Tweet an amazing book review and be in with a chance of winning an iPod Touch. The library has launched its latest competition to write the best book review in 140 characters or less.
The competition, inspired by the minimalism of Twitter, means that students will have few words in which to display their originality and creativity. Every student can vote once on each review and the winner of the most popular review will be revealed at the end of term. To submit your own review, read the entries or cast your votes then simply follow the link below.
Librarian Mr Jones said: ‘We go through fads where language changes and people are usually really negative about it, but I think Twitter is very clever because it encourages people to very quickly absorb information and pull it back to the bare essence. It is a really good skill when it comes to writing exams. I wondered “could you review a book in 140 characters?” so that is the challenge. Students can enter multiple times. Entries need to be approved before they go live and students can only vote once on each review.
'We are hoping that everyone will enter a review because there is an iPod touch for the writer of the best review. Students don’t even have to like the book to write about it, they just have to submit a short and clever review giving the reasons to avoid it. Those entries will be equally as valid as ones that says why the book is brilliant.’