Sunday, October 11, 2015

"The Brevity of Twit" by K. D. Rose

The Brevity of Twit:
Poetry in 140 Characters
by K. D. Rose

This book review opportunity for K. D. Rose's The Brevity of Twit is brought to you by Masquerade Book Tours. You can read my review and few of my favorite excepts below.

Humor in 140 characters or less.
A witty walk through the minefield of tweeting, twitter, and the many uses we have socially for it. Take a trip through trending topics, get stuck in writer hell, and marvel at the ability to make jokes out of current events. 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. Geeky, writerly, humorous for everybody.

"In #writerhell your best wit is on twitter."
"A grave memory of life should not be an undertaking."
"At the table of intellect, some are missing a few portions..."
"Sometimes my sarcasm is so sarcastic it goes retroactive and just sounds stupid."
"Oh New York literary publishing, why must you be like that clique of popular rich kids & cheerleaders in high school?"
"I was a force of nature
Then I met a force of nature.
I have no idea what happened next
Besides alphabets and music.
There's always that."

Praise for the Book
"Brevity of Twit is a fantastic fast and fun read. You will never look at Twitter quite the same again. KD Rose not only uses humor in her approach to this social media, but she also shows great talent and creativity with the poetry she manages to compose in 140 characters. There is some moving poetry in here, lots of laughs, and some useful advice if you want to tweet yourself. Very entertaining read that I finished in one sitting. It left a smile on my face and inspired me to up my Twitter game. 5/5 stars just for pure fun and inspiration!" ~ Sheri L. Velarde
"Quite evident as I read was Rose’s sense of humor. It actually reminds me a lot of my own – quite dry and generously laced with gleeful sarcasm. I had quite a few laughs as she interjected her own thoughts with her poetry, which made the reading experience that much more enjoyable. She is unquestionably intelligent, witty and intensely relatable. I had a great time with this one ... heck, I might even like poetry now. Or at the very least, I’m a little more okay with it." ~ hersteria
"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 'Tweet series'. [...] 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." ~ Elf2060
"I had a lot of fun reading this little book! K.D. Rose has mastered the art of satire and funneled it into 140 character punches. The Brevity of Twit is packed with a compilation of her Twitter gems, interspersed with funny stories about trending topics and Twitter etiquette. While those are the clips that kept me laughing, her 140 character poetry is actually amazing. It’s clear that Rose has a great deal more to offer than fantastically clever sarcasm and witty puns - she is also a profoundly talented poet. She has mastered the art of Haiku, formulating poetry that fits perfectly within the confines of the Twitter soap box. That feat aside, the poetry is really good - and I look forward to reading more of it (and think you should too). And so, off to follow K.D. Rose I go…" ~ Please Pass the Books
"... it's a little gem, full of wits, humor and poetry. The author really have an eclectic writing, how can you write poetry in 140 characters? [...] I absolutely love this book, it's adorable, cute, funny, smart, nerdy. I wish that my tweets were like this, but I'm not that smart. Highly recommended!!" ~ Julia

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
This is a collection of tweets written by the author between 2012 and 2014. The challenge: to tweet meaningfully with a 140 character limit. This small volume is divided into sections: poetry, wit, the tweet series that goes on over numerous tweets, the deep and meaningful statement, and random thoughts - all told in 140 characters or less.
My favorite parts were not the tweets themselves, but the author's expositions at the beginning of each chapter. This is a quick, easy, and entertaining read, but it is also full of deep insights.
A little gem of a book.

About the Author
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, A Taste for Mystery, and her new release, the witty The Brevity of Twit.
Her poetry has been published in Candlelit Journal, the Voices Project, and showcased in the Tophat Raven Art and Literary Magazine. A new poem will be published on The Drabble in July. K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry.
K. D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. K. D. Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms.