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
- 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).