Monday, February 22, 2016

Spine Poetry from My Bookshelf

I first learned of Spine Poetry thanks to awesome Sweet South Blog reader Amada. Of course, then I had to try my hand at it, hehe.

Okay, I admit I stole borrowed a few books from my other family members for a couple of these "poems." And you may have seen a couple of these poems in a tasty preview last year.

One Tuesday morning, Anna Finch and the hired gun vanished into deep, deep trouble.

White Christmas brides suddenly married Texas Christmas grooms as American as apple pie.

Masked by moonlight, a groom by arrangement suddenly married a bride most begrudging to win her heart.

When the clouds roll by, the lady and the officer get lost finding Beth, the lightkeeper's daughter, under the Big Sky.

Little women masquerade hidden affections when love calls an unlikely suitor once upon a summer. (Looking back, I'd have placed the bottom book on top.)

An echo in the darkness just above a whisper, "No way out."

Painless research projects: Mr. Knightly's diary. :)

Mr. Knightly's diary vanished. Emma? Deep trouble.
A voice in the wind whispers of moonlight, "Though my heart is torn, winter is not forever."

Now here are a few especially for my friend Julie Lessman:

Masked by moonlight, Scarlet(t) suddenly married more than a cowboy. 

Yes, Rhett is more than a cowboy, but what is the deal with masked marriage? Hmmm... Maybe a little fan fiction going on here.

Scarlet(t's) rebellious heart, (was) made to crave great kisses safe in the fireman's arms where she belongs.
I had to add imaginary words to the above one, but I tried. :D Who knew Scarlett was in love with a fireman all along?


Scarlett! Behave yourself!

P.S. Julie, notice that Scarlett and Rhett are on the COVER of the "Great Kisses...And Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies" book by Timothy Knight. They're like the poster-children for great kisses, er, poster-adults? Whatevs. :)


Which spine poem was your favorite?
Can you think of any book titles you can string together into sentences?

13 comments:

Loraine Nunley said...

This is a fun post Natalie. My favorite was, An echo in the darkness just above a whisper, "No way out."

Natalie Monk said...

Hi, Loraine! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! :) That one is one of my favorites as well. I loved that it turned out a little creepy! :)

Julie Lessman said...

LOL ... LOVE IT, NAT!!!!

My favorite is: Scarlet(t's) rebellious heart, (was) made to crave great kisses safe in the fireman's arms where she belongs.


If you think about it, Rhett WAS a "fireman" in a sense since he got Scarlett, Melanie, Prissy, and the wagon through the fire, right? Then, of course, there are those hot kisses of his that set this gal on fire as well ... ;)


YOU SAID: "P.S. Julie, notice that Scarlett and Rhett are on the COVER of the "Great Kisses...And Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies" book by Timothy Knight. They're like the poster-children for great kisses, er, poster-adults? Whatevs."

OF COURSE THEY ARE!! You act surprised, my friend!! ;)

Fun post, Natalie -- thanks for sending me the link! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Jasmine A. said...

This is some of the best spine poetry I've seen! I absolutely loved the top one!

Just Commonly said...

Lol. I'm loving this spine reading business! Great post! Thanks!

Natalie Monk said...

Haha! I love it, Julie! Rhett is SO a fireman when you look at it like that. :) Yes. He's definitely got the sirens going off with those kisses! ;)

Thanks for giving the post a shout-out!

Natalie Monk said...

Hi, Jasmine A.!!! Welcome to the Sweet South Blog!! And thank you! It's totally addicting once you start swapping books around and arranging them in sets.

Natalie Monk said...

Hi, Annie! LOL. Glad you like it! :)

Sarah Claucherty said...

Hmm...I'm feeling inspired to try some spine poetry on my own blog :)

Loved the Emma and Knightly one!

englishmysteriesblog said...

This is brilliant!

Natalie Monk said...

Welcome to the Sweet South Blog, SARAH! I'm glad you're feeling inspired!! I'm partial to the Emma/Knightly one as well. :)

Hi, HEATHER! Glad you think so! Haha! :)

Melissa Jagears said...

I've hardly ever been impressed by the spine poetry I see, but you've impressed me with a handful! Could be your calling! ;P

My faves were the two Mr. Knightly ones.

Natalie Monk said...

Haha! Thanks Melissa! :D

These were fun to do, only I had to clean up and reorganize the resulting book chaos afterward. If I were a troublemaker, I might go to a bookstore or library and compose book poetry to my little heart's content, but alas, I'd feel too guilty making them clean up my mess. Time-consuming stuff, that. :) Plus, I'd probably end up arrested for vandalism or some such offense. I guess they do let you read in jail, but that's not really the way I'd envisioned my life as a bookworm, haha.