Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Straight Reading from the Library: The Brevity of Twit by K.D. Rose

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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.


I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose to review this very short release, but it sounded intriguing and, as it turns out, I was utterly entertained.

I admit I'm not a fan of most poetry, and the bits of pure poetry in here with its deep symbolism and intense meaning made my eyes gloss over a bit.  However, there is so much more to this little powerhouse.  First there are descriptions of how twitter works, written in such a way as to be both edifying and interesting (as well as frequently humorous).  And the tweets she shared that didn't take themselves as seriously frequently made me literally laugh out loud. The Higgs-Boson tweets in particular were awesome (but I'm a little bit of a science geek, so maybe that's just me).

Honestly, I think this book has something for everyone.  Did I love every single word? No. But things I did love made the short time I spent on this book worthwhile.  It's quite short (just like its subject matter) but exceptionally entertaining.  Plus, the author just won a new twitter follower who will be waiting for more gems.

4 stars.


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.


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.


New Release: The Brevity of Twit. Publisher Three Worlds Press:
A Taste For Mystery: Two Novellas
Erasing: Shadows
Angers Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind
Inside Sorrow
I AM (Poetry in Motion)
Heavy Bags of Soul

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


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  1. I liked the review and excerpt.

  2. Thanks for sharing your honest review!

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt, this sound like an interesting read. Entering under the name of Virginia.