Bout of Books 8.0: Acrostic Book Poem Challenge!

August 24, 2013

Bout of Books

Hey there, people! How's the reading going? We're on our second last day of the read-a-thon, and frankly, I'm kind of sad about it ending, because then it means my exams are starting!!! Yes, they really are. On Monday. And I'm reading fiction here. Maybe I should've included some of my psych text books in my goals? Hm... But anyway, moving on...

I really like the idea of these mini-challenges during the course of a 'read-a-thon day'. I love reading and all, but sometimes, it's nice to take a short break, and when it's a bookish break - YAY!

I'm pretty excited to be hosting one of today's mini-challenge , and it's actually one of my favourite mini challenge ideas, because my friends and I used to do this all the time, and it brings back so many memories :) Also, I love poetry. Without further ado, here's the challenge:

This challenge has been around for a time now, so i'm sure you know the rules:
- Pick a book! Any book!
- Write the title vertically on a sheet of paper.
- Next to each letter, write an adjective or a line or verse that describes the book.

Easy peasy!

Next, take a snap, if you can or want. Of the book and your poem, or just the book, or just the poem. Anything works. Or make a picture, like I am, on Photoshop or elsewhere and post it! It's more engaging and fun that way, but it's not a big deal if you dont.

And then, link your poem in the comment section!

Only Bout of Books 8.0 participants can participate. Please make sure you're signed up properly.

Sorry folks, but no giftcard or book prize! I'm saving for an epic giveaway soon, so I don't have a monetary or bookish prize for you today. And I totally understand of that dampens your enthusiasm to participate. But...

At the end of the read-a-thon, that's tomorrow night, I will pick three of the best (in my and my book buddies' opinions) poems, and they will be featured in a whole other post. Also, if I have read the book, the poem will also get included in my review of the book (with due credit and a link back, of course), and if I haven't read it, I'll make sure to read the book, and when I review it, I'll do the same with that too. Does that sound good?

Here's mine, to get you started, and for an example! :)

Get to sharpening your poetry skills! All the best, ya'll! :)


  1. This is tough and fun at the same time!

  2. Mine is here:

  3. Here is my post:

  4. Fun challenge. Here is mine: Thanks for hosting!

  5. This was tricky... my poem sounds terrible :S Still, it was fun to do it ^_^

    Mine is here: A Cup of Coffee and a Book"

    Thanks for the challenge :)

    XX Ner

  6. Mine:

  7. I posted mine here:

  8. This was fun! Tho it turned out quite badly haha

  9. I liked this one, I kinda used your idea of how to set it up with the picture of the book. Check out my Acrostic

  10. Here's mine. A bit creepy but then so was the book. So I guess that's good :D

  11. Here's mine:

  12. This was a fun challenge, here is the link to mine. (I kind of cheated and only used a book with a 4 letter title lol)

  13. Bout of Books 8.0 #139 here!

    Here's the link to my tweet, photo attached:

  14. I answered the question in this video: but here is a written version!
    This was a lot of fun to do!

  15. Here is mine. Thank you for hosting this challenge.

  16. here is mine:

  17. Wow - that was a lot of fun. I'm pleased with how my poem turned out...
    Please - let me know what you guys think!

  18. These are my favorite! I like the added incentive to Photoshop it! Here's mine!

  19. This was fun! Here's mine:

  20. Been enjoying these challenges and here's mine at Shelf Stacker:


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