February 4, 2013

Writing Prompt: A Room Without Books

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Writing_prompt_bookWriting Prompt: A room without books is like . . .

CiceroDo you know this guy?

Meet the ancient philosopher and political statesman, named Marcus Tullius Cicero, Cicero for short. He lived in the 1st Century B.C.E., yet he was not so different from you or me. He had a great quote that people who love books . . . well . . . love! He said:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

So true, right? But if you were going to update this quote for the 21st century, what would you say? Complete this sentence in the Comments with YOUR deep thoughts:

Roomwithoutbooks

–Ratha, STACKS Writer

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  1. climbingmodest12

    A room without books is like the world with no inhabitants.
    A room without books is like a pencil without a tip, “pointless”.
    A room without books is like being the only one of Earth.

    I won’t put to many, but there are plenty more!;) Friend me if you liked this comment!:)

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  2. talkingcoffee8

    Sorry this is so long, I had so many great ideas flowing through my head.

    A room without books is like Willy Wonka without chocolate.
    A room without books is like Peter Pan without Tinkerbell.
    A room without books is like a book without words.
    A room without books is like Geronimo Stilton without The Daily Rodent.
    A room without books is like Harry Potter without magic.
    A room without books is like an iPod without apps.
    A room without books is like a house without rooms.
    A room without books is like the $1 bill without George Washington.
    A room without books is like Disney’s “Descendants” without villains.
    A room without books is like Captain Hook without his hook.
    A room without books is like a belt without a buckle.
    A room without books is like internet connection without wifi.
    A room without books is like a marathon without a winner.
    A room without books is like a game show without a host.
    A room without books is like a pillow without stuffing.
    A room without books is like a song without music.
    A room without books is like rain without clouds.
    A room without books is like a conversation without words.
    A room without books is like a store without merchandise.
    A room without books is like rain without drops.
    A room without books is like a garden without seeds.
    A room without books is like a family without love.
    A room without books is like a journal without writing.
    A room without books is like ace-ing a quiz without thinking.
    A room without books is like memorizing without practicing.
    A room without books is like the military without any guns.
    A room without books is like a traffic jam without cars.
    A room without books is like shoes without a bottom.
    A room without books is like a running car without an engine.
    A room without books is like Frankenstein without stitches.
    A room without books is like Apple without Steve Jobs.
    A room without books is like princesses without princes.
    A room without books is like a monkey without energy.
    A room without books is like babysitting with no clients.
    A room without books is like a sewing machine without thread.
    A room without books is like electricity without energy.
    A room without books is like lightning without thunder.
    A room without books is like tennis shoes without laces.
    A room without books is like a bank account without money.
    A room without books is like Thanksgiving without turkey, Halloween without candy, Christmas without joy, Easter without eggs, or holidays without celebrating.
    A room without books is like children without parents.
    A room without books is like paper with no trees.
    A room without books is like birds with no wings.
    A room without books is like a lit room without windows or a light of any kind.
    A room without books is like Picasso without paint.
    A room without books is like a rainbow without colors.
    A room without books is like Barbie without designs and colors.
    A room without books is like a principal without a school.
    A room without books is like graduating college without a degree.
    A room without books is like a picture book without pictures, a chapter book without chapters, or a comic book without comics.
    A room without books is like friendship without friends.
    A room without books is like Lady Gaga, Nikki Minaj, or Katy Perry without dye or wigs.
    A room without books is like Taylor Swift without boyfriends.
    A room without books is like a mystery without a detective.
    A room without books is like a flower without petals.
    A room without books is like T.V. without any movies or shows.
    A room without books is like cheetahs without speed.
    A room without books is like a fire without flames.
    A room without books is like social media sites without posts or pictures.
    A room without books is like things without a creator.
    A room without books is like a vehicle (bike, car, truck, motorcycle, etc) without wheels.
    A room without books is like scents without an odor.

    :) Stay tuned for more!

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    1. Kirito

      wow your right. a room with no books is like… nothing really. I love books. Without them i have no point in meh life!

  3. s

    a rooom without books would be like music with no beat or rythym, or a play without actors. My friend Faith would tottally agree she reads the heroes of olympyus books (age 10 and up) in a couple hours and would havbe withdraw if she can’t go to the library every 2 days.

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  4. fredericka

    this book is borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

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  5. ARTEMISMYSTERY11

    A room without books is like the earth without people, its like the sea without its roar, a room without books must be a bore.

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  6. kiwicupcake14

    A room without books is like a bird with no feathers. Thread with no needle. A pen with no ink. A clarinet with no reed. Awful, empty!

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  7. Bhavya

    A room without books is like a teenage girl without drama.
    A room without books is like a baby without a pacifier.
    A room without books is like Christmas without presents.
    A room without books is like a heart without love….

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  8. Lexie

    A room without books is like a world without a leader.
    A room without books is like a class without a teacher
    A room without books is like a person without a life.
    A room without books is like a person without education.

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  9. Athenahera55

    A room without books is like having no food for the rest of your life time. It i sad and lonely. With books make me very happy and successful.

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  10. korkie

    a room without books is like a… butterfly without wings, a human without a brain, a house without a roof, a pencil without a eraser, and love without a heart.

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  11. anoushka

    A room without books is an ipod without Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Carly Rae Jepson.(LOVE ‘EM!!!!!)

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    1. s

      your so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      p.s one direction is cute(that includes lyan niall and harry)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  12. readinglate9

    A room without books is like an Earth without Oxygen. Without knowledge, then what are we? We’d be persons never meant to exist……

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  13. Happypuppy116

    This guy is funny i mean me and my cousin love him he crack my cousin up i don’t know why but the things without is ice without cream because its ice cream you get see i crack myself up too hahaha…. if anybody want to know me just say hi or sup or whatever so i hope you people read it… Oh yeah if any of you guys have fun at the STACKS games i like please play them…….

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  14. bubblegumgirl656

    i say learn to say nice things not mean things so this is what i say fi you dont have nonthing nice to say dont say nothing so that is my point of view

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  15. Merryelf4

    rainbowfearless8, im also new here.
    a room without books is like:peanut butter without jelly,french fries without salt, and a biscuit without honey!:P

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  16. rainbowfearless8

    Hello this is my first time on here and first time making a blog comment. I love to read. I’m so happy I found this web site for kids like me. There are so many books on here I can’t wait to read.

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  17. brainyathena30 :D

    me without the stacks D:
    a cat without fur
    a room without books
    or wait there is a cat without fur
    THERE WILL NEVER BE A ROOM WITHOUT BOOKS D:

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  18. Marsha

    I’m going to use this prompt for my fifth grade creative writing class. We’ll be making posters of our completed promps and putting them up around the library!

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  19. Mackenzie

    A room without books is like something you like can’t read in it just wouldn’t be the same because some people love books and love to read.

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