BOOKENDING SPRING 2020: Who Am I?

Let’s have some fun Storytellers! We are at the half way mark of my reign here as Queen of Bookending Spring 2020, and I am legit excited for today’s prompt!

If this is your first time here on my blog (hi! Hello! I’m Sam!) and you don’t already know what Bookending Spring is, its a month long event in April that was created by myself and Clo @ Cuppa Clo where we aspire to bring the bookish community closer together through the platform we love the most–blogging! Each day throughout the month, we have different prompts from different hosts that participants can replicate! I am so excited to check out everyone’s posts and prompts as we get more into the month as our hosts this year are dishing out quality content! You can also catch me smiling from ear to ear as I get to meet all of you on your blogs and on our Twitter (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!) page!

Also, don’t forget that we have a blog hopping masterlist! The list features all of our participants and those who are participating in Bookending Spring can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping! Can’t wait to see all your amazing posts! And with that, let’s get into today’s prompt!
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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

Who am I? 

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover the remix edition! Let’s see if you can accurately guess a book’s synopsis–solely on the cover alone.

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So today’s prompt is all about judging a book by it’s cover. We are told throughout are life to never do this, but wouldn’t it be fun if we did…literally? With the help of a book generator, I am going to be given a book (or two…we’ll see how this goes) cover, and solely based on the cover I am going to try and guess what the story is about. Now if you decide you don’t want to use the Generator that I will be using, you can totally have a friend pick a random book for you or if that isn’t feasible because social distancing (stay safe!) you can pick a random book from one of Goodreads many recommended lists! It’s just has to be a book you know absolutely nothing about.

click here for the generator I used in this prompt! 

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ROUND ONE:

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Dreamers | Book by Karen Thompson Walker | Official Publisher ...My Synopsis:

Okay so this is a story about those hours after Bella got dumped by Edward Cullen. A harrowing story of the darkness the Forest of Forks holds. Bella had dreams of spending her life with an older man, but was crushed because he couldn’t handle a paper cut. After getting dumped and left in the middle of the forest, with nothing but a broken heart; Bella finds herself transported to a different realm where the dreamers–a celestial group of supernaturals that dance the line between here and there–reside. It’s in this in-between realm that Bella meets Aaron, a dreamer who wishes to be human, that she realizes the true meaning of mortality and what life is like when we simply dream.

The Actual Synopsis:

In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run out of supplies. A quarantine is established. The National Guard is summoned.

Mei, an outsider in the cliquish hierarchy of dorm life, finds herself thrust together with an eccentric, idealistic classmate. Two visiting professors try to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. A father succumbs to the illness, leaving his daughters to fend for themselves. And at the hospital, a new life grows within a college girl, unbeknownst to her—even as she sleeps. A psychiatrist, summoned from Los Angeles, attempts to make sense of the illness as it spreads through the town. Those infected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, more than has ever been recorded. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what?

Okay If I didn’t find myself getting transported to Twilight, I would think I was almost super close…almost. 😅


ROUND TWO:

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering ...My Synopsis:

Brady remembers everything. From a young age he knew his was different. With a photographic memory and an IQ that revivals the greatest masterminds of the universe–Brady was destined to become something great. But after finishing four master degrees and a semester away from completing his PhD in neuroscience from Oxford at the age of twenty, Brady just dreams of being normal.

Impulsively, Brady books himself a one way flight to the Big Apple with Charlotte, a nursing major with the pressure of the world on her shoulders as her parent are the leading specialists in biology.  Under the disguises of fake IDs and a bag of cash, Charlotte and Brady embark on journey of freedom and finding themselves, and realizing that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

The Actual Synopsis:

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author’s own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Well then…I wasn’t even close, but I’d read mine in a heartbeat.

 

What about you? Were you close?

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5 Comments

  1. Laurie

    April 3, 2020 at 10:33 am

    It sounds fun! That first book actually sounds quite interesting.

    I thought I could do this based on the title, but the image turns out to be very important as well, so I have to skip out on this one. Sorry!

  2. Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

    April 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Sam, this is such a brilliant prompt and I had so much fun writing it up! 💕

  3. Ren Strange

    April 4, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    This sounds really fun! I wasn’t able to post any Bookending Spring posts during the week, but I just might have to do this one this weekend.

  4. Mere

    April 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    This was great and I laughed! I love it!

  5. northernplunder

    April 21, 2020 at 11:51 am

    omg i loved what you wrote for the dreamers!

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