Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bout of Books: The Page 48 Challenge

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Well, it's the third day of Bout of Books 6.0 and that means it's time for my challenge! Participating in the challenge gains you an entry into my great giveaway - two winners will win their choice in books up to the value of $15 or £10 from The Book Depository. This giveaway is international.

Here's how to join in:
  •  Turn to page 48 of your current book, or 48% if you're using an e-reader.
  •  Take the first complete sentence on that page and copy it.
  •  Now you're going to continue the story! Ignoring the real plot or anything else you know about that book, add four new sentences of your very own. You can morph the plot completely, kill everybody off or go off on a huge tangent - anything goes!
Here's an example, using The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The first complete sentence on page 48 reads - 

So they laughed and sang in the trees; and pretty fair nonsense I daresay you think it.

And I'm going to complete it like this... 

So they laughed and sang in the trees; and pretty fair nonsense I daresay you think it. I myself do not believe that it is nonsense - I see nonsense in the Law Courts on a daily basis and have seen far more nonsensical things than a group of singing dwarves. Half of the legal principles I am forced to learn are nonsense. I also know a girl called Daffodil, and if that is not nonsensical, I don't know what is. Her mother calls her 'Daffy,' for God's sake.

See? Completely un-Hobbit related. Post your new story and add it to the linky below to enter. When you've done that, fill in the Rafflecopter and cross your fingers!


  1. That was fun! I totally changed the theme of my book :)

  2. Great challenge! I posted my answer within my larger Bout of Books goals post, so you'll have to scroll down a bit to see my entry. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love your challenge but I've had one of those days which has made my brain refuse to construct coherent sentences. I might try again later after I've had some brain food!

  4. Hehe, that was a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting the challenge :-) Gonna go see what other people have come up with now.

  5. I wasn’t expecting to have such an awesome time participating in this challenge, so thank you! A lot of fun and I completely changed the vibe of the book. =)
    My answer is in the long post with my goals and updates for the BoB, so you’ll have to scroll down a little bit to actually read it. =)

  6. This was fun, thanks for hosting :)

  7. This was fun! Thanks so much for hosting the challenge and happy reading =)

  8. Thank you for the fun challenge! I might have even springboarded into a new story to write when the week ends! :D

  9. Thank you a lot for this great challenge, i had to pick a book from my pile ( prepared for bout of books and the month) because at the moment i'm still unsure which book will be next, so busy i don't have a lot of time to read today, i hope it still count ( i will read the book that's sure)

    i posted my answer on my goals and update page so it's under the wednesday update ( the first sentence is in italic)

  10. Thanks for hosting this challenge - it was a lot of fun!
    Jane @

  11. This was a fun challenge! Thank you for hosting. :)

    Jessica @ Literary, etc

  12. Thanks for a great challenge!

  13. I might have had to fudge a bit, the first complete sentence was half of a dialogue!

    Fun challenge, thank you!

  14. That was a fun idea. Thanks for hosting!

  15. Prissy Andrews is going to recite 'Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight.' But who is Prissy Andrews?! I've never heard of her,so why is she telling me about curfew. Besides, I'm an adult and... Wait a minute, did she said must NOT ring, ok, nevermind!

  16. I never thought of myself as a fiction writer, but I had fun with this challenge! Thanks for hosting. :)


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