Today is a mish mash of memes and more – some poetry, a list of wonderful missed reads, and then some ramblings too that I am not sure will make their way into the post at this time! But note that the title does not mean that any of the books I include are prequels.. It is just a play on words for the content within.
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Ten Wonderful Missed Reads
This week’s topic for TTT over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl is Books I Meant to Read in 2023 but Haven’t Gotten to Yet. Well, there are way too many such books on my list and I decided to keep it to ten this time around, but also picked a couple from previous years. i just used the lists of ‘most anticipated releases’ from earlier for this list to make it easy on me 🙂
Based on reviews and descriptions, I am assuming that these are all wonderful books that I missed reading in the previous years. Now I am asking you, dear reader, which of these would you recommend I pick first?
- Book Lovers by Emily Henry
- Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
- The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
- Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
- If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
- The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt
- The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson
- The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock
- The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass.
- The Spectacular by Fiona Davis
dVerse-ing this Week: The Pinch of Prequels
The Prompt that Pinches
WhimsyGizmo invites everyone to write a quadrille. So Get those nimble fingers ready and pinch us a punchy little poem of just 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word pinch.
Wisdom Within this Word-Web??
Within the labyrinth of my mind,
words linger, longing to intertwine –
in tangled lines, a chaotic dance.
Will coherence arise? Do take a chance!
Just a note: remember to blend
A pinch of common sense, my friend,
For clarity emerges when reason is fed.
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites
For the Poetics prompt, Lillian asks us to Write a poem that is a prequel to a particular character from a nursery rhyme, Aesop’s fable, book, or mythology. Be sure it’s clear in the poem, who you’re writing about.
Twee Tugs at Heartstrings
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
I wonder how they were in the nursery?
Would Tweedledum often go “ho hum”
While his brother Dee laughed with glee?
Makers of mischief or a joyous pair?
Did they bring cheers or parental despair?
What do you think, Reader Dear?
But one thing does shine so very clear –
In their frequent hugs, was love so true,
That mom and dad surely adored this twee duo.
~Vidya @ LadyInReadWrites
Another poem in their honor here.
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, have you read any of these books? Which one do you recommend I pick first? Which one would you want to read first for yourself? I hope you consider joining in at dVerse to write a poem or read other poems (and let me tell you, the other dversers are brilliant!!)