Feed Me Seymour! A Read-A-Thon Mini Challenge

Welcome fellow Read-A-Thoners and Cheerleaders.  This one is for you, and you have from 4PM EST – 8PM EST to do it, after which will choose two winners at random; the first winner selected will receive a $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble and second will receive a hardcover copy of  The Magicians, by Lev Grossman!

Okay, so do ya’ll remember Little Shop of Horrors and that plant that was always asking to be fed and people had to kill for it (usually other people) to feed it?  Well look up.  That’s the real thing.  Isn’t it creepy?  Even though that one doesn’t eat people (hopefully!) it still creeps me out.  Don’t think I could ever have one of those in my house.  Could you? I did enjoy the movie though, I have seen it several times.  For a little break and some good times, check out the plant singing Feed Me, Seymour below.

Creepy! Well this challenge won’t be creepy at all.  I want you to feed me, and this will be so much more fun than feeding that plant.  I don’t eat flies or people but I just eat up passages on food in books! So over the next few hours let me know if you happen across any passages of food in your reading or you can also flip through some of the books in your Read-A-Thon stack(s) and find me a passage where the characters describe what they are eating or when they are actually eating – write up a post with the book, author, your selected passage and a picture of one the dishes- leave a link to that specific post on Mr. Linky and that’s it.  You’ve got an entry!  If you don’t have a blog, then leave your passage in the comments, and I will enter it on Mr. Linky for you.

Good Luck!

Oh! I want to play too!

I found one in The Carnivore, by Mark Sinnett.

“Tell me about you.” she said.  She had ordered a slice of lemon meringue pie and was separating the snowy cap from the filling, letting the breakaway floes melt down to nothing on her tongue.  “You gotta be married.  Sure you are.  There’s the ring, right there.”  She laughed at my discomfort, offered me a bite of her pie (“Not the top, though, don’t you dare; just the lemon and the pastry”), which I was too afraid to take.


  1. molly

    Great idea for a challenge! I just posted my review of Gourmet Rhapsody where I quoted the text that goes into detailed description of the joy of eating a tomato fresh from the garden. Would that count?
    .-= molly´s last blog ..Read-athon: 4th Post =-.

    1. Nicole (Post author)

      Just throw in a picture and you are good to go.

  2. Monica

    What a fun challenge!

    And delicious. 😉

    You can see my blog post about it here:

  3. Patti (Reading Distractions)

    Cute challenge. Here’s my entry. Or entree’!
    .-= Patti (Reading Distractions)´s last blog ..Hour 9 4p-5p =-.

  4. Janel
  5. Morphidae

    This section made me laugh out loud!
    .-= Morphidae´s last blog ..Feed Me Challenge =-.

  6. Jodie

    Fab mini challenge there, must get back to reading soon though!
    .-= Jodie´s last blog ..Readathon: Hour Nine =-.

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  8. debnance

    Comments from all eleven books read so far!
    .-= debnance´s last blog ..Readathon: Hour 10: Faith by Maya Ajmera =-.

  9. Eden

    Delicious challenge!

  10. Jennifer

    Decided to read this book just because of your challenge!

    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Feed Me Seymour! Mini-Challenge =-.

  11. Amy

    This is a great challenge Nicole! Lots of fun! Thank you!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Feed Me Challenge! =-.

  12. softdrink

    Great challenge! We call lemon meringue pie cow slobber pie in my family. Some of us aren’t too fond of it.
    .-= softdrink´s last blog ..I Need a New Book =-.

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  14. NTE

    I’ve played along: Pooh bear would like a smackeral of something over at my blog. Great challenge!

  15. Kathy

    Fun challenge! I would expect nothing less from you, though.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: The Unquiet =-.

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  17. Walker

    I hope you like reading about bananas…

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  19. Care

    AH!!!! PIE! That is one good lookin’ piece of pie. YumMMMmmmmm
    .-= Care´s last blog ..Read-A-Thon Hours 1 – ? =-.

  20. Kate at Read This Book!

    Awesome challenge! :) Here’s mine: http://readthisbook.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/read-a-thon-update-3/
    .-= Kate at Read This Book!´s last blog ..Read-a-thon update #3 =-.

  21. Gnoe (on Graasland)

    Here’s my entry!
    .-= Gnoe (on Graasland)´s last blog ..Readathon: hour 9 mini challenge… food quotes! =-.

  22. Gnoe (on Graasland)

    Hm, my first comment doesn’t appear… Let’s try again!

    Here’s my entry:
    .-= Gnoe (on Graasland)´s last blog ..Readathon: hour 9 mini challenge… food quotes! =-.

  23. AmusedByBooks

    We most both be hungry! I just posted a recipe on my blog that is good to eat while reading! Not from a book though…http://amusedbybooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/fuel-for-reading.html
    .-= AmusedByBooks´s last blog ..Fuel for Reading =-.

  24. velvet

    yay! i’m one of your winners! this was a fun contest ;-D thanks.
    .-= velvet´s last blog ..Read-a-thon: Mid-Event Survey =-.

  25. Icedream

    I am thrilled I am a winner too! I thought the directions were to contact Hannah, LOL. She directed me back here 😀 If you need any more info let me know. Thanks so much!
    .-= Icedream´s last blog ..Read-a-Thon Hour 13 =-.

    1. Nicole (Post author)

      You should e-mail me your address. Or maybe I can send online.

  26. Eva

    I’m popping by to offer some cheering! Not sure if you’re participating, but just in case: read! read! read! 😉

    Hi you-I hope you’re reading! You’ve been an AWESOME cheerleader!
    .-= Eva´s last blog ..Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: Hour 15 =-.

  27. Lenore

    What a great mini-challenge. I enjoyed reading everyone’s answers!
    .-= Lenore´s last blog ..Read-a-thon Progress – 250 comments left so far! =-.

  28. Eva

    You’re so close now you can taste it! There’s only one thing left to do: read! Read! Read! [and maybe dance a bit 😉 )]

  29. Trish

    I missed this mini-challenge but I loved reading everyone’s posts for it!

    Thanks for all of your great cheerleading today, Nicole!!
    .-= Trish´s last blog ..Read-a-thon: Hours 19&20 =-.

  30. Clare Swindlehurst

    What a great idea for a mini challenge. i can’t believe I forgot all about the readathon – looks like a I missed out on a lot of fun.
    .-= Clare Swindlehurst´s last blog ..Interview with Alison Larkin – Author of The English American =-.

  31. Laza

    We’re almost there! Keep reading!

  32. marg

    Can’t believe you are still going! So close to the end now!

  33. Eva

    Less than 100 minutes left! I’m here to cheer you to the finishline: go, go, go! :)

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  35. velvet

    Hi Nicole,
    Just wanted to let you know I received the book. Thanks so much for this giveaway prize! Love it and looking forward to reading it. squeeeee!
    .-= velvet´s last blog ..Steampunk Weekly – 10 =-.

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