Thursday, September 30, 2010

Caption Contest Week 4 (Banned Book Edition)

Hello Marauders! Padfoot and Prongs here bringing you a BRAND SPANKING NEW weekly feature that we are sure will shock and amaze you. Ok maybe but not that, but it will be fun, we promise. Inspired by the fabulous tumblr Slaughterhouse90210 we gals over at GoodBooksInc have thought up a fun new literary game for us all to play together and we hope that every single one of you will get the urge to participate.

Here is what the end result will look like: Last Week's Winner
"With every word she was drawing further and further into herself, so he gave that up, and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

This fantastic caption was submitted by JSpeed29 !! This week was seriously TOUGH. All the submissions were great and P&P had a really hard time choosing. For their great submission JSpeed29 will be recieveing a GoodBooksInc Mug!!!
So lets break it down. Essentially this new feature will be a weekly 'literary' caption contest participated in by you all and "refereed" by us. Each week we will provide you all with a fun and interesting photo which is in dire need of some sort of caption.
Here is where you come in. It will be your job as loyal readers and literary lovers to scour your brains, books, and Google to find a quote or passage from any novel, play, short story, essay etc. that might compliment the picture.

The rules are simple: as long as it's literary, it counts.

You can leave a comment with as many options as you like, however, we'd suggest bringing your A-game since only the very best captions will be rewarded. Also, please be sure to include the name of the work and if possible the author.

What's the reward you ask? Well depending on the week (and our budget) it will range from a virtual high five to anyone of our fabulous GoodBooksInc. items!
However this weekend is a little bit different!!!

The prize is going to be EXTRA special due to our celebration of 'Banned Books Week', so if you have considered entering before, now would be the time to do it!

Now that you understand the rules, below you will find the next picture that is in need of captioning. Like we said, anything will count... but the more clever and appropriate the quote, the better your odds are of winning!
We encourage you to check out the Tumblr mentioned above to get ideas on how to be creative with this, as well as GoodReads for a huge collection of quotes from every book imaginable. Good luck and happy searching!
*Caption Needed*


  1. "What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction."

    - Chuck Palahniuk (Choke)

    "Everyone is happier if they have someone else to look down on, as well as someone to look up to, especially if they resent both."
    — Christopher Moore (A Dirty Job)

  2. "I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted." - Jack Kerouac; The Dharma Bums.

    "His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred." - Ernest Hemingway; A Moveable Feast

  3. You know, the first thing I thought of was Gilderoy Lockhart, but I couldn't find a single quote that would match the picture! Gah!

  4. "Give me an honest con man any day."
    - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

    "Clever as the devil, and twice as pretty."
    - Holly Black, White Cat

    And this one with the perspective of one of the girls in the back...

    "A girl can still admire, can’t she? Even those who can’t afford to go in the store can still window-shop. Right? Knowing he wasn’t for me didn’t mean I couldn’t covet the merchandise."
    - Colleen Houck, Tiger's Curse

  5. Oh wow I am loving these so far!!!

    @Amanda - Hahaha you are so right! I don't know about quotes but this should be the cover of 'Magical Me'!!! (Aka. I will totally steal this for my autobiography if I ever write one)

  6. @ Amanda - Or maybe 'Celebrity is as celebrity does Harry, remember that' hahaha.

  7. I was trying to find one where he was surrounded by witches, but the only quotes I could find either discussed the witches or Lockhart alone, neither of them together. :D

  8. Yayy glad to hear that! If you could e-mail us ( with your shipping info we will send the mug out asap! Great job again!!

  9. Wow, this is a really fun game. I love that quote from the Great Gatsby. I love that book too - it was tragic but awesome. And ooh, that picture from last week was a scene from Atonement huh. Loved the movie too but hated the book. Haha. :)

    Haha, let me see if I can get a good caption for that picture. That's from Catch Me If You Can, right, haha!

    I'll be back when I find of something..


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