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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hour 8 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon

Posted by Irish in Contest, Read-a-Long100 Comments

Dewey Readathon



Hello and welcome to hour EIGHT of Dewey’s Read-a-thon!  I hope that you are still going strong and reading though lots of good books and that your eyes aren’t getting tired. Though maybe that 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!!



The winner of the book spine poetry is Shannon from Leaning Lights! Congratulations!!

100 Responses to “Hour 8 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon”

  1. Iluzija

    I really don’t have a possibility to make this picture and it is ok if this doesn’t count, I just wanted to participate 😀

    In your dreams (Kristan Higgins)
    I am not ashamed (Barbara Payton)
    I am legend (Richard Matheson)

    Hihihi. ok, have a nice readathon :*

  2. Elizabeth

    I am terrible at book spine poetry, but I love reading what other people think up. Maybe if I had an actual physical pile of books at my disposal, working in a library or book store, I’d do better.
    I recently migrated from Blogger to WP and am finding some things glitchy also.
    Elizabeth recently posted…Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

  3. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Spine Poetry Mini Challenge,
    using only blue-cover books obtained from recent library conference:

    My diary from the edge of the world
    from the notebooks of a middle school princess,
    summer by summer,
    those girls, last in a long line of rebels,
    kissing in America the boy who knew everything,
    betting on hope.
    Listen to the moon.
    Gone crazy in Alabama.
    Survival strategies of the almost brave into the dangerous world.

    Found on my blog:
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz recently posted…¡Vamos a Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Tambien! (Let’s Go to Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Again!)

  4. Selena

    The Secret?
    Stories that teach the Power.
    For times of trouble?
    As you wish.
    Small Miracles, Zero Limits,
    Proof of Heaven.

  5. Laura

    I look forward to this challenge every year!

    Lillian & Dash,
    Coasting to the lighthouse,
    Committed a murder for her majesty.

    Dun dun duuuuuuunnnnn!!!!
    Laura recently posted…The next 6 hours

  1. April 2015 Readathon Updates!

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