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:

Scarlet

  • 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 #3: Fancy Yourself a Poet?

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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.

This was a crowd favorite last year and I’m so excited to be doing it again this year: it’s book spine poetry time! Pretty much you make a poem out of the spines of books, so it can be as abstract as you want it, or maybe you’re magical and can make a beautiful poem that’s insightful and enlightening out of it. Who knows!?

Anyway, let’s jump right into the poems (which I’ve also posted on my Instragram and used #loveathon as one of the tags).

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Tell me three things;
every. last. word.

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The girl of Fire and Thorns:
ensnared, splintered, unhinged.
Untamed.
Hidden.
V a n i s h …e d.

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[An] Empire of Storms;
a Court of Thorns,
and Roses.
A crooked kingdom.
But, within:
a torch against the
night,
ever the
hunted.


Oooh, what nice poems. I love this challenge and I want to do more spine poetry outside of the Love-a-thon. I think I’ll have to do just that!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Which one was your favorite poem? Would you have chosen something different? What kinds of poems do you like? Romantic, tragic, funny, abstract, larger than life concepts. Tell me all the things!

Love-a-thon Mini-Challenge #2: Mix & Match

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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 this mini-challenge is all about combining your love of books with another hobby/passion/fandom/talent that you might have. We can do this through photos, artwork, videos, collages, whatever we’d like and t just have fun and be creative with it.

So, as I stated before, I love to draw. I’m doing my own 365 Days of Art Challenge where I’m going to draw something – anything – no matter how big or small, complex or simple, every day for the next 365 days. I started this back on February 5th, so I’m a couple of weeks into it now, and I’ve been keeping up with it pretty well.

I’ve done fanart before of characters, but I’m doing these pieces in a traditional fashion rather than digitally. So here are some of my favorite characters and how I view them in my mind (except one which is from a manga, so I kind of already know what he looks like). Can you guess who they are and what book they’re from?

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I’ve always found drawing to be a very relaxing activity from the time I was a child. Like reading, I’ve always loved to draw, and of course I improved greatly from the time I was a child, and I’m going to continue to improve the more I do draw. I find that drawing is a way to escape, it’s a way to really let the mind go and dream and be free from the rest of the world.

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Of course, that’s not to say that reading doesn’t have the same effect, but drawing is just something that really takes my mind away from the present and really allows me to be unique, to show myself what I can do, and to truly be me.

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I think that combining two of the things I love most – art and books – to be a very natural thing for me. Of course I have to rely on the descriptions that the authors provide, but I also love that because it allows for so much creative freedom. You can make them look how you envision them, which may or may not match what the author had in mind. And I think that that is so cool.

I hope you guys liked this and that you’ll be inspired to maybe pick up a pen or pencil and draw some of your favorite characters! Can’t wait to see you in the next post!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

If you’re into drawing and art, what’s your favorite medium to work with? Do you prefer more traditional works, or digital ones? Who’s your favorite book character that you’d want to draw out yourself? Tell me all the things!