Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-A-Thon: Mini Challenges

Melissa @ Scuffed Slippers and Wormy Books hosted this morning's first mini-challenge:  Book Spine Poetry.  The concept is pretty self-explanatory.  I initially decided not to enter because, not being the poetic type, I figured it would take hours, if not days, away from my reading time.  However, Dave was intrigued, so he created two poems from our bookshelves. (And by the way, I was right - it took him a bit over an hour.)
Witches of East End
Inherit the wind,
and if you play golf,
you're my friend.
Sex on the moon . . .
the quick and the dead . . .
real ponies don't go oink!
It's all in your head!

Ok, it may be interpretive poetry, but it rhymes.  Thanks, honey, for helping me out.

The second challenge is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.  Book Appetit asks readers to create a menu inspired by the book(s) they're reading.   That's pretty easy if you happen to be reading "Peas, Beans and Corn" by Jennifer Wixson and Wondershow by Hannah Barnaby.  Wondershow is set in a circus, so my book menu would be:

Corn Dogs
Fresh Peas with Butter and Pearl Onions
Garden Beans in Bechamel Sauce
Roasted Sweet Corn
Funnel Cake

Cocktail:  The Circus Queen* - A combination of the garden and the midway
1 1/2 parts Skinny Girl Cucumber Vodka
2 parts Club Soda
Splash of Cranberry Juice

Bon (Book) Appetit!

* Thanks to Skinny Girl Vodka for the drink recipe.


  1. Good poetry Dave!! That is a kewl mini challenge!

  2. I love that Dave made poems for you :) So sweet.