Literary mashup: A creative challenge to fellow bloggers!

Little free library

I want to create one of these one day! Little free library image courtesy of DodgertonSkillhause, Morguefile.

A library system I know has created an interesting reading program for kids. The children have to take a couple of book titles, mash them together to create something new and draw a piece of art to go with it.

I thought the idea sounded great, but unfortunately it’s only for kids. So I had the idea of transferring the idea to my blog so that the rest of us readers could have some fun with it.

Care to try this creative challenge? All you have to do is take two of your favorite books, movies and/or songs, mash the titles together and leave it in the blog comments below. (No need to do the art.)

(I only have one request: Please keep the mashups G-rated to PG-rated. People from my church read this blog and I don’t want to give them nightmares. Trust me, I’ll never hear the end of it.)

Here are my attempts (oh, quit snickering):

The Catcher In The Rye On The Prairie (J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House On The Prairie)

Great Expectations: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (you get it — Dickens and Dahl)

Harry Potter: Invisible Man (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man)

The Sun Also Rises In The Willows (Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows)

Romeo And Juliet: The Rescue (Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet and Nicholas Sparks novel The Rescue)

Have fun!


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21 responses to “Literary mashup: A creative challenge to fellow bloggers!

  1. Little Women: The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Alcott

  2. I need another cup of coffee before I answer this!!

  3. Jane Mansfield ( Jane Eyre and Mansfield Park) 🙂

  4. My favorites don’t really mash up well together so I took a few books that I’ve read this year.

    Aristotle and Dante Discover The Library At Mount Char (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe PLUS The Library At Mount Char)

    The Night Circus At the End of the Lane (The Night Circus PLUS The Ocean At the End of the Lane)

  5. musicbymelissa

    ooh, ooh, fun! Let’s see: Where The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Ends (Silverstein’s poetry and Shaffer’s fictitious letters)

  6. Gentlemen prefer blonds, but Queen Bees and Wannabes hate them.
    (1926 novel best seller by Anita Loos/serial in Haprer’s Bazaar/ 1953 movie and Rosalind Wiseman many many years later, 2002?)
    This mashup idea could create some interesting short stories. (so hard to get the crayons to work through the computer screen…)

  7. The Husband’s Secret State of Wonder
    (Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret combined with Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder). I have many favorite books (!!) but these too matched up well. 🙂

  8. The Handmaid’s Tale of Two Cities

  9. Old Man’s War of the Worlds

  10. Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead Pool (that’s three)

  11. Mad Max Fury Road House of Sound and Fog

  12. Apocalypse Now You See Me Myself and Irene in Time to Kill (that’s four)


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