Putting the “book” in “Facebook”

So many great works of literature would be completely different had their characters had Facebook. A simple wall post from Juliet to Romeo could have prevented much tragedy. The Count of Monte Cristo could have saved time and effort by simply tagging his enemies in compromising photos. And I’m pretty sure Captain Smollett would have thought twice about hiring Long John Silver after checking out the guy’s profile. Of course, myriads of other possibilities spring to mind as well. You know, like these: Read more

What is this blog?

Good question.

This blog is what happens when an English major in need of a creative outlet spends too much time thinking things like “What if Shakespeare had Facebook?” or “What if Mark Twain and Fyodor Dostoevsky collaborated on a retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’?” or “Can you imagine if Miss Havisham had a relationship advice column?” That English Major, in case you hadn’t guessed it, would be me- the girl who spends more time with fictional characters and dead authors than real people, and starts coming up with ideas like those just mentioned. Ideas which I was then always posting on Facebook, until one of my friends said “You should start a blog!” to which I replied “A blog, you say? Hmmmm. I am intrigued. TO THE BLOGMOBILE!”* And then I ended up here, in my own little corner of the Internet.

Join me, for adventures in literature!

*Not exact quote