Winter Extravaganza: Jen Bryant




Jen Bryant is the author of The Fortune of Carmen Navarro.

SUMMARY: Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday. Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There’s not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that’s fine by him. But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy soldados, can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: “Come hear my band.” A romance begins, unlikely, passionate... and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close. (Published on November 9, 2010.)

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A Christmas Song / Mad Lib of filling in the blanks

On the first day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me a baseball in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me eight roosters frolicking, seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me nine bar stools dancing, eight roosters frolicking, seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me ten butterflies leaping, nine bar stools dancing, eight roosters frolicking, seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me eleven yams whistling, ten butterflies leaping, nine bar stools dancing, eight roosters frolicking, seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Taylor Swift gave to me twelve engines galloping, eleven yams whistling, ten butterflies leaping, nine bar stools dancing, eight roosters frolicking, seven geckos swimming, six mirrors clicking, five spangled shoes, four wavy boats, three frumpy apples, two greenish wildcats, and a baseball in a pear tree.

Hahaha love the mad lib, Jen! Thanks so much.

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10 comments:



Mrs. DeRaps said...

That Taylor Swift is one generous lady! Hope you enjoy your frumpy apples and wavy boats!

chelleyreads said...

lol, taylor swift is awesome! and i love that christmas song :D

Taylor Z said...

haha I like that version of the song. :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Um, I kinda love Taylor Swift, therefore, I love this. And I could totally see TSwift giving away all these weird things to fans or something. She could sing it at a concert and start tossing out frumpy apples and spangled shoes (though she should hold onto engines, barstools, and boats - they could cause some damage).

linaramz said...

I don't really like Taylor Swift--I'm just not a fan of country but I enjoyed reading the post. Thanks for sharing!

Jessy said...

I wish she would have picked someone other than Taylor Swift. This was a cute idea though. Thanks for sharing.

M.A.D. said...

What a cute version! I'm not a huge country music fan, but I did enjoy the frumpy apples. :)

Mandy said...

This was a cute idea, I love the roosters frolicking

Ashley said...

Fun stuff! This has always been one of my least favorite Christmas songs, because it never seems to end, but I like the fill in the blanks idea! :)

Khyla said...

this was a cute post because duh who doesnt like Taylor Swift. It was fun reading this post :)

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