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Monday, November 14, 2011

Must Read Monday (#5)

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Welcome. It gives me warm fuzzies just to know you've stopped by. Read on to participate in Must Read Monday:)

The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).

For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

I will feature two bloggers who had the most creative posts the following week, and those will be required follows if you wish to participate again.

You guys are getting so freakin' good at this! Really; I need to make a book of all these acrostics. Again it was such a hard decision!

Winners of Must Read Monday week #4:

Jinky @ Jinky is Reading (A Monster Calls)

and

Sheree @ Beckoned By Books (Burned)

Both of these ladies used a letter of the title to start each line (which can sometimes be the hardest way to build your acrostic).

Jinky often has humor in her acrostics, and this one is no exception. I'm pretty sure we're all in agreement that her line, "Er, it was the book that she could not finish (cancer claimed her)." When all else fails, put an interjection. Loved it! I also appreciate an ending with a question that creates intrigue.

Sheree started by describing the protagonist's struggles, which creates immediate conflict. My favorite line: "Determine her destiny, and eventually, her demise." Powerful ending. I feel like I know all about the book without having a specific spoiler.


REMEMBER: You must follow these ladies to participate this week!

This week's category: A book so powerful that it changed you in some way.

Here's mine:
True, I rarely remember names, but
Here's a story about the second world war
Enemy slander aimed at one particular religion

Blood was shed so freely
One day equaled thousands of collected souls
Out of the events, I remember the colors;
Kids, adults, and teens are all the same to Death

Then came little Liesel,
Her orphaned state one to pity
In all the madness, she discovered books
Even her foster papa encouraged her dangerous habit
For when you're hiding a Jew from Hitler, what harm can a book do?

Never has a book made me cry so hard or during so many parts. I am fascinated by WWII stories, yet this was so powerful and different than anything I've read. It'd be a good read for those who deny the existence of the Holocaust. Markus Zusak writes with the most beautiful imagery imaginable, creates loving characters, and explores the war from the perspective of Death. Amazing.
                      
What book has changed you in some way?

*Next week's category: Fantasy (or some book with fantastical elements)

Guidelines:
  • Must become a follower to participate.
  • Follow the two winners from last week to participate.
  • Grab my button to place in your post.
  • Make sure you have a backlink in your post to each weekly post I put up, not just to my website.
  • Where it says your name please include name @ blog name Ex: Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
  • Your exact post URL is the one that goes in the linky box, not your website.
  • This meme is for BOOK BLOGGERS ONLY.
  • Don't just hop around; leave comments! We all love reading what others have to say.
  • Enjoy!

7 comments:

Kristan said...

The last line is beautiful! I' awful and haven't read this book and know that I need to get it. Your puzzle just confirmed that even more.

Kristan

P.S.You should pick yourself as this weeks winner!

The Happy Booker said...

"Out of the events I remember the colors"
Love it! The Book Thief is certainly a book that changed me as well. Just reading that line immediately made me think of "The boy with hair the color of Lemons." Death was such a powerful narrator too. Wonderful choice of book and amazing acrostic! I'm excited to participate in this meme. I'm not very creative or poetic, but I think I'll really enjoy the challenge!

Sherre said...

Yayyy! I won this week. I havent read the book thief, but I plan to!

Pepca said...

This describes The Book Thief perfectly! I always forget to join this cool feature. I'll try to participate next week.

Aimee said...

Why haven't I read this book?! I really need to. Thanks for reminding me. Fabulous acrostic. I nominate you for the next week winner too! :)

Jinky said...

Oh no! What happened to the comment I made this morning? Ugh, I must have forgotten to do the "human" test? I really need to work on my butterfingers!! Anyway, aww, thank you for the honor! --I like your first line ..invites excitement. I loved this book too and you hit the blurb to the T. I vote for you too!

Pamela said...

If I'd done an acrostic this week, this book would've been used for it. But, I have trouble forming words about this book, so it's no surprise I couldn't write an acrostic. But it inspired me enough to finally find words for a review, so I posted that instead. You can read it here. I love yours, though. It's absolutely perfect.

I promise to do an acrostic next week, Jenna! :)