Thursday, May 27, 2010

Verse Novel Challenge: Far From You


She did it again.
I picked up
This book
And could not
Put it down
Until I was done.
Started at 9p.m.
Ended at 10:30p.m.

That's Far From You,
A novel in verse

Never read novels in verse?
Try them!
They're addicting.
Join Caroline Starr Rose's challenge here.

6 comments:

  1. love it! I want to read one!

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  2. Danica, You'd love them!

    Myrna, Yes, I think that's a big part of their charm. :)

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  3. Amy, I picked up I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME from the library after you mentioned it - and finished it in about an hour and a half one Sunday morning:) I'll have to check this one out, too.

    (After I finished it, I told my husband, "Man, I need to write me one of these! I could finish the whole darn thing in about three weeks!" But then I remembered I'm not much of a poet and would probably spend about three years on the revisions. Because when you have so few words, EVERY SINGLE ONE of them really, really counts, you know?)

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  4. So glad you're enjoying the challenge!

    Krista, the fact that every word counts can be terrifying. I tend to look at creating a novel-in-verse one poem at a time. Much easier to think through that way.

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  5. I've never read a verse novel, but I will try this one. It's on the list! I loved reading the illustrated novel the Invention of Hugo Cabret for the same reason- great story, thick book, and it moved so fast! And I liked the pretty pictures;)

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