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message 1: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Jun 24, 2017 12:40PM) (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments This is Cara's Labyrinth

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Late one night while you were watching a small baby, after hours of listening to it cry, you said the fateful words:

"GOBLIN KING! GOBLIN KING!
WHEREVER YOU MAY BE,
TAKE THIS CHILD OF MINE FAR AWAY FROM ME!
I WISH...
I WISH...
I WISH THE GOBLINS WOULD COME TAKE YOU AWAY...
RIGHT NOW."

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message 2: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Beginning:

Suddenly the crying stops. You're worried and concerned as you creep towards the door. "Baby," you call out. "Why aren't you still crying?"

What just happened?

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a. Read a book with genre main page showing Paranormal or Fantasy
b. Decide you don't really believe in the Goblin King and read a contemporary book


message 3: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments Task: b. Decide you don't really believe in the Goblin King and read a contemporary book

Book: Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/2
How book fits: Contemporary/Fiction


message 4: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Is he Real?
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Maybe this is all a dream.
But you don't want to spend your days quoting lines and thinking about the Goblin King. The baby's quiet after you said the words!

Maybe The Goblin King IS real! You have to know. Besides, you have to check on the baby.

a. Read a book published before 2015
b. Read a book with a cover you love


message 5: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments a. Read a book published before 2015
Parsifal's Page (The Squire's Tales, #4) by Gerald Morris
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 7/9
How it fits: Published in 2001


message 6: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The Goblin King



You creep into the room and find that the baby is gone!

Suddenly a strange man appears and introduces himself as, Jareth, The Goblin king and that he's done what you asked. He's taken the baby. Oh no! You didn't really mean it.

But, try as you may, Jareth won't bring the baby back.

He does, however, challenge you to come take the baby. He tells you to come to his world and make your way to the castle through the Goblin City.

a. Read a book with a building or door on the cover
b. Read a book with <250 pages


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Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 7/13
How it fits: Building on the cover


message 8: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Of course you are going in to get the baby and you tell him so.

No sooner than the words are uttered, the world begins to shake and you start to feel sick. Closing your eyes, you reach around to grab something, anything to keep from falling! When the world stops and your are no longer dizzy, you open your eyes. The air has changed, the world has changed.

Where are you? Looks like Jareth has brought you somewhere outside the Labyrinth.

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You turn and there is a strange man. He introduces himself as Hoggle, Higgle, Hogwart, Hedgewart, Hogbrain, or something or other.

and He's spraying cute little fairies....that bite...
BUT he won't deter you, true adventurer, from finding that baby.

After a little chat, he FINALLY tells you where the entrance to the maze is and even kindly opens the doors for you.

Guess you should....go in? He poses the question:
Should you go left? Or right?

A. Read a book with a main theme around a lie or a character who tells a lie(s)
B. Read a book with a title, author or main character that starts with an "H"


message 9: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy #1) by Sophie Cleverly
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 7/19
How it fits: A. The main character is forced to pretend to be her identical twin at a boarding school.


message 10: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The Entrance:
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After running around for hours and not seeing a turn or dead end in sight, you slide down the wall to suddenly hear a little "ello" from the nearby wall. Is that....a talking worm??

He offers you tea and to come in and meet the misses. He may have good information but isn't this just a waste of your time? You need to find the baby!

a. read a book with food or drink on the cover
b. read a book with an insect on the cover


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Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished 8/21
How it fits: a. There are chocolate chips on the cover


message 12: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The Lying Knights

The worm informs you, that you've been missing all the TURNS!
You choose to turn left and right at will, picking up your pace and jogging now!

And just as suddenly, the scenery changes and you are in an area of high walls and flat sand stones.This isn't so hard. Continuing to jog and turn, you bump into two doors with talking knights:

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They promptly tell you:

One ALWAYS tells the truth and one ALWAYS lies.

a. read a book with something red on the cover
b. read a book with something blue on the cover


message 13: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard, #2) by Charlaine Harris
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished 8/26
How it fits: a. The chair on the cover is red.


message 14: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments

You open the strange door and find yourself in a dark room just as the door slams shut. The only small point of light is a hole in the wall. Looking through, you find a view of Jareth, the Goblin King, and the baby! To your surprise, Jareth begins to sing about magic and dancing and is surrounded by Goblins. This is just wasting your time but you feel compelled to watch until the end!

a. Read a book with more than 400 pages
b. Read a book tagged Classic


message 15: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments a. Read a book with more than 400 pages (FINALLY!)

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Finished: 9/27

How it fits: 448 pages


message 16: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Helping Hands

Once he's done singing, the door swings back open and the knights are gone.

You slowly open the other door and walk through. You're confident you've made the right choice now. So suddenly falling through the floor startles you and makes you scream as you tumble down....



As you fall, you scream "help" and suddenly hands are all around grabbing you, breaking your fall. They stop you and say they are "Helping hands." They offer you the option: Up or Down

a. read a book where someone helps or is helpful
b. read a book with hand(s), finger(s) or arm on the cover


message 17: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments Helping Hands
Flying (Flying, #1) by Carrie Jones
Review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 10/19
How it fits: b. read a book with an arm on the cover


message 18: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The Oubliette

You chose down, since your feet were already headed that way (much to the surprise of your helping hands. Was that the wrong way?)



After falling for forever, you finally land on dirt and a cover closes behind you. You're almost completely in the dark, the only light from the closed lid above you. A voice rings out and you realize it's that Hoggle-whatever named guy. Great.

He informs you this is an Oubliette. And for the cost of one shiny plastic bracelet on your wrist, he will show you the way out.

a. Read a book with a mostly black or gray cover
b. Read a book with a cover that has more than 3 colors on it


message 19: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments The Oubilette
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 10/22
How it fits: a. Read a book with a mostly black or gray cover


message 20: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments "The Cleaners"

You hear a noise in a dark corner and wonder what it is. Before you can even fully see, out pops Jareth, the Goblin King himself.

He tells you how sorry he is you were stuck in this Oubliette. He'd love to let you out - and send you home. But you defiantly shake your head and tell him you're just fine.

"How are you enjoying my Labyrinth so far," he asks.

"Piece of cake," you confidently tell him.

He smirks and suddenly reaches out for a handle that wasn't there before. Where did that door come from? He opens it and leads you into a long tube hallway.

"Well," he says, " I wonder what you'll make of this, then." His arm goes out and he throws something down the opposite long hallway. Suddenly the ground is shaking. The world is shaking! All the walls and tubes around you rumble as Higgle-whoever screams "Oh no! THE CLEANERS!"



This round nightmare comes rolling at you! It's covered in swords and knives and they are all swirling and moving and slashing! You begin to run and know you are barely ahead of it! Is this the end, are you going to die in this tunnel without ever getting the baby back? Or ever finding the end?

Suddenly, Higbat grabs your hand (you didn't even notice him still next to you!) and pulls you into a narrow doorway!

He's saved you! As you both catch your breath and the machine tumbles past you, you being to wonder why you didn't want to give him a bracelet. He's certainly earned one. Yes, you'll definitely give him one now!

a. Read a Dystopian or Post Apocalyptic story
b. Read a book with 2 people on the cover


message 21: by Cara (last edited Nov 06, 2017 07:54AM) (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments The Cleaners
Blood Price (Victoria Nelson, #1) by Tanya Huff
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished 10/29
How it fits: b. read a book with two people on the cover


message 22: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments

After he carefully puts it on his own wrist and takes a moment to admire it, Higgleton confidently pulls from his pocket a huge ring filled with more keys than you've ever seen! He sorts through one or two and unlocks the door.

You begin to wonder if Hogglewart is really your friend or not. How did he know about this door?
And how did he manage to be in this Oubliette just when you needed him?

You shake it off. You need a friend in here, especially one this helpful.

a. read a book that starts with a letter in "HOGGLE"
b. read a book about friendship


message 23: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 11/8
How it fits: b. Read a book about friendship


message 24: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see hedges down a path to the right. See, you've got this. You can get your way out of here.
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(BEGINNING IF YOU GET HERE FROM MAIN ROOM, NO DISTRACTION)

A New Friend

He opens the door and reveals a large open space. You are back to sand stone and dirt but there are tall hedges all around you.

In the distance you can hear the roar and rumble of a large creature. But as you twist and turn around the maze of green hedges, you see small goblins with biting critters on sticks. This can't be good. As you continue to look, you realize they have a very large beast tied up a pole and they are using these biting critters to hurt him.



Hoggle flees because he's terrified. He clarifies: he's a coward.

"Well, I'm not afraid," you mutter. "Everything isn't always what it seems in this place."

You look around, find some stones and start throwing them at the little guys with sticks and critters. As rock after rock pound into them from your awesome throwing arm, you hear them yell "Retreat! RETREAT!"

After they are gone, you approach the beast and learn that his name is Ludo. You gently let him down and tell him you are friends. It'll be good to have a friend on your path.

You dust him off and, together, set off to continue towards the Goblin City and Jareth. And, to the baby.

a. read a book that stars with the letters in: LUDO
b. read a book about bullying or that has a bully in it


message 25: by Cara (new)

Cara (Caramariew) | 383 comments All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished: 11/20
How it fits: b. Read a book about bullying or has a bully in it


message 26: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The Door Knockers

It only takes a turn or two to stumble on a new oddity in this place.
More doors. Only these doors have large heads on the front.

The one to the left has a large ring that goes from ear to ear.
The one to the right, has a large ring held in his mouth.



Suddenly, the one to the left screams out "It's very rude to stare!"

Oh no, they talk. You apologize but one says he can't hear you and the other mumbles incoherently around the metal ring. Ugh. They argue back and forth while you ask Ludo which door you should go through.

You don't really want to see where these lead, but what choice do you have? Ludo doesn't have any idea either.

"Knock and the door will open" the knockers tell you. Hopefully this one ends better than the last one.

a. Read a book with an ear on the cover
b. Read a book with a mouth on the cover


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