Mighty Red Pen

March 28, 2011

A perfect storm of shame

Filed under: Spellbound,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 8:47 pm

This little gem was spotted in a slideshow of tweets that responded to the Penguin Books query, “So who is up for admitting what books they should have read by now? #abouttimeiread.”

Twitter being littered as it is with all kinds of spelling contortions, editing the tweets of others is a joyless and sort of unfair practice. But this one, a trifecta of shame, could not be allowed to pass:

Shamefully, she hasn’t read Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It’s doubly shameful since she interns at a literary erotica magazine. And, for the Triple Crown of shame, she misspelled Chatterley.

Naughty girl.


Bonus MRP moment: I’m finally reading Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, so I can cross that off my “About Time I Read It” list, but someday I’ll tackle (maybe) Remembrance of Things Past, Ulysses, or The Sound and the Fury. What book is it about time you read?


1 Comment »

  1. I have not read any of the Harry Potter books — nor do I intend to do so. Ditto the Twilight books. I like my Mages old and my Vampires to burst into flames at the touch of a sun beam.

    I have never read an entire Tolstoy novel — despite having taken a class in which I should have done so. I should. I would. I could… I think. But, you know, I get so annoyed at having to have a database of characters and their various names/nicknames.

    Comment by David — March 29, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply

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