Skip to content

#Readathon Hour 14 Mashup Contest Winner

April 24, 2016

First of all, thank you to the Readathon organizers, an amazing, hardworking and enthusiastic team, who made yesterday go so smoothly and be so much fun for all of us.

And thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog to enter the Mash-Up Mini Challenge. Your bookish combinations absolutely delighted me.

Animated GIF of Snoopy the beagle reading a book

Picking a favorite to win was really hard. There were so many good entries!

Finally, after much deliberation, reading entries aloud to my parents, dithering and two cups of coffee, I award the prize for Best Mashup to

Liz Gotauco

The winning entry:

Gone With the Wind In the Willows: The charming children’s tale of Scarlett Mole’Hara and Rhett Badger. Their romance may not have survived the American Civil War, but as their pal Beaver said, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a dam.”

Once we coordinate contact information, I’ll be curating 3 books to send her way as a well-deserved prize.

Thank you to everyone who submitted great ideas and made me laugh. Honorable mention, and deep appreciation go to, in no particular order

Maggie for

Ready Player 2001

In which astronaut Dave and gamer Wade are set on a virtual scavenger hunt through OASIS to find HAL’s power supply before turning into giant 80s space babies.

Just a Lil’ Lost for

TITLE: The Girl On the Train With the Dragon Tattoo

PLOT: Salander, a tattooed woman spends her days hacking computer systems while riding on a commuter train. She spots a man, Blomkvist, out on the porch of one of the houses she passes every day and becomes obsessed with his life.

Gone With the Monte Cristo
A spoilt southern belle, Scarlet Dantes, finds herself falsely accused of being a Yankee sympathizer during the U.S. Civil War. After being imprisoned at the island prison known as Peachtree Ladies Penitentiary, she is befriended by another prisoner, known only as Ashanie. Both find themselves working in the prison kitchen, where Ashanie is charged with teaching an uninterested Scarlet how to cook. Ashanie is sweet, kind and calm, but Scarlet thinks only of herself, holding Ashanie in low regard. Ashanie relates a plan for escape to Scarlet. The prison matron has a fondness for Monte Cristo sandwiches and always orders a large order on Sundays delivered to her office. Ashanie plans to deliver the sandwiches and jump from the matron’s office window, off the island, and swim away. She invites Scarlett to join her in her escape. Scarlett knows that the odds of them both escaping are slim to none, so she sabotages Ashanie and escapes alone. Unfortunately, after jumping into the water, Scarlett realizes she cannot swim and her last words before sinking below the surface are, “Wherever shall I go? Whatever shall I do?”

Oh yeah, Scarlett also go married, a lot.

A Study in the Scarlet Pimpernel — A clever detective masks his intelligence beneath a veneer of shallow dandyism. While being pursued by French secret agents during the Reign of Terror, he must unmask a murderer who turns out to be a cab driver with a thirst for revenge. Despite some problematic portrayals of Mormons and Jews, this novel is a thrilling adventure suitable for all ages!

(Mashup: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.)

Sarah Wood for

Childhood’s End in the Graveyard
Since the Overlords came to Earth in their shiny spaceships, things have definitely changed for all of humankind. There are no wars, no disease, no poverty…. and no children. The children have all been taken from their homes, and now reside in an intergalactic graveyard where they are raised by friendly ghosts and vampires and werewolves who will protect them from harm and provide them with training in interplanetary haunting.

Katelynn Hillier for

Running from her maker and terrified of the civilization that rejects her, a monster accidentally finds herself 200 years in the future – a future that has forgotten the fact and only believes the story. Can she overcome her fear of humanity through the affections of a man with as many scars as her, or will she succumb to the knights who continue to search for her even in the future?
[ Frankenstein by Mary Shelley + Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ]

Once again, thank you to all who contributed ideas and delighted me. And my parents. We’re all still chuckling at these marvelous, bookish puns!

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 24, 2016 10:36 am

    These made me giggle so much.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: