Let’s Play Fill-in-the-blank!
Have you ever had those occasions when your mind goes blank? That’s where I am right now. ______.
I was pondering the topic of this blog post, looking for that light bulb to light my way to brilliant thoughts about reading and writing, when all of a sudden everything went dark. What to do?
So I decided to let you write this post instead—sort of. In the comments, you get to fill in the ________s about your novel reading experiences. Ready?
In the last novel I read, I learned .
I’ll go first. In the last novel I read, I learned there’s a whole bunch of strategizing and partnership involved in amateur and professional cycling. (The Price of Victory by Sandra Leesmith)
Oh, this is fun. Let’s do another one.
If I were to choose my favorite novel character’s profession, it would be .
If I were to choose my favorite novel character’s profession, it would be photography in the 1870s. (Elizabeth Westbrook in Tamera Alexander’s From a Distance)
Here’s another one:
The most exotic setting I’ve ever read in a novel was .
Sorry, you’re on your own this time.
What fill-in-the-blank statements about novels will you add?
Okay, I’ll play:
The most exotic setting I’ve ever read in a novel was “high Lebanon” (really, that’s what she called it) in Mary Stewart’s The Gabriel Hounds.
I can’t remember if I’ve read that book by her, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read one of Mary Stewart’s novels. A middle eastern setting?
Yes, very Egyptian, desert-like with ruins and exotic locals. Very different from middle South Carolina!
Yep! Reminds me of Elizabeth Peters’s Amelia Peabody books–mostly set in Egypt.
I’ve never read that series. Checking it out now. 🙂
Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson are a couple of my favorite novel characters because they’re so quirky.
The most exotic setting I’ve ever read in a novel was England? I am pretty boring. I tend to not read exotic settings because I can’t relate to them. I also tend to stick to contemporary novels…or American historicals, but gee a good Regency is always fun. .
Some of those old gothic romances and eerie moor locations can be really spooky, Tina. I’m thinking of books like Wuthering Heights and some of the scenes in Great Expectations.