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Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Mini Challenge #2

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is an event where we can share our love for our fellow book bloggers!  The event is hosted by Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Katelyn at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands

I’m so excited about this second Mini Challenge!  It’s Book Spine Poetry, where you make up a poem with only the titles of books.  I did a similar challenge during Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon last year, and I loved it!

So here’s my poem for this mini challenge.  I may have gone a bit overboard…

I know that’s hard to read, so here’s the poem:

A long way down Jellicoe Road
the year of the flood.
The magicians, Eve and Adam;
the giver, the thief,
angels and demons.
The bad beginning:
the lying game, the dead-tossed waves,
imaginary girls, the forgetting room.
The last battle:
life as we knew it catching fire.
The future of us
inside out, outside in.
All these things I’ve done shatter me.
What’s left of me if I stay?
Shade, envy,
fire, venom.
A great and terrible beauty.
Love is the higher law.

I know, some emo shiz huh? ;)  And I just have to add the one that I did last year for the readathon.  I know it doesn’t count for this mini challenge but I just love it so I wanted to share.

This one was supposed to be a book sentence, and it reads:  “Never let me go when love dies; under the dome, under the never sky.”

So I might be asleep when this post actually goes up, but when I wake up I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s book spine poetry!



    February 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    hello creative! that was awesome!!

  2. Dana

    February 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Oh Andrea! That was great! What a wonderful poem you made!


  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    February 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Andrea, I love your poem and book sentence!!! If I weren't in a hurry to get ready for work right now, I'd make one up myself. My favorite part of the poem:
    life as we knew it catching fire.
    The future of us
    inside out, outside in.
    All these things I've done shatter me.
    What's left of me if I stay?

  4. Cynthia

    February 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    oooooh I love yours!! Sooo beautiful!! And btw I love your blog, it's so clean and light. Pretty!! =D

  5. Nicole

    February 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    holy crap that's amazing, you put us all to shame! :D I really wish I would have thought to use the pictures of the books in mine, rookie mistake hah. Nicely done!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  6. Claire

    February 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    That's incredible! I'm blown away that you made that from book titles :o Way to go!

  7. Judith

    February 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Woooo, great job! I agree with Nicole haha, you make the rest of us sound TERRIBLE. I LOVE your poem!

  8. Belle of the Literati

    February 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    LOVE this! It flows so well and is really beautifully writen, fantastic job!

  9. Jess (Gone with the Words)

    February 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Amazing job! Totally emo shiz but totally awesome as well! :D hehe

  10. Ellie

    February 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love this! So amazing. :)

  11. Alexa Y.

    February 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    This is lovely! I think the book spine poetry you've come up with is pretty darn AMAZING.

  12. Katelyn

    February 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    It may be emo shiz, but it is freaking awesome emo shiz! You did a fabulous job!

  13. Ally @ Rally the Readers

    February 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Oh my god, I love your book sentence! I kept reading it and reading it, and it just flows together so perfectly! Your book spine poem was epic!

  14. Diana

    February 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Only thing I can think to say: awesome

  15. Bittner

    February 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    "All these things I've done shatter me.
    What's left of me if I stay?" – Awe! Good line!

  16. Jaclyn Canada

    February 24, 2013 at 4:25 am

    OH wow! You really went above and beyond. I really love the book sentence as well. New GFC Follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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