Lit Net Monthly News December 2008
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Welcome to the Second edition of The Literature Networks first ever online newspaper. Every month, we will keep you updated with information regarding threads, contests, Book Club and lots more!
Forum Book ClubThis month, for the Egypt Reading, the Book Club will be reading The Map of Love by Soueif
Nominate for the Christmas 2008 read!
Also, don’t forget to vote in the January Thriller reading poll
You can now also nominate for the February Young adult read
The Forum Book Club is always happy to have new participants. If you are interested you can find it in the Reading section of the Forum Index page.
Official Forum Contest
The forum 2008 Short Story Competition Final is now upon us. Please read the five finalists and vote for your favourite to be Litnets 2008 Short Story winner!
The winner shall be announced in the beginning of 2009. Best of luck to all the finalists. May the best story win.
Unofficial Poetry Contests
The Personal Poetry forum is one of Litnets’ most active forums and comes complete with a sub-forum dedicated to poetry games and contests. We have two very popular poetry contests located in the sub-forum; The Picture Poetry Contest (continued…) and The Form Poetry Contest for anyone who would like to join in.
Also one of our resident poets Pendragon has set up a new contest The Subject Poetry Contest. Why not pop in and give it a go. You might just win!
The current winners are;
Picture: no result yet
Congratulations to you all!
Featured Personal Poetry
This month we have selected two poems from The Personal Poetry Forum, posted during the month of October, to feature in the Litnet Monthly News! I hope you like them too!
Nocturne By Firefangled
Sleep is a map of glass,
no matter where it leads
you are lost;
the night may speak to you with its wings,
its songs made of silk,
yet you know only your dreams
of walking where the streets are water,
copper gutters dripping
their blue light through the halo of gas lamps,
you following the rhythm of boot heels,
as lightning soundlessly cracks the fragile sky—
all is forgotten now,
the glass darkens, the mute stars
show where you have been,
your feet are moving without you.
Christmas Parody By Pendragon
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Decided that he’d had his dose
Of all the other reindeer
Cracking jokes about his nose
So he looked up recipes for venison,
Bought him a shiny gun
Then he sat back and waited
For more insults to come…
One dark and dreary Christmas Eve
The reindeer gathered around to say:
“Hey! Rudolph your nose is so bright
You look just like a big stop light!”
Then how the reindeer scattered,
When the gun came into play
He had the market cornered on venison
When they opened on Christmas Day!
(This one was too funny to resist!)
Do you want to let off that steam and vent your anger? Then why not visit Get it off your Chest!
Or if you are looking for advice, but want to remain unknown then why not contact Scheherazade and have your problem posted in Personal and Anonymous. Your fellow Litnetters will pass on their own words of wisdom.
Featured Members Profile
Each month we will be sifting through Litnets member profile pages and selecting one as our Featured Profile of the Month. So get personalizing, decorating and designing your profile.
This month we have selected Bulletproofdork as profile of the month.
Blog of the Month
Each month we will be selecting a blog and awarding it the title of Blog of the Month right here in Lit Net Monthly News.
This months Blog of the Month is imthefoolonthehill’s blog. Old member who has recently rejoined us and added many blog entries over the last couple of days. Why not pop on over and say hello.
Featured Threads of the Month
Every month we will feature different threads and games. This months Thread of the Month and Game of the Month are:
Thread of the Month is Ranoo’s Best Book of 2008 Game of the Month is AuntSheckys Aunties Quiz O' the Week
Lit Net Book Reviews
This month’s book review was randomly selected from the Write a book Review sub-forum in general Literature.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
A look into Adrian's life as he goes through pains of growing up. He shares his views on the world around him in general and on the adult affairs. He is so busy being critical of others that he fails to see his own selfishness which makes him very endearing. He is a mixture of Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye and Christoper Boone of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
Townsend's idea of introducing Adrian through his own diary entries work out brilliantly and makes an entertaining and rewarding read.
Why not add your favourite reads to Dark Muses Lit Nets Top 100 Books and maybe one of your favourites will end up in the top ten when the list is finalised!
Here are this months Litnet birthdays! Also, don’t forget that many of these members will be sent an interview, so look out for the Getting to Know You thread.
Mark F, WhimsySA, MissJaneEyre19, Adelheid, Cellar Door, Pensive, DigitalCrash, Alexei, Mrs Dalloway, paperleaves, Virgil, Sweets America, Crazefest456, eyemaker, Jamesian, browneyedbailey, TheFifthElement, ntropyincarnate, Psycheinaboat, ClaesGefvenberg, B-Mental, JaneEyre24, #57.
Letters to the Editor
Dear LitNet Newsletter:
The Short Story Forum can make for
interesting reading, but my rapidly aging eyes hurt. Could there be a notice asking members posting short stories to skip a space between paragraphs? It's very difficult to read solid blocks of text.
Just want to mention that Dec 15 is Virgil's birthday and we should all wish him a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! -His friends on Litnet.
I would like to thank everyone who helped contribute to this edition, whether they were aware they were contributing or not!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.