Fellow book lovers and pop culture fans.
It's time to give back. I'm sure that like me, books have molded you and became a core part of your being. In them, you found escapism, understanding, companionship and even solutions to your life's worst problems. In those dark times, the literature is under fire. Book stores are closing and authors are struggling for every penny while other become celebrities and make millions for no reason whatsoever.
It's time to change that and make literature sexy again. I invite every author, book blogger, reviewer and readers to jump on Twitter and flood your favorite asinine celebrity with book recommendations. The limit to how many recommendations you send is up to you, but it has to be a book. It involves having the celebrity sitting in a quiet place and reading a book.
Share the books that changed your life or simply books you loved. Be responsible for literature's future and make those celebrities read.
Here are the rules:
1) It has to be a book. Not a movie, not a video game, not matter how intellectual. A book.
2) Book bloggers are welcomed to link to their reviews.
3) Recommend as much as you can. Be insistent. More than once to your targeted celebrities. Volume makes us strong.
4) Be polite. You want to help them, not get blocked.
5) Leave the hashtag #BookAStar, so that the campaign can gain momentum. If the celebrity posts a photo of herself reading a recommended book, retweet with both #BookAStar and #Booked
6) The campaign will last until December 31st, 2013. It's open season this year.
7) The last rule of #BookAStar is that you have to talk about #BookAStar. Spread the word.
Here are a few usual suspects, their Twitter handles and the reason why they're on top of my list.
1- Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)
Princess of the New World Order and made famous for pleasuring a man with crooked genitalia on tape. Help fill the halo of nothingness around her.
2- Snooki (@snooki)
Made famous for being a terrible person on cable television. She had since then written a novel and boasts to be a New York Times best-selling author, which she unfortunately is. Give her some inspiration.
3- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
Singer of "Girlfriend" and terrifying human being. But at least, what he does can be qualified of show-business. Help him find Germany.
4- Spencer Pratt (@spencerpratt)
90% of American people would like to punch him in the face. Help him bury his face in books and preserve his self-esteem from another public humiliation.
5- Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus)
Rebellious girl, daughter of a mulleted one-hit wonder, generic music maker and owner of a terrible haircut. Yeah...
6- Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson (@ochocinco)
Football player who succeeded better at branding himself via social media than at football. Help him find something else to do.
7-Chris Brown (@chrisbrown)
Psychopath, R&B singer and second-chance artist. Maybe if he read a little more, he wouldn't get in so much trouble.
Second time girlfriend of the aforementioned Mr. Brown. She would benefit to some self-help books and fiction with strong female archetype.
9-Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton)
Voted by me as the most likely participant for this campaign. Also, the least likely to read an actual book.
10-Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell)
Peddler of terrible music for many years. Maybe if he finds himself a love for literature, he will stop. Also, voted my me as most likely to kick my ass for flooding his tweetfeed.