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From NY Times Headlines, A Hashtag


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New York Times headlines often sound like they are coming from Yoda.

Inspired by those oddly crafted yet distinctive headlines, the Twitter account @NYTPrepositions, a parody account that tweets out their favorite pre-positioned headlines, started a complementary hashtag, #NYTBooks.

On it, people are sharing book titles that they have given a New York Times-style spin. It’s pretty fantastic.

According to The Atlantic Wire, the people behind the account and hashtag are Nick Castele, who works at a public radio station in Cleveland, and Rob Mayer, a senior at Northwestern.

“A couple weeks ago, Rob went ahead and reserved @NYTPrepositions. It’s been gaining steam ever since,” Castele told The Atlantic Wire. He was sure, however, to mention that this is in no way mean-sprited.

“Just to be clear—I kind of like them. I write Times-style headlines probably more often than I should,” he added.

Check out our favorite tweets from the hashtag below.

http://storify.com/stephlauren/nytbooks.js?header=false&border=false

[View the story “#NYTbooks” on Storify]

Mashable composite: Images courtesy of flickr, Lin Pernille Photography; New York Times

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/11/01/new-york-times-books-hashtag/

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