27 April 2013

Dewey's #readathon Hour 2 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry!

Welcome to the second hour of Dewey's Readathon!  I am your mini-challenge host for this hour and we are doing poetry!

April is National Poetry Month so I've been doing (almost) daily poetry features.  What's better than reading poetry?  Making book-spine poetry, of course!





Your challenge is thus:
  • Using the titles on book spines, make a short poem at least three "books" long/tall. 
  • Don't worry about form or meter or anything like that.  Just have fun!  And don't over-think it - I did the one pictured above in about ten minutes.
  • Take a picture of your book spine poem, post it on your blog/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/etc., then paste the permalink to that post in the comments to this post.
  • You have about six hours.  At the beginning of Hour 8 I will use Ye Olde Random Number Generator to pick a random book-spine poem entry.
  • The winner gets: Lauren Willig's The Deception of the Emerald Ring on audio read by Kate Reading!
  • I'm willing to ship the prize anywhere in the world so get cracking!

80 comments:

  1. Here's my link to it on twitter!!!

    Click Here

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  2. This is always a fun challenge! My contribution can be found at http://abookgeek.blogspot.dk/2013/04/deweys-readathon-progress-report.html

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  3. What a fun challenge!!! I've never done this before. Here's mine: https://twitter.com/abookishaffair/status/328134338044637184

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  4. Here's my link on twitter https://twitter.com/NicoleMac19/status/328135315892084736/photo/1

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  6. My poetry http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/?p=7192

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  7. This was a total blast : http://www.geekybloggersbookblog.com/deweys-24-hour-read-a-thon-starting-linetracking-post/ Now back to reading :)

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  8. Here is my link, its to facebook but should work https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200832445710647&set=a.10200832443670596.1073741825.1148958727&type=1

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  9. Here's mine! http://perpetualspiralreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/04/readathon-mini-challenge-2-book-spine.html

    That was actually pretty fun, and I just pulled random books from my shelves. Thanks!

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  10. Book spine poetry is such fun. Thanks for holding the challenge. :)

    Here's my entry: http://askine09.blogspot.no/2013/04/hour-2-mini-challenge-book-spine-poetry.html

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  11. Twitter Link incase that Facebook doesnt work.
    https://twitter.com/StarShadowCo/status/328137068901453824

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  12. I love this! It's my first time doing this mini-challenge and I had a lot of fun pulling books off the shelves for it. Here's my link - Elizabeth-Michelle

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  13. Here's mine: http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2013/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-starting-line.html

    Melissa Caldwell

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  14. My book spine poetry doesn't make any kind of sense.
    http://elizabethwillse.com/2013/04/27/book-spine-poetry/

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  15. http://bybeebooks.blogspot.kr/2013/04/challenge-book-spine-poetry.html

    I find myself overthinking and wanting to rearrange the spines!

    Fun challenge. Thanks.

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  16. Here's my speedy quick book spine poetry: http://onceuponatime.jaedia.net/?p=9883

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  17. Here's mine, I'm quite proud of it, lol. :D
    https://twitter.com/WBAblog/status/328139520144982016

    Sandra @ When Books Attack!

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  18. Here's my blog link:
    http://leatherjournalthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/04/hour-2-mini-challenge-book-spine-poetry.html
    Great mini challenge, thank you!

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  19. My entry, always love to see people puzzle with these

    http://twitter.com/_Ciska_/status/328139630992031744

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  20. I love book spine poetry so I had to take a time out to do a quick one! http://instagram.com/p/YnB--MNkkR/

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  21. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge :) Happy reading!
    My book spine poem is up:
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2013/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html

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  22. This was really fun so here is my link:
    http://pastpresentandfuturebooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/hour-2-mini-challenge-book-spine-poetry.html

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  23. My attempt XD https://twitter.com/shedyourlove/status/328140196145135616

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  24. I love this challenge!

    http://bookishoutsider.blogspot.com/2013/04/readathon-progress-report.html

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  25. I really love to use any excuse to justify to the Hubs why I need to own so many books. Book Spine Poetry is definitely a just reason!!

    http://www.midnightbookgirl.com/2013/04/readathon-is-on-like-donkey-kong.html

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  26. That was fun....tee-hee! http://instagram.com/p/YnDU4Hwlry/

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  27. I always love creating these poems!

    http://ghhslibrary.psd401.net/?p=9554

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  28. Here's mine!
    http://pinkindle.net/deweys-read-a-thon-april-2013#hr2

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  29. Love this! One of these days I'm going to buy and read a book that's entire collection of book spine poetry.

    Here's mine: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2013/04/vamos-its-time-for-deweys-24-hour-read.html

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  30. Here's mine:

    https://twitter.com/TinekedV/status/328143123249250308/photo/1

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  31. Loved doing this! http://aworld-of-my-own.blogspot.com

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  32. I loooove running around my house leaving a trail of discarded books behind :P
    http://instagram.com/p/YnFvhjuB4O/

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  33. http://lilireadathon.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-spine-poetry.html

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  34. wah-la!

    http://wordswerewritten.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/deweys-read-a-thon-hour-two/

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  35. Love love love this challenge!! :) :) It's my favourite :)

    Forbidden Fire after dark Reflected in you Everneath The name of the star In too deep Unspoken

    https://twitter.com/neabarabea/status/328150453042946048

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  36. http://www.exlibrisbitsy.com/read-a-thon/read-a-thon-april-2013/#hour2

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  37. here is mine http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/04/read-thon-deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html

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  38. Here is my entry:
    http://myreadingbooks.blogspot.ca/2013/04/book-spine-poetry.html

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  39. and mom got in on the action: http://lilireadathon.blogspot.com/2013/04/mom-version-of-book-spine-poetry.html

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  40. Loved this challenge to pieces!

    My poem.

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  41. My entry: http://instagram.com/p/YnH0q0KdKA/

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  42. Love this one :) Here's my submission! http://www.dream-stuff.com/2013/04/deweys-readathon-update-first.html

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  43. Here is my entry!

    http://adragonslove.blogspot.com/2013/04/mini-challenge-book-spine-poetry.html

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  44. Great challenge. Thanks for hosting.

    http://tdreads.blogspot.com/2013/04/read-thon-mini-challenges.html

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  45. Here is mine:
    http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com/2013/04/24hour-readathon-mini-challenges-page.html?spref=tw

    Thanks for hosting!!

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  46. My poetry all done and posted here
    http://cabbitcorner.com/2013/04/27/readathon-hour-2/
    Where I am also raising money for the orphans of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, if anyone wants to donate?
    *hugs to all*

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  47. hope I am not to late. Here is my poem. http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/deweys-read-thon-2013-hour-1-4.html
    Happy Reading!!

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  48. I've never done spine poetry before so this was fun! Here's my contribution: http://thereadingdate.com/2013/04/26/a-date-with-a-readathon/

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  49. https://mobile.twitter.com/fergiefresh55/status/328157659717070849/photos

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  50. I've always loved doing this challenge! Here's my link: http://books.lollibean.net/deweys-24-hour-read-a-thon-2013/

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  51. Fun challenge! Here's my contribution: http://kimthedork.tumblr.com/post/49009528166/readathon-mini-challenge-book-spine-poetry-woke

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  52. http://www.prationality.com/2013/04/deweys-readathon-progress-hours-8-11am.html

    Ahahaha fun bloody times!

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  53. I decided to feature some of the Canadian books I have lying around here. Fun! :)
    http://booksandstuff-kstar.blogspot.ca/2013/04/deweys-readathon-delayed-start.html

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  54. How fun! http://instagram.com/p/YnOI_ihLVk/#

    Carol's Notebook

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  55. Here is my poetic masterpiece: http://readrinserepeat.blogspot.com/2013/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-introduction.html

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  56. Here's mine, tumblr via instagram

    http://letter4no1.tumblr.com/post/49011213531/book-spine-poetry-okay-more-of-a-story

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  57. Here's mine. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151423286112358&set=a.423884272357.197327.130604937357&type=1&theater

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  58. This was really fun!
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15388529-elizabeth#comment_72948907

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  59. FUN! http://theallureofbooks.com/2013/04/april-2013-readathon-update.html

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  60. What a fun challenge!
    pic.twitter.com/saXIhR2Kdd

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  61. I've had fun and I don't even get poetry much! Thanks for hosting this lovely challenge!
    http://instagram.com/p/YnTa0ywwGQ/

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  62. SO I'm having so much fun. Mine is a 1 line poem with 5 books, hehe. http://musingsofablogder.blogspot.com/2013/04/dewey-24-hour-read-thon.html

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  63. I gave it an honest try! Lol

    http://www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com/2013/04/deweys-read-thon-hour-5-12.html

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  64. I think mine turned out pretty well. :)
    Here's the link:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/AliciaJespersen/status/328196591888515072

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  65. I had so much fun with this one I did two (and could have spent the rest of the afternoon making more!). First one and second one.

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  66. My poem is here: http://youbookmeallnightlong.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/24-hour-read-a-thon/. I just have one ongoing post for all my read-a-thon stuff, so you'll have to scroll down a bit -- sorry!

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  67. Here is mine...

    http://www.littlelovelybooks.com/2013/04/deweysreadathonapril2013.html

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  68. Here is mine:

    http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2013/04/hour-7-i-think.html

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  69. Fun! Here is mine! http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/dewey-read-a-thon-updates-and-challenges/

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  70. As I am poet, I had fun writing this:

    book spine poetry

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  71. I am definitely not a poet!. However this was lots of fun.

    http://gabbylikesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/hours-1-7-update.html

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  72. I'm not much of a poet but here goes:
    http://undermyappletree.net/2013/04/27/ready-for-the-read-a-thon/#hour2

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  73. Love this mini-challenge! Here's my twitter entry: https://twitter.com/realpenryn/status/328217085245280257

    "Invisible cities
    relish the
    warmth of other suns."

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  74. Camera ready ! here's my wee bit of [mainly] Jane Austen FF bookspine poetry ! FuN challenge, Melissa! TY

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  75. This one's always fun. I tweeted my "poem" (it's more of a horror story) here:

    https://twitter.com/figwiggin/status/328219185803063296

    "The nanny and me skinned the thief: the elements of cooking."

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  76. trying desperately to tweet @_eHope - it keeps timing out!
    sheeeesh ..

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  78. Here's my poem! http://aliterarymafia.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/deweys-read-a-thon-hour-2-book-spine-poetry/

    The Iron Duke, The Lover,
    Breaking Through by Grace
    first love, last rites
    Hope is My Absolute

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