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The Book-Room Challenge

Yet again, I have been tagged, this time by my sister Hannah for the Book-Room Challenge!

The button:

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So basically the idea of this tag/challenge is to describe books as rooms, taking into account the mood of the book, the theme, and the characters.

Rules:

  1. Write 3 of your own books as rooms. They can be finished, works in progress, or even just ideas, but they have to be your own.
  2. Write 1 of your favorite books to read as a room.
  3. Tag 5 other people.

I don’t actually have more than two book ideas that have gone very far yet, so I’ll just do those two. And I may or may not be able to think of five bloggers who have not yet been tagged. That’s okay, though, since

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And I’ve only now just realized that I haven’t told you what Marchogion is actually about.

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Sorry about that. I suppose the thought hadn’t crossed my mind.

Briefly put, it’s a novel (like, a real one) rendition of the King Arthur legendarium, half from the POV of Arthur and half from Sir Lancelot’s, with several twists and tiny tweaks and changes here and there. And, let me say, it’s going to be pretty epic, once I finish it.

Anywho, with that now settled, on to the rooms-

Marchogion

A large, around twenty-feet long and ten wide, off-white colored sitting room. In one half of the room sits a black grand piano, on which a  marble sculpture/bust of a king sits. A sword with a golden hilt lays beside the bust. On the black piano stool is sheet music for a piano concerto. Beside the piano is a small, square, wood table (which one chair sits beside) upon which an unfinished painting of a golden city with a gleaming castle at its center lays. On the other side of the room is a large bay window with a cushioned window seat. Outside the window it is raining. A few white pillows, covered with coffee and paint stains, are messily tossed onto the corners of the seat. Fastened to the wall beside the window is a several-page-long to-do list written in a less-than-flawless hand; blotches and eraser marks fill the spaces in between words. Hanging beside the list is a dusty wooden crucifix. A small bookshelf, mostly filled with well-worn books of poems and lays, sits next to the window seat.

This next one is just an idea (I didn’t actually take up serious novel writing until this year, okay?), but I’m really excited for when I write it.

Untitled “The Saga of the Volsungs” Book

(And if you’ve never heard of the Volsungs, look them up. They’re pretty awesome.)

A dark dining room. Through the dirty, deep red-curtained windows one can see that it is a storming night. A dying fire is in the large dark-colored fireplace. Over the mantle is a painting of a ship sailing early in the night under a blazing red sky. A deep-colored wood chest sits next to the fireplace. On the table, which is covered with a red tablecloth matching the curtains, are perfectly-placed sets of silverware and black napkins. Gold goblets also line the table, and in them sit a red wine. At the head of the table, next to the goblet at that place, sits a small vial with a black liquid inside. One single golden bowl lined with silver is placed to the left of the head of the table.

And now for a room of a favorite book:

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

An olive-green office. Deep brown curtains drape around the large window against which a dark wooden desk sits. On the desk are various papers, some containing poems, some being letters of business, all written in a messy hand. A leather folder sits on some of these papers. A torn leather wallet sits on the opposite end of the desk. The rest of the office is filled with a brown cloth-covered couch; a small, dented, wood end table; and a guitar. On the table sits a vase of flowers that have long before wilted and a letter written in perfect handwriting.

The tagging:

Nate Philbrick at You Write Fiction

Suzannah at Vintage Novels

And for the last three, let me tag all of you guys who are having sunny weather today!

(If you’re not having sunny weather, that’s okay- you can still take the tag if you really want to. Just leave me a link to your rooms! :))

Did you like my rooms? Which of them was your favorite?

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