The book-loving community on Twitter is known for circulating literary-minded hashtags on a regular basis, and this week’s was #bookswithalettermissing. We brainstormed here in the office and got some good laughs (“The Brief & Wondrous Lie of Oscar Wao,” from Becky,” “Silence of the Labs” from Julie, and “Game of Scones” from David, who clearly reinterpreted.) We then tweeted it to our customers, who provided some pretty funny & clever responses:
glamtart One Hundred Ears Of Solitude #bookswithalettermissing (that is a bunch of lonely ears!) @halfpricebooks
bevheth Lady Chatterley’s Over – thank God for that, I thought it would never end #bookswithalettermissing
nKEnnedy RT @KellyFino: #bookswithalettermissing “Olive Twist” Popeye breaks up with Olive after finding out she’s really a man.
threehourzsleep The Canterbury Ales; how far will you go for a pint? #bookswithalettermissing @halfpricebooks
kyle_west The Da Vinci Ode – Dan Brown’s failed attempt at poetry. #bookswithalettermissing @halfpricebooks
sarah_olson25 @halfpricebooks “Lack Beauty” #bookswithalettermissing
sarah_olson25 @halfpricebooks “If You Give A Muse A Cookie” #bookswithalettermissing
threehourzsleep Huckleberry Inn #bookswithalettermissing @halfpricebooks
KatieIKirby Lord of the Lies, Lord of the Rigs #bookswithalettermissing @enchntdrose @halfpricebooks
rosylenses Lice in Wonderland @halfpricebooks #bookswithamissingletter
KaraSaysRelax @halfpricebooks The Girl with the Pear Earring
nerver RT @the_mixmaster: Little Omen #bookswithalettermissing @halfpricebooks
alelateresa The Lion, the Itch & the wardrobe @halfpricebooks #bookswithamissingletter
layne_hilyer @halfpricebooks A Series of Unfortunate Vents. #bookswithalettermissing
We thought this one was an amusing twist on the meme:
Imagine the Harry Potter books if he didn’t get the letter inviting him to Hogwarts. #bookswithalettermissing #misunderstoodhashtags
Some others we found that we thought were really funny, particularly because of the commentary:
shuzh3n Ride n prejudice – pple forced to use the public transport they hate #bookswithalettermissing
Limited_Supply Wuthering Eights – Emily Bronte: Catherine can’t decide who to marry and has to choose between 8 different men #bookswithalettermissing
Jacquenna O Kill A Mockingbird – Anti-tree huggers’ guide. #bookswithalettermissing
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Tone – where Harry Potter acquires Obama’s oratory skills. #bookswithalettermissing
RT @hai_ren: Jurassic Ark – After the Flood, Noah extracted DNA from mosquitos in amber to recreate dinosaurs #bookswithalettermissing
edwardgamper RT @Will_Hoe: #bookswithalettermissing Charlie and the Chocolate Factor – poverty-stricken youth enters Cadbury-sponsored reality TV talent show.
Which #bookswithalettermissing have we missed? What are some of your other favorite literary hashtags?
— Kristen B.