Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Think Thank Thursday #109 Books

I thought it would be fun, to discover what everyone is reading these days.  I mean isn't there a whole industry based on Summer reads.  If you aren't per say reading anything right worries.  You can share something you have read in the past, that struck a chord with you.  I find a lot of art is inspired from the written word.  I frequent art blogs and a lot of artists will read a book and then make art. There is a writer that actually crafts art from her characters and then writes the book. Her names is Jennifer Crusie.  Right now I am reading The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman.  

"In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance."

Love for booksby ~BourbonInYourEyes

Booksby ~AKAGoldfish

"You cannot open a book without learning something."

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

"There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry."  ~Emily Dickinson

 There is no right or wrong way to do this. Pick a book and pen a poem, in regards to how the book made you feel.  If you haven't finished the book, go with what you have read so far.  I doubt many of us are reading the same book. I thought  it would be fun, to explore what everyone is reading. Then we can all add more books to our wish list ;D.

I loved the compass poems...Sorry, I was late to get to all of them.  I started mine, but it never quite came together. I might find a way to use it later on ;D   Perhaps this is a hint for another prompt, lol.   I look forward to your Summer reads and the magic of your poems! 

 There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit several other poems linked here when you link to yours. Please
   don't just link and run, waiting for others to visit you.

                                     3. Leave a comment after you have posted
                                                                   your link.


  1. If you haven't read anything for awhile, pick up an old favorite and glance through it. Maybe you are reading to your children or could use this book. Maybe there is a book you want to could glance through and write about why you are interested in this book! Think of this as an invitation to get others curious about a book....
    Maybe you are intrigued by a book you have heard about...share why in a poem! :D

  2. Interesting prompt, kiddo! Will be back!

  3. I'm going to come back later--just wanted to say, I love Jennifer Crusie!! She makes me laugh every time. I am basically a "book-a-holic" always have to have something to read :-) Looking forward to playing with this prompt! Thank you Ella

  4. Oh how I wish I could write to this. Me and reading have not been on the best of terms lately...sigh.

  5. Thank you so much for this prompt. I never wrote anything about my fave book but this prompt gave me the opportunity to. Although it's a short poem I've written, I've had great time. Thank you! :)

  6. Vaishali I look forward to it! I'm so glad you had a great time :D

    Mary-Read your favorite poem or use your book of poems and share with us ;D

    SaraV-She is so imaginative! :D I love that a habit that is healthy, lol I wanted to live in a library, once...sssshhh, still do, lol
    Looking forward to it~

    Sherry-I'll be back, too... Trying to get the spray glue off my hands was not fun! lol

    Laura-Thank you, I thought it would be unique and stir up some intriguing ideas. Also we can add to our wish book list ;D

    I'll be back...working on mine, too! I'm in the middle of my book, but I will make it work~

  7. This was fun. My mind was on Heathcliff and Wuthering Heights. I paired my poem with the Pleiades form and it's listed on my form menu.

  8. I am so happy to respond to this prompt. Not a post of mine goes by without my mentioning Poets United, because I almost always remember to put in a backtrack. I've not been keeping up with the prompts... too many sites... but this was PERFECT, as I'd just read a fascinating book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and thus had a perfect subject that spans social justice, medical malfeasance, ethics in general, and history... Amy

  9. Ella,

    A wonderful prompt, this week again:)
    I have attempted to describe the story from a fantastic book which was written by a friend of mine. I have read the book once and recently made a second return to it. I can recommend it as a great novel, set in Belfast in 1972, but not totally concerned with only 'The Troubles.' The story of an interesting sixteen year old boy and a Saturday in Belfast......but with much more depth than a simple shopping experience:)


  10. Ella,

    I just had to compose another. I love books so much:)


  11. Well it's funny but since I received an e-reader I haven't finished many books, I just read individual poems or several passages, but here's a few:
    Essay on Man - Pope
    Aeneid - Virgil
    Metamorphosis - Kaffka
    Complete works of Longfellow

    But I recently acquired a box full of Stephen King books at an auction (most of which I've already read) and picked up 'The Stand' again. I read this in my early teens and was mesmerized by it, but reading it now so many years later I'm in awe. Whether you like horror or not King is a master storyteller and descriptive writer. Some of the streams of prose are just breath taking and his character depth is disquieting sometimes, how can he imagine with such clarity? A must read! Please forgive any errors, I'm on my phone and in a hurry, have a great weekend everyone!

  12. I had great time just figuring out what book I remember most. This was a great prompt, Ella.

  13. Ella I love libraries! That would be a great poem. It was too difficult for my brain to pick one book so I went off on completely different track...


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