I think the most important thing you can do today other than, you know, getting the workers’ revolution going is to buy a copy of Maureen Johnson’s Suite Scarlett. It’s Maureen Johnson’s funniest book to date and is now appearing in the eminently affordable paperback edition.
- A most appealing heroine: I hug Scarlett to my chest!
- Romance gone wrong!
- Romance gone right!
- Romance gone in between!
- New York City as you’ve never seen it before!
- The shabby gentility of a crumbling hotel!
- A crazy Broadway lady!
- A unicycle-riding, prat-falling, seriously hot older brother, Spencer!1
I urge you all to go forth and buy it! If you’re broke and cannot afford it right now I urge you to encourage your library to buy a copy. Or bully your richer friends into buying one so you can borrow theirs. This tends to only work for books. I tried to get a richer friend of mine to buy a Vivienne Westwood ballgown in my size. She did not and now she isn’t my friend anymore. I’m not sure what went wrong . . .
Other things you could do on May Day:
- If you’re sick you could lie in bed and shiver or sit on the couch coughing up a lung.
- If you’re well why not prank call your enemies from a different enemy’s mobile phone?
- You could also spread panic by sending this link to all your guillible friends: ZOMBIE STRAIN OF SWINE FLU REPORTED BY BBC SO MUST BE TRUE! That’s not really a BBC site, by the way. You can tell by looking at the URL. Just sayin’ . . . (via Carrie Ryan.)
- Or if you’re in New York City you could go back to bed because it’s cold and grey and miserable. But that would be deaftist!
- The best plan of all is to wear red and dance in the streets. Well, unless there’s sniper fire. Or a zombie apocalypse . . .
Happy May Day, Everyone! Have a good one!
- I know he’s fictional and much younger than me but I can’t help it I really heart Spencer. [↩]