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Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Is Poetry Month

My first book spine poem
I enjoy poetry, but don't fancy myself a poet by any stretch of the imagination. Then I discovered a fun way to create poetry. It's called Book Spine Poetry and uses the titles of books as displayed on the spine to create the lines of the poem. How's that for a truly unique way to use books! My first attempt is pictured at right.

If you'd like to see more examples, School Library Journal has a full gallery of them. Or simply Google book spine poetry. There is a wealth of it out there, including a Facebook page.

Care to give it a try? Create your own book spine poem, take a picture of it, and email a .jpg to me at marsharedd (at) mac (dot) com. I would love to post more examples on my blog.

Happy Poetry Month!

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