In lieu of using Goodreads, I keep my own reading log. It isn’t anything special – just a spiral notebook (a spiral notebook WITH UNICORNS ON THE FRONT. ah-hem), but it has my thoughts scrawled in drunken chicken scratchings. It’s very useful and stops read books getting lost, drained through the colander of my memory.
I was stuck by inspiration – what if, I thought, what if I pretended that I was either a) a famous book critic (THINK: THAT BLOKE FROM RATATOUILLE) or b) an author writing a blurb for someone, who was also HELLA hangry and in need of the loo. In DESPERATE need of the loo.
So I searched my reading log and found the below …
‘I love it but at the same time I don’t.’Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
‘BatCat (More. Screen. Time. Please)’BATMAN: HUSH (which I read as a comic but apparently I think comics have screen time so … oh-kay then.)
‘Moved like a sluggish river in summer’s drought’The Rain From God, by Mark Ammerman
‘Initially thought that it was mediocre and uninspiring, however, I was wrong’BOOSTER GOLD: BLUE AND GOLD
‘Contained the soul of Robin Hood’The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley, blurbed by: a dramatic goldfish
‘A Christian acid trip’Perelandra, by C S Lewis
I’m afraid that I amuse myself greatly. Have you read any of these? How would YOU blurb them?
4 thoughts on “i compose book blurbs”
I have read Perelandra! I’m not sure how I would blurb it, but your idea is good. 🙂
Perelandra is quite different, isn’t it?!!! I just couldn’t get passed the fact that they were just naked all the time. ALL THE TIME! It was wildly amusing.
They were green too! Green is not my color!
Ha, these are great! I have to admit, I started reading Perelandra, but I got distracted and didn’t finish it… but that description sounds accurate. XD