Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA Day 2 Giveaway: Book Haiku Contest

Win $25 to The Book Depository by writing a Book Haiku

My favorite 2011 books that I'm looking forward to purchasing or have read and loved are:

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Hounded by Kevin Hearne

With $25 you can choose some of my favorite books or any books up to $25.  Whatever you choose will be sent from the  The Book Depository and the contest is international as long as you live in a country that the Book Depository ships to.

Haikus should be about your favorite book or book characters.

Examples of Book Haikus:
Disillusionist                                            Oberon the dog
Using fears to save the day                 Loves sausages and poodles
Justine's fate unknown                        Also talks a lot

1.) Haikus must be in 5-7-5 form.
2.) Write your haiku along with your name email address in the comments.  If you don't want to leave your email address leave your Twitter, or Facebook details.  Just make sure I'm able to contact you to let you know that you've won                  .
3.) You don't have to follow the blog to win, but feel free to follow if you like what you see and leave any comments on reviews or posts that you find interesting.  :)
4.) The contest will run from May 24-31st.  It will start on mid morning on May 24th and end at midnight (Central time) on May 31st.

*  Winner will be chosen by me and Tiny Reverse Vampire.  The winner will be posted on June 1st.


  1. What a fun entry requirement! My favorite book of 2011 so far is The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer. Here's my haiku:

    A hermit, Finch, tells
    How he got to where he is
    And where he's headed

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

  2. I'll start it off! Here's one I wrote about Cinna from The Hunger Games, while we were waiting for movie casting news:

    A Mockingjay dress // Setting Katniss on fire // Cinna does it all

    TweetyB99 at aol dot com

  3. A portrait of youth
    An obsession with beauty
    An ink-blooded death

    The haiku is for The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde!

    I am Trisha from eclectic / eccentric and I can be contacted at eclectic.eccentric[at]hotmail.com

    I follow through Google Reader. :)

  4. Nice idea!!

    My haiku is for The White Devil by Justin Evans

    Ghost in the cellar
    Andrew wants to destroy him
    And wins in the end

    jh303015 @gmaildotcom

    Come and check out my giveaway too (#19 in the armchair BEA linky list)

  5. What fun! Thanks for such a creative challenge.

    Here's one about my current fave (coming out in July): Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter.

    War and poverty.
    Angel counsels conflagration.
    Solid transcendence.

    I'm Laurie from What She Read & ActionReaders. actionreaders (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I made my first haiku! *-* It's about Acheron, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Hope it's correct:

    Atlantean god,
    harbinger of destruction,
    He will save the world

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  7. OOh, interesting!

    Okay, here goes:

    Love, beauty and fun,
    Alaska, why did you go?
    Missing you always

    (It's on Looking For Alaska by John Green...)

    palagrin95 at googlemail dot com

  8. Dead to the Delta
    Watch killer faery
    Iron will protect.

    zombvmpr on twitter

  9. wonderful idea!

    two girls and a man
    great deceptions, true love?
    no one knows the truth

    that's from Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (which i posted a review for today, as my favorite 2011 read).

    thelittlereader (at) gmail (dot) come

  10. Wild love cannot live
    Strained by mores, shut inside homes
    Grows free on the moors

    "Wuthering Heights"

  11. Well for haiku for just a love of all my books, because it's hard to choose just one:
    Books How I Love Thee
    Money For Books or Laundry
    Clothes worn inside out

    BUT if I must, here is about The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare:
    My Unsung Angel
    Torn Between Good and Evil
    Jace Clary Destined

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. It's really fun and for participating in ArmchairBEA!! Nice to meet you!!

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

  12. Mine's about John Green's An Abundance of Katherines.

    Working out the math
    To know how long she will stay
    Prodigious moron

    Kathleen Brown

  13. My haiku is inspired by the book The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle.

    Bloody glinting teeth
    Please tell me I was dreaming
    I ate the monster

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Magical blue stone
    Starts adventure for one boy
    but danger awaits

    For 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini



  15. Lisa is missing
    Sam and Phoebe are searching
    Discovering Truth

    for Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

    Sarah Reads Too Much
    sarahesullivan at gmail dot com

  16. Dash the young cynic
    his snark belies his good heart
    my brand new hero

    That's for Dash from Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! It was so fun :D

    buoyread AT gmail DOT com

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  17. Jellicoe Road
    Taylor and Jonah
    Both so full of hurt and loss
    Together they love

    She's selflessly brave
    Both divergent and dauntless
    Stronger than she thinks


  18. Fun idea...let's see here...

    Hal and Pemulus
    The Darkness and Otis Lord
    compete in tennis

    This is for Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

    Thank you for a great giveway!

  19. Angel bloods we are
    We must fulfill our purpose
    together or not?

    Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

    What a fun contest, I hope you like my Haiku.


  20. Alright, haiku girl, here's my latest creation for you...

    Fred and George Weasley
    Money making mischiefers
    Clever witty twins

    It's an ode to Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter books.

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  21. haiku for steel by carrie vaughn

    pirates and captain
    i be swashbuckling
    to saves me life dear

    vvb32 @yahoo.com

  22. Here's my Haiku for Harry Potter (I checked the syllables on a counter and it said it was 5-7-5)

    Harry, The Boy Who Lived
    Kill the Dark Lord he Must
    Savior of the World


  23. Heres my try!It's about the Bloody Jack series By L.A. Meyer

    Child lost in the storm
    A ship's shelter beckon's her
    Deception Complete

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  24. My haiku for The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare:

    Ew, lust for brother.
    Wait, good news, no relation.
    Incest averted!

    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com
    (GF follower under icedream)

  25. Set in Chicago
    Four was her love's name
    Tris the Divergent

    Ok pretty lame I know.

    TaraTagli at gmai ldot com

  26. Leila was seven,
    When she married a stranger,
    In Afghanistan.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  27. Great contest! Here is my attempt at haiku:

    Read a book a day
    Explore, Imagine, Escape
    Great things, small package

    Yeah, not so hot on the haiku, but I tried! *new follower*
    booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com
    Book Savvy Babe

  28. My favorite so far this year was Graveminder by Melissa Marr:

    The Graveminder says:
    "Sleep well and stay where I put
    you." Sometimes, they don't.

    Great idea for a contest!
    Lisa, lisalynne(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. caged for ages, the
    temperamental air spirit
    longs for liberty

    From Eyes Like Stars, Ariel's characterisation.


  30. Ahhhh these creative ones! Cover Redesigns I can do but the last time I wrote a Haiku was fifth grade? Okay let's see....

    Revenants They Are
    Saving the world from evil
    Would You Die For Me?

    Die for Me by Amy Plum, best YA debut I've read so far!


  31. Jane was so very plain/ A light shone in the window/ Exposing Secrets

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

    Love the entry idea! Thanks!

  32. Paris revenants
    Their past never quite forgotten
    Life, death, all around

    hiakus are maybe not working for me?

    book.splot AT gmail DOT com

  33. neat :)

    Clary Fray and Jace
    Shadowhunter teenagers
    Full of burning love

    The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

    withinpages @ hotmail dot com

  34. Awesome giveaway :) I suck at haiku and poetry in general so you may get a kick out of this. Or just cringe.

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. My poem probably wants to make Mr. Ness do a *headdesk*. But I assure you the book is awesome and hopefully my poem doesn't taint it.

    Manchee had to poo
    What a considerate dog
    Always in our hearts



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