Hello there, my dear (and loyal) Bookish Tweeters… and happy (belated) Sherlock Holmes Day! (Hence this tweets-piece’s title.)
Given the skipped week last week, you will be getting a very hearty (though not too filling) course of 10 bookish tweets in total, which for a tweets-piece that is supposed to contain two whole weeks’ worth of tweets is – as Holmes would put it – “elementary”!
Anyhow, let’s get on with “[eliminating] the impossible” to get to “whatever remains,” which, “however improbable, must be the truth”! (A bit of a stretch, but it still works… I hope.)
One’s Treasure… That Should Stay In The Trash
Sometimes, your least desirable trait could be what another person out there is looking for or wants to have more than anything else, even if it may not be what they need…
My toxic trait is that I sometimes lure wayward sailors to a watery grave with my irresistible voice
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 10, 2021
It could be music to their ears, but it could also be the last thing they could ever hear…
Love Does Not Compute… Or Does It?
When you don’t exercise both your left brain and right brain properly…
Victor Frankenstein building his creature vs. Victor Frankenstein showing him love and acceptance pic.twitter.com/W5bfoqQfVB
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 11, 2021
I think everyone can relate to this one in one way or another… (Also, has anyone else noticed that genius Patrick is writing with his left hand, but regular Patrick is holding a hammer in his right hand? Could he be ambidextrous? Or could his hand preference be linked to his brain functioning? Sounds like a case of improper exercise of left brain and right brain!)
The True Life Of The Party
When you’re just watching for this kind of character to show up in this kind of play…
The fool showing up in the middle of a Shakespearean tragedy pic.twitter.com/vIhGP8xJcm
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 12, 2021
No, the (pity) party don’t start till the fool walks in… and pretends to be gatekeeper of the Underworld!
All For One?
When your friends get involved in your issues and suffer, and you try to comfort them…
Romeo to Mercutio as he's bleeding out due to Romeo's mess of a love life pic.twitter.com/jDRh9orQ1b
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 13, 2021
Just taking one for the team, I suppose… Also, “a plague on both your houses”!
One for All?
It’s always important to obey any and all mask mandates issued by the CDC, but that doesn’t mean that all of them make sense…
The CDC says your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and your father will never see you again if you do.
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 14, 2021
The CDC and your parents must be very close…
Truly One of a Kind
Have you ever wondered why you could never fit in with the other kids growing up? Not just the fact that you’re original, but that you’re too original? Well, join the club…
I'm not like other girls, I'm a chthonic revenge deity
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 17, 2021
You’re just very misunderstood, honey! Just keep doing you, girl…
Dazed and Confused?
When you start arguing a point but you end up contradicting your point halfway through…
Nick Carraway in chapter 1: You shouldn't judge people.
Nick Carraway for the rest of the novel: pic.twitter.com/q2w1MH2hiB
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 18, 2021
It may seem that way for Nick Carraway, but he like many others (fictional or not) can change and therefore end up telling others upon looking back on his life experiences to learn from his mistakes – and to never trust the Buchanans, for they are and always will be “careless people.”
All the World’s a Stage?
This has no explanation except that any/every bookworm, fanatic or aficionado can certainly relate to this…
me in the car when the light turns green: nice great gatsby reference
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 19, 2021
In that case, that’s basically me just living life! (Also, I am aware that this is the second Great Gatsby reference in a row, implanted within a tweet about listing IRL references, so deal with it!)
Nothing to See Here…
When you’re new to a certain place and you sense there’s something sketchy about it…
Tourists passing through the village on lottery day when Tessie Hutchinson drew the black spot pic.twitter.com/ykn62vc5rD
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 20, 2021
Oh, nothing suspicious here, just a big pile of rocks that the children have been piling up outside the schoolhouse, and now everyone’s picking up a rock and – okay, moving right along…
I’m NOT with Stupid (or Whatever)
When you try to dissociate from someone who will embarrass, shame, and/or dishonor you…
Laius and Jocasta when they got the prophecy about Oedipus pic.twitter.com/pGn0h3ljUx
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 20, 2021
…or in this case, kill one of you, and marry and bear children the other!
That’s all for now, Bookish Tweeters and Holmes-enthusiasts alike!
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