Monday 18 October 2010

Welcome to Verse Week :-)

So, what are verse novels exactly? Well according to Wikipedia:

'A verse novel is a type of narrative poetry in which a novel-length narrative is told through the medium of poetry rather than prose.'

Now!  I have to be honest here.  If you had asked me a few years ago if I would enjoy reading a verse novel I would have (politely) told you that you were insane. I would even go as far as saying there were books I actively took off my ‘wish list’ purely because I discovered they were written in verse. I had no interest in reading poetry so I definitely had no interest reading a novel that was told through poetry!

But then I picked up I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder. I had read so many great reviews for it that it had really sparked my interest.. So I read the first page - just to see.   And I was completely and utterly captured by the story. And, much to my surprise I actually found the fact it was written in verse made it that much better. I absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to try another.

Much to my delight I have enjoyed all the verse novels I’ve read so far. I have really enjoyed finding new authors and a new ‘reading experience’ and I really wanted to share that with you.

So  - Welcome to Verse Week and my (latest) addiction.  The aim of the week is to share with you lots of verse related posts.  I have picked three authors to highlight as a Guide to Verse novels, have a list of suggested reads, reviews, a Q&A with Sonya Sones and a guest post by Lisa Schroeder. I'll be doing a couple of posts a day so there should be lots for you to check out!

Hope you all enjoy the week and thanks for stopping by:-)

1 comment:

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Yay, I love verse novels and I can't wait to read all your posts!


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