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September 2, 2009 / schulerbooks

Tech-avvy Book Nerds Unite!

Sorry I’ve been slacking – we’re back in the busy season for the promo dept!!

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Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float by Sarah Schmelling

Subtitled ‘Classic Lit Signs On To Facebook,’ this book was written precisely for people like me: complete book nerds who are completely addicted (likely with all the requisite guilt of a guilty pleasure) to the fabulous time-suck that is Facebook.

From Shakespeare’s group attempting to draw together all the authors who are “let’s say, borrowing liberally from [his] INESTIMABLE FOLIO OF CANONICAL MASTERPIECES,” (Shakespeare’s caps-lock, not mine!) to the Frankenstein newsfeed, this book is a hilarious “what if” proposition. What if Miss Havisham had a profile? Would her favorite show be Bridezillas? What would it look like if Dante and Milton played Scrabulific, or if the author of Beowulf completed that lame 20 Questions post?

Down to sponsored ads and quizzes like “Which Dystopia Are You In: 1984, Brave New World, or Social Media,” this book intelligently spoofs all that we love and hate about Facebook. And since it is essentially about Lit with a capital L, you can cross out the guilty and just call it a pleasure.

Oh, and be a fan of Schuler Books on Facebook!

–Whitney, Lansing

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