Today's Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Challenge comes courtesy of Rocky Top Real Talk and it is awesome! We're playing a book edition of MASH! That is, Mansion Apartment Shack House. I remember playing this when I was younger.
I've copied the rules directly from Rocky Top Real Talk so there's no confusion.
How to play:
- Create a MASH game. My go-to categories as a kid were significant other, car, city (I would live in), # of kids, job, and pet, but you can choose what categories you want - this is just for fun. Don't forget to put MASH at the top!
- Fill in your categories with choices - I always did 4 per category. You can do 3 or 5 or how ever many you want. Here's where you can get creative! I chose to pull my s/o's from books (Braden from LA Candy, Daemon from Lux series, Adrian from VA/Bloodlines, and Jason from Heroes of Olympus), however, you can choose to live in fictional places or have fictional pets, etc. Pull from your favorite books as much as you want.
- Now you need a number...draw a spiral and fill in the spaces. Make tally marks and stop randomly. Use a random number generator. It's up to you. Once you have your number, it's time to officially play.
- You can start at MASH or at your first category. I always did the first category. Count your number. Mine was 8. I crossed out the 8th item. Then I continued through the categories and the letters in MASH until one option from each category was left. Once a category only has one, you skip it when counting.
My MASH: Book Edition
I live in a HOUSE in PARIS with my significant other, CAS (from Anna Dressed in Blood) and we have 1 KID and a WESTIE (I'm going to go ahead and assume that's the Westie I already have as a pet, Finn). I work as an APOTHECARY and drive a JEEP (creative embellishment - it's hot pink). Our best friends, ROSE & DIMITRI (from the Vampire Academy series) live next door, and on the other side lives out worst enemy, DARRIEN (from Winter Queen).
I don't doubt that's an interesting life, but I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. I pretty much got some of the tamest choices I listed! Personally, I was hoping I'd have a teleporter as our transport, a unicorn for a pet, and that the ghost of Augustus Waters would be our worst enemy. But that's life, I guess. Or the luck of the draw in this case!
So if you played MASH as part of the Read-a-Thon, link me to your story! And even if you haven't joined in the fun of Bout of Books but feel like playing a game of MASH: Book Edition, give it a go and be sure to tell me your story.
And now back to my regularly scheduled reading...