I was inspired to try some book spine poetry over the weekend when I saw poems Fiction Fan and Cathy at 746 Books recently created. Both came up with some fabulous poems, I’m not so sure about mine although I have hunted high and low through my plentiful bookshelves to produce something. So you can admire the books if nothing else!
How it all began…
The woman before me,
A small deceit, hidden lives
Green eye, the guilty one
The end of the affair.
Then I decided to move from low level misery to real darkness with my next attempt, luckily for you all it is short!
Standing in the shadows
I let you go, Underworld
Go to sleep!
And for my last effort something which hopefully has a touch of poignancy about it…
One last dance, what she left…
The light behind the window,
The memory of lost senses,
The secret place
The ghost of Lily Painter
In other news I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who voted in my poll last weekend on what is the key to making you select a book – I thought I’d share the results with you.
- 35% of the votes went to the subject matter which I suppose isn’t surprising
- 28% of you depend on reviews from other readers, something that makes me happy because I hope mine are included in that mix
- The cover has a fairly big impact with 16% opting for this method
I left a section free for ‘other’ which polled at about 15% with comments included
- All of the above, and then, something whimsical, like it pulled me in – I liked this answer because sometimes I buy on a whim
- Ratings on Goodreads
- I have no idea
At the bottom of the results with two votes each came
Thanks for joining in and hopefully this will hammer home to publishers and authors how very important that synopsis is – we aren’t all going to want to read your book so let those readers that are into your subject, be it on a whim or otherwise a strong pointer!