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Bookish Tweets to Make Your Week

Happy Friday everyone! We are back with our favorite bookish tweets this week. Get a kick out of these and keep being the great book lovers you are.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookstr’s Favorite Tweets This Week

Check our favorite bookish tweets this week for all of your Friday needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Backlash Tweets: Barnes and Noble Attempts Black History Month

Sooooo you may have heard about the Barnes and Noble Black History Month fiasco. Some folks sat in a board meeting and said, “hey guys, let’s get our literary blackface on.” Then proceeded to redo covers of books with white characters depicted as black characters. Instead of simple promoting black authors and black characters. We took to the Twitter streets to find the best tweets.

  1.  Ryan La Sala gives us a sneak peek on the Barnes and Noble take for Pride month:

2. Sylvia K. Alston reminds us that black authors do in fact exist:

 

3. Neasa queues us in on why diversity in the workplace is so important:

4. Most of us were living for the responses to pour in:

5. Not sure how no one caught he already had a flat top anyway:

 

Let’s do better and have a Happy Black History Month.

 

 

 


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Major Oxford Comma Controversy

Iconic author of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, has weighed in on the new design for Britain’s post-Brexit 50p coin (pictured above). Sure, it’s not the font I would use, but it’s a nice… wait a second.

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You all know how strongly I feel about the Oxford comma. It should be there. It should always, always be there. And apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so. Philip Pullman has authored seven best sellers, is ranked one of the best British authors of the past fifty years, and has an actual knighthood. I’m in good company.

 

Now I’m not sure how boycotting 50p would work, practically, but no one ever uses 50c coins, so it is possible.

I’m not getting over it. It’s a list! It may not be the eggs, toast, and orange juice problem, but it’s still a list, so it’s still wrong.

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And I honestly, honestly wish that I thought this was deliberate. But I don’t. Until some memos are released saying they talked about this, I’m offended, and I’m bothered. Why put such a long slogan at all? Just say something about unity. Or use Latin. Latin, periods between each word. Or go classic, motto style. Peace our goal est.

 

It’s not the first time Pullman has tweeted something controversial about British culture and politics. I might be the only one who’s jumped on this one this way,


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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

We get it. It’s cold, it’s Friday, if you’re in the US it’s the start of a three day weekend. So we’re making things easier for you and compiling some highlights that you don’t want to miss! Before you crack open that bottle of wine or get cosy with your book of the week, take a look at what we’ve been up to.

 

For a laugh:

Ashley treated us to a Friday LOL with a roundup of this week’s funniest book-related tweets. It’s got it all; Gatsby, Potter, March. Ok, now I’m just listing surnames but they’re all in there! Have a read here.

 

For a cry:

When you need to sober up from your laugh, have a look at Emilia’s take on tears. The focus is on Heather Christle’s The Crying Book, which gives an insight into tears, human experience, mental health, the works.

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Adaptation news:

It was a BIG week in the realm of book adaptations, with loads of news about all of your favorite books and their move to the screen. We’re talking Witches and Anne Hathaway, the BBC’s Normal People and everyone’s favorite Netflix stalker.

 

 

Making us shiver with antici….pation:

New year, new books. Lauren takes us through a few books to have on our lists coming into the spring. It’s a YA dream!

 

Bookstr’s Three to Read

Every Friday, Nehal goes live with our current top three titles. She’s covering coffee shop reads, dark horses and hot picks every week so there is something for everyone! Check out this week’s here.

 

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DRAMA

We live for drama both on the page and off. Luckily, the rest of the booksphere is the same and this week saw some shock resignations and tragic award snubs.

 

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There you have it, you’re officially caught up on some of this week’s bits and bobs. Remember, the best way to keep up to date on all things book and pop culture is catch us on our socials!

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