So, as you are all aware, I can be shockingly late to tags because I am a strange hermit who--though I definitely love you all--has difficu...

LinkUp: Title Tangents

So, as you are all aware, I can be shockingly late to tags because I am a strange hermit who--though I definitely love you all--has difficulty keeping up with what is actually going on in the blogosphere. :p It’s a fault, I know. But though I have often been 2, even 3 months late, I think this is the first time I have been almost a full year behind on something like this.

Allow me to explain.

Back at the beginning of the year, the lovely Ally from the Scribbling Sprite did a linkup called Title Tangents, in which another blogger, Eugenia, picked 5-10 book titles and each person linking up had to write a flash fic using those titles. I thought it was a wicked cool idea, so I wrote it down in my blogging document under post ideas heading.

Enter Completely-Forgetting-That-This-Idea-Exists. :p

While trying to think of a post for this week, I stumbled upon the link again and went to the original website. It didn’t seem like she’d done the linkup a second time, but by then, I was set on doing Title Tangents this week yet I also I have to give credit where credit is do. Enter my compromise: I’m doing the post because I can, even though it was originally linked up 11 months ago; I am giving credit to the original creator of the tag; and I am picking the books myself from various reviews around the blogosphere. All links go back to the review I found the book on (except Star Wars, which I threw in because I could, and Infinity, which goes back to my review blog).

Shall we begin?

Original Rules
  1. There will be a list of 5-10 books whose titles you have to somehow integrate into a paragraph of ~ 200 words. (Yeah... I don’t think mine’s actually that long. Whoops.)
  2. Highlight/use a different colored font for the titles.
  3. The fun thing is it can be as whimsical or realistic, serious or downright hilarious - these titles have endless possibilities. The characters, settings, and whether there's dialogue or not are entirely your choices.
  4. Take a screenshot/type up your paragraph.
  5. Link back to Genie In A Book with the blog banner on your post.

Ze Titles

Wow. I did not make this easy on myself. Oh well.

My Title Tangents
They have named me The Lost Girl of Astor Street. Our leaders, the Iron Cast, fear the Star Wars even More Than This season of famine and drought, the lack of Apple and Rain. They say Providence has decreed that I must go in search of the Sign of the Green Dragon, hoarded by the Amish Vampires in Space, with which to appease the ruling Inkheart tribe before they attack and destroy us all.

And so I go. Beyond the Gateway into Infinity.

I feel like it’s really good except for that vampires in space bit. But I also can’t bring myself to erase it. :p

So have you done ever taken part in something like title tangents? Come up with your own paragraph based on these titles and post it in the comments! I’d loved to read your ideas :)

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  1. Thanks so much for participating Alexa - that last line is especially beautiful! I did a couple more posts after the original, but it's been a while since I've hosted another one. I do hope to make it more of a regular feature from now on though. Stay tuned for another edition coming soon:)

    Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for posting it! And thank you!

      Awesome! Will do! :D

  2. Very fun! Must give it a try.

    PROVIDENCE never meant for there to be AMISH VAMPIRES IN SPACE. But when THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET saw THE SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON fate was IRON CAST. No, MORE THAN THIS, fate was decided BEYOND THE GATEWAY of normal. And so, my INKHEART heavy, and with APPLE AND RAIN stored safely in my pack, I set off t unravel this mystery of INFINITY.

    1. Oooh, I like the chilling feel at the end! Nice! :D

  3. This was one fabulous idea. I love it! And how clever you are with your contribution. You've made me want to read every one of these books. Well, all but one. LOL

    1. Thank you! <3 Isn't it awesome?

      Coolness! And yeah, I hope to get my hands on most of the ones I haven't read already... someday, lol

      lol, ;)


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