Monday, April 2, 2012

National Poetry Month: A Challenge and A Giveaway

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? It's true. Every year at my local library I look forward to seeing the book display, filled with poetry collections for all ages. Since I've started blogging, I've been thinking a lot of different ways I can share National Poetry Month with you too.

This is what I've decided:

Novels-In-Verse and Poetry Collection Reviews:

Throughout the month of April, expect to find some reviews on One A Day Y.A. for these poetry books. They will all be young adult or Newbery books.

Guest Post for Award Winning Reads:

I will be guest posting on The Reading Housewives of Indiana for the Award Winning Reads Reading Challenge. I've chosen the month of April to participate so I can try and persuade some of you to read the Newbery poetry winners!

Showcasing some of the "30 Ways to Celebrate" from the National Poetry Month Website:

Here is the list of 30 Ways to Celebrate. I will be participating in a few of them and blogging about my adventures.

Here are some fun ones I may be trying out:

Poetry Month Challenge & Giveaway:

To motivate myself to read more poetry books than ever during April, I am doing a reading challenge. And as I said above, I will be doing some of the 30 Ways to Celebrate. I want you to participate too! So, there will be a prize for one winner at the end of the month.


1. Make a post telling everyone about Poetry Month and letting them know you are participating in the challenge. Then come back here and link to it. Be sure to tell us in your post what your goal is (My goal is to read at least 4 novels in verse or book of poems and participate in at least 3 of the official "celebrations").

 2. Come back here every time you've made up a post and link to each one individually below. Remember, we all want to see what you've done so be as detailed as you can or take a picture! Every book you read and review also counts. Every link you post in the linky counts as an entry into the giveaway. And heck, I'm feeling generous so even just a post telling everyone that Poetry Month exists will count towards an entry!

If you want to be entered into the giveaway, make sure you have an email listed, either on your blog or in the comments below.

3. At the end of the month I will choose a winner at random from the linky.

What you win:

A book of your choice from The Book Depository - up to $10 if the winner chooses a regular book OR up to $15 if the winner chooses a novel-in-verse or book of poems.

The giveaway and reading challenge is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

Have fun! I hope you all enjoy the special posts this month :)


  1. +JMJ+

    I just looked up the mechanics of Exquisite Corpse. It sounds like a great game! Will you be hosting it here?

    1. Yes, I'll be hosting at least one game. Since we aren't supposed to see eachother's contributions until the end, I will be figuring out how to work that first. I'll let you know!