Today’s review of the day is actually several reviews by the same blogger, Emily Mitchell of Emily Reads, who sometimes reviews books in…haiku. Yep, that’s right–three-line, pithy, sometimes funny, sometimes truly gorgeous poems about books, including some of our Cybils finalists for 2008. Though Emily’s technically a judging panelist for Non-Fiction Picture Books, her review haiku cover a range of categories.

For instance, one of her haiku describes Fantasy/Sci-Fi finalist Graceling by Kristin Cashore:

Mercenary girl
learns trust, love, and redemption.
Badass tour-de-force.

If that’s not enough and you want more, check out Emily’s reviews of other finalist titles The Cabinet of Wonders (FSF), The London Eye Mystery (MG), Rapunzel’s Revenge (GN), and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (YA). Or simply browse through all of her haiku reviews here.