Book blurbs in haiku form is maybe not the most obvious way of summarising one’s output. The idea came from Librarything.
I joined Librarything several years ago, and used to post my reviews there, until I came up against a barrier I could only overcome by paying for membership*. I’m not sure whether that is still the case. I still get the regular newsletters and have had first-read books from them, though. One of those had been in my ‘to-read’ list for along time before I got around to it.
This month’s newsletter told me that rather than what they used to do—a one sentence summary for each book—they have had a new idea. Book blurbs in haiku form.
You may remember I used the one sentence formats in one of my book pages – probably on the Princelings website.
Now I want to put them all into haiku form: five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. After all, I even had the characters doing haikus in a narrathon in The Talent Seekers!
Princelings blurbs in haiku – a first attempt
The Princelings of the East
Escaping from home
George and Fred save the Realms
from energy drain
The Princelings and the Pirates
Kidnapped by pirates
Fred rescues a fair princess
and George fights for life
The Princelings and the Lost City
Fred suffers love pangs:
tears ideals apart
Well it’s a start. Maybe I’ll do a few more next month.
How would you tackle your books – or a favourite? Have a go in the comments!
Update on the Audiobook
I hope it’ll be out very soon. Just waiting for confirmation it’s got through the QA process. Check your Amazon, Audible or iTunes pages links for The Princelings of the East.
- At the time it was a monthly or annual cost. Now I see they’ve changed (or I read it incorrectly before):
- Enter 200 items for free, as many as you like for $10 (year) or $25 (life).
4 thoughts on “Book blurbs in Haiku form – what do you think?”
What an interesting idea1 You’ve done a good job with your book haikus!
I’m jet-lagged out of my gourd, but let’s see if I can do one for the Ninja Librarian.
Rough town needs fixing,
Schoolmarm and librarian can
Kick the right backsides.
Okay, maybe not yet ready for prime time 😀
That’s definitely getting there 🙂
I love that idea. I should put it in my to-do list to attempt.
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