I love the publishing world. You just never know what’s going between the covers next. Well, the next bestseller is going to be short on plot development, character depth, and description, but it’ll have a zippy pace.
Penguin is going to publish a book from two college students that will summarize all the classics using the trendy and tweetacular mode of 140 characters. Read more about it here.
After chuckling over my morning coffee I began to wonder how this little book would impact the Cliffs’ Notes trade. I don’t think students will be able to use Twitterature to skate by on a final.
And then I mused how it might be used by those folks who constantly moan about not finishing the book for book group. If everyone reads the tweeted version of Jane Eyre, there won’t be much to mull over.
Morose girl meets moody guy. Guy has crazy wife. Wife likes fire. Fire destroys marriage & guy’s eyes. Morose girl & moody guy live HEA.
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