Monday, June 15, 2015

Tuesday SOL: Book Babble

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday 
                                                      and nurturing our writing lives.

Thursday, June 11, was our last meeting of the school year for Books, Brownies, and Beyond, our after school book club.  Far too quickly, it was 4 o'clock and time to say goodbye until our summer meetings in July and August.  All middle school students including incoming 6th graders are welcome to join us at the Mercer Island Public Library on July 16th and August 6th, from 4-5 p.m. Bring books to share, come learn about great reads, and enjoy cookie bars with us.  You don't have to attend during the school year to join us for the summer meetings.  
                                  Check out the smiles emanating from this group!

I chose the arun* form to celebrate our final gathering.
*arun -  fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x).  Fellow blogger, GirlGriot, introduced the arun to me.  

time to talk
books and peruse
Ms. B's blue book bins.
cookies and
favorite books
with one another.
surrounds us.
Goodbye until
our July meeting!


  1. Wonderful to finish with a poem. Your group sounds like such fun, Ramona. Maybe now if I volunteer at the library I can start something like this? See you soon!

  2. Love the idea of a student book club! Books and brownies sound like paradise to me! Thanks for introducing me to that form of poetry!

  3. I love your group's name - books, brownies and beyond. And the photo is so inspiring!! And you've taught me a new poetry form. So glad I read your blog post!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Your book club sounds wonderful --how can it fail to be with such a catchy name? Thanks for sharing the arun poem--that form is new to me and will be fun to play with.

  5. Book passion poem. Reading as sweet as cookies, or even sweeter.

  6. Love your book passion and sharing. Reminds me that I need a book sharing with my book club buds soon, now that I'm on a reading roll. Perfect timing for the reminder.
    Thanks Ramona
    Digital Bonnie

  7. That's a great poem! I'm sure it was difficult to find all the syllables to say just what you want. Wow! I love Book Love! Have fun reading this summer! Jennifer Sniadecki

  8. Love that club and the poem!

  9. Let's hear it for book passion! I love what you were able to do with this poem form, Ramona.

  10. Let's hear it for book passion! I love what you were able to do with this poem form, Ramona.

  11. You amaze me! Still connecting kids and books, even after retiring. Soon we will be chatting away, can't wait. It's been too long!

  12. I love student book clubs. They are always so fun! The arun poem structure is new to me. Thanks for sharing it. I am going to have to try it in a piece of writing soon. Happy summer!