January 11, 2014

Bout of Books Challenge: Book Staging

Bout of Books
Book Staging
Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

The Challenge: You know how real estate agents will stage an apartment to attract potential buyers?  Well, that’s what you’re going to do to a book! 

The Rules: Take a picture of a book you’re reading today, or any book you have lying around.  In the picture you should have the book in a setting, or surrounded by items, that represent the book.  It can mimic the cover, or represent characters/events/etc from the story.  Basically, make us want to read the book based on picture alone. This must be a picture YOU take and upload.  Simply stage the book, and upload a picture to your blog, Twitter or Goodreads account. If you don’t have any of these, than you can post your picture on my blog’s Facebook page.

I have never participated in a challenge like this before, but it was a blast. Enjoy the photo. I apologize for my poorly worded description. 

I staged Gretchen McNeil's Ten. I added the movies Clue and I Know What You Did Last Summer to the photo because Ten reminded me of those movies a little bit when I read it. I also added a knife with "blood" (aka ketchup) on it because it is a gory novel, and I thought it would catch someone's attention. I also played with the color a little and tried to make the photo give off a creepy/dark feeling to help emphasize that Ten is a horror novel. 


  1. What a great idea for a challenge! I love your props. I have not read Ten yet, but love how you added Clue and I Know What You Did Last Summer and the knife with ketchup in the picture. And I like that it's in black and white. Scary...Great job. :)

    1. Thanks! This was just a lot of fun! My husband came home and saw this sitting on the table and was really confused for a second, and then he just asks if it was for the blog. lol

  2. Another fun challenge! Great job on the picture, I DO want to read this now - a big reason is that I just LOVE Clue.

  3. Ten looks daunting in your staging. Ha! I didn't notice the knife with ketchup until you mentioned it. Everyone got really creative with this challenge. It was so fun.

    1. This challenge was definitely my favorite!

  4. Nice staging. Everything looks perfectly tied in.


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