Welcome to the first challenge of Bout of Books 7.0! Here you will find a challenge that I love dearly – the book spine poem! Haven’t heard of them? It’s easy – using books you have on hand, line up their spines to create a poem out of the titles. There is no theme and no set number of books to use, just do what pops into your head. I’ve got an example for you below:
You CAN use extra words outside of the books titles, BUT, you can only use as many extra words as you have books. So for mine, I used 7 books and so can use up to seven extra words. If you use ten books, you can use up to ten extra words, and so on and so forth. If you decide to participate and create a poem, you will be entered for a chance to win a book(s) of your choice up to $15 CAD from The Book Depository. The giveaway is international, ONLY for Bout of Books 7.0 participants. Have fun!
– must be signed up for Bout of Books 6.0
– must be 13 years or older to enter
– ends tonight May 13th at midnight CST (1am EST, 2am ADT – my time). That’s only 24 hours!
– number of extra words is = to number of books used
– leave a link to your poem in the comments! Picture can be uploaded to your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Wherever you’re updating for Bout of Books.
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I love this challenge! Thanks for hosting! Here’s my entry: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-day-1-challenge.html
This is probably one of the best challenges EVER! I think I’m going to make this a weekly fun thing to do :] Here’s my entry:
great challenge. here is mine
I love this challenge so much! 😀
I posted my challenges on a separate post. here’s my entry:
Such a fun challenge, thank you!
Here is my attempt on spine poetry:
I had a lot of fun with this challenge even though it was really hard to do since I’m not at home but away for a week and I only brought the books with me that I want to read for Bout-of-Books ;>.<;
Here is my entry: https://twitter.com/ReadingMissFrog/status/333908287617658880
I ❤ this challenge even though I have a pretty limited amount of books to work with (most of them are Dutch) I still managed to come up with something it'son this page (scroll down to 'challenge no.1'):
I’ve never done this before! Here’s my link: http://loveatfirstbook.com/boutofbooks/
It’s down under “Monday” 🙂
And here’s my poem (6 books, 5 added words) just in case anyone is interested!
Beautiful Day, Girlchild!
The Golem and the Jinni possess
A Dual Inheritance
North of Hope
While The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
Fills the Room
This challenge was very fun! Here is my entry: http://penpalanna.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-book-spine-poem.html
That was super fun! 🙂
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Thanks for hosting. I always love this challenge!! http://crazycommamomma.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/bout-of-books-book-spine-poetry-challenge/
I had so much with this challenge. You can find my book spine poem here: http://thereadersden.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/bout-of-books-read-thon-70-sign-up-goals.html
This was really fun! I had never heard of a book spine poem. Here’s my entry: http://www.julierichie.com/1/post/2013/05/my-book-spine-poem-challenge-entry.html
This was fun to do!!! 🙂 Here is my link: http://www.justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-challenge-day-1.html?m=1
I love doing book spine poems, so thanks for hosting 🙂
Here’s my poem: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-read-thon-70-goals-start.html
MY ENTRY: http://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/read-a-thon-bout-of-books-7-0-book-spine-poetry-challenge/
I can’t take a picture but I posted an image of the books, hope that’s okay.
Thanks for the challenge, Cait!
This is so fun, thanks for hosting it. Here’s my link http://theunbecomingofbooks.blogspot.in/2013/05/bout-of-books-read-thon.html
The Ice Princess and
The Broken Ones find
Eight Million Ways To Die
Here’s mine! First time I’ve ever done this. So much fun.
Sorry it posted like that, I just put in the link, I didn’t realize the whole thing would come up!
My book spine poem is here: http://romanceplanet.tumblr.com/post/50348122069/love-stargirl-is-stranger-than-fiction-my
This was my first time doing this challenge, but it was a lot of fun! Here’s my link:
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I love this challenge, but I usually muck it up. 😉 I think I end up thinking about it too hard. Here’s my attempt:
Thanks for the Challenge!
I’m posting through Twitter for Bout of Books. Here’s the link to my book spine poem: https://twitter.com/rikkir77/status/334008824035954689
Love this challenge… It was so fun to find titles that fit together. 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting… and good luck with the readathon! 🙂
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Mine is so goth! This was very fun. http://wp.me/p22aLn-lB
I love book spine poems! Thanks for hosting this! 🙂 Here’s mine:
here is my clumsy entry: http://texterin.tumblr.com/post/50360343327/under-milk-wood-cursed-days-linger-lost-in-a
it’s a russian-english mix and quite dark 🙂
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I think this is the first time I managed anything vaguely poemy!
Loved this challenge! Thanks for hosting. 🙂
This was so much fun! The first time I was able to do this kind of challenge (normally books are not organized and I just messed them up to make mine). http://www.garrulousandbookish.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-updates-and-challenges.html
This was a lot of fun, and it was great to engage my long-neglected poetry-brain. I ended up creating two poems instead of just one, and I’m sure there are many more that could have been made from the titles on my shelves. But here’s what I came up with:
I loved checking my books to make a nice poem! Here is my “poem”: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/bout-of-books-7-0-read-a-thon/ (under Updates/Monday).
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I wasn’t going to participate in any challenges (they sounded like fun, but I have SO many things to do), but this one caught my eye and I HAD to try it. Posted mine here: http://penmanshipsmitten.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/read-a-thon-bout-of-books/
Thank you for hosting! I had a lot of fun! 😀
I’m not usually the biggest fan of poetry, but the Book Spine Poem Challenges have changed my mind. I love to do these! 🙂 Here’s my entry: http://p7-books.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-read-thon-monday-may.html
I had too much fun doing this.
Great challenge! and it’s great that we were allowed to use extra words! Otherwise this would have been veery difficult o.o
Here’s my entry for the challenge. So much fun! Thanks for hosting!
LuV this! Here’s my entry for Book Spine poetry at my Blog HERE
and on twitter @_eHope
I loved this challenge! This was super fun and creative, good luck guys.
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I loved this challenge. Here’s a link to my progress post. My spine poetry is under Monday. Thanks for hosting!
Great challenge! Here is my link: http://floodbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/book-spine-poem-hosted-by-escape.html. Thanks for hosting!
This was fun, but also kind of hard hahaha. Here’s what I came up with!
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This is Awesome! here is Mine!
This is so fun! Here’s my link:
(It’s under “Day 1).
I’m not a poet, but I’m pretty proud of it.
the weight of silence SIGNALS the end of everything
FOR the murderer’s daughters KILLED in cold blood.
darkness, take my hand,
the secret between us IS unbroken
AND the empire of illusion
IS A house of dreams.
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So much fun! Here is mine:
Thank You for hosting. I had a lot of fun putting it together.
Amy @ http://www.bookgoonie.com
bookgoonie at yahoo
http://wp.me/p1h3Ps-1TS Link to my updates and my poem.
Always enjoy a little book spine poetry!
I suck at poems but I do want to pat myself on the back for kicking this challenges tush!
This is my favorite challenge! Thanks so much for hosting! Here is my entry!
Born Of Fire
Wicked As They Come
Vamps And The City,
A Warrior’s Desire
Is Forever Claimed.
I’m not really sure why it posted like that. Hmmmm
Sometimes twitter does that…I haven’t figured out why or how to do it on purpose, but it’s neat!
Thanks for hosting the challenge! My entry is here: http://heydorreads.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-book-spine-poetry.html
Here’s my entry: http://aliterarymafia.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/book-spine-poetry/
Thanks for hosting.
I’ve loved the idea of book spine poetry ever since I saw frenchiedee do them on her YouTube channel. Here’s my attempt at making poetry with book spines: http://dotdotdotontheshelf.blogspot.com/2013/05/book-spine-poetry-challenge-bout-of.html
Awesome challenge! Book spine poetry is so much fun! Here’s my entry http://lifemerging.com/2013/05/13/bout-of-books-7-0-progress/
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I love Book Spine Poetry!
Here is what I came up with:
Thanks for hosting!
This was a lot of fun.. and a good break from the read-a-thon. Here is mine… scroll down to the challenge section : http://angelasanxiouslife.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-goals-and-updates.html
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Here’s my entry! http://booksoverflowers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/bob-7-0-monday-update/
Mine is in my update sticky post: http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2013/05/bout-of-books-70-goals-and-updates.html
Thanks for the fun!
Enjoyed this challenge, only struggled with deciding which books to use LOL Thanks for hosting this challenge.
Here’s my spine poem. Thanks!
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not sure when or where you’ll announce the win for this one?
will you tweet or…? thx
I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow at the end of the readathon. Both here and on twitter 🙂
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