TackleTBRMy 21st page Challenge is for everyone who visits my blog during the Tackle Your TBR Readathon, not just participants.  But if we pique your interest, you have until tomorrow (Wednesday 20th) to sign up to the Readathon and join in the Challenges.

The Readathon is all about getting that pesky pile of books off your plate (whether they are virtual books or sitting there on the shelf staring at you).  Maybe you want to keep the ones that are propping up that wonky leg on your bed.

The Challenge is all about fun!

21st Page Challenge

This is simple. Just turn to the 21st page of your current read, and find the first complete sentence (you can edit if it’s very long).  Add that to the comments below.  It’s nice to leave messages and thanks in the comments, but I’ll let you off this time, because if you just leave your sentence, we’ll get a whole new story!  Remember that old kids’ game of Consequences?  This could be just as hilarious (or impenetrable). Just for fun, here are the first sentences on the 21st page of books 1-8 of my Princelings series, in order:

George said nothing, just put his head down and carried on doggedly. Victor bustled off and in a trice he arrived back with the drinks, followed by both Baden and Bailey.  Morris had explained the family tree and how Nerys, Kira, Miles and himself were all direct descendants of the Fortune family. Country, hills, river, people out farming.
“Two spokes staved in,” she said as Hywel approached her.
Baden, Buckmore’s now elderly steward, stepped in to whisper something in Lupin’s ear.
I stood on one side of the table, and a huge security guard called Harrison stood on the other.
“Hellooo! Are you awake?”

I’m sure your books will be more varied!

princelings box set 1Prize and entry

There is a prize for this challenge, which is open internationally, and will be drawn at random by using the Rafflecopter. One person will win the ebook box set of Books 1 – 3 in the Princelings of the East series.

As well as commenting with your sentence, you can also gain extra entries by following my blog, and by participating in the TBR Readathon.  But you MUST comment with your sentence.

The entries close on 23rd September (midnight New York time), so that I can draw a winner on 24th and publish it in my wrap-up post.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TackleTBR Update #3 (after day 7)

Here my third progress report on #TackleTBR2017. I’m not exactly rushing through them, but I’m getting there.

Books read (since last update): 1

Pages read (since last update): 199

Total books read: 2

Total pages read: 540

Finished books:

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows

Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

You can read comments on books finished (and see their covers) on my Goals post from last Monday.



#TackleTBR | 21st page Challenge #giveaway

16 thoughts on “#TackleTBR | 21st page Challenge #giveaway

  • 18 September, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    “Don’t apologize, Egbert.”

  • 19 September, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Phil is already at the site by the time Ruth arrives in the morning.

  • 19 September, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    “Lovely, as ever, to hear a few lines from your and yes, you are absolutely right, we must find a way to get involved in the war effort.

  • 19 September, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Madeline patted his arm.

  • 19 September, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Daichi’s heart skipped, fingers curling into fists.

  • 19 September, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Dr Pertwee’s wilfully unromantic version of the facts of life had more to do with population control and the economics of female servitude than with technique.

  • 20 September, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I’m thankful for the reminder that Your Son faced unbearable pain too, and His suffering wasn’t without purpose.

    Prayers for Hope And Healing by Sarah Forgrave

  • 20 September, 2017 at 5:10 am

    “In the office, goofball,” Trent called, knowing she’d hear him.

  • 20 September, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Her name Toor Pekai means “raven tresses” even though her hair is chestnut brown.

    Looks like you’ve gotten some reading in. I hope these last five days go well for you!

  • 22 September, 2017 at 2:32 am

    He gave a whistle, “Nice one.” (Lifers. M.A. Griffin)

  • 24 September, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Pregnancy is a gift to the whole village. (The Tea Girl in Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See)

  • 24 September, 2017 at 2:05 am

    I tried several times to follow your newsletter but kept getting an error message. Please use the email listed in my details w/ this comment to subscribe. Thank you!

    • 26 September, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thanks, Anne – I’m on it. Hopefully you’ll get a confirmation email soon.

  • 26 September, 2017 at 10:37 am

    A big THANK YOU to everyone who commented with their first line and took part in the giveaway. I hope you enjoyed the result. It makes some sort of weird sense – especially if I rearrange them a little!

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