Sunday, April 22, 2012

#Readathon Mini-Challenge: Mad Lib

The end of the readathon is near, and it's time to check if your brain is still working  can identify different parts of speech with a Mad Lib.

(For those of you who haven't completed a mad lib before, I'm going to ask you to choose words from the text(s) you're reading and sub them into a short script.)

Using whatever book you're currently reading (or several of the ones you've read through the loooong night), assemble the following:

1.  A noun from page one of the text you are reading.
2.  An adjective to describe the cover of your book.
3.  Your name or the name of a character.
4.  A verb found on page 23 of your book (or the nearest page with text on it).
5.  A noun from the title or the "About the Author" section of the book.
6.  A verb ending in -ing from approximately page 76 (or the nearest page with text on it).
7. and 8.  Two adjectives from the opening paragraph of a chapter or article from anywhere in the text.
9.  Another verb found at the bottom of page 100 (or the nearest page with text on it).
10.  The longest time period it has ever taken you to read a book.

Don't look ahead to see the text you'll be using these words in until you're ready to let the hilariousness unfold.



Now, copy and paste the text below and sub your selected words into their appropriately numbered blanks.  Leave the completed text in the comments section of this post or leave the url to a post at your own blog.  Be sure to let us know which books or texts you pulled your words from.

And remember, humor is always appreciated.

This ____(1)____ is ____(2)____!  ____(3)____  has never ____(4)____ so much.

The ____(5)____ I'm currently ____(6)____ is ____(7)____ and ____(8)____.

When this is over, I will ____(9)____ for ____(10)____.

The winner will be chosen at random and our good friends at Dewey will provide a prize.

This challenge will run until the end of the readathon and a prize will be awarded through the Dewey Prize Pool.

Happy libbing and reading!

Update:  We have a winner!  Using, the winner is Shayna Gier.  You can see her madlib here.


Thanks to everyone who participated.  You created some hilarious mad libs!

Happy reading!


  1. This window is blue! Rose has never turned so much.

    The princess I'm currently picking is quiet and brown.

    When this is over, I will go for a year.

    I'm reading "Rose and the Lost Princess" by Holly Webb.

    maria.elmvang at gmail dot com

  2. I'm reading Struck by Jennifer Bosworth.

    This ____sink____ is ____striking____! ____Mia____ has never ____climbed____ so much.

    The ____Los Angeles____ I'm currently ____looking____ is ____clean____ and ____ravenous____.

    When this is over, I will ____fight____ for ____2 weeks____.

  3. This girl is colourful! Empowered has never tied so much.

    The body I'm currently terminating is struggling and fragile.

    When this is over, I will decide for a month.

    Cool challenge! I'm reading Empowered volume 3 by Adam Warren. maline at gmail dot com

  4. This papparazzi is pink! Charlie has never stolen so much.
    The fauxmance I'm currently crapping is dumb and passionate.
    When this is over, I will punch for 1 week.

    I got all my words from Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance


  5. This folio is dark! Brayden has never snorted so much. The teenager I'm currently imagining is lumpy and absurd. When this is over, I will avoid for three months.

  6. *laughs* This challenge and my sleep deprived mind are getting along quite well, though I did have a verb/noun mishap for a short minute.

  7. Here are my results:

    I used Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler. :)

  8. This knee is shiny! Betsy has never opened so much.
    The heel I'm currently haunting is hottest and heavy.
    When this is over, I will take off for 2 years.


    From Undead and Unworthy by Mary Janice Davidson.

    Here's my madlib from Kelley Armstrong's Frostbitten.

  10. This light is colourful! Bex has never thrown so much.

    The Skippy I'm currently collapsing is glittering and staggering.

    When this is over, I will stay for three years.

    From Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

  11. This Myrtle Beach is Colorful! Jade has never taken so much.

    The Dixie Riggs I'm currently Shaking is Wet and White.

    When this is over, I will drool for two weeks.

    From Dixie Riggs by Sarah Gilbert!


  12. This year is gray! _Quin_ has never _appeared_ so much.
    The Carpathia_ I'm currently _sweating is _elaborate_ and _white_.
    When this is over, I will mutter for eight months_.

    From Carpathia by Matt Forbeck

  13. I posted my mad lib in an update on my blog, Read My Mind

    PolarisGreen at gmail dot com

  14. Mine's on my post.

  15. I'll bite. it's obvious which book i chose from.

  16. This nostril is old school! Zach has never pawed so much.
    The stuff I'm currently walking is foggy and restless.
    When this is over, I will shrug for 3 months.

    LOL! I haven't completed a Mad Lib in so long! The Book I'm reading is "Stuff We All Get" by K. L. Denman.
    Great challenge. :)

  17. Aww your meme was incredibly fun!! I really liked it! Still laughing :D hihi!

    The link is here:

  18. Shel, thank you so much for hosting two mini-challenges! This one looks like lots of fun. I'm going to come back later and try it out. :)

  19. Cute idea! Are you going to repeat this with another set of mad libs? I missed it this time, but I will be back to check on your blog again, if you have another.

    1. There's been a lot of positive feedback. I'm planning to do another one soon-ish.

      Thanks for visiting!



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