Anywho, back on topic now....in between last minute projects, and cranky attitudes (hello, it's Friday and a holiday weekend? Cheer up!), I did manage to sneak in a surprising good and FUNNY book. The title itself would draw in any book-aholic (GUILTY!). Today's choice is...
Book: The Sequel
(See what I meant about the title? How can you not want to peek inside this one?)
Have you ever wondered what would happen if authors continued writing their characters? I mean, instead of them dropping off into a literary abyss (picture a big black hole filled with lost figments of your imagination), what if their lives moved forward. What would the result be of such an endeavor? Although, we probably all (okay, most people) think they would end up in another fantastic story ready to charge our imaginations with its creative power, ask yourself this...how often do sequels live up to the hype?
The creators of this collection started their project as the great "what if". What if a characters life was continued? What if you could choose the title as well as write the opening line of the sequel? Imagine the possibilities....okay, well now you don't have to imagine it if you check out this book! There are so many different submissions all of which have their own brand of humor...it makes for a quick read, but also an enjoyable one! Take it all in, or scan for your favorites...(personally I did the latter and then the former). From Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series to Jane Austen's library of works, no book was spared, nor title forgotten! Here are a few of my favorites....
After years of consuming rich, creamy milk chocolate, Charlie Bucket's cardiologist gave the gooey-in-his-center candyman an ultimatum: Switch to the dark stuff and start using the stairs instead of the Glass Elevator. -- From Charlie and the All-Natural 80% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Factory (Lisa Safran, Writer)
I would like to experiment a bit further with the idea put forth by this book. What book would YOU have liked to continue? Post your opening line and potential title in the comments and let's see how much fun can be had...
Feel free to post your comments and feedback!
Until next time....happy reading!