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You’re familiar with clickbait titles, right? Upworthy is famous for them. BuzzFeed uses them, and they’re pretty much all over the internet.

So what if classic novels were renamed with clickbait titles? Yeah, I know, that’s a terrible idea, but I’m going to have a little fun with it anyway.

Here’s how I might rename these classic novels using clickbait: (HT to The Millions for this idea)

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What are you reading?

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Challenge yourself this spring! Friends of TED in Austin, TX offers a great class for those who enjoy reading classics. It’s led by an English professor of UT-Austin, and he often invites guest speakers (scholars, most!) to speak about a particular aspect of the book, its historical context, or its author. The literature is always wonderful and the discussion is lively. I learn something new every time.

This spring the class will cover several titles by George Eliot. If you’re in the Austin, TX area, read up and come on out!

 

Happy coincidence: I discovered that there’s a Symposium for African Writers in my town this week, just when I’ve finished the first African novel I’ve read in a long while. I love when an accidental theme develops in life! I’ll be able to attend at least the first session.

If you’re in Austin, you should try to go! Follow the link below for details. https://africanwriters2014.wordpress.com/