Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Brevity of Twit by K.D. Rose (Excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY) GFT





by K.D. Rose

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BLURB:

From the author of "Inside Sorrow" , Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry.

Humor in 140 characters or less.

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.

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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.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

LINKS TO KD ROSE BOOKS

New Release: The Brevity of Twit


A Taste For Mystery: Two Novellas

Erasing: Shadows

Anger's Children

Inside Sorrow: Poems of Mourning and Grief
 
I AM

Heavy Bags of Soul


KD Rose's Social Media Links


Website    
 
*KD's Personal Facebook Page. No "likes" here, just the author.  


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GIVEAWAY

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My Review:



4 out of 5 stars


The Brevity of Twit:  Poetry and More in 140 Characters” by K.D. Rose is an intriguing collection of observations and poems using the framework of Twitter specifications.  This is not a medium that I am very familiar with but I was fascinated by both the pithy observations that can be presented concisely and the methods of bypassing the limitations of only 140 characters using a technique called a ‘Tweet series’. 

I have found a few new favorite aphorisms, such as “At the table of intellect, some are missing a few portions…” or “The best books change every time you read them.” and, especially, “Charisma is usually mistaken for enlightenment, intelligence and expertise.  Hence, the state of the world.”  and I was entertained by the hashtags for certain ‘Trends’.  This is a fun, quick read that will appeal to those who enjoy witty collections, whether one is familiar with this form of social media or not.


A copy of this title was provided to me for review


 
 

19 comments:

  1. If you were a super hero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear?

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    1. Cute question, Mai. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Book Review Goddess where all great books get exposure and 5 stars. My costume would be a book shaped like an hourglass figure.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Rita, thanks for dropping in!

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  4. Great post! Thanks for sharing your review and introducing me to an author - I'm looking forward to reading the book.

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to read it, Victoria, hope you enjoy the book! Thanks for popping in.

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Great that you liked it, Cali. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Enjoyed reading the blurb & the excerpt, thank you!

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  7. This sounds like fun, even for this non twit.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this fun sounding book and your review!

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  9. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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