Happy Mother’s Day, my bookish tweeters! If you are a mother, or even just a fan of all the mothers in your life, then that is surely something to celebrate on this lovely day. So, what better way to give back – other than flowers, chocolates, and store-bought Hallmark cards? These are, of course, still good to give, but might be harder to get due to things outside our control (*ahem* the Coronavirus) – so maybe opt to to give her – or yourself – these wonderful bookish tweets to look upon and savor?
Let these tweets be a reminder to all the moms out there that just because the Coronavirus has kept us all from going out on a regular basis – if we still remember what that is anymore – it doesn’t mean that we can’t send presents as well as our thanks for those who sacrificed so much for us to be born, raised, and cared for. Let’s get to it!
The Cycle Of Love
As with the case of the five stages of grief when a loved one dies, while everyone has to deal with their own way of dealing with things, they mainly follow this series of steps if they want to achieve in finding love…
The 6 stages of dating someone:
– Introducing yourself
– Disappearing for 5 years
– Becoming rich
– Taking the fall for vehicular homicide
– Dying in a pool to demonstrate the futility of the American Dream
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 4, 2020
I mean, that is the way of love, isn’t it, old sport?
The Master Of Disguise
We know how stressful it can be to make a good first impression, so here’s a surefire way to get noticed without actually exposing yourself as… well, you. Plus, it should get you out of whatever social obligation that stirs up a sweat…
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) pic.twitter.com/b1dC9Qaxlm
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 5, 2020
Fake name, fake identity, fake stakes… you get the idea.
The Call You Can’t Ghost
You know that one person you want so desperately to get away from, even if you’ve blocked them everywhere online, you just can’t seem to avoid? Well…
… because that person’s dead and out for revenge, and they will come back to haunt you.
Les Misérables: Spoiler-Free EditioN
Here’s another installment in my spoiler-free series, this time for Les Mis! Listen, if you haven’t read Victor Hugo’s novel or seen the movie and/or musical for it – myself included, sadly – then please don’t click off now because of that fact: here are some spoiler-y snapshots (though not really) of the story that’ll give you a sense of what it entails…
Les Misérables spoilers but there's no context pic.twitter.com/05lkWHvTL8
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 6, 2020
Seems like a mashup of Oliver Twist, Hamlet, and Harry Potter, doesn’t it? Yeah, I think so too.
Before we move further ahead, let’s take a break for all the moms out there who deserve to get a little artsy, and don’t worry: creativity is not at all required!
Hey you! Yes, you! YOU are an artist. 👨🎨 Or at least, you can be!
All it takes to be an artist is to make what YOU consider art.
Our latest episode with @sarahuristgreen has all the inspiration you need to get making: https://t.co/i0w0N4BLh4
— Life Kit (@NPRLifeKit) May 7, 2020
Now that we’ve got that fascinating PSA-ish post out of the way, here are more of our regularly scheduled tweets…
Some ladies have had the experience that men can be pigs. (I’m not saying all, but we’ve all known some). And for this lady, they’re literally pigs.
So far the worst part of social distancing has definitely been all the sailors that show up to my home uninvited, forcing me to turn them into swine
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 7, 2020
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder… at least it is for Circe. For a woman this special, or should I say sorcerous, it’s no wonder these men practically beg for her to turn them into pigs: it’s what she does. So, mothers: embrace the power you have within yourselves in having birthed and raised the next generation who will discover their own true power within themselves. Your power is that, and more. Probably they’re not sorceresses though. Don’t hold me to that.
Say Goodbye To Sleep
To all the book lovers out there, mothers or not, we think we can all agree that this would be a never-ending struggle…
If the books on my TBR could actually talk to me … I’d be in real trouble pic.twitter.com/DGfCz9HGqV
— Penguin Teen (@PenguinTeen) May 7, 2020
I know if books could talk I would never sleep again.
Haters Gonna Hate… Especially When Drunk
Look, this is just a fact of life: no matter what you decide to do and how you do it, artist or no artist, not everyone is going to love everything you do…
You only hate me because I lured you into a wine cellar on the promise of a fine vintage and then left you to die in a wall. Grow up.
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) May 8, 2020
Some people just take everything too personally. More often than not, it may be because of too much wine…
Okay now, to close up this article, let’s take a gander at this little piece of advice from Read It Forward…
That’s right: you don’t have to wait for a rainy day to stay in and read: in fact, even nowadays when it’s sunny and you can’t go outside due to obvious reasons – *cough* Covid-19 – you can either stay in to read or go out into your yard or garden to smell the fresh blooms while you read away!
But of course, remember: #BooksConnectUs, so always keep in mind to connect with others online about the amazing books you undertake during your time in quarantine – and in-between times of caring for the young’uns, for the mothers – because I’m not sure if you really think about it too often enough, but…
The person – the personality pic.twitter.com/qBrnx2OxDl
— Penguin Teen (@PenguinTeen) May 8, 2020
Exactly! And also, before this tweets piece ends…
That she is – or you are… So, why not take this quiz below, a thread courtesy of Penguin Random House, to find the perfect grouping of books she – or you – will instantly fall in love with? And again… Happy Mother’s Day.
Still looking for the perfect mother's day gift? Take our quiz to find the perfect picks for the mom in your life 👇
— Penguin Random House 🐧🏠📚 (@penguinrandom) May 3, 2020
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