Thursday, August 22, 2013

TBR Spine Poetry

After seeing wonderful pics from blogging friends Kara (Flowers of Quiet Happiness) and Ruth (Booktalk & More), I simply couldn't resist taking on the challenge of coming up with some "spine poetry"!

These two "poems" are all from books in my TBR or "currently reading" stacks (both YA and Christian fiction)...

Welcome to Last Chance
On Distant Shores:
Shadow and Bone...
Shades of Mercy
All in Good Time
For Darkness Shows the Stars.

The Elite:
Born of Persuasion.
A Noble Groom,
The False Princess - 
Wishing on Willows...
Burning Sky,
Into the Whirlwind...
Love at Any Cost.

So much fun to try "writing" poetry in a new way! Have you all tried this? Or have you come up with some other ways of "writing" poetry or stories?


Fida Islaih said...

I still need to try this, thanks for sharing!

Amber Holcomb said...

My pleasure, Fida! :) It's a lot of fun - hope you get to try it out soon!


Jessica Dotta said...

What a FUN idea!!!! Love it!

Abbi Hart said...

This is really fun isn't it! I have done a few for read-a-thon challenges and I always love it! I just did one yesterday-so much fun. You did a great job on yours!

Sarah Sundin said...

How fun! I love spine poetry. I wish I were more poetic!!

Thanks for including my book :)

Rachel Heffington said...

That is so neat! I have often made up stories by stringing together "spines" but I've never tried poetry. What a task it'd be to make it rhyme! :) Very clever! :)

Amber Holcomb said...


Isn't it, though?? I had a blast trying to fit titles together - so many lovely titles and book spines! :)

Looking forward to moving your book from my TBR to my "currently reading" stack!


Amber Holcomb said...


It is, indeed! Just took a look at the recent one on your blog - oh my goodness! I love it!! So romantic. :)

Thanks for stopping by to read mine!


Amber Holcomb said...


I now see what all the fuss is about - this spine-poetry thing is fun! :) I was more than happy to include your latest title! Looking forward to starting it very soon. :)


Amber Holcomb said...


Oooh, I bet there are some great story ideas that could arise from combined titles/spines! :) And rhyming spine poetry? Yep, that would be quite the task! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Well done! That was fun.

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you! (And great rhyme! ;))


Rissi said...

Aw, fun! It's been interesting to see all the blogs on my dashboard participating in this. Gotta' love these cool memes - someone always starts out with a neat idea! :)

Terrific photos, Amber!

Amber Holcomb said...


Hasn't it been fun, though? Love seeing what everyone comes up with - and I love when ideas catch fire like that! :)

Thanks so much! A pro photographer, I'm not, but I'm glad you enjoyed them just the same. ;)


Hamlette (Rachel) said...

This is so groovy! I especially like the second poem, with the noble groom and false princess -- there's a story there, waiting to be told. Dig it!

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you! Yeah, the "noble groom" and "false princess," just begged to go together - it was kind of fun to have a story sort of poem. :) That could be interesting to explore sometime!


Unknown said...

This poetry piece is so awesome! I'll defintely try this sometime. I personally think this is the greatest poetry invention of all time ... probably said that because it involves books (what would I do without them *sighing*) ;).

Amber Holcomb said...


Thanks so much! You should definitely try it - I'm glad I was inspired to, as it's lots of fun and exercises your creativity in different ways. :) I'm in agreement - this is a pretty awesome idea/invention, isn't it?? Yay books!


Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

I've been seeing this unique and fun spine poetry EVERYWHERE! It's such a neat idea. I really enjoyed both of yours and I'm slightly envious of your book collection! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Renee C

Amber Holcomb said...


Seriously!! But I'm glad the idea's been making the rounds. :)

And thank you! Yeah, my book collection has been growing by leaps and bounds...LOL.


Anonymous said...

This is such a fun idea! I've gotta try it someday :)

You put together some great poems too! Good job :)

Amber Holcomb said...


I so agree - lots of fun! :) Would love to see what you come up with!

And thanks so much for the kind words. :) I had a lot of great titles to work with!