Monday gets a lot of hate, but Tuesday is arguably worse- you’re not even half way through the week, you still have a misery-hangover from Monday, it’s probably raining, you may have seen a dead rat on your way to work…any number of unpleasant things can have happened by Tuesday.
But never fear, for Bookstr is here with a compilation of hilarious literature-related tweets from the endlessly amusing inhabitants of Twitter dot com. So, let these tweeters bring a smile to your face as we edge ever closer to hump-day, and sure, by then it’s nearly the weekend!
my wife frodo baggins
🤝 leaving town with a tall bearded man and throwing their ring into a volcano
as it is snowing in new york, it's a good day to read wharton; she is the laureate of novels that take place in new york in the snow, insomuch as she wrote about people who were wealthy enough to stay petty during this season bc they had central coal heating. https://t.co/q8oGAD4HHb
remember I met a news editor who asked me what I was hoping to do over the next few years. he then took the piss out of me for saying the word 'longform'. since then, I have written a book, and he is still bald
i started writing poetry when i was 69 but didnt get my first book published until i was 420 years old. took another 246 years for me to win a pulitzer prize, which i turned down because i did it all for the love of game
the 1800s was a dangerous time because if you weren’t careful a genius writer would fall madly in love with you, scribbling passionate poems and sending you little heart necklaces with pictures of you and her.
According to Publishers Weekly, MWPA (Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance) succeeded their goal in persuading the Portland Press Herald to continue producing coverage in its local book review in Maine. The newspaper planned to cut $400 in costs every month in removing Maine Sunday Telegram. MWPA executive director, Joshua Bodwell, said this would have affected the 1,350 members of MWPA who are writers and publishers—and would’ve lost them one of their sources of income. Bodwell also added that members were concerned with wire service reviews and how they would overshadow Maine authors.
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“We have so many Maine authors who are members who aren’t able… to attracts national reviews,” Bowell said. “That they may be able to receive coverage in the largest newspaper in the state is crucial.”
It was thanks to an online petition launched by MWPA that asked the newspaper in respect to reinstate the book reviews. You know who is also a member of MWPA? You guessed right, Stephen King. The Maine native himself took it to Twitter and told his millions of followers to “tell the newspaper DON’T DO THIS,” while also posting his skepticism regarding the newspaper’s intentions.
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Since Sunday, the petition has collected over 800 signatures and thousands shared King’s tweets. The newspaper responded by launching a new subscription which gained 100 new digital subscriptions by using promotional codes with literary reference like KING, CARRIE, and other Stephen Kings bestselling novels. This drove the funds to save the section, while the newspaper will definitely keep the budget for the reviews, said Cliff Schechtman.
Hey hey party people, it is officially Friday again which means…
It’s time for yet another list of wild-and-out literature-based tweets! I have searched the far, wide, and dark reaches of the Twittersphere to bring this list to you; kick off your heels, unzip your jumpsuit, pour yourself a glass of something cool, and let all of your weekday worries go with these thirteen tweets!