April is poetry month, and the focus around here will be on (gasp!) verse novels. I’ve got plans, friends, and I hope you might join me!
reading goals: I plan on reading three verse novels during April, two young-adult historicals and one middle-grade contemporary.
blog posts: I’ll run posts reading and writing verse novels, share quotes from verse novelists, include comprehensive lists of books out there, and share my thoughts on the books above.
your part: Want to participate? Here are a few ways you can join in:
- Commit to reading three verse novels during April. Sign up below, linking to a blog post where you list your three titles.
- Consider writing a guest post about verse novels. The possibilities are endless: reviews on one of your three titles, what you do or don’t like about verse novels, favorite stories in verse, quotes on poetry — anything! Though my blog has a modest following (462 through Blogger and 485 through Feedburner), guest posts are a great way to draw attention to your own blog. Email me with ideas if you’d like to participate.
- Spread the word! If you’re reading along, be sure to link below. Talk it up through all your social media venues. Let readers know verse novels are accessible by writing about titles you love.
- One participant will win a verse novel of their choice.
- Five participants will win MAY B. journals — perfect for your TBR list, favorite quotes, a commonplace journal, or writing ideas of your own.