I was on a business trip, stuck on the runway because my destination airport (aka home) was temporarily closed for weather. While we waited, I pulled out my work-issued tablet, hoping it would have some preloaded book on it. Success! There was a selection of free (aka copyright free) books. I started Sun Tzu’s The Art of War but didn’t get past the intro. I was stuck in a metal tube with no way out: I was too fidgety for strategy. Next on the list was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a book about some guys stuck in metal tube with no way out. Perfect.
Except it wasn’t. 20,000 Leagues is a classic. I respect that. Great imagination, Jules Verne had. Character development, he did not.
I thought it would be fun to live tweet my reading. Because what goes better with classic literature than modern 140 character critiques?
They weren’t critweets so much as they were questions that I usually yell at books when they annoy me.
I started with #livetweetbooks and then moved to #livetweetclassics.
Here are some of my, uh, astute, tweets:
That was supposed to read “Sperm whales AND regular whales are battling it out.”
Perhaps this is only fascinating to me.
I’ve seen a lot of people live tweet movies or tv shows, but never a book. Good idea? Bad?