The Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon is a 7-day reading event hosted by My Shelf Confessions. There are mini-challenges every day, hosted by different blogs, and lots of lovely prizes to be won!
Today's mini-challenge is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
The challenge is to pick a dress, a date, and a means of transportation from different book covers.
I don't even want to tell you how long I spent poring over book covers for my dress choice. Much longer than I spent on the date, anyway!
Dress - From the cover of Everneath. This dress is gorgeous, and looks very easy to dance and swirl in.
Date - Alistair, from Dragon Age (the guy on the right). Hehe, so I'm cheating a bit because this is really a video game character, not a book character. But look, he's on the cover of a book! So it totally counts. And I can't pass up the opportunity to go to a ball with him can I? He's technically royalty, after all. Besides, you know he'd be a lot of fun, and would be making people laugh all night. Unfortunately I don't think the artwork captures him very well at all here, but it's the best I had.
Transportation - Considering the choice of date, nothing that swoops. Cos swooping would be bad. So we will be arriving in... Howl's Moving Castle! That's quite the entrance. :-D
Lines of Love: Today's challenge is hosted at My Shelf Confessions. The rules are to roll four dice and add the scores to get a sentence number. Then alter the sentence to make it as romantic as possible. You don't have to use the whole quote, and you can add words, but you can only add half the amount of words from the full quote.
Here's my random sentence:
"Around him the world was cloaked in swirling clouds, low and grey and heavy with moisture."
16 words, so I can add another 8. And I don't have to use the full quote. Okay, here goes:
They kissed, cloaked in swirling clouds of petals, under the dew-soaked blossoms heavy with moisture.