"Lesserbooks" Twitter hastag takes off

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The Independent Culture

"Lesserbooks," A Twitter string for the literary set, has seen tens of thousands of new entries between May 20 and 21. The idea: Choose a classic book title, then alter it slightly to downgrade it to non-masterpiece status.

Lesserbooks, which uses the catch phrase "Names of books that didn't quite make the shelves," has spawned suggestions including:

Of Mice
Eat, Pray, Sleep
The Manager of the Rings
The Crepes of Wrath
Tale of One City
One Hundred Minutes of Solitude
The DeVito Code
Zen and the Art of Unicycle Maintenance

To join the frenzy, tweet your title and include the hashtag #lesserbooks.