140-character book reviews? Why not? They're bite-sized and Tweet-able and perfect for over-programmed readers who mostly just want reviewers to cut to the chase.
Here are four examples received from Monitor readers:
@thebookmaven: “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: Alan Bradley's tween sleuth Flavia de Luce puts singular stamp on murder mystery. 4/5”
@lextenou (2 submissions)
“Frat boy using conjuration instead of the internet as boredom cure - fie! Literacy be damned! Marlowe's ‘Doctor Faustus.’”
“Taut, with swordplay and witches upon the moors - moving forests! Man not of woman born! "Macbeth" - the perfect play.”
@PM27: “S.K. Gaylord's Handmade Books for a Healthy Planet is a green inspiration! Reuse & upcycle at-home resources to make books!”
Please send us more. We'll collect them into a blog and publish.
Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.