Thursday, February 18, 2010

Books! Books, I Tell You!

I have been uber remiss in posting updates on the Read 75 Books So You Can Be As Kewl As PJ Hoover Challenge. Apparently, I'm not as kewl as PJ Hoover. No surprise there. Trust me. I'm writing my author bio, and it has become quite clear to me that I am Not. Kewl. At. All.

Oh well.

Anyway, my new challenge tally is 9. (EDIT: Durr. I can't count. Make that 10.) Woo! Go me! (And can I take a moment to remind you to read Cracked Up To Be, by Courtney Summers, which we chose as the Cybil's YA award winner this year? Good, because I just did.)

Now, for the longest time, I reviewed everything in haiku. And while I may do some more haiku in the future, I'm going to try something different. After all, it's tough to go wrong with a limerick.

Skinned, by Robin Wasserman
There once was a girl who car crashed.
Her life front her eyes, it all flashed.
She got all robotted,
'gainst a baddie she plotted,
His evil designs, she all dashed.

Powerless, by Matthew Cody
There once was a boy with no powers,
In a book I devoured in hours,
Had to read til the end,
See if he'd save his friend,
Amidst dangerous meteor showers.

Srsly. Read Powerless. I'm not just saying that because Matthew Cody and I are agent-siblings.

17 comments:

AchingHope said...

lol! I never thought to use haikus or limericks to review books. Brilliant!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Too fun! Srsly. And I think you are every bit as kewl as PJ Hoover! (who's PJ Hoover?) :-)

Empress Awesome said...

Wow, they all sound good (especially in rhyme) I may have to check them out.

Kelly said...

Ohhh, I like the switch to limericks! Very cool!

Jamie Eyberg said...

You will always be kewl to me.

Carolyn V. said...

You are Kewl! And you are adding lots of great ideas to my reading list! Love it!

Mariah Irvin said...

You're totally kewl! I've only read 7 books this year, and I thing Powerless will be #8.

Bethany Mattingly said...

I love your limerick reviews! Thanks for the suggestions!

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I think you should post the author bio so that we can critique it.

Wendy Sparrow said...

LOL. Totally hope someday I get a book reviewed via limerick.

PJ Hoover said...

You are uber cool! And I love the limerick thing. In fact I love it so much I may copy you. But I'm thinking vlog limerick. Hmmmm...maybe I'll start tomorrow :)

storyqueen said...

You just made my day! I've been waiting for you to make the move to review limerick.

Most impressive!

There once was an author named Carrie
Who wrote about zombies, that's scary!
Her book was so Kewl
It rocked every school
And got stolen lots from the library.

Just for you.

Carrie Harris said...

Okay, I love you all for commenting, because let's face it, comments help me to delude myself that I'm kewl. But I love Storyqueen EXTRA for writing a limerick about me.

K.C. Shaw said...

I was impressed with the haiku reviews. I'm awed by the limerick reviews.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Limerick reviews! U R Kewl!

Solvang Sherrie said...

My son enjoyed Powerless. I'm going to have to read that one, especially since you gave it such a kewl review :)

kanishk said...

they all sound good (especially in rhyme) I may have to check them out.

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