[2016 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon] — An Invitation To Do Protagonist-y Things

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The Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is a blogging event hosted by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Hazel @ Stay Bookish, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.

Thoughts:

The original challenge was called “An Invitation to Tea” where you assemble people from the community and authors to sit around and drink tea and talk and stuff. That’s cool and all…but let me just take a different route with this prompt by saying this is an invitation to save the world.

You can call me that wise matchmaking seer who sets these heroes on their journey…yes, that’s it.


Know that you’ll have to take what I say in good faith and fun that I’m not making fun of anyone — so I won’t be explaining most of the choices made below. (I also has the help with finding choices for some of these.)

They'll be listed in the following way:

1) [Character name] + [Skill set] = Featured blogger

2) Chance of success

Six of Crows (Bardugo)

This was the book that made me want to write this prompt. I referred to Goodreads to see who has read this book to make the choices.

Six of Blog Squad:

Kaz: the brutally honest = Jesse (Books at Dawn)

Inej: the “Martha Stewart” does-everything-person = An (Read at Midnight)

Nina: the outspoken badass = Nova (Out of Time)

Matthias: the gentle giant = Brittany (Brittany’s Book Rambles)

Jesper:  the high roller of discussions = Mishma (Chasing Faerytales)

Wylan: the newbie with hidden talents = Ava (Bookishness and Tea)

Chance of success:

Let’s consider them rescuing something tangible from the Ice Court — perhaps a coveted ARC — do you think they’d succeed?


Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)

To be honest, this one came to me in seconds…

Hobbit Squad:

Merry/Pippin: nonsensical tomfoolery = Aila (One Way or An Author) + Jenna (Reading with Jenna) — interchangeable, really

Frodo: the do gooder = Jeann (Happy Indulgences)

Samwise: the tagalong responsible one…? = Brett (Brett Michael Orr)

Gollum: the lurking shade = Someone–like me–who will surely read your post but mainly likes them and rarely comments.

Chance of success:

Lettuce ponder the possibility of Jeann having to bring the one ring to rule them all to Mount Doom…


Zeroes (Westerfeld)

For those unknowing, here’s a brief summary: Scam says anything to get what he wants, Mob/Bellwether can control a crowds’ vibe, Flicker is blind and sees through the eyes of others, Crash can disrupt technology, Anonymous can can cut the ties to everyone that make him visible.

Heroes Not Bloggers Squad:

Scam: the articulate wordsmith = Chooi (Read, Think Ponder)

Mob: the crowd surfer = Geraldine (Corralling Books)

Flicker: the empathetic viewer = Summer (Xing Sings)

Anonymous: the newly visible = Thomas (Intro To Blurb)

Crash: the steadfast implosion = Joy (Joyous Reads) — I’ve a reason for this: a while back, I wasn’t able to load up your blog graphics etc. I mean it’s fine now but that’s the memory I’m going with LOL.

Bellwether: the enigmatic leader = Cait (PaperFury)

Chance of success:

So Chooi inadvertently robbed a bank. HOW WILL HER COMPATRIOTS HELP HER GET OUT OF THIS ONE?


Divergent (Roth)

I felt like I needed mainstream franchise in here to round things out SO THERE.

The Secretly Divergent Squad

Abnegation: the faultless support = Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)

Dauntless: the one who’s not brave but actually Divergent = Andrew (Endlessly Reading)

Amity: the cool cucumber = Josie (Josie’s Book Corner)

Candor: the messenger of transparency = Khanh (Khanh the Grinch) — because I love Khanh’s reviews on Goodreads, let’s go with that. Links to Goodreads instead of a blog.

Erudite: the book lion = Wesaun (Oreos & Books)

Chance of success:

I wouldn’t know because I’m feigning protagonist responsibility and living with the Amity and all the “herbal” goodness. Such zen.


Which conflict could you see yourself joining together with other bloggers to partake in?

To get your brain churning: the enrolling into Hogwarts and being the Blogger Who Lived (Harry Potter)? The need to survive the upcoming Winter (Game of Thrones)? The fact that you’re culled with other bloggers in The Hunger Games?

(The main downside to this post is that I couldn’t include everyone…)

Cheers,
Joey

connect: afterthoughtAn // twitter  |  anotherafterthought // goodreads

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30 thoughts on “[2016 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon] — An Invitation To Do Protagonist-y Things”

  1. You always come up with the coolest ideas! I love how you changed this one and added your own little spin. Thanks for the assignment! I’m happy to lend my faultless support to the cause anytime! 🙂

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  2. I AM 100% OKAY WITH YOU CHANGING IT TO AN INVITATION TO SAVE THE WORLD. THIS ENTIRE POST IS SO BRILL & CLEVER, AND YOU SHOULD BE PROUD. You deserve all the treats for these. 😉

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  3. This is such an original post and a great twist on the invitation to tea one! LOL stealing an ARC from the Ice Court, love it.
    I would totally want to be in the HP squad.

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  4. This is such a cool spin on the topic! I have to read Zeroes to understand more of what you wrote here…but I think the couple that I know (both the series, protagonist and blogger) totally fit!
    Huge kudos to you for interpreting the prompt in such a creative way! 🙂

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