Saturday, August 11, 2012

Booked

My nose has always been
In
A book
And writing one
Seemed simple
In
Theory it is
In
Practice it's not
Wrote two novels
Too many
My nose has always been
In
A book
But
My heart has always been
In
Poetry

This was written for the prompt at Think Tank Thursday at Poets United  to write about the book you're reading. I am chain reader of romantic comedy. And in deep admiration of authors who can write and revise ad nauseum until the story is ready to publish.  If you want names of good romantic comedy, let me know and I'll give you a list.  Also love Sharon Creech, and The Secret Life of Bees and ...

26 comments:

  1. I really like this and can only say I'm glad you're partial to poetry 8-D

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    1. Thank you Robert! I'm really enjoying your poetry too.

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  2. Oh! Sharon Creech is an absolute favorite of mine! And I loved The Secret Life of Bees. I read all the "Confessions of a Shopaholic" author's books last summer. Wonderful. :) I also enjoy Meg Cabot.

    Love this piece. And, of course, can fully relate. :)

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    1. De, you really make my heart swell with joy--your comments are so delightful. When are we getting together for coffee? I would really love that :-)

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    2. Yes, please! How many miles are there between us? Let's meet half way. ;)

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  3. And yes, I'd like a list. :)

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    1. De,
      Here's my favorite authors:
      Jennifer Crusie--makes me laugh out loud
      Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips--great characters and also so funny
      Susan Donovan-snappy funny women
      Julie Garwood-"The Secret" she's who got me back into reading romance--it's one of those scottish highlands books, but great story.
      Cristina Dodd--she's more romantic suspense, but great characters (though I'm not too thrilled with her recent series of kind of fantasy/paranormal books)
      Nora Roberts-Jewels of the Sun, Tears of the Moon, and Heart of the Sea--set in Ireland so fun.
      Luanne Rice--she's not funny, but she writes so beautifully, like poetry (and about sailing and the ocean...)
      Enjoy!!

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  4. This is perfect. Mo nose always is in a book too.......when I was a kid I kept hearing "what are you doing with your nose in a book? you should be Out in the Sunshine!" Since age 5, that's sixty years, I have been carrying home an armload of books every week. Loved your poem. My heart is in poetry too:)

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    1. Sherry, so glad you enjoyed this--I can just picture you with your armload of books :-) and your heart is definitely in poetry! I've really been enjoying reading your poems and love your interviews, too :-)

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  5. Thank you for sharing. As they say about writers, they are voracious readers. It is through books that they better their trade.

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    1. So true, thank you for stopping in and commenting, your words are very much appreciated :-)

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  6. Dear Sara,
    Thank you for dropping by and I am so glad to find someone who loves DUNE! I could not get enough of anything written by Frank Herbert then.

    Reading followed by writing is what I live and breathe and eat at the moment. My first love though, was and maybe will always be - poetry!

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    1. Nino, I know! I couldn't wait for the next book by Frank Herbert :-)

      I'm with you on the reading and writing as well, can't imagine life without either. Thought I would really love writing long stories, but like you, poetry was my first love, and I think it probably always will be my true love ;-)

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  7. Hi there! Please check out my new poetry blogzine and submit your best work: brevitypoetryreview.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Amy! Welcome, and thank you so much for the invite!! I will definitely send a poem (or two) your way.

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    1. Thank you Mad! Really appreciate the visit. :-)

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  9. So many good books to choose from. I'd love to publish mine, but poetry seems to be where my heart is, too.

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  10. Laurie, I'm sure that I, and the rest of the world would love to read your book! You might want to e-publish and offer it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Several of my writing friends have had success with that. Your heart is definitely in your poetry :-)

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  11. smiles.. i have never really thought about writing a book...i guess it is a lot of work... but def. love to read .. just finished the three hunger games books and i dive into another world when reading..smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia, that is my favorite thing getting lost in the pages of a good read :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I love to read and write, but often find myself not finishing things as expected. :) Fun poem!

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    1. Rachel you just summed my poem and my writing life up perfectly! Thank you so much for coming by:-)

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  13. Excellent - so simple it shines

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  14. What a lovely compliment! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!