Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #9 - Your Book In Pictures

"A picture is worth a thousand words." We've all heard that quote over the years and now it is time to put it to the test. Here is what you have to do:

1. Think about the book you are reading right now (or one you just finished) and choose key scenes, settings, and characters that would give people a good idea what the story is about.
2. Using the Internet, find pictures to represent those scenes, settings, and characters.
3. Create a blog post using the pictures.  Incorporate a little text to help out the reader, but remember, the pictures are the most important aspect of this activity.
4. Come back here and use Mr. Linky to attach your post to be eligible to win and so everyone else can "see" what you are reading.

See below for my example:

Right now I am listening to SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce using the Audible App on my iPhone. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  I was hooked after the first few minutes.

Scarlett and Rosie March had their lives turned upside down when a Fenris (werewolf) came to their isolated cottage and killed their grandmother. 

The Fenris intended to devour the two girls next, but Scarlett, using a shard of glass, fought him off and saved both their lives. Scarlett didn't get away unharmed though.  She received the first of many scars during this fight - the most devastating being the loss of her right eye.

With the help of her best friend, closest neighbor, and fighting partner Silas (a reluctant woodsman), Scarlett makes it her life's work to hunt and kill Fenris. Rosie trains along side them, but Scarlett is desperate to keep her safe and doesn't want her hunting alone.

The Fenris can't resist the color red, the sweet smell of perfume, or the sexy sway of a girl's hips. Girls don't even know they are prey and fall for the smooth lines of the Fenris while he is still in human form. Once he has the girls alone - the Fenris transforms.

Scarlett and Rosie do everything they can to lure them to a secluded spot and kill them as soon as the Fenris has made the shift to wolf form.  Scarlett's weapon of choice is a hatchet.
Scarlett has seen an increase in the appearance of Fenris and discovers the reason is because the packs are searching for a Potential - a human that can become a Fenris if bit during the Phase. 

Each pack wants to claim the Potential for themselves. Atlanta, GA seems to have the highest concentration of killings so Scarlett, Silas, and Rosie decide to go to fight the Fenris and hopefully discover who the Potential is before he is changed.
Scarlett's plans don't work out like she hoped. The Fenris are stronger and harder to bait. She begins to feel like a failure.  Rosie has never been the one who wanted hunting to be her life and with Silas encouraging her to try new things she is torn.  She struggles with her feelings of guilt for wanting more for her life, her growing feelings for Silas, and the guilt she feels for betraying her sister.
This is a wonderful book. A story of love, friendship, sisters, revenge, etc.  I can't wait to finish and see how everything turns out. 

A great website about this meaning of the original Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.

Now it is your turn.  You have until the end of Tuesday, July 20th to post Your Book In Pictures. I can't wait to "see" what you are reading.


  1. Ooh I really like this challenge! Hopefully I can complete it!

  2. I've been thinking about reading Sisters Red. That would be a good one to listen to on my Ipod. Your pictures are awesome:-)

    I received my book in the mail today, thanks! It's very good so far. My son had a friend whose family is Albanian. I think he would Enjoy The Day of the Pelican too.

  3. Lovely collection of pictures. I've won a copy of Sisters Red in a contest and can't wait to receive it and devour it whole ;)