August 23, 2013

Book Spine Poetry Rocks!

Okay, so I was creating these late at night - that might explain part of my enthusiasm. I mean, everything is always brilliant and phenomenal late at night, right? :D

Anyway, so I saw via Courtney this fun idea and wanted to try it myself. (Kate and Amber tried it too! So did Ruth!) Well, I suppose technically I saw this idea a while back (can't remember where now), thought I should try it but never did and promptly forgot about it. Therefore, when I was reminded of it the other day, I decided that right at that moment was the perfect time to try it! Because the craziness that is my life right now pretty much dictates that if I don't do the thing right away, the thing won't get done. I'll forget.

So! I did the thing and now I'm going to share the thing with you! Isn't that exciting?! I knew you'd think so. *clears throat* So here goes.

I tried two versions. I like both of them....but I might like the second one better? Not really sure. Both are pretty fun though! See what you think:

This one was helped by the trilogy by Linda Chaikin. I saw those on my shelf and decided they were the perfect way to start! :)

Tomorrow's Treasure by Linda Chaikin
Expect the Sunrise by Susan May Warren
Yesterday's Promise by Linda Chaikin
There You'll Find Me by Jenny B Jones
Today's Embrace by Linda Chaikin
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
How Sweet It Is by Alice J Wisler


The first two jumped out at me, probably because they were sitting by one another. This one feels a little more poem-like to me. I don't know. Something about it I just like.

Flee the Night by Susan May Warren
My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Valiant Hope by Donna Fleisher
A New Day Rising by Lauraine Snelling
Echoes by Kristen Heitzmann
Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane


So what do you think? I thought it was rather fun to put these together and I'd love to try it again someday. But I promise not to bombard you with spine poetry for a while, so rest assured! ;)
 
I hope you've been having a lovely week? Mine has been very, very busy. Still haven't made it to any other blogs for a several days. Sorry ladies! (If any of them are even reading this. They might be boycotting me for all I know. ;)

I do hope to get a review written soon. I need to write it before I forget what the book was about and have to read it all over again! Plus I got one from the library (it was on hold! I had to pick it up!), as well as one in my mailbox, so I hope I can get some reading done soon. Here's hoping anyway! :) Y'all have a splendiferously wonderful Friday!
 


27 comments:

  1. I liked both! They are creative and it's a fun way to show off your books! They both flow nicely. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kate! And you're so right. It's definitely a fun way to show off my books. Thanks for reading! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the link - and the inspiration! This was a lot of fun to do! :) Of course, afterwards I had books scattered everywhere and had to lovingly replace them in their stacks, haha... ;)

    That trilogy for your first one has some great titles for spine poetry! I love the way you combined the titles and ended that one. :) And I totally agree about the second one - those first two titles stand out so well together!

    ~Amber

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    1. You are so welcome, Amber! It was such fun, wasn't it?! Oh I know, me too. I had to go back and try to remember exactly from which shelf I had pulled each book. ;)

      I thought that trilogy was perfect as well! They were the first to catch my eye and well, you see the rest of what happened. :D

      I'm going to have to try this again someday.

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  3. Those are very good! The wording is lovely. :-D

    I actually tried to do this yesterday after seeing it on another blog. I came up with something, but I might experiment some more before posting a picture.

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    1. Thanks, Grace! You should definitely try it if you haven't yet. It's quite fun! :D

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  4. How very fun! I might have to try this -- you are inspiring me, as always. May God bless you with a smooth move and a little time to relax and read amongst the chaos.

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    1. Tada! Mine are here. Thanks for passing this fun idea along!

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    2. Thanks Hamlette! Always fun to inspire someone else. :) My days are busy and I jump from stressing to not stressing to stressing again and then not stressing again. I'm like a jumping bean some days! ;)

      I loved yours a great deal! Thanks for sharing the link. :D

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  5. I've been seeing these too! How fun! Those are some good ones :) Maybe this weekend I'll try a couple :)

    P.S. I would never boycott! Hope you get a chance to relax this weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! They're a lot of fun to create, that's for sure. :)

      Aw. Well thank you! And I did relax over the weekend. Got a couple books read also. Now just to write the reviews! ;)

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  6. Aw, how fun. This sure have been making the rounds on the blogosphere. :) Great pics, Kara.

    ...and I echo Jamie's thoughts! Boycott you? Never! Wipe that thought from your mind. :)

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    1. It's wiped! Promise! ;)

      Thanks, Rissi. Lots of bloggers have been trying it, haven't they? But they're such fun, so it makes sense! :)

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  7. Saw this on Amber's blog and loved it!

    My thoughts ... I like the first one better. Linda Chaikin's trilogy added sweet spice to the poetry.

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    1. Thank you, Miranda! :)

      That trilogy is pretty perfect for something like this, I agree. "sweet spice", I like that! :D Appreciate you stopping by.

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  8. I'm not boycotting you, I just don't know what on earth this post is about. ;o )

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    1. Haven't seen anything like this before I mean, therefore don't get it.

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    2. Ysa, what I was trying to accomplish was a poem written from the titles of the books. So if you read down the list, it should kind of sound poem-like I hope. Does that make sense? I usually like my poems to rhyme and obviously these don't. But they're one long sentence that flows. Kind of anyway. :)

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  9. Books are a happy sight. :) So, these ones are poetic, if I understand? It's a nice idea... hmmm.. thinking about jumping in. :) Maybe some day. We would NEVER boycott you, Kara!!

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Ganise! :)

      Yep. I was trying to make them sound poetic. It's actually quite fun, you should try it! :D

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    2. OHHHH!!! :D

      I see it! I see it! Well that's brilliant!! Definitely interesting in trying it.

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    3. OHHHH!!! :D

      I see it! I see it! Well that's brilliant!! Definitely interesting in trying it.

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    4. You should, Ganise! It gets your creative juices flowing! :)

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  10. You did great! This looks so fun, I think I'm going to have to try it. :)

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    1. Thanks Bluerose! Now I just need to click over to your blog and see if you've tried it yet. ;)

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