Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:30 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
The sequel to Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell: More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops has been published. Daily Mail quotes from the book:
Customer: Do you have a copy of Jane Eyre? We’re doing it in our book club.
Bookseller: Sure. I’ll just get you a copy.
Customer: Thanks. You know, I go to this book club thing but I really hate reading.
Bookseller: So why do you go?
Customer: I don’t know, really. (Pause). To make things easier, I bought a book called How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read.
Bookseller: Yeah?
Customer: Yeah. I didn’t read it.
In another sequel we will probably read about a customer asking for a copy of the book where Humphrey Bogart whistles to Catherine... ("You know how to whistle, don't you, Heathcliff? You just put your lips together and... blow"). Pulp! The Classics is preparing a new edition (to be published in August) with the cover you can see on the left. The Independent talks about the publishers' catalogue:
Not that Oldcastle Books is averse to incorporating movie-star faces. The cover of its Wuthering Heights gives us a Bogart as Heathcliff (complete with cigarette dangling from his lips), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (“She’s No Angel!”) pictures Tess as a barmaid-ish Monroe, and The Picture of Dorian Gray offers us the picture of what seems to be Ryan Gosling in a wing collar… (John Walsh)
But probably what you need if you are the aforementioned reader is something like this app:

The Bad Girl's Journal
By Bad Girl Swirl

Inspired by the best-selling Bad Girl's Guide book series by Cameron Tuttle, this journal's got it going on! It's super cute, tons of fun, and very high-functioning—just like you. Developed by Bad Girl Swirl and Hard Boiled Industries.
Why? Because of this:
If you're a girl—of any age—who likes to write or keep a journal, The Bad Girl's Journal app rocks! It's available for the iPad and other platforms too. It's funny, inspiring, clever (If someone is about to look over your shoulder, hit the panic button and the screen instantly goes to a page of Jane Eyre!).  (Comment by PhatAppsGirl in Time)

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