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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Reader (04/15/10)

TITLE: Book Lover
By LaTawnia Kintz
04/20/10


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It's the smell, I think, that I love the best

A brand new book, hot off the press

Each page hold new secrets that must be explored

The smell of fresh ink, I absolutely adore

My favorite book, I just can not say

History, fiction, Shakespearean plays

Poetry, suspense, all put me in a mood

For a good cup of coffee with finger food.

When reading suspense, I reach for the covers

A good romance, over a box of tissue my hand hovers

Mysteries have me thinking “Aha!”

Poetry at times will make a tear fall

Whether the book is new or gently used

Makes me no matter, Bookworm I am accused

Everywhere I go you will see one in my hand

One in my purse, in the car, or pocket of pants

I am a book lover, with a voracious appetite

I don't just nibble, I take big bites

The thicker the book, the happier I am

But I'll read the little ones if I'm in a jam

Books that inspire, books with humor

Books with love and not too much fever

Books that inform, books on the past

Hardbound, paperback, just as long as they'll last

E-books are fine, I'm sure for those few

But for me, nope, no way, they just won't do

I have to hold it, caress it, smell the ink

Feel the paper, not click on a link

Call me old-fashioned, or fanatic will do

But books are meant to be held, just like me and you

They need to be loved, held close to the breast

They're meant to be treasured, passed to the next

Rereading a book is like having a conversation with your best friend

Some of my books I have read over and over in multiples of ten

You would know which one is my favorite, it's true

When you open it up and pages fall out on you

I am a book lover, this is what I live to do

I read books old, contemporary or even something by you

If I don't like it, you'll never hear me say

I will pass it on someone, a good home, for it to stay

If it's a book I like, you can rest assured

I will write about it, talk about it, my voice will be heard

I'll make mention of it on my blog

You can read about it, when on it you log

I am a book lover, this much is true

But one day I hope to have written a book just for you.


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angelos2 wark04/22/10
Well you pretty much wrapped it all up, even the bow on top.
You have defined the Reader!
Just a few spots where the rhyme was a bit lost.
Good job.
Dana McReynolds04/23/10
Lovely poem!
Joanna Stricker04/23/10
Oh, goodie! I look forward to reading your book. :-)
Theresa Santy 04/27/10
A joy to read! You captured all my thoughts and emotions regarding books.