Friday, June 14, 2013

Feature & Follow #153

As you may or may not know I'm really trying to do a lot more for my poor neglected book blog. This includes trying to put out more reviews (which would help if I actually was reading more books but that is besides the point), reading and commenting on more blogs that I follow and participating in more memes.

Now, awhile back I may have gone a little meme crazy and may have participated in waaaaaay too many. (I admit nothing!) What's different this time is that I'm only going to do a couple a week now instead of one every day. Trust me, there are memes out that for every day of the week but I just can't bring myself to go that route (again)(maybe)(still admitting nothing!) What I want to do is get my blog back to my original vision. A book blog featuring my reviews with a few fun things thrown in instead of the other way around.

With that said, this particular meme is one that I believe in and love. Feature & Follow is a wonderful way to get our book blogs out there and find like minded readers' blogs too. This is now the 153rd F&F but my first. It is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and is a little different than the typical Follow/Hop type memes because once a week they feature one special blogger on each of their blogs. Love that idea!

They also have a weekly question to post and answer. This week's question is...

Q: Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.

 A: Yikes! Here's where I have to admit that creativity is not my strong point. I am the least creative person in my little world as a matter of fact. I'm more comfortable crunching some numbers than crocheting or scrapbooking or whatever else you creative people do. Numbers make sense to me. Stringing colorful beads into a necklace does not.

So, I have to share then, my favorite poem. Emily Dickinson's This Is My Letter To The World Although there is an obvious religious statement within the poem I always connected to it anyway, having felt that I was judged harshly by others no matter what message I was trying to convey. Judged and dismissed.

Since I'm talking Emily Dickinson I'd be remiss to not include my second favorite poem Because I Could Not Stop For Death. A bit morbid but I love it anyway.

Now, if for some reason I do come down with a high fever coupled with delirium and/or possessed by a crafty creative demon where I manage to create a line of poetry worthy of posting I'll do so. I wouldn't hold your breath though. I can't have that on my conscience. Not that you'd die or anything from holding your breath...unless you do it while handcuffed and chained and wearing a straight jacket while submerged in an underwater lock box. But why would you do that? For reals...we're readers people. We read about that crap...we don't do it.



Anonymous said...

Hi I'm new to blogging and following thru from Parajunkie's follow friday.
You can follow me back at "SnowRavyn's Reviews"

Aimee (Aimee, Always) said...

Hi there! I don't really read poetry, so I haven't heard of this. Thanks for sharing, though. :)

My Feature & Follow

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...
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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

:P Made an uhoh with my last comment!

Anyways, Emily was always one of my faves!

Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Returning the follow!

Have a GREAT weekend!

NEW Follower :D

Unknown said...

Emily Dickenson is classic. I haven't read much poetry and not for a very long time. Loved your post-creative demon LOL :D Thanks for stopping by this week. I'm following you back via GFC. Have a great weekend!

Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

Danielle Annett said...

Great Post
Now Following :)
Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

Unknown said...

great pic! Like that you put a pic of the author too!

New follower!

Here's My FF

Amber @Paradise of Pages

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction said...

Your post totally made me laugh! I'm a new follower via GFC and BlogLovin' (since GFC is supposedly going away).

You can find my poem here.

bookbitereviews said...

Thanks for stopping by mine!
New Follower
Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

Meredith said...

Ha! You are too funny. Love the poems.

I'm a new GFC follower.

Meredith’s Musings

Stuffed Shelves said...

I'm a new Bloglovin Follower! I'd love if you could follow back! Check out my FF
Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves