Guess What I'm Doing Today: Rejection Haiku

Are there any words
less welcome than these sad five?
"Not right for our list."


Toys Go Out: Review Haiku

Stingray, buffalo,
plastic ball: restoring the
good name of whimsy.


Plum Lovin': Review Haiku

Almost made me wish
I still lived in New Jersey.
On second thought: Naah.

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's, 2007, 176 pages.


Life As We Knew It: Review Haiku

The man in the moon
makes a house call. Who'll survive
the apocalypse?

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Harcourt, 2006, 337 pages.


Award Haiku

Caldecott: well, sure.
Newbery: a big fat "huh?".
No love for me, though.

ALA Awards announced today.


Into the Wild: Review Haiku

It's extreme camping!
Alone, some skills, great hubris.
Apologist tome.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Anchor, 1997, 224 pages.


Why I Haven't Posted: Excuse Haiku

Breastmilk is really
full of brain cells. I'm losing
more with each feeding.


Girl, Going on 17, Pants on Fire: Review Haiku

Third person? Odd choice
for Bridget Jones-y series.
Still, good mindless fun.

Girl, Going on 17, Pants on Fire by Sue Limb. Delacorte, 2006, 233 pages.


With a dreamy, far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book...

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Literate Good Citizen
Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

(Thanks to MotherReader for the link and to my daughter for the lyrical post title.)


Drawing a Blank: Review Haiku

Scots, feuds, and comics:
Just ridiculous enough
to be wacked-out fun.

Drawing a Blank: Or, How I Tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of My Dreams
by Daniel Ehrenhaft. Harper, 2006, 327 pages.


Clementine: Review Haiku

Fuse loved it; me too!
My inner Ramona thrills.
Laugh-out-loud, spot-on.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Hyperion, 2006, 131 pages.


Things Hoped For: Review Haiku

Music, family,
invisibility? One
of these doesn't fit.

Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements. Philomel, 2006, 167 pages.

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl: Review Haiku

Near-perfectly pitched
romance, cautionary tale.
Love and art, they hurt.

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga. HMCo, 2006, 311 pages.

Murder in the White House: Review Haiku

A blast from the past --
still, it's new to me. The rough
politics of crime.

Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman. Fawcett, 1980, 272 pages.