Mother Book & Vibe presents: A Fairly TwitterTale
Once upon a time there was a magical place called Twitterland, and some people who used it had an egg for their profile picture, and others had cool pictures, but only tweeted once in a blue (or blood)moon. Still others were super engaged, but they mostly just talked about why “Apple Paltrow’s mom” split with “that cute guy from Radiohead.”
But then one day a platform called Bookvibe came along. One for people who liked books— and it began to pay attention to all the amazing conversations happening about books, just under the surface of twitter. And using their amazing wizardry skills (that they’d learned from trending books like “Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose”) they began to keep track of all the books that people cared so much about that they took to twitter to share their joy. Especially the top ten trending books that week— books like Bob Saget’s Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, and Paul Stanley’s Face the Music: A Life Exposed. Books that had change their lives as teenagers, like Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years*, and books that would spice up their lives now, like Tarryn Fisher’s Mud Vein.
And oh, how the people of Twitterland rejoiced. Obviously not all of them, some were still pretty pissed off about whatever had happened on TV last night, or rendered in a constant state of numb panic by the 24-hour news cycle. But the literate ones, the tweeters who were readers, those who knew a thing or two about Creativity, Inc., and Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration — they all lived happily ever after. Except for “that red-headed lady from Iron Man 3 and ‘Goop’,” and that guy who “turned out to not be from Radiohead, but it’s not my fault because Radiohead toooootally ripped Coldplay off, duh!” (and all things considered, they were doing just fine for themselves too).
The end (until next week).
Till then, you can check out this week’s update and add your own thoughts here!
*On a more somber note, Sue Townsend, the author of Adrian Mole passed away this week. I personally read her work in middle school and remember it fondly. The thoughts and condolences of everyone on the Bookvibe team go out to Sue’s family and friends.