World Book Day for the United Kingdom was last week, so here’s the wrap up you need while you wait till next month for America’s turn, so do yourself and your books a favor and READ… but not before you go through these many but splendid bookish tweets, half of which are for this holy bookish day!
Secure Support System?
Having trouble finding the surefire way to land a job? Well, I think we’ve got you covered…
– a job in itself
TAKING CAREER ADVICE FROM THREE WITCHES ON THE HEATH
– ominous and cool
– guaranteed results
– you don't even have to do anything besides slay duncan and frame the servants. anyway your wife can help with that
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 6, 2020
Just don’t misinterpret your witch counselors’ advice; otherwise, the job you land will be the last one you’ll ever get, and without even getting enough time to fully enjoy it.
Mortal Brains Vs. Godly Brawn
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to stay out of conflict…
A mortal in Greek mythology immediately after boasting that they're better at something than one of the gods pic.twitter.com/HE2pJrZkCl
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 4, 2020
…yet for Odysseus, there’s nothing he can seem to do about getting into trouble, flaunting his intellect, toying with the gods, and ultimately fighting a losing battle.
Wine + Bondage = Food Of Love?
This may seem like a regurgitation of Read It Forward’s tweet from last week’s piece when RIF suggested that books would be what fills your soul instead of being in a relationship. While RIF isn’t wrong on that front, SparkNotes may have another solution to that problem…
If you're not happy single, you won't be happy taken. True happiness comes from bricking up your enemy in the wine cellar after luring him there on the promise of a fine vintage, not from relationships.
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 3, 2020
If that’d be the case – that is, if you replace “wine cellar” with either “library” or “bookstore” – then we need Montresor to brick us in stat – wait, he’d only just deny doing the crime. Well, if anyone would be willing to brick you in for an eternity, then hold onto them!
Black Is The New… Well, Black
When we first see Hamlet – Jr. that is – we don’t initially blame him for mourning his dead dad and not wanting to move on so quickly. The rest have other opinions…
Gertrude when Hamlet wears black because he's sad his dad's dead https://t.co/X5gHWW5NCG
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 2, 2020
Express your right to act and dress Emo, Hamlet! You more than deserve to! Just don’t be the cause of everybody else’s death, including yours… okay?
When The Drive Is Too Strong
We all have problems. We’re all addicted to something we can’t seem to tear ourselves away from. For some, it can be controlled, but for others, not so much…
Achilles, just whenever pic.twitter.com/CAtYoPX6z0
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 5, 2020
Rage, rage against the dying of your own self-control, Achilles.
You’ve probably noticed by now this article has been nothing but SparkNotes tweets. Well, congratulations: you just reached the halfway point of the article, so now here are some World Book Day tweets! Let me start off with this one…
— Tor.com (@tordotcom) March 6, 2020
A simple question, but an important one all the same. I’ll give you some time to think about that. So, while you think, here are the other tweets!
They Grow Up So Fast
We all have dreams, that’s a given, but it’s our choice to stick with them. Just look at this girl…
If you have a dream of reading 30 books all in one month, or even competing in the Olympics, then stick with it! No dream is too big or too small if you work at it each and every day. You’ll grow tremendously when you do – quite literally in some cases!
And speaking of literally…
What if books can help in more ways than you thought possible? I mean, books are our friends, right? So, can we count on them for just this one instance, your dire time of need?
— forest fr1ends (@forest_fr1ends) March 5, 2020
Yeah, please don’t. (Our friends deserve better.)
So, to sanitize you from the previous tweet, how about this one…
Read While You Wash – Without Getting Your Book Wet!
Considering our current issues surrounding health, this might be the perfect thing to help you protect against the Coronavirus, while getting some of your reading done at the same time, if for just 20-30 seconds…
Even if you don’t have someone to read your book to you like this, audiobooks would work perfectly in this case. Never worry about germs or missed reading time ever again!
Books Are The Windows To The Soul
So, if you want yet another reason to dedicate your whole day (if you can) to reading, then consider this argument for all of the books in your “To Be Read” pile collecting dust on your shelves…
"The contents of someone's bookcase are part of their history, like an ancestral portrait."
~ Umberto Eco pic.twitter.com/dQglCqlp6V
— Paul Holdengraber (@holdengraber) March 5, 2020
Is the portrait of yourself made up of colors that have yet to be used? Of strokes yet to be painted, explored? Don’t let your bookshelves be like most of Alaska Young’s personal library: filled to the brim but forever unread. (RIP, Alaska Young. Make her proud and read to your heart’s content!)
I think this final tweet pretty much says it all…
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