Congratulations on making it to Hour 14, Readathonners!
Time for a wee break, yes?
I want you to step away from your book just long enough to search for a picture that somehow relates to it. Find an image that makes you think of the main character, an important plot twist, the book's theme, the setting, or anything other story-related element that triggers your imagination.
You can take (or draw) the picture yourself if you'd like, but found images are perfectly fine. Please make sure they're free and legal to use, though, and be sure to credit the photographer or artist. Flickr's Creative Commons archive
and the author-created WANA Commons
are both great places to start your search.
The only images that don't count are a) the book's cover art or b) film stills, if the book has been adapted for movies or television. That would be a little too easy. :)
Once you've chosen the image, write a sentence or two to explain how it relates to your book. An example:
I'm currently reading CAT'S TALE by Bettie Sharpe. The book is a retelling of Puss in Boots in which the cat is a woman under a spell, so I found a picture of a woman (Danish ballerina Adeline Genee) wearing boots while hobnobbing with a cat:
Image from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales
Your turn! Post the picture on your blog, to Twitter, or on the Readathon Facebook wall
and leave a permalink in the comments so everyone can check it out! If you don't use social media, you can post your picture and explanation directly in the comments instead of permalinking.
One randomly selected participant will receive this set of eight Moby Dick postcards. The paintings come from the book MOBY DICK IN PICTURES: ONE DRAWING FOR EVERY PAGE
by Matt Kish, available now from Tin House Books.
The challenge ends at the start of Hour 17 and is open worldwide.