Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Hour 7 Mini-Challenge! We–Mia and Jessica–had so much fun hosting this challenge last year so we had to do it again! We’re a quarter of the way through the ‘Thon (whoo!) and just starting to lose some steam (boo!). How about some Read-a-Thon style mad libs to keep your brain awake?
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
1) pick a paragraph (not too long) from the book you’re reading
2) remove some/most of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and either
3a) get a friend (in person, over the phone, over the internet–whatever!) to fill in the words for you mad-libs style or
3b) fill them in yourself from the spoiler-texted word list below
4) post your hilarious paragraph on your blog and link us to it or leave it in a comment here!
Easy, right? Here’s an example. Mia started with this paragraph from Anastasia Krupnik:
Washburn Cummings, in all honesty, did not even know that Anastasia existed. But everyone at the J. Henry Bosler Elementary School knew about Washburn Cummings. On the day that he came to school wearing a tee shirt with an obscene saying printed across the front, and was sent home by the principal to change.
She asked me for two famous people, a location, a garment, a noun, a job, and a verb. After plugging everything in, we got:
Tim Curry, in all honesty, did not even know that Stephen Curry existed. But everyone in Guadalajara knew about Tim Curry. On the day that he came to Guadalajara wearing a muumuu with a fingernail printed across the front, and was sent home by the cat handler to warble.
It made us both giggle like mad, and we hope it’ll do the same for you!
Here’s a list of some fall/Halloween themed words if you don’t want to or can’t bother someone (feel free to adapt as necessary, e.g. making nouns plural or changing verb tense):
We’ll run the challenge until hour 10 and the winner will receive a book of their choice (worth up to $10) from the Book Depository. Go ahead and get libbing!