In honor of Book Lovers' Day on 9 August, my writerly pals and I are having fun this week by sharing all the ways we adore reading with the #BookLuvHop. Here’s what you’ll find on a special Cat’s Corners:
1. Ode to Books, a RAP (Really-Awful Poem) <wink, wink>
2. Unread Book, a video rap by Orange Library
3. Book Lovers' Blog Hop: Spread the love!
Visit the awesome bloggers listed at the end of this post who share their libre passion. And hey, share your family-friendly blog link, along with a like or comment, and we'll spread the love your way!
Ode to Books
A RAP, Really-Awful Poem
By Cat Michaels
apologies to Gertude Stein, the Bard, Dr. Seuss and true poets everywhere
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Hmm. At least thrice: A book, is a book, is a book.
I love reading books here and there.
I love reading almost everywhere
Using all kinds of clever devices
Which take away my breath and suffices
as my brain's creative spices.
Alas, I could not read them on a boat....I get sea sick.
Nor on a goat....I am a city girl. I only do goat cheese.
I love books most when they talk to me.
In fact, they even walk with me!
Earbuds, sweat, and all.
Books in print are longtime pals
Ever since elementary school locales.
Dick and Jane started it all.
Then the Grinch and Nancy Drew as I grew tall.
Now it's sci-fi. Mysteries. Historical fiction.
But Kid Lit and JK's HP is still my addiction.
And what delight
to share laptop prose
With that special little one
A great kidlit story
makes playtime hunky-dory.
Ah, tablet reading!
You turn me on
when I plug you in.
Your font and light controls are awesome.
my book world spin.
And my deepest readerly secret?
I am a proud librocubicularist!
No way I can rhyme it,
so I'll just say instead
I love to read in bed!
Isn't that peculiarist?!?!
Video Rap: Unread Books
Orange Public Library
Meet the Guybrarian and the good folk from Orange Public Library, whose Unread Book sets literary hearts a-beating. They show what happens when the library closes at night. Hint: a toe-tapping original score, hilarious literary references, dancing librarians, and choir of book character singers.
Thanks to author Dorothy Hardin for leading me to this video.
Thanks for stopping by on the #BookLuvHop.
I love sharing book luv with YOU!
Please visit these awesome bloggers
for more book loving.
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Karen Emma Hall
Enjoy Book Lovers' Day by making time to read.
Leigh Shearin, Writer
How I found the secret to life on the big oak bookcase.
Söndra N. Rymer
Fairy Tales Imagery, Inc.
Fairy Tales Imagery
Söndra marks Book Lover's Day by slipping into the past to pick up a beloved children's book and quietly obsess over "This is where it all BEGAN!"
Baby Boomer Bliss
Looking for ways to lighten up and be happier? Julie offers do-able tips to make life more fun that work for any generation.
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8/10/2015 05:53:23 am
He he, what a fun take on the Book Lovers Hop. Really enjoyed reading your fun little poem.
8/10/2015 09:52:23 am
That was awesome! Made me smile :)
8/10/2015 10:32:20 am
This was TERRIFIC! Love your RAP!! And the video! How neat!
Karen Emma Hall
8/10/2015 11:11:52 pm
I really enjoyed taking time to read this with my breakfast cup of tea this morning. I really enjoyed the poem, and it is especially lovely when read out loud :) Thank you for sharing it and your lovely words which are very special for a book lovers day (Week)
8/17/2015 02:23:21 pm
Twas fun to write, Carmela. I have a new appreciation for real poets! Delighted you enjoyed it.
8/23/2015 01:43:32 pm
9/1/2015 06:00:59 pm
Thanks for dropping by, Pamela. I'm glad you feel the same way about electronic devices. Aren't they fun! I won't give up my day job to write poetry <big grin here>, but it was a hoot
7/7/2016 09:15:39 am
That means a ton to me, K. Thanks for stopping by and smiling -:D.
8/4/2016 10:49:09 pm
Cat, love this! Don't underestimate yourself! Love the poetry! Used to write poems when I was a teen and have gotten away from it, but your fun poem makes me want to give it another spin. Great ode to books!
8/5/2016 07:25:15 am
Thanks, Julie. You will be an awesome poet! I rhyme for fun and pun -:D
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