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Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.
We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.
Texts from Jane Eyre And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
A mash-up between literary characters and leet speak is the combination I didn't know was missing from my life! For a quick, fun read, check out Texts from Jane Eyre And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg.
While using a modern lens, Ortberg pokes fun at characters and plot twists we have all viewed suspiciously in our reading. For instance, she imagines how conversations between Madea and Glauce would play out as Glauce's wedding day approaches with hilarious results; how Edgar Allan Poe's antisocial tendencies would be apparent in his communications with friends; and even how Nancy Drew's penchant for solving crimes really should have landed her in serious trouble.
For fans of literature – ancient and modern – I highly recommend Ortberg's Texts from Jane Eyre for a few laughs.
If Texts from Jane Eyre interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.