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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hour 15 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon

Posted by Irish in Contest, Read-a-Thon46 Comments

Dewey Readathon



Hello and welcome to hour FIFTEEN of Dewey’s Read-a-thon!  Congrats on making it this far in the event! You have made it past the half-way point and maybe your eyes are feeling a little droopy and you are in need of a break. Which is why you are here visiting me as I am your mini-challenge host for this hour and we are doing one of my favorite challenges of read-a-thon past…BOOK SPINE POETRY! 

The challenge rules:

  • Using the titles on book spines, make a short poem at least three “books” long/tall.
  • Don’t worry about form or meter or rhyming or anything like that.  Just have fun!
  • 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.
  • This challenge will run for THREE hours and I will choose a winner randomly from the entries…unless one of them really speaks to me in some fashion. No matter what it will be totally arbitrary but hopefully fun times for all! (If I crash before the contest ends then I will choose a winner the moment I wake up again)
  • The winner will get to choose one item from the epic readathon prize list 

Here is an example of the book spine poetry entry that I did last read-a-thon and it took me less than 10 minutes to do using books in my read-a-thon pile and a nearby bookshelf.


Book Spine Poetry


Once we were

the broken hearted.

Splinterd fragments. Unraveling

in the after.

Dreamless shadows

in the silence.


So go forth and make some poetry! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!


46 Responses to “Hour 15 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon”

  1. Amanda

    here is mine
    Every day
    It’s kind of a funny story
    A midsummer nights dream S
    hatter me The princess and the hound

  2. Lisa Hundley

    Can’t copy & paste from my phone:-( but, I think I made some beautiful book spine poetry!
    In your arms
    The temptress
    The decadent duke
    All I desire
    The flame and rhe flower
    Wild hearts

  3. monica a

    Sleep pale sister, fairest of all
    Just Listen.
    The raven, Poisoned apples, spellbound.
    Cold kiss, broken spell.
    Breathe. Wake. Rise.
    Live through this, Happily ever after.
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