May 17, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0: Resummarize a Cover Challenge & Giveaway

Bout of Books
Welcome to DAY 5 of Bout of Books! I hope you've all been making progress on your goals (I'm moving at a snails pace myself!) but DON'T WORRY. You still have time - EVEN IF you take a break to take part in the DAY FIVE challenge I'm hosting! 

THE CHALLENGE

For day 5 of Bout of Books, I'm asking ALL OF YOU - if you choose to accept the task - to RESUMMARIZE A COVER. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering what this means, especially since blogger is telling me resummarize isn't a word. What you have to do is pick one of the books you've either already read or plan to read for Bout of Books and write said book a new synopsis based on the cover alone. 

As AN EXAMPLE, I'll use the book I'm reading RIGHT NOW.


Mina is your average, friendless teenage girl. She spends her days on the couch, reading magazines or watching TV, hoping for something eventful to come along and shake things up.

One day, while doing the same thing she does just about every other day, Mina gets the call. The one that shakes things up. Armed with a truth no one thought she could handle and left on her own for the very first time, Mina has to step into a role no one ever wanted for her in order to save her family - and that cute boy from next door - from almost certain death. 

She only hopes she can do what everyone always thought she couldn't.



So maybe the cover of this one's a little lighter than the new summary I gave it, but that doesn't matter so much to me. What MATTERS is that you do something NEW and FUN with the old cover. 

Once you've done this, BE SURE to post a link to your challenge entry in the comments below so you can be entered in THE GIVEAWAY. If you decide to participate AND remember to stick your link in the comments below AND follow the rules I'm about to list for all of you, you'll be entered to win a book(s) of your choice up to $15 from the Book Depository! 

GIVEAWAY RULES:

~ Must be signed up for Bout of Books 7.0
~ Must have completed the challenge above and posted a link to your entry in the comments below
~ You must be 18 years or older or have a guardian's permission to enter.
~ The winners will be chosen randomly. Once chosen, the winners will be emailed. They will then have 48 HOURS to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
~ The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL - as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
~ I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who tries to cheat the system. I WILL be checking the winning entry.

21 comments:

  1. Great idea for a challenge. I enjoyed thinking up my entry. Here's the link: http://katiesbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/bout-of-books-friday.html

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  2. Cute idea! Here's mine! http://thegrownupya.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/bout-of-books-day-5/

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  3. I love this challenge, I had a lot of fun doing it :D
    Here is my entry: http://maudreviews.blogspot.nl/2013/05/bout-of-books-challenge-resummarize.html

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  4. https://twitter.com/rikkir77/status/335400904209620992
    https://twitter.com/rikkir77/status/335401529311899648
    Sorry, I'm updating through Twitter, so I had to tweet twice! Thanks!!

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  5. phew, i didn't think i could do it, but i like the way it came out. http://wp.me/p1FaW7-1b0

    ~daphne

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  6. This was fun! Here is my entry: http://www.justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-challenge-day-5.html?m=1

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  7. Fun challenge! Here's my entry: http://www.julierichie.com/1/post/2013/05/boutofbooks-resummarize-a-book-contest.html

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  8. I had a good time trying to write my entry, so thank you for hosting the challenge.

    Here is my entry for the challenge:
    http://p7-books.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-read-thon-friday-may.html

    p7 @ Bookeater/Booklover

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  9. Whew, this required some effort, but it was a lot of fun! Here's my entry: http://www.alexalovesbooks.com/2013/04/bout-of-books-70.html :)

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  10. Fun challenge! Here is my link: http://aliveorundead.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/bout-of-books-update-challenge.html

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  11. I'm in almost the same position as Mina as I'm writing this.

    I give a new synopsis to A Corner of White: http://readrinserepeat.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-read-thon-challenges.html

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  12. I love this challange: Check my entry over here: http://www.cravingpages.nl/bout-of-books/

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  13. Oh fun!! ;D
    here's my entry: http://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/read-a-thon-bout-of-books-7-0-day-4-progress-day-5-challenge/

    thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. This was a bit hard- most of the books I chose for this read-a-thon have minimalist covers but here is mine: http://www.garrulousandbookish.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-updates-and-challenges.html

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  15. http://diamondlovestoread.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-daily-update-4.html

    This was hard but super fun!!! Thanks for hosting!

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  16. Loved this challenge! Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway!!

    Resummarize a Cover Challenge

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  17. So much fun! Here is mine for Faking It http://www.bookandcatlibrarian.com/2013/05/summary-of-book-based-on-cover.html

    (signed up for Bout of Books under the name "Becca")

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  18. A half hour until midnight, but I still wanted to do this. Thankfully, I finished before the day's up!

    Here's my entry!

    Thank you so much for hosting!

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    1. Here is my entry:

      http://penmanshipsmitten.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/read-a-thon-bout-of-books/

      (Sorry about that!)

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  19. Here is mine! Thanks :
    http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-mini-challenge-page.html

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