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Do you have more books than Facebook friends?

Friday, August 28, 2009| Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

This week, in Shelf Awareness :

Random House has created a Facebook group called “I have more books than Facebook friends” to help promote E.L. Doctorow’s new novel, Homer & Langley, which chronicles the curious lives of the Collyer brothers, who accumulated so many books and newspapers over the years that they were literally killed by their accumulated clutter. Random House calls its Facebook page “a celebration of all who hoard literature,” and is sponsoring a contest there: “Post a picture of your literary clutter. Best photo wins a prize (um, not that you need a prize . . . it’s all about bragging rights). But a first edition signed copy of E. L. Doctorow’s new book Homer & Langley could be in your future if you play your cards right.”

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