Writing poetry isn't really a talent of mine—unless you count humorous/sarcastic haikus and "Roses Are Red" variants—but I do randomly stack books to create sentences and mini-mini short stories. Then I discovered that this a Thing: spine poetry! Naturally, I got sucked into the Internet and bounced from Pinterest to Tumblr to blog posts filled with books stacked and photographed to create a poem.
So for no reason at all and with no prize promised, I challenged myself to see how many sentences I could create with the books in my office. My self-imposed rules were no title repetition and only using print books on my shelves. Here's what I came up with.
Deep in the shade of paradise, when you are engulfed in flames, this book will save your life.
Naked by the window, my boyfriend wrote a book about me: The Bedwetter.
The nanny just can’t get enough queen crab.
Under the Tuscan sun, the three Miss Margarets, sleepwalk with me naked.
Lolita, a good man is hard to find.
Our husband, Jack; a hopeless romantic.
What the lady wants: Kat’s cradle, dragon bones, the guy not taken.
Talking to Addison, the girl who played with fire—I hope they serve beer in hell!
This could have gone on forever had I used eBooks on my Kindle and didn’t have a to-do list screaming at me.
Now it’s your turn! Create sentences or mini-mini stories using book titles and post in the comments section. Have fun!