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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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