Sarolina Shen Chang - Canton, Michigan (USA):
This the text book our professor used for the Classical Chinese Literature
class. It doesn't have any punctuation so we really had to
read it word by word and punctuate the masterpieces according to our
comprehension. Those great authors had since turned several times in their
graves hearing us stuttering through.
The notes in this music book are anxious to skateboard over the
The lily on the dust cover of this poetry book has its
root hidden somewhere in the muddy lines.
This book is about a family heirloom, a Chinese painting which had,
in the full moon nights, pulled generations of mistresses into its walled
gardens and pavillions. Look closely, the author pointed out, one could
find tiny footprints at the bottom of the farthest wall, failed escapes.
This is the book the innkeeper put under the pillow for insominia
guest. The guest would never wake up without a pre-arranged morning
Alfred J Bruey - Jackson, MI (USA):
This book will seat eight, but not comfortably.
This book quit smoking more than twenty years ago, but still reaches
for a cigarette during times of stress.
This book is bound for glory, this book, this book is bound
for glory, this book, this book is bound for glory, its words
tell an old love story, this book.
This book always knows where it is, even if it's put in
the trunk of a car and blindfolded and taken for a ride.
This book is the life of every party. You should see it
with a lampshade on its head.
Kelli Russell Agodon - Kingston, Washington (USA):
This book reaches for me every morning, hides days in its pages
and years in unwritten volumes.
This book sleeps through the night.
Polly Roberts - Miami, FL (USA):
This book is Cuban and is called Emma.
This book is Indian and is called Aarti.
This book is Swiss-German and is called Cornelia.
This book listed itself in the census as both "Caucasian" and "Pacific
Islander" and is called Lourdes.
This book is Native American, from Florida, and is called Harry and
Christine Delea - Tualatin, OR (USA):
This book speaks to the dead in the voice of Loki, god
This book of mine, after is was published, did not get me
awards and accolades; not even a trip to Disneyworld!
This book has everything anyone could ever want to know about cats.
This book has everything else about cats.
This book explains why my cats, one of whom is named Loki,
and I have never been to Disneyworld together. Never
Denise Dunn - ABQ, NM (USA):
This book hates it when people move their lips while reading it.
This other book likes that, and loves to be read aloud.
This book should always be shouted, preferably from a rooftop. It
was written by you, though you don't realize it.
This whole shelf vibrates, causing the books on it to look sidelong
at each other, not realizing it is their energy vibrating.
Read this like you mean it, if you're going to. It
will never aspire to the bestseller lists but it will keep you
going for years.
This book is made of light. Don't stare directly into it,
but don't stray too far from it, either. Even its reflections
Frances Hartnett Angara - Tallahassee, FL (USA):
This book kept me up all night. This book
sleeps next to my bed every night.
Ruby Hawkins - Acworth, Ga. (USA):
Dating back centuries this book has been known by many names and
In mythical times this book was called Thomas, Steven, Jeffrey, Gwinn and
In the last century it was known as Daniel, Alan, James, Sarah,
Brice, Wesley and Rena
We are all very confused as to whether this book is a
boy or girl
But we have a strong suspicion it is a boy dressed in
Virginia Harding - Rocklin, CA 95765-5071 (USA):
This book's karma cottoned to this other book's karma, which cottoned back,
binding them forever together.
Katherine Borghardt - Ottawa, KS (USA):
Commune with Nature
commune with God
commune with Poets
This book is my hymnal.