April 22, 2013

Writing Prompt: You Know a Book Is Really Good When

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Writing_prompt_bookWriting Prompt: You know a book is really good when . . .

We've all done some crazy things for the love of books.

  • Stayed up past midnight to finish the last chapter.
  • Snuck a flashlight under the covers.
  • Waited in line for hours for a new release.
  • Dropped mashed potatoes or smeared chocolate on the pages because we couldn't be bothered to stop reading to . . . eat.

Crazy, right? So for today's Writing Prompt, inquiring minds want you to finish this sentence:

Goodbook

Leave your answer in the Comments below. We can’t wait to see what you guys say!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

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  1. christa

    i know a book is good when i would rather read than play video games, go to the pool or even hang out with my friends and when i stay up till midnight on a school day to finish one chapter.

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  2. Midnight

    You know a book is really good when, your mom tells you to put it down and you keep reading until you’re at the end.

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  3. R

    You know a book is really good when…… you think that you are living one of the character lives in the book and that you would sit in your bathtub reading it ( true story) …..^^

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  4. haneefat

    omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgogm i cant belive i finally found a website that finally has bone books i can scream to death right now

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  5. Lauren

    You know a book is really good when you have dreams about it years after reading it it suddenly feel desperate to get it from the library, NOW.

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  6. shreya

    books are really nice, whether it is subjects or story books .sometimes I won’t my food also because I’ll be reading books continuously .

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  7. bookworm359

    You know a book is really good when you can’t stop reading it!! Your pulled into a different world in the mind of the author.

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  8. Psychedfuchia13

    you know a book is goo when …. you cant put it down, not even for a minute and you take it to school just so you can keep reading it! :)

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  9. ridingdetecting11

    you know a book is good when you can’t be bothered to put it down, not even to go to bed
    If anyone has read the warrior cat series you must know what it feels like

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  10. Fairycupid142

    you know a book is really good when you realize the book is over and hope that the book is going to be a movie.

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  11. TREEHOUSEFLYING4

    WHEN A BOOK IS NOT STUPID OR LONG AND IT IS A SHORT ‘BOOK’ AND IT IS SHORT NOT LONG U NO ME N I NO U DONT FORGET ABOUT ME AND PEACE THIS IS TREEHOUSEFLYING4 AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE

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  12. HAils

    you know a nook is good when you act like the character or do a lot of thinking on how they do the things they do

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  13. Dancingfire8

    You know a book is good when you:
    1.Forget it’s your birthday because you’re so obsessed with it.
    2.Talk about the characters like you know them personally(which you do…..)
    3.Walk through your school hallways with your nose in a book(and avoid bumping into things). :)

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  14. BookAmber28

    You think about the book and It’s character EVERY DAY!!!! Even 2 months after you finished it!!!!!

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  15. ashlynn

    you know a book is good wene you git happy siad or scerd like in a sceleten creek book wene rayen and sara git loket in a ghost’s house and cent git out.

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  16. bookwormgirl45

    I know a book is good when I do researches on it and just cant resist buying merchandise of the book and compare people with characters from the book.
    (happened with me when reading Harry Potter and Percy Jackson)

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  17. Geek.Chick

    You know a book is really good when…
    you hesitate to read the last book in the series for you can only read it once and after you finish you feel like a part of you died and you end up missing the characters as if they were real and when you realize that the world was spinning on and on oblivious to the tragedy you just experienced at the hands of a paperback, you wit amazed and decide to pick up another book.

    well at least thats what happens to me

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  18. Aljexi

    When your told to put it downand dont here them and even if you would have you wouldnt want to!

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  19. dogbird758

    When you read while you eating and you just can`t put the book down!(It`s kind of hard to turn the pages though.)

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  20. athenagirl25

    You know a book is good when….
    you feel as if you are living it.
    never stop loving it even when people forget about it
    if some one makes fun of the book you protect it like it was yourself.
    cry when the series is finished.
    Force all your friends to read it.
    Talk bout it nonstop.
    when you daydream and dream about it.
    Fall in love with the characters.
    know the book better than yourself.
    cry when anyone dies in the book.
    You believe everything in the book.
    stay up late reading.
    get in trouble for not stop reading.
    you feel yourself locked inside as if its happening around you
    imagine yourself as one of the characters
    if they made a movie out of the book and ruined it you yell at the tv and almost break the remote.(this is what happend with percey jackson the lightning thief)
    SO THOSE ARE ALL SOME WAYS TO TELL WHEN A BOOK IS REALLY GOOD.

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  21. b

    you know a book is really good when you can’t put the book down to go to the bathroom.The only time when you want to put the book down is when you have to go get some kleenx to blow your nose in or to get some glasses becouse you can’t see well from readding to much for me the only time i put the book that i’m readding down is when i hear the oven go off becouse ther’e are some tacos in the oven.

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  22. codeposeidon1

    you know a book is good when you bring it to the restaurant and read under the table. you know a book is good when you bring it wherever you go. you know a book is good when your sad it’s the last page and beg for the next book.( if it’s a series)You know a book is good when…to much! i’m reading one right now

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  23. joshua

    i can not stop reading. i wish i could be in the book and stay there for the rest of my little life but see my famly too.

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  24. Tania

    You know a book is really good when the book gets exciting and scary and when on the edge of your seat

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  25. m

    you stay up all night to read in then your parents walk in and tell you to go to sleep so you do.right when you get up the book is on your mindso you start reading.

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  26. Sam D.

    A is good when you want to read the whole series. When the last book that is in the series .You want to read it all over again and again. Then when you find anther book that has a series that you want to read the whole series. It just keeps going on and on and on. Every school year you just keep doing it all over again and again.

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  27. chris

    you know a book is really good.when you cant put it down or even when its the end and you read it again and again and again

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  28. kyia s

    you know a book is really good when you start reading and by the time it’s your bed time your on page 196(if your book has that many pages.)

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  29. makhia

    you know a book is good when the titile is has a good name and the front picture is cooland pretty when you read the first three pages and you understand it thtas a good book

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  30. john b

    You Know A Book Is Really Good
    When:you read it over and over
    or cry after reading it or if the author has written other good books.

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  31. Chelbi!

    You know a book is really,really good when you have a choice of either having a party with your class and reading and you pick reading because you like the book so much!

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  32. minecrafter

    You know a book is really good when you read it 2 times before taking an AR test .Then after that you read it again and you don’t want to read another book.

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  33. K

    You know a book is really good when it’s suspensful, it has a Newberry Award Medal and when you can’t put the book down.

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  34. d

    You know when a book is good when you can never put it down. When you get really sweaty and scared. When you sneak lights and read under the covers. When you are on the edge of your seat.When you have stains of food on your book because you cant put it down.When you get so mad you throw the book across the room.When you feel the connection with you and the book.When you think constantly about it and forget to do important stuff like pack your lunch or get your backpack together.When you forget your book at home you get so mad

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  35. caleb

    you know a book is good when your mom threatens to ground you for running down her kindles battery. and when you yell at a chacter.

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  36. b

    i know when a book is good.it makes you cry,gets you happy,hooked onto the book,when the book makes you emotional, the other one is where you finish a book and you get up at 10:00 to get a other book in the series.

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  37. mincraftfan

    you know a good book is when you are on the edge of your seat when people think someone is dead but he is not then he dies and you throw your book sky i am a huge fan

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  38. midnightheart6

    ….sneek to read at least a chapter.That happened to me, so…I was suppose to clean my room and I run to my bookshelf and grab my book then my mom calls me to wash the dishes and I go take the dishes out of the dishwasher and then I pretend to go to the bathhroom and go in my room and read a chapter…ive caught myself doing that alot :D

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  39. Won't tell you!

    You know a book is goood when you are reading and then everything goes silent and you can’t hear anything and then you transport yourself there and at a bad part accidentally start screaming because you think your there. And then at funny parts your laugh hysterically. And at sad parts you cry. And you start doing what the main character does. Now that’s a gooood book!

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  40. megan

    you know a good book when your mom yells its dinner time and the rest of the family goes , but you just sit there and read and read and read. Then you miss your whole dinner , but then in the end you finish the book. (been there done that)

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  41. Caitlin

    You know a book is really GOOD when you . . . CRY about it cause your favorite character died or something .

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  42. pearpearthe14th

    You know a book is good when it makes you cry . . .
    You know a book is good when you start thinking like the characters . . .
    You know a book is good when you get so attached to the characters that you’re happy when they are / sad when they are, ect. . .

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  43. Talibug

    you know a book is really good when you keep making connetions, talk about it all the time and want everyone to read it!

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  44. angelanthena282

    You know a book is really good when you can’t put it down.You know it is good because when you read everything else is blocked out.If a book is good you’ll know it.If yo don’t know how it’s like find a good book and try it.;)

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  45. tealfire9

    You know a book is really good because you feel that you are IN THE BOOK. Like if you are reading Harry Potter and you feel as if you are at Hogwarts with him, that’s how you can tell that the book you are reading is really good.

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    1. jasha

      Write your comment here…you know a book is really good when…i stay up all night trying to finish the whole thick book i just checked out or when i get mad at my sister and my bro for disturbing me while i’m reading.

  46. DarkAmber101

    When you and you brother and your mom are fighting over the books when you want to read it and you just keep reading it over and over and over again and you think about it all the time and you can’t stop acting like the characters.
    True story with the Harry Potter books!

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  47. amberkite7

    You know a book is really good when you forget to bring your lunch to school because you are still thinking about it. (I did that…)

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  48. Aliyah

    you know when a book is good when you are in love with one of the main characters!!! AKA Peeta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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  49. Nya

    You know a book is good when you feel yourself locked inside of the story as if you are living in the book you are reading. You can feel your armpits sweat when the dragon in your story lurks towards you as it creeps out of its cage. You cry when you find out Mary is sick. And thats not all, you even go rampading through the house when you find out Nicky made it into the college she wanted to go to. See, if you react to a book this much, you know its good!:)

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  50. Blueartemis48

    A book is awesome when you stay up in the night in bed reading even though your parents told you to sleep. Also when you cannot stop thinking about how you want to read the next book in series.

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  51. Kristen

    I know a book is really good when I want to read it if I don’t want to I know I don’t like the book I am reading.(That is happening with this one book Among The hidden it is so boring it makes me want to never read it.)I am also reading this really good book I know its good because I like to read it.

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  52. Adventurepegasus10

    You know a book is really good when…
    you do a lot of research on it
    Learn about the author
    Act like the characters
    Use character quotes
    That all started from Harry potter

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  53. James

    You know a book is really good when you get to the last page and you’re like “no way, there has to be more,” so you start looking for the next book and you realize your older brother doesn’t have it, and your Mom and Dad don’t have it, and you have to wait all night before you can go to school and check the library for it and you’re like “aaahhhh!” So you just eat broccoli and go to bed instead.

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  54. Cutie3500

    You know a book is good when you get so attached to it and the characters, you want it to never end, and will end up constantly revisiting it and the characters like they were your own family. Which sometimes, they can be. When I had some rough times at school, I would always go to Harry Potter and read, losing myself in it. That’s how you know you have a good book.

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  55. Isis

    You know a book is really good when you cry for days because the main person died in the end. ( Been there done that, )

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