Kathleen Lynch - Loomis, CA (USA):
This is the book my father wrote
after we all left home. After he retired.
After he quit drinking. Before he died.
It's not finished. He typed "The Tree"
for a title, but crossed it out.
Alfred J Bruey - Jackson, MI (USA):
This book is an instruction book which is supposed to teach you
how to use your computer. It is 1,100 pages long, covers only
the basics, and is written in such a way that you will
not understand any of it.
This book has internet access. It can surf the web and receive
e-mail and if you send it unsolicited e-mail it will destroy your
records in this library's computer so you will never be able to
check out a book again.
This book is just right. The height, I mean. If stood on
end, it will hold my bedroom window open while I insert the
This book went on a diet and lost ten pages. The sad
part is that this is a mystery novel and it lost the
last ten pages. There are a lot of angry readers who are
trying to find out who the murderer is.
This book used to be in a thrift shop but someone bought
it for twenty five cents. Then he gave it to this library
and took a $32.50 charitable contribution deduction on his income tax.
Nellie Wong - San Francisco, California (USA):
This book hooks me. Addiction by choice though Robert Downey is
not so sure.
This book, this book. Will it ever get written? Will it
explode? Will it blossom, wistaria, delicate unlike May West?
This book grabs onto the back of a crouching tiger, a hidden
dragon on the back of a man's shirt. He says he
bought it at Sears.
This book won't cure arthritis. Yoga isn't a come-on. Let
it come, breathe life.
This book won't play pai gow or mah-jongg. This book, you
see, is fickle, unsettling America. This book is waiting for Anna
May Wong to come back to the silver screen.
Sarolina Shen Chang - Canton, Michigan (USA):
This book took a wrong turn on S. University, now ended on
the shelf in the seldom-circulated-books library in Ann Arbor.
This book is under FBI witness protection program which does not cover
This book asked "Why Not?" when rejected for the third time by
the parole committee.
This book is a cut-out. It charges 25 cents for standing
This book is the bird that pecked open our mailbox and built
a library in it.
Mary P. Elwell - Sunrise, Floridia (Broward County):
THIS BOOK is the language of Poetry to me, like music in
the sound o water flowing over stones As the rumble of thunder
in the sky The sounds of great winds in the forest The
wide soaring of circles of the hawks and seagulls The deep mystery
of a night full of stars And the endless rythme of the
ocean tides THE changeing of seasons This language of Poetry deeply moving,
music in the sound of water flowing over stones
As the rumble of thunder in the sky The sounds
of great winds in the forest The wide soaring
of the hawks and seagulls THe deep mystery of a
The endless rythme of the ocean tides The changeing seasons This language
of Poetry deply moving
eng of seasons This language of Poetry, deeply
moving. Deeply felt....In this book.
Katherine Borghardt - Ottawa, KS (USA):
This book is filled with pictures
some pen and ink
all black and white
life, in true color.
Sarah Scheuch - Prairie Village, Kansas (USA):
This book smells of the person who read it before.
This book my grandfather read to me before he died; everytime I
open it he lives.
This book was the first book I read by myself.
This book was turned into a tape; that was turned into a
movie; that ruined the book.
This book was banned from libraries; so I went out of my
way to find it and read it. It was the best book
I ever read!
Bob Miller - Kittery, Maine (USA):
Old books, dust filled with old words
waiting for desire, for thought, for resistance, for
feet up on the worn sofa
page turning page
Old words burning once again down the cobbled road
Denise Dunn - ABQ, NM (USA):
This book likes the suspense of not knowing who will finish it,
or at what moment and knows it will not sleep through the
ending, unlike a movie.
This book knows its time is getting short. It rushes around
the library gathering voices it might have missed.
This book stands at a great height and reads itself aloud to
This book is full of light and shadow, niches, heights and underwater
caverns, and great blasts of rich ancient breath. Stand back.
Kathleen Keller - St. Paul, MN (USA):
This book was the first finished in a weekend.