Would Voldemort have used social media? What would Shakespeare have said in 140 characters? These are questions every bookworm has pondered, and thanks to some clever Twitter users out there, we now have an idea! From famous poets to The Boy Who Lived, we’ve rounded up our favorite book-related parody Twitter accounts. Which are your favorites?
The 19th century poet’s reincarnation in the Twittersphere focuses mainly on Poe’s Gothic side, often commenting on death and dying. After all, what else is a dead poet an expert on?
After you get used to it the stench of death is actually quite tolerable.
— Edgar Allan Poe (@Edgar_Allan_Poe) November 12, 2014
Being creepy is much more difficult than it used to be. #ThanksInternet
— Edgar Allan Poe (@Edgar_Allan_Poe) October 28, 2014
165 years later: Still dead, still broke, still hate Boston.
— Edgar Allan Poe (@Edgar_Allan_Poe) October 7, 2014
He may have met his demise in the Battle of Hogwarts, but the Dark Lord is alive and well on Twitter. Lord Voldemort’s snarky tweets about pop culture are hilarious and relatable (if a bit curmudgeonly), making you wonder if he’s not so different from you and me after all.
#Frozen was released a year ago today. Time to LET. IT. GO.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) November 27, 2014
Halloween costume idea: Dress normally and tell people you’re ‘a malfunctioning invisibility cloak.’
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) October 24, 2014
“RIP James and Lily Potter” is trending. Well, this is awkward.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) October 31, 2014
This useful Twitter handle takes lines from Shakespeare’s works and tweets them out as they relate to various pop culture events, such as the Fourth of July, the World Cup, and Thanksgiving. After scrolling through the tweets, it’s incredible to see how relevant the Bard’s words remain today.
— William Shakespeare (@ShakespeareSays) July 4, 2014
— William Shakespeare (@ShakespeareSays) June 26, 2014
“I thank ye; and be blest for your good comfort!”— AS YOU LIKE IT (II.7) #Shakesgiving
— William Shakespeare (@ShakespeareSays) November 27, 2014
Another parody of the Bard, @ShakespeareSong tweets popular song lyrics…but in the way Shakespeare would have written them in the 16th century. Can you guess which songs he’s tweeting about?
Thou canst take solace under my umbrella-ella-ella.
— Shakespeare Lyrics (@ShakespeareSong) November 9, 2014
Dropeth it like it is ablaze.
— Shakespeare Lyrics (@ShakespeareSong) November 2, 2014
Halt! The time of hammer is upon us.
— Shakespeare Lyrics (@ShakespeareSong) October 13, 2014
Think you can write a book? The Worst Muse has some inspiration for you in the form of overdone tropes, plots, and clichés that both readers and writers alike will get a kick out of.
Having trouble coming up with a good resolution? Have you considered “It was all a dream”?
— The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) November 30, 2014
Are you sure it’s clear what happened last chapter? Maybe you should stage a conversation where your protagonist can recap it in detail.
— The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) November 10, 2014
Look, if that estranged parent isn’t going to be a chosen hero or major villain, you might as well just kill them off right now.
— The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) September 10, 2014
Although he doesn’t tweet very often, Walt Whitman’s bio alone is a gem: “I’m a legendary poet and I’ve come back from the grave to expound upon your magnificent asses.” Tweets include subject matter like nature, alcohol, and the legendary author’s beard.
I know why the caged bird is totally wasted.
— Walt Whitman (@TheWaltWhitman) May 28, 2014
Time for bed. Tired from all this beard growing.
— Walt Whitman (@TheWaltWhitman) July 17, 2013
I can’t help growing a beard for you.
— Walt Whitman (@TheWaltWhitman) October 18, 2013
If you read or write romance, Trope Heroine is a must-follow. Similar to The Worst Muse, she pokes fun at common romance novel tropes. No hero or heroine is safe!
Things I am thankful for: knowing grins, wicked grins, raised eyebrows, low moans, any kind of moan, really.
— Trope Heroine (@TropeHeroine) November 28, 2014
This thing where you won me in a card game is gonna make a great “how we met” story for our grandkids.
— Trope Heroine (@TropeHeroine) November 25, 2014
I think there’s something in my eye. Oh, wait, no, they’re just clouding over from desire.
— Trope Heroine (@TropeHeroine) November 19, 2014
This parody account brings Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder to life, shedding a humorous light on the daily struggles of a rural 19th century American family as they relate to today’s society.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS CRAZY!!! IT’S 6AM & I’VE ALREADY TORN 3 PAGES IN THE MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG!!! FLIP FLIP FLIP FLIP FLIP FLIP FLIP…
— Laura Ingalls Wilder (@HalfPintIngalls) November 28, 2014
Walk 160 acres, get a piece of candy. Walk 160 more acres, get another piece of candy. Trick-or-treating on the prairie is the WORST.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder (@HalfPintIngalls) October 31, 2014
Now that Carrie’s eight, we’re sending her off to the woolen mill to earn some nickels. Happy Labor Day Doesn’t Exist Yet Day!
— Laura Ingalls Wilder (@HalfPintIngalls) September 1, 2014
This fake account of The Boy Who Lived tweets memes and GIFs that only true fans of the Harry Potter series will understand. Of course, there are a lot of true Harry Potter fans out there, and the account has racked up over 130,000 followers!
I found Dumbledore pic.twitter.com/bRbsjermTI
— Harry Potter (@ArryPottah) November 10, 2014
Wait what pic.twitter.com/Z203Lg4NEK
— Harry Potter (@ArryPottah) September 26, 2014
— Harry Potter (@ArryPottah) August 9, 2014
Which bookish Twitter accounts do you follow?
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