Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The 100 Special Thirsty Dead Girls Contest!

Hee. Sorry, just reading the title makes me laugh. Yes, I'm a loser.

Quick recap for you new people: Hi! I think it's so awesome that you're reading my blog. Would you like a zombie penguin? A pickle? I'm all about sharing my favorite things with my readers. Oh, and last year was so good for me, what with selling my first book and all, that I've declared 2010 the Year of Give Backery! Which means that once a month, I give something writerly away. In January, I critiqued 10 pages of a mucho entertaining mannie, and in February, I gave some feedback on an equally awesome query.

This month, I'm entering my edit cave, which means that my time's going to be a little short. But never fear, because the give backery is still a priority in La Brain de Carrie. So without further ado, let me announce March's 100 Special Thirsty Dead Girls Contest!

Woo! Yay! What the heck is that!?!

Let me explain. I'm giving away five YA books this month:
  • The Dust of 100 Dogs, by AS King (Pirates!)
  • Blue Plate Special, by Michelle Kwasney (Emotions!)
  • Thirst No. 1, by Christopher Pike (Non-sparkly vampires!)
  • Dead is the New Black, by Marlene Perez (Snarf!)
  • Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson (Heart-wrenchery!)

Get the picture?

To win these free books, I want YOU to create a kidlit title mashup and post it in the comments. Take two or more titles from kidlit, and put them together to make something amusing. The entry that makes me laugh the hardest wins 100 Special Thirsty Dead Girls (in book form)!

A couple of ruley things: Entries will be accepted until Saturday, March 6 at midnight EST. Not like I expect you to sit up at night making mashups, but it seemed like an easy time to remember. I'll post the winner on Monday. You can enter as many times as you want, so feel free to come back with multiples. Feel free to use titles from picture books to young adult. You can also use any pre-published titles from the Tenners and the Elevensies! Feel free to add a little summary to explain what your mashup would be about. For example, your entry could look like this:
Hush, Hush + Flush = Flush, Flush
Flush, Flush is the story of the romance between an innocent young girl and the Tidy Bowl Man.

I'd read that, wouldn't you?

Let me know if you have questions! I look forward to reading (and laughing at) your mashups!


Barry Napier said...

1 -Green Eggs and the Deathly Hollows
(Green Eggs and Ham + Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows)

Harry Potter and friends are well on their way to their final confrontation with Voldermort when they are ambushed by a fierce (and possibly sightly retarded) creature that forces a bizarre cuisine on them.

2 - Good Night New Moon
(Good Night Moon and New Moon)

A touching bedtime story about a child that learns to say goodnight to everything it encounters...even the semi-gay sparkly vampire, the horribly overdone werewolf and the woe-is-me post-goth clumsy girl that are hiding in the closet.

Candice said...

Going Bovine + A teen reader now scared of animal bi-products after reading said book = Going Vegan

The tale of a teen whose tofu fueled hallucinations drive him to embark on a journey to find the elusive tasty foods that are rumored to exist in his new lifestyle. After months without luck (and proper amounts of calcium, iodine, B12, and vitamin d), he returns home, anemic, and with several severe stress fractures.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Looking for Alaska
The Host
The Vast Fields of Ordinary

Alaska Uglies Host Vast Shiver

Andrea Cremer said...

Love this contest!

Catching Fire + Rampant + Going Bovine = Catching Rampant Bovines

Cows go evil and ravage the Midwest

Elana Johnson said...

What a cool idea! I'm already stewing...

Fox Lee said...

All I know about kid lit, is that it's across from the erotic gay anthologies. I dick you not.

Makes you think twice about letting kids roam around bookstores, eh? ; )

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! When I catch my breath from your post and these comments, I'll see what I can come up with! :-)

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Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Hush! You'll Catch Hex in High School

There was a young girl who had traveled the world!
She joined the high fliers & the skydivers;
But now she must join the Witches of Capitol Hall - She'll have a ball!
There are classes for battling ice and fire,
But how will she ward off the most dangerous hex known as Desire!
She learns that love can be found in the craziest places,
Among many, many smiling faces,
Before she falls she must wade through the fakers,
Because here she must meet the famous Matchmakers...

Hush Hush + Oh! The Places You'll Go + Catching Fire + Hex Hall + A Match Made in High School


Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Daisy Whitney said...

Great entries and super fun contest! Can't wait to see who wins!

Larissa said...

Before I Fall
Forget Her Nots
Anna and the French Kiss
No Pain, No Brain

Before I Tag Her French Brain

The story of a graffiti-artist boy who falls in love with a French foreign exchange student. Can their love survive when he becomes a zombie?

Anonymous said...

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

The title remains the same, but it's ACTUALLY a combination of that book + Everybody Poops.

As for how those two things come together, and what might be entailed in the illustrations, I will leave that to your imagination. Though mostly so you don't have to delete my comment. You are welcome.

Cat Lavoie said...
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Cat Lavoie said...

The Truth About Gossip Girl

(The Truth About Forever + Gossip Girl)

Finally! The truth about the mysterious GG is revealed!

storyqueen said...

Green Eggs and Ham + Hamlet=
Geren Eggs and Hamlet

(I'm sure it's been done...it HAS to have been done!)

Depressed Denmark Prince poisons his stepfather with random foodstuffs.

Again...I'm sure it's been done.


CKHB said...

LMAO at "Good Night New Moon"!

Relax, I'm a Ninja +
Paranormalcy +
No Pain, No Brain +

Relax, There's No Normal Brain

Toshiro, Evie, and Kate all reassure Igor (that's pronounced EYE-gore) that putting an abnormal brain into the head of Dr. Frankenstein's (FRAHNK-en-shteen) monster was really unavoidable. Then they sing Puttin' On The Ritz.

Jade said...

Anna and the French Kiss + Impossible + Hush, Hush = Anna and the Impossible Hush.

The witch told Anna that if she speaks again, a great curse will befall all of humanity. Anna's pretty pissed--talking is the only thing she's good at.

Eyes like Stars + The Forest of Hands and Teeth = Eyes Like Hands and Teeth.

It is a story of isolation: Sarah's eyes are cursed, but Jack wouldn't have it any other way. He just has to be careful not to stand too close or her eyes like hands and teeth might bite and pinch him.

The Dust of 100 Dogs + Going Bovine + Uglies = The Dust of Bovine Uglies.

The prophecy said that 86 ugly cows must die before Louis, the boy beauty, would rise again from their ashes.

Before I Fall + Lament + The Lovely Bones + Going Bovine = Before I Lament the Lovely Bovine.

Jessikah has just moved to the town of Spoons and she's certain she'll be miserable. Then she discovers a herd of mysterious bovines in the woods that surrounds the town. One in particular--the white-and-black spotted, Willhelm--calls to her, offering a love she never dreamed possible. But is it worth becoming a cow for?

The Book Thief + Shiver = The Shiver Thief.

In the town of Whatsit, someone is stealing the townspeoples' shivers and they've had enough. There's no fun in being cold if you can't have a good shiver too.

Okay, that was WAY too much fun!

seeyouupside said...

Anna And the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Anna and The Near Witch

When Anna goes on a side trip with her Parisian boarding school, she and her crush end up in a little town called Near, bringing to life the woman that Lexi only told her was a story...

Carolyn V. said...

Oh man! Now I need to think of something completely awesome. I'm thinking...thinking... I'll have to get back to ya on this one.

Barry Napier said...

1 -The Lion, the Witch and the Bernstein Bears.

Mystical things are afoot in Bear County.

2 - A Wrinkle in the Half Blood Prince
(A Wrinkle in Time + Harry Potter and the half Blood prince).

Turns out the half blood prince is a bit older than Harry thought.

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lora96 said...

Great Expectations+A Company of Swans+Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator + The Hunger Games+Ballet Shoes

Expectations of Psychic Hunger Ballet

in which a mysterious convict called Magwitch (who was once aided by a runaway English dancer) returns to rescue her from a murderous dystopian game just in time to perform in the Nutcracker for a packed house.

Bringerofbrains said...

If I stay + Let's do Nothing
Billy the young shy fundamentalist scientologist challenges the class hussie to a marathon battle of wills that takes place over a weekend, it's a classic case of girl meets boy and boy tries to convert girl to a wholesome brainwashed drone..... hilarity ensues....

Bringerofbrains said...

If I stay + Let's do Nothing
Billy the young shy fundamentalist scientologist challenges the class hussie to a marathon battle of wills that takes place over a weekend, it's a classic case of girl meets boy and boy tries to convert girl to a wholesome brainwashed drone..... hilarity ensues....

Lyla said...

In the Path of Falling Objects + The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants =

In the Path of the Traveling Pants

In the future, two brothers with angry techno-savvy girlfriends must reconcile their relationships before the mysterious gadget the girls created tracks them down.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

In honor of your zombies...

Frankenstein Takes the Cake + Math Curse + Double Trouble in Walla Walla + Dogzilla =

Frankenstein and Dogzilla Double Curse Walla Walla Cakes (I think the title speaks for itself! ha ha)

Eldest + Son of a Witch + Stargirl + Maximum Ride =

Stargirl's Maximum Ride with that Son of a Witch

Fun idea! :-)

sruble said...

Some Girls Are + Going Bovine = Girls Going Bovine

A group of girls go on a road trip and take pictures with cows along the way. They send the pictures to their garden gnomes back home, who are all sick of traveling.

... cue Carrie's comment, "you are even weirder than I thought! ...

And I didn't even posted the really weird one that I thought of first. I couldn't make it work, but the idea was solid (or insane).

C. Michael Fontes said...

The Diary of a Whimpy Olympian: It hurts when I poop
(The Diary of a Whimpy Kid + Percy Jackson & The Olympians + It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty)

After discovering he is the son of an Olympian, young Percy Jackson feels even worse about his tiny physique. Still wearing diapers, Percy journeys to Mt Olympus to find the cure for his whimpyness, and his digestion problems.

Lyla said...

The 39 Clues
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Jungle Book
The Book Thief
The 39 Very Hungry Jungle Caterpillar Thieves

The Magic School Bus breaks down on one of its field trips, and Mrs. Frizzle is unable to fix it.

Lacey J Edwards said...

Twilight, Paris Pan Takes the Dare, Rumors(The Luxe), Shiver, Bleeding Violet =

Twilight in Paris: The Rumors of Shivering Violets.

A love-struck French maiden seeks the truth behind her werewolf lover's obsession with flowers and swans.

Some of these are just too hilarious!

lora96 said...

I told my husband about this contest and we came up with ridiculously dumb titles but I offer you our absolute dumbest:

There's a Wocket in my Pocket + Graceling

There's a Wocket in my Graceling!

A girl with two different colored eyes and a preternatural ability to make rhymes is accosted by an amorous Dr. Seuss character who sneaks into her book to pursue their forbidden romance.

I know the title just sounds filthy. I actually rotfl over this one. If I offended anyone--well you should've been smart enough to quit reading my comment when I said it was dumb. :P

L said...

1. Thirteen reasons why pretty little liars don't eat chocolate cookies.(Thriteen Reasons why, Pretty Little Liars, Models don't eat chocolate cookies)

At a model competition, 4 pretty little liars are each sent a tape by a mysterious person named B telling them to quit the competition, or else...