WVRAT Challenge: Lines of Love

Hear me, Hear me! …wait, sorry, ahem, Read me, Read me! Yes, Yes, that’s more like it!

All ye lovers of the written word! ~ Welcome to the Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon!

The Challenge

My challenge for you today should you choose to bandy words with me: Compile some Lines of Love to woo us, Or perhaps fill us with sadness, make our hearts bleed perhaps? Or nay give us a laugh that only comedic love can.

Challenge was put up a bit late so the adjusted time-frame is the challenge ending at 3PM EST February 12 

The challenge requirements, oh evil things that they are:

♥ In the current book you are reading flip to a random page

♥ Roll four dice, add each die’s number together, the total is your line number(aka line=sentence) [convenient website for dice rolling here]

♥ Make the line romantic in some way. (you don’t have to use the whole line, but at least half of it and whatever you add of your own can’t be more than half the total quote)

Leave your actual entry in the comment section to be entered – This is  so we can all easily read it without having to jump around (not just a link to where you left it) – Thanks

My Example

The words in quotes are from the line in the book, the rest I added:

My heart, “It’s so noisy” with thoughts of you, “its impossible to pick out” where my heart beats “individual sounds” meld into yours.

Everyone gets just one entry, so make it good!

It’s going to be a random draw of course but if any one quote particularly pleases my squishy heart…well then just maybe I’ll have something extra special for that particular.

You must be a participant in Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon (as in signed up to the linky.)


A book of the winner’s choice valued up to $10 from either Amazon or the Book Depository

Let the Challenge begin!!


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  1. Please find my challenge answer here – http://wp.me/p21FJY-1AW

    • Copied from your blog:
      Book: The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

      Page: 153

      Dice rolled – 1 + 1 + 4 + 3 = 9

      Sentence: “He takes Esther’s hand in his.”

      My take: “He” calls out her name. “Taking Esther’s hand in his”, he kisses it, barely there, a feather touch.

  2. Here is my answer – http://p7-books.blogspot.pt/2013/02/wicked-valentines-read-thon-monday.html – I’ll transcribe it here:

    So I open page 109 of Wolf Pact, and if I counted this right, sentence 14 (I got 14 with the four dice) is:
    “There was someone else in the room.”

    My answer for this challenge is:
    “There was” love for him, not “someone else”, and “in the room” I confessed.

    Phew, It was a bit hard, with the word limitation, and the fact I have no lyrical bone in my body (xD), but it was at least amusing to try.

    Thank you for hosting this challenge, and for making it “challenging”. ;D

  3. Great challenge! My entry is here 🙂

    • copied from your blog:
      My current read is The Golden Lily and I rolled a total of 8 and randomly opened the book to page 63 which makes my sentence: “We had no right to manipulate the world like that; it was a hundred times worse than what Sonya had done to the red lily on the street.”

      My entry is (with quoted words in italics):

      We had no right to avoid our feelings as we did, it was a hundred times worse than any punishment on the street: I love you, my beautiful red lily, my world.

  4. Ooh this was hard! But really fun 😀
    Here’s my attempt (and I’ll paste it below too) – http://vickyhooper.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/wicked-valentines-read-thon-mini.html

    My sentence is from ‘Black Feathers’ – “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.

    Great challenge! 😀

  5. I got a total of 17 in my dice rolling, and this is sentence 17 on the random page I choose from Austenland:

    “Oriental rug. She was completely ridiculous. At the same”

    and here’s my romantic line:

    Her hair was a mess, her face was dirty, her dress looked like an old, tattered rug, and he knew she was feeling awkward and completely ridiculous, but she was his love, and his heart started beating faster at such lovely sight.

    Also posted it here: http://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/wicked-valentines-goals-and-updates/


  6. She was ridiculous, and he loved her that way.

    (The first one was better :p)

  7. I got 6 + 1 + 1 + 6= 14
    My line is from “Key Lime Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke.
    “4-H kids hanging around the entrance to their building”

    Even with “4-H kids hanging around the entrance”, he proposed “to” her in front of “their building” anyways.

    Because kissing passionately in front of kids seems weird. LOL

  8. I don’t know if this challenge has already finished but here’s my entry anyway.

    Challenge ~ rolled 10
    Touch by Jennifer Snyder: “I wondered if I’d feel anything besides air when touching him… or if I’d die instantly.”

    my words
    I wondered if I’d feel anything besides longing when touching him…or if now it’s just pure unselfish love

  9. Book: Ash by Malinda Lo
    Page: 171
    Dice number: 13
    Line (single quotes my addition): Kaisa seemed surprised but pleased to see her. “I was not sure if you would come,” she said. ‘But I hoped you would, Ash. I missed you.’

    Not super romantic, but it fits into the book’s style of romance.

  10. Sarah @ Flood of Books, etc. says:

    Ignore my first post, since I cannot add and figure out what is half. 😉 Here is my updated sentence.

    Here is the link to my entry. http://floodbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/lines-of-love-my-shelf-confessions.html

    Here is my terrible entry. 🙂
    My dice added up to ten. My book is Shatterglass by Tamora Pierce, page 22.
    Line: Hour after hour, day after day, he reclaimed his own flesh.

    “Hour after hour, day after day, he reclaimed” her “flesh,” to use for “his own” desires.

    Lol, it still sounds like a bad erotic romance.

  11. This was harder than I thought it would be, especially since I got such a short line. Although no complaints since I guess a longer one would have been even harder.
    From Sisterhood Everlasting

    “He considered,” her words and set “his eyes down” on hers and kissed her like he never planned to stop.

    No shortening, that’s the full line.

  12. Dice number: 7
    Book: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
    Page: 137
    Quote: “then flipping the switch and throwing us both in the dark”

    This love was like flipping a switch throwing us both in the dark.
    Ha not very original. x) Fun challenge. I flipped ahead of the book so after reading that line I’m really excited to reach that page!

  13. Page 38 of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 15 lines down (15 total rolled on dice):

    “Not a different perspective,” a perspective of love, “the correct perspective,” a love, given so freely, is the only perspective my heart knows to be correct.

  14. Ohh, what fun!

    4 + 3 + 2 + 5 = 14.
    Book: Gail Carriger – Soulless.
    Random page: 223.
    Part of the sentence: “Pardon me, my fluffy cockatoo,” he said

    I made:
    “Pardon me, my fluffy cockatoo,” he said lovable “for interrupting you, but I must say that you look incredibly beautiful tonight.”

  15. Here’s the link to my answer: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/wwreadathon-challenge-lines-of-love.html

    Book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

    Page: 166

    Dice Roll: 3 + 2 + 2 + 3 = 10

    Sentence: Loss of interest in sex, hobbies, and other activities previously enjoyed.

    My Lines of Love: Our ‘loss of interest in sex, hobbies, and other activities previously enjoyed’ couldn’t destroy my love for you.

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