Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review : A to Z - poem for an Idiom

As part of the #BlogchatterEbookCarnival, 35 ebooks were published in May after a successful completion of #AtoZChallenge by many participants across the world. Blogchatter team provided this wonderful platform to the first time authors like me.

Why A to Z - poem for an Idiom by Prakash Hegade?

I know Prakash from NaNoWriMo 2016. He was true inspirer, taking lead, arranging virtual write ups and encouraging us all to join in. When I first found out about his theme in A to Z Challenge, it amazed me - An idiom for that day's alphabet followed by poetry!

I will be honest, poetry is not my cup of tea. Whenever I attempted to write poetry, it didn't look anything like one remotely. As a result, I have the utmost respect for those who write beautiful poetry. Prakash has taken it to a whole new level by taking up an idiom for an alphabet and write poetry for that. I was awestruck by the creativity behind the idea.

Highlights of the book 

I finished the book in one go. I couldn't keep it down once I started enjoying it. The best part was all of them were so simple, poetic and yet logical (I always thought logic & poetry don't go hand in hand). 

My Takeaways from the book

Below are my personal favourites from the book,

C – Clear as mud
G – Guinea pigs
H – Hop skip and jump
I - ichi-go ichi-e
K – Kangaroo court
M – Mind your P’s and Q’s
P – Pyrrhic Victory
U – Ugly duckling
W – Walk a mile in my shoes
Z – Zip it

Rating : 4.5 / 5

About Author 

Academician, always a research student and blogger who loves to read and write!

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