Challenges, Read-a-thon

Bout of Books mini challenges

Page 99 test (hosted by My Seryniti)

“The page 99 test gives you another way to look at the book and decide if you really want to pick it up. Now instead of just having a cover and synopsis and page one, which are all worked on very diligently by the author and publisher, now you also have page 99 to put the book to the test!

The Page 99 Challenge!

  • Choose a book that you have on your to read list.
  • Read page 99
  • Did page 99 draw you in or push you away? Are you more curious or less?”

The book I chose is The Pledge, by Kimberly Derting.  It’s one of the books I took out from the library this week, and I’m trying to figure out what to read once I finish my current read.  I thought I’d give the Page 99 test a go to see if it could help me form an opinion on this one!

I’ll be honest – I’m far too lazy to type up what I read on page 99 (and didn’t want to risk offending the author without gaining her permission first!) so i’ll just discuss it briefly instead.

Page 99 is a description from Charlaina of a private club room.  She also meets a man with an old scar wound running down one side of his face.  Although there isn’t an awful lot of text on the page, I would say I’m definitely more interested in reading the book having read it.  I was concerned The Pledge might make dry reading (just a vague feeling I couldn’t explain!) and yet I would say the writing style on this page reminds me of someone like Maria V. Snyder, whom I love!

2 thoughts on “Bout of Books mini challenges

  1. Oh, I read The Pledge a few months ago! I hadn’t realised it before, but you’re right – the writing style is definitely similar to Maria V. Snyder’s. I wouldn’t worry about it being a dry read though, because it’s absolutely not! 🙂

    I don’t remember that scene though, and I’m usually quite good with stuff like that. Strange. Ah well 🙂

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