Juxtabook brought it to my attention via Twitter, and of course, many other book bloggers on Twitter also quickly jumped on the story. One of the particularly amusing lines in his screed is:
"If you’ve ever attempted to read a review on Amazon or on someone’s personal blog, you know it’s identical to seeking relationship advice on the wall of a public restroom."
This, of course, amused us greatly, none more so than @bonjourcass who weighed in with:
HOLDEN CAULFIELD IS A PHONY
HESTER PRYNNE IS A SLUT
Which led, inevitably, to a great new blogger project: the Graffiti Reviews Project. Simply put, @bonjourcass, @litomnivore, @amckiereads and myself, @melwyk, were chatting about the possibilities inherent in having bloggers worldwide post brief book recommendations in bathroom stalls -- on a post-it, of course, we don't hold with permanent graffiti even if in the service of good reading! It's simple: create a post-it with a book rec, take a snap, and post on twitter with the hashtag #Graffitireviews (and be sure to spell it correctly, unlike myself... who then had to run back and fix my spelling in my graffiti post-it!) Be creative with your graffiti and spread the love of great books! Take a look at the first example, by @litomnivore, for inspiration! Join in and have fun with it ~ creativity is always the best way to deal with curmudgeons :)
**Literary Omnivore now has an official post up about this project -- check it out and please, join in!
**Bonjour Cass has created a Tumblr site to submit your photos to as well, if you are a Tumblr fan