even by my husband. But, if I had to choose, probably Rhysand. I mean… you know…
  • SWEET TALK: A character who knows how to sweet talk/flirt
    • ^Did I mention Rhysand because WHAT IS THIS SEXTING THROUGH MAGICAL NOTES!? Wow.
  • BEST DAY: A moment from a book you wish happened to you or your IRL best day
    • Is there a moment where characters have cake? Because I want that moment right now.
  • OOH LA LA: A character you want to slow dance with
    • Maybe Aedion because he seems like he’d be good at dancing.
  • LOVE YOU: The character that gets your undying love
    • Ronan from The Raven Boys. *squishes his cheeks*

I wouldn’t want to give anyone one of the white candies, though, because those are nasty. I think the purple ones are, too, but I don’t remember. I like the orange ones and the green ones!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

So, who would you want to wink at you? ; ) What about a character to flirt with you? And who do you want to have their dreams come true more than anyone?