Milo - Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze: Review Haiku

Weepy and funny
at once -- but what's the title
got to do with it?

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg. S&S, 2010, 288 pages.


Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream: Review Haiku

A slice of heaven
for seven-year-olds who
believe in luck and dreams.

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han. Little Brown, 2011, 160 pages.


The Cloister Walk: Review Haiku

Juuuuust a cloister walk with theeeee . . . Norris lives by the Rule, finds grace and truth.

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. Riverhead, 1996, 384 pages.

A blessed Easter to you all.


Wicked Appetite: Review Haiku

Glo equals Lulu;
Liz equals Stephanie;
Diesel equals Ranger.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's, 2010, 320 pages.


Hereville: Review Haiku

Orthodox Jewish
girl kicks troll a$$, takes names, and
slays her own dragons.

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch. Abrams, 2010, 144 pages.


The Rule of St. Benedict: Review Haiku

For tax day, a course
in discipline and moderation
in all things.

The Rule of St. Benedict. This edition: Penguin, 2008, 118 pages.


Happy blogiversary to me: Birthday Haiku

You'd think at some point
this would grow tiresome.
Fortunately, it hasn't.

(Also, those of you who know me IRL will understand why I'm amused that the traditional gift for the fifth anniversary is wood.)


SEVEN: Birthday Haiku

Don't let her fool you:
she's got the attitude of
a fifteen-year-old.


Love My Rifle More Than You: Review Haiku

Affecting look at
the bitches and sluts* who
bravely serve our country.

Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U. S. Army by Kayla Williams. Norton, 2005, 290 pages.

*Her words, not mine. Relax.


Close to Famous: Review Haiku

Behold the power
of small-town resilience and
a well-timed cupcake.

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer. Viking, 2011, 200 pages.


Theater Geek: Review Haiku

Broadway babies shine,
but little errors reduce

* Ahem. The giant in Act Two of Into the Woods is not a he. The repeated lyrics in "Being Alive" begin "Someone to" or "Somebody," but never "Somebody to." All the campers would know this.


The Lemonade Crime: Review Haiku

Justice, fourth-grade style:
Siblings close the book on bully's
reign of terror.

The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies. HMH, 2011, 160 pages.