Loony Blurbs (6) – in which I forgot about my own link-up

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SO you might have noticed that there was no Loony Blurbing yesterday because…I, um, forgot about it.

BUT NEVER FEAR. I’m back. And I’ve been thinking about Loony Blurbs and have decided that from now on, it will be a monthly link-up. I just think it’s easier that way. So I’ll do my post early on next month, and you guys can do yours whenever you want throughout November. And I’ll have the titles posted on the Loony Blurbs tab.

What do you think of that??

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

howl's moving castleEvery day is unique when your castle can move between dimensions and time. Not that Howl’s complaining. One day he might be underwater, another on a space colony. And plus, Castle is Howl’s friend. It’s always just been the two of them.

But one day, when Howl wakes up and looks out his bedroom window, he hasn’t moved. They’re in the same place as the day before. Has the magic run out? And just why did this have to happen in a medieval setting?





Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

eleanor and park 2Eleanor is an environment nut. So when there’s a threat to her beloved Cerulean Park, she vows to fight. The only problem is that as a developer, her mum’s part of the agency that wants to demolish the park.

Mother and daughter are going to have some serious talks.





The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

the book thiefMarkus can’t help it. He’s a book thief. He doesn’t steal anything else – fancy jewellery and money don’t bother him. And they have to be specific books too. Books about dragons and fairies don’t interest him. Markus needs all the books he can on how to be cool. Unfortunately what was cool in the 80s doesn’t make him very popular at school.

Maybe he should have stolen those $200 overalls, because there’s no way he’s going to use them again.

But Markus is going to learn that books aren’t going to tell him all he needs to know.



Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

number the starsLois is starting to think the fairies are just messing with her. “Lois, you can become a fairy when you’ve counted all the grains of sand on the beach.” “Lois, come back when you’ve shaken hands with all the ants on Earth.”

“Lois, come back when you’ve numbered the stars.”

An epic journey across the universe. An impossible task.

And besides, there are more fairies who dwell within black holes. And they are so much cooler.




The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket

the carnivorous carnivalClowns are terrifying at the best of times. Sniz has nightmares about even the best of them – growing up in a circus, that’s not exactly the best phobia to have.

But it becomes about a million times worse when the carnivorous carnival arrives in town to rival her family’s. Not that everyone else knows it – the goblins and the elves could easily be mistaken to be human. Sniz is the only one who knows better.

But to help save her own circus, she’s going to have to face her fear of clowns. And that’s not going to be easy.



The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

the eighth dayThe eighth day lies between Wednesday and Thursday. It’s known as Kismetday, the day of fate. But it only happens once in a lifetime, when teenagers turn eighteen.

In that eighth day, their adult path is supposed to become clear. But for Diane, the eighth day does nothing of the sort. She’s more confused than ever. And at the Choosing Ceremony, she freezes up. She can’t do it.

So she goes back to the world of the eighth day – the first in history. If she’s to become an adult anytime soon, she’s going to have to figure out what kind of person she wants to be. Only problem is that the world of the eighth day is collapsing – Diane might not even make it out alive.



Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

rumpRump is a misunderstood little thing. He didn’t want anyone’s first-born child – those things scream and are disgusting at the best of times. All he wanted was for someone to notice him. It’s pretty sad when nobody can even remember your name…surely it’s not that hard.

So at the Academy for Misunderstood Villains, he re-invents himself as Rump, The Boy Who Can Devour A Very Large Steak In Approximately Four Minutes. The title suits him.

He’s finally found friends at the Academy. But then prissy little Cinderella arrives, and things start going missing. Someone is stabbed with a stiletto.

Who’s the villain now?



You can link up with the linky tool below – all the way up to the 1st of November, so that gives you a whole week! I’d love to see what you come up with.


I hope you liked all those, guys!! My creative juice is running a little low right now. Deal with it. There’ll be more info on the next lot of Loony Blurbs very soon šŸ™‚


13 thoughts on “Loony Blurbs (6) – in which I forgot about my own link-up

  1. I love the Lemony Snicket one, but Eleanor and Park is probably my favourite! XD When I saw the cover my first thought was “ohhh, Park is totally like a legit park.” And it was. HAHA! Eleanor would make a fabulous environmental nut. x)
    Monthly linkups are definitely easier to maintain. I absolutely take my hat off to anyone who can do like the weekly ones and keep the creative going. Phewf. Exhausting.

  2. Kismetday! That’s so going to be a thing now. We should use it. Like festivus. We can exchange gifts of prophesying each others futures. I want to be a book thief too. It’s my life long dream, to be locked in a bookshop during the night and surround myself with books on a bed made of books, and then casually walking out in the morning, with the store feeling so guilty that I’m given a lifetime supply of books.

    Hmm. Now wondering how I can make this happen *runs off to start planning*
    Awesome blurbs this week poppet ā¤

    • It should TOTALLY be a thing šŸ˜› Let’s do it.

      Oh my gosh you are the funniest. EVERYTHING MADE OF BOOKS. You know that Cadbury ad? “Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was Caaaadbury”? Well, someone should make one of those ads for books šŸ˜›

  3. Ahh, another awesome week of Loony Blurbs! šŸ™‚ Actually, I think I like it better now that you’ve decided to make it a monthly thing — these blurbs can take me aaaageesss to do, so I won’t feel like I’m rushing it or anything. My favourite one this week is definitely The Book Thief. Because, you know, overalls. And ahhhh, the carnival one is awesome. I’m one of those weird people who don’t really find clowns THAT terrifying and think they’re really cool when used in a horror plot. šŸ˜€

  4. Just going to put this out there: I would totally read your versions of Number the Stars and The Eighth Day. šŸ˜€ I feel like I’ve heard the term Kismetday somewhere before, though… or is that just my overactive imagination running away again? šŸ˜›

  5. I want a continuation of Number the Stars šŸ™‚ It’ll be one of the best randomly-made-up books in the history of ever.

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  7. Love these! Your The Eighth Day sounds like actual dystopian fiction!! Thanks so much for hosting this link-up, it’s hilarious :’)

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