Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: The Brevity of Twit (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: The Brevity of Twit 
Author: K.D. Rose 
Series: N/A
Pages: 50
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Three Worlds Press
Format: Kindle
Genre: Poetry
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
A witty walk through the minefield of tweeting, twitter, and the many uses we have socially for it. From serious poetry to a scandalous take on improper grammar, this fast paced take on the brevity of chatting in 140 characters or less will have you falling in love with tweeting all over again.
~My Thoughts~
With regards to literature, prose has always been more of my forte rather than poetry. However, how can I deny the fun, the spirit, the  modernity of tweeting your poems in 140 characters or less? That's what K.D. Rose does in her new short book, The Brevity of Twit, and IMO it's quite genius!

KD Rose has a quirky sense of humor, which is made apparent by the dry sarcasm she employs and the witty quips she makes as writing her poetic tweets. It might have been challenging to get your ideas across in 140 characters or less, but Rose seems to have tackled her assignment much as a geeky 10th grader in English class would attack an assignment-enthusiastically and wholeheartedly. I found many of the comparisons to be laugh-out-loud funny (or at least snort-into-my-coffee funny) and enjoyed chortling my way through 3 metro rides worth of hilarity. For those of you not in the DC area, my metro rides are about 15-20 minutes in length so it took me roughly 45 minutes to an hour to get through this delightful short. 

I enjoyed how some tweets could be read together to form a sort of theme to the poetry (or perhaps in a different medium would be an entire poem). This gave a better insight to the ideas that were being presented, all while dosing us in short little tidbits that were easier to digest and process than trying to read everything all at once. Definitely give Rose a shot even if poetry isn't your specialty. The Brevity of Twit is definitely brief and might give you a good laugh or two while silently examining the universe. :) 

~Try an Excerpt!~
Trending

Trending is when thousands of people across a state, country, countries, or continents, (depending on your settings) all decide to tweet about the same topic. This usually involves hashtags, a topic listed under “Trending,” and many, many people looking for their moment in the spotlight. Generally, trends are about something happening on social media, the news, movies, music, or taking place in the world at the moment. New releases, and celebrities often dominate. Celebrity deaths and death hoaxes also make their appearance. For example, as I write, #royalbaby is trending because that news was just announced and 3— not 1, not 2, but 3 trending subjects are about 1Direction. There is also a #HappyBDayCamCam trending about someone named Cameron Dallas who has 3.4 Million Twitter followers, and I don’t know who he is because, well, I’m old.


Not that these aren’t THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS EVER, but occasionally, just occasionally something will trend that is interesting to writers, or nerds, or writer-nerds like me. Sometimes these are more local trending subjects, but occasionally even God arises and says- “I am TIRED of Chris Brown, and Margaret Atwood is not tweeting today— Let the Higgs-Boson Particle be found!” Then suddenly science nerds and writer nerds and wordplay nerds form a bond. Higgs-Boson trends, writers have a field day, scientists nash their teeth at all the incorrect explanations going around, thunder claps, rivers overflow, and for a brief moment, even science makes twitter news.


Higgs-Boson Tweets:
•Higgs Boson- “The Force is strong with that one.”#laymangeekbutIcanthelpit
•Ok Kids: Higgs, Top Quark, Ultra High Energy Ray, TOE. In that order. I’ll be waiting for a report at dinner. Higgs Boson
•Wow- articles are now out saying US sees stronger hints of Higgs. Way to grab the spotlight for a dead collider. CERN is EU. Higgs Boson
•True- the US found hints of Higgs Boson too, but wasnt up to more so it was kind of expected from CERN. Atom Smasher suffers collider envy.
•They might have found Higgs Boson. They might have not. Schrodinger is happy.
•Oh my- Higgs is now trending without Boson. Seriously!
•People who can make Higgs Boson jokes return my faith in humanity.
•Higgs Boson? How quaint. Where’s the (S)top Quark? What- did I just suck all the air out of CERN? Oh no wait that’s another experiment.
•Higgs Boson Why Science Works: There is no religion around supersymmetry.
~Meet K.D. Rose!~ 
K.D. Rose is a poet and author who currently has published "Heavy Bags of Soul", "Inside Sorrow", “I AM”, “Erasing: Shadows”, "Anger's Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind", "A Taste for Mystery: Two Novellas" and her new release, "The Brevity of Twit".

K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry. With fellow authors around the globe, KD was also a founding member of the e-magazine, INNOVATE.


K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms. K.D also has a chronic illness but doesn't let it get her down. K.D. considers herself a "Spoonie" on the lam.
 K.D. Rose will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

10 comments:

  1. I do appreciate a "quirky sense of humor".

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  2. Love the bookcase in the picture!

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  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book and the excerpt.. I enjoyed reading your post. :)

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  5. This sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the post and contest!

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  6. You seem so upbeat and so much fun. I hope you are coping with your chronic illness and not in a lot of pain. You take care. I can't wait to read your book.

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  7. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

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  8. This author has put a lot of time and thought into Twitter and tweeting. I have never thought of it with more than a passing thought as something I do quickly without a lot of thought. I really like her enthuasim and humor towards this and know her book would be so much fun to read !

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