Hour 20! If you’re reading this, and furthermore planning to participate in this mini-challenge, I tip my hat to you… you hardcore readathoner! 😉
I tried to come up with a fairly easy challenge, yet one that would allow you to use a little creativity at the same time. So, without further ado… let’s HAIKU!!!
Your challenge during Hour 20, should you choose to accept it, is to write a simple haiku. And you have two choices for subject matter/inspiration:
1. Write a haiku about a book you’re currently reading or have read at some point during today’s readathon; or
2. Write a haiku about Dewey’s Readathon, in general.
Easy enough, right?? To be honest with you, I haven’t written a haiku since I was in grade school, and I’m not even sure I know the “official” rules involved. I remember something about three lines, with syllable counts of 5-7-5. Try to stick to that, just to make it easy on ME (it’s 3am in my part of the world!). But, honestly, I won’t discount you if you’re a syllable or two off, especially since from my Internet research on this topic, those syllable counts probably aren’t all that important in the world of hardcore haiku-ing.
Please leave a link to your haiku, or you can just put the haiku itself, in the comments to this post. Also make sure you leave some form of contact info, either an email address or twitter name, something so I can contact you if you’re the winner of this challenge.
And, speaking of winning, the prize for this is a book of your choice (valued at less than $20USD) from The Book Depository. You browse, find your dream book, and I’ll buy it and have it shipped to your door. Easy peasy!
Happy Haiku-ing, Everyone! And thanks for playing along! 🙂
UPDATE: Winner of this challenge is Melissa (@avidreader12) with this haiku about Bridget Jones’ Diary:
Silly British girl
So lost looking for her love
Finally finds Darcy
Thanks for playing!