While a junior in high school (11th grade), My English class was told to write a book report about a book we had recently read. I did well in English (I know, no surprise there) but I had been doing a lot of drawing and other activities (President of the Latin club – hey don’t laugh, I was a geek before it was popular to be one). Anyway I had not read any books recently at all so, I made the book up. A great story too, I might add! Perhaps a little too good as it turned out.
I got an A+ on my book report and the teacher went to the Library to check out the book by the author (which of course neither existed). So I was called upon to explain this discrepancy. And I told the truth. My A+ stayed, I was asked not to do that again and she said she was disappointed because she was looking forward to reading the book.
So today I’d like you to have some fun with me! I’ve created a book cover (below) and I’d like you to write a book report (from just looking at the illustration) or a book review or what the intro (you know the flap inside the cover of the book, might say about the author and the book). Post (publish) on your blog and then link to this post. No deadlines. I’ll place your link below for others to read.
Please be as creative as you’d like. Talk about the fictional author and his or her background, what the story is about, what the reviewers are saying about the book. Anything that might appear in a book report or book review. I want this to be fun! No contest, no prizes, just having fun with imagination and creative writing.
I do hope you decide to join in the fun, If you don’t want to post your creative writing on your main post, create a page for your “book report” and link to it from there!
~ Thanks for taking part in the fun!
Those who have decided to write using my created book cover for inspiration:
Yoshiko Her take was to write a poem about the loneliness of a planet! Just lovely!
RoSy Her words are very moving as her subject is our forgotten soldiers living on the streets today. A truth! Well done Rosy!
22 thoughts on “Join the Writing Fun – Let’s write a book report!”
Ok – Here goes nothing…
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Well done RoSy. Well done my friend! 🙂 xo
I admit – I was a bit nervous at first. Then – as I wrote the 1st sentence – the rest just naturally flowed.
I didn’t mean to take a harsh reality take on it. But – that’s where my muse took it.
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I loved it RoSy. I never would have gone there and yet it is the perfect title for what you described, so very well! 🙂 xo
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oh snap. No you didn’t. I am so on board!! I must “away” to the dentist this morning–I think I live there now!!–but I am putting this fun bit on my “to enjoy” list!! You are ever clever, Penny dear!! 🙂
Oh thank you Karen, I will do an update post too, to make sure everyone gets to see! Good luck at the place I dislike most on the planet! 🙂 xx
Your book cover inspires me and please check it out at http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/left-behind/ 🙂
On my way now and will include your link after I read! Thank you Yoshiko for being part of the fun of writing! 🙂
Welcome, Penny 🙂 It’s fun to join the fun of writing
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Thank you Yoshiko, very well done! 🙂
I’m going to try and do that 🙂
I’m so pleased to hear this Alastair, remember the first rule, have lots of fun and really use your imagination. And thank you my friend! 🙂 xx
I will 🙂
I’m putting my Ligo Haibun together at the moment.
Too cool! 🙂
Sounds like fun. Humm – where does it fit into my schedule.
Well I hope you pencil me into your schedule Sheri! I think it will be fun! 🙂
Penny – I tried to work on a short story today – but like everyone else that writes, I’m over extended. I also have an ill husband but I won’t call myself down and out until I’m down and out. I do have other obligations I must complete first. You set high standards!
Oh Sheri, this was just for fun. The last thing I’d want to do is add more stress to your life. Definitely the obligations, and care for your husband and yourself are what’s important, Please take care of you. That’s the important thing here, my friend! 🙂 xx
Yeah – about what I was thinking – I’ve got to get back to Colin’s Cabbages.