There is this fun game I see authors play with their readers. Usually, on Twitter or Instagram, authors will ask their followers to pick some numbers between 1 and however long their book is. Whichever numbers their followers pick, the author will provide them with a quote from that page number. The quote should be about a sentence or two. It could be short or long. It doesn’t matter. And of course, the quote shouldn’t be a spoiler or any explanations behind the quote should be given. Just a fun sneak peek into the book.
I always thought this was a fun idea and decided to try it out with my own book. Using some randomly generated numbers from one of those randomly generated numbers websites, I had some numbers chosen for me and I have found some quotes that correlate with them. The numbers that were generated were in the range of page 3 to page 177. Without further ado, here are 10 randomly selected quotes from my book Living Rent Free In My Head.
Page 83 – The Imperfect World of BookTok
Users shouldn’t have to search within sub-communities of BookTok to find more diverse reads. They should be included in the content that they are already watching.
Page 50 – The Media Owe Female Celebrities An Apology
Yet this fact did not matter to the public because they could not muster any sympathy for Hilton. After all, according to them, Hilton did it to herself, and she had no one to blame but herself for the crime that was done to her.
Page 106 – Why Our Favorite Character Is Anyone, But The Main Character
Writing a flawed character isn’t the hardest task a writer has to do. But writing a main character who is flawed and one that fans should want to root for is a challenge.
Page 148 – Jennifer’s Body: How Bad Publicity and Marketing Can Kill
Whether people think Jennifer’s Body is a good film or not is beside the point. Its renewed success is appreciated because, in spite of 20 Century Fox’s interference, it found its audience.
Page 12 – The Line Between Bullying & Criticizing Celebrites
Simmons didn’t do anything wrong other than playing badly and disappointing his coach, teammates, and Philadelphia fans. Hart had actively offended an entire community. Though I would argue pissing off Philadelphia residents is scarier than angering the LGBTQ+ community. But I digress.
Page 63 – The Issue With Centering Men In Female Artists’ Music
It’s hardly unexpected that people who listened to the album would want to know more about the romance that inspired the record. Even if we don’t care to admit it, knowing the story behind songs on an album can make it more engaging to listen to.
Page 77 – The Imperfect World of BookTok
The ability of BookTokers to convince their audiences to check out books they
have never heard of before by authors they have never read from before has to be their greatest skill. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say BookTokers have done a better job of selling books to audiences than publishing houses’ marketing teams.
Page 132 – Two Ways To Do A Progressive Reboot Wrong & One Way To Do It Right
In its attempts to be progressive, Gossip Girl and …And Just Like That sacrificed their entertainment value while doing so. Bel-Air has managed to balance the juggling act of being socially conscious and being a good show at the same time. Effortlessly proving it can be done if the right people are behind it.
Page 69 – How TikTok Has Changed The Music Industry For Better and Worse
If anything, we rely on a completely different tool to tell us what songs everyone is listening to. That tool is none other than TikTok.
Page 171 – Everything We Love Was Created By Terrible People
Separating the art from the artist is hard to do when the art is so interconnected with who the artist is as a person.
This was a interesting exercise. Pulling with quotes without explaining the context was definitely different. Let me know if you have any thoughts about these quotes and if which ones stood out to you.