We all love reading and writing book reviews, but let’s face it, even the most straight-forward of us gets a little wordy at times. After reading Adventures in Reading’s post on book reviews vs. blurbs, I decided to see if I could hone my conciseness to a point by fitting my reviews into haiku form. This isn’t an idea that’s unique to me; my friend A was reviewing books on LibraryThing in this format for a while, and I know others have done it before her. Still, once I got started, I found it hard to stop!
Well, a poet I’m not! But I had to try my hand at this, so I used 3 Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers for inspiration, and quickly came up with three haikus. I’m not pretending they’re good or anything!! But Fyrefly is giving away a $20 Amazon gift card, so what the heck.
He builds schools for girls
He saw their hopes, dreams
to educate their daughters
and live better lives.
Late night drunken calls
Mockingbirds want privacy
Ghosts demand answers
What about you? Can you review in haiku?
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