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Trisha | 31378 comments Nancy85'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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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


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read a book with genre main page showing Paranormal or Fantasy
Book: Under the Never Sky
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/3/17
How book fits: Tagged as Fantasy


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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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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. Read a book with <250 pages
Book: The Magnolia Story
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/5/17
How book fits: 191 pages


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Trisha | 31378 comments No Easy Way

You chuckle to yourself. Of course you're going to save the baby, no easy route around this.

Just think of the parents coming home. What would you tell them? That you just lost their baby?

No, no. You will definitely beat Jareth, the Goblin King, and find the baby. Luckily, he's calmly waiting for your answer and you haven't accidentally said no out loud.



a. Read a book that starts with a letter in the name: JARETH
b. Read a book with more than 250 pages


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read a book that starts with a letter in the name: JARETH
Book: Hunted
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/8/17
How book fits: Starts with an H


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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"


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: A. Read a book with a main theme around a lie or a character who tells a lie(s)
Book: Caraval
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/26/17
How book fits: One of the performers tells Scarlett lie after to lie


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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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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. read a book with food or drink on the cover
Book: Twilight
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 7/30/17
How book fits: Has an apple on the cover


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Trisha | 31378 comments The Lying Knights

The walls are tall and there are odd vines growing up and all around. You run a straight line for what feels like days.

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


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. read a book with something blue on the cover
Book: The Selection
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 8/9/17
How book fits: Has a blue dress on the cover


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Trisha | 31378 comments Helping Hands

You confidently open the door and stroll forward, knowing you have made the correct choice. 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


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. read a book where someone helps or is helpful
Book: Chasing the Omega
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 9/17/17
How book fits: Ryder helps Alive become a wolf after she was bitten


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Trisha | 31378 comments "Up," you tell them.

The hands grab and fumble as they attempt to change your direction and drag you up. Just when you think they will dislocate your shoulder (and you don't even want to think about all the bruises!) you shout out you've changed your mind!



Hands quickly form faces and ask you if you're sure.
You've been sure of few things in your life but this is definitely one of them!

"Yes, down! Please!" you shout as the hands release you and you begin to tumble and fall.

a. Read the 2nd book in a series
b. Read a standalone


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read the 2nd book in a series
Book: Now I Rise
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 9/22/17
How book fits: 2nd in a series


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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


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. Read a book with a cover that has more than 3 colors on it
Book: The Fault in Our Stars
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 9/25/17
How book fits: has three colors: Blue, White and Black


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Trisha | 31378 comments Friendship

Sure, what's the bracelet compared to the dark, cobweb filled room you can't even see how to get out of? If Higwart can get you out of here, it's worth it!

You choose the bracelet with the least amount of memories and hand it over.



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 walks over to a wall, pulls back some garbage and what could be blankets and shows a door that was hiding there all this time.

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


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. read a book that starts with a letter in "HOGGLE"
Book: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 9/27/17
How book fits: Starts with a H


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Trisha | 31378 comments 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 23: by Nancy85 (new)

Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. read a book that stars with the letters in: LUDO
Book: Leviathan
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 11/4/17
How book fits: Starts with a L


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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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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read a book with an ear on the cover
Book: Wonder
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 12/25/17
How book fits: Has a ear on the cover


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Trisha | 31378 comments The Bog of Eternal Stench

The door slowly creeks open and you and Ludo both walk through. And you are greeted with a green space and path. It's the first time this area actually looks like home.

The door loudly bangs closed behind you. I guess there is only one way to go now.

You continue walking down the patch with Ludo. It's beginning to feel like hours. There aren't any turns or twist, just a straight path that surrounds you with rocks and vines and moss.

Up ahead, Hoghead appears again. Where did he come from? You feel like you've been walking forever. You're so hungry you're losing focus and strength but you're so glad to see him, you go to hug him and the floor drops out from below you. You are sliding and trying to grab on to anything and suddenly stumble out into a new area.

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Where have you landed?? The smell hits you even before the sounds. Is that....farting?

Hoggle quickly informs you it's the Bog of Eternal Stench. It's more horrible than you thought it could ever be. You know you can't even step a single toe into the water or you'll never get the smell off.
Ahead you see a path and a bridge but you must get across using the rocks first.

a. read a book with a road trip it in
b. read a book with a battle or duel in it


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. read a book with a battle or duel in it
Book: Words of Radiance
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 1/13/18
How book fits: Has a duel in the book


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Trisha | 31378 comments Sir Didymus and Ambrosius


A dog riding.....a dog suddenly appears as you try to cross the bridge. He introduces himself as Artemis and his dog as Ambrosius.



He says you cannot cross his bridge because he is sworn to protect it. As you clarify and argue and tell him your story about the baby and the Goblin King, he slowly relents and swears to help and fight by your side. He's a true knight and will follow you anywhere, knowing that you are noble and good. Wow, now you have 3 friends on the trail with you!


a. Read a book where a character has a sibling
b. Read a book your friend rated 2 or less stars


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. Read a book your friend rated 2 or less stars
Book: So You Want to Be a Wizard
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 2/3/18
How book fits: My GR friend Cait S. rated it 2 stars


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Trisha | 31378 comments The Peach

Sir Didymus riding his dog crosses the bridge first. Then you make your way and watch Ludo and Huggle carefully make their way across as well. You follow the path after Sir Didymus confirms you are on the way to the castle in the Goblin City.

But you've been walking forever again, stumbling along tired and starving. You're not even sure you can keep going.

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Suddenly Hoggle says he has something that might help. There is a peach in your hand. Where did that come from?

a. read a book that has something yellow or orange on the cover
b. read a book with food or drink on the cover


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. read a book with food or drink on the cover
Book: Savor the Moment
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 2/25/18
How book fits: Has a cake on the cover


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Trisha | 31378 comments Goblin Masquerade

You're so hungry, how can you stop yourself from eating the peach? You greedily take a huge bite and begin chewing. It's sweet and soft and so full of flavor. But your head suddenly feels light....it's hard to keep standing.

"I feel strange. Hoggle, what have you done," you ask.

Suddenly the spinning in your head is too much.....and you close your eyes.

Where were you? What were you doing? You're so disoriented you don't remember. Opening your eyes, you find yourself on a dance floor. You are dressed up and feel your hair - yes, it's completely styled.

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You look around and notice everyone around you are wearing masks. This must be a masquerade. You've always wanted to go to one of these but were always told you were too young. How did you get here?

Suddenly someone appears before you. You recognize him. He takes your hand and starts to spin you around. Did you want to dance with him? You don't really remember.

a. read a book with a beautiful dress on the cover
b. read a book with a white cover


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: b. read a book with a white cover
Book: The Shadow Queen
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 3/14/18
How book fits: Has a white cover


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Trisha | 31378 comments Goblin City: Outer Ring

This strange man is mumbling words into your ear and holding you light but close. Is he singing to you?

Wait. You're starting to remember. You don't like this guy. He's taken the baby you were watching. Didn't he mean you harm?

You're starting to remember - didn't you eat a peach? You need to save your friends, you need to get out of here.

You suddenly notice there are walls here - surrounding you. Getting away from The Goblin King, you pick up the nearest chair and run towards the wall and bash it into it!

The walls crash around you and suddenly, you are falling again. Where will you land now?



a. Read a book with sky on the cover
b. Read a book with grass or trees on the cover


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read a book with sky on the cover
Book: Love Letters to the Dead
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 3/26/18
How book fits: Sky on the cover


message 36: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments Goblin City

As you land, you're still a bit dizzy. Woah, did you land in....garbage? There are mounds and mounds of garbage - senseless discarded things like stuffed animals and kids toys.

You hear your friends calling your name! As you stand up, stumble around and make your way over there, you realize Ludo, Sir Didymus, Ambrosius, and Hoggle are all waiting for you in front of a door! They have done it!

They have found the entrance to the Goblin City!



It's easy to slip past the sleeping guard and get through the first doorway. However, the second doorway, you realize you've been noticed - Jareth knows you are here.



The walls rumble, they move and shake. And suddenly they become a huge metal machine that asks:

"WHO GOES THERE?" as it readies a massive ax and starts swinging! You must fight to get past, you and your friends!


a. read a book that starts with any letter in "WHO GOES THERE"
b. Read a book with anything that can be used as a weapon on the cover


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. read a book that starts with any letter in "WHO GOES THERE"
Book: Humans, Bow Down
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 4/2/18
How book fits: Starts with an H


message 38: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments One Last Labyrinth

Hoggle quickly climbs the metal creatures and tosses out the goblin inside. He jumps inside and shuts down the machine and you hope you are safe.

You see a doorway just a small ways off and quickly grab your friends and run before you bump in to any other creatures! To your surprise, the door opens easily and you realize....it's open to a staircase.

Closing the door behind you, you realize: THIS is it. THIS is the way to the Goblin City castle.

And you know you must go alone. You turn to tell your friends and let them know "This is how it's done."
Hoggle, Ludo, Sir Didymus - they don't like it but they get it.

Your first steps up the stairs, you spot Jareth. He's in here with you but he quickly walks away.



but so is the baby. You can do this. You just have to find your way to the top.

One Last Maze.

a. Read a book that stars with any letter in MAZE
b. Read a book with a mode of transportation on the cover (be creative - wings, feet, hands, etc)


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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: a. Read a book that stars with any letter in MAZE
Book: Alex, Approximately
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 4/27/18
How book fits: Starts with an A


message 40: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments You've done it. You realize you're standing at the very top, overlooking the whole Labyrinth. All of the Goblin King's lands



You remember you are supposed to say something here. What was it.... The Goblin King is rambling, he's asking you to stay with him, he loves you or some such nonsense.

Suddenly, you remember your lines. What you MUST say to get the baby back:



With the last line.... Jareth, the Goblin King, crumbles and disappears in a poof of smoke.

Free choice: Read any book


message 41: by Nancy85 (new)

Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments Task: Read any book
Book: All the Bright Places
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: 5/14/18
How book fits: Free choice


message 42: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments The End

Suddenly, you wake up on your own bed. What's happened?

You quickly run to the baby's room and flick on the light. You're holding your breath until you see - he's safe and sound in his crib.

Stumbling back to your room, you sit down in front of your mirror. Was it all just a dream?



Suddenly, there is Ludo - saying goodbye but letting you know that...."Should you ever need us" and then there's Sir Didymus "Yes, should you need us"

and they assure you they will be there for you. But you are quick to tell them that you need them and suddenly THEY ARE IN THE ROOM WITH YOU!

CONGRATULATIONS!

It wasn't all just a dream. You did it! You bested the Goblin King, got through the maze and saved the baby!



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Nancy85 (NancyMarie85) | 4686 comments This was fun. Thanks for this neat challenge.


message 44: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31378 comments I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! :)


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