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“Brilliant/Highbrow” — New York magazine’s Approval Matrix

Bench Pick — The New Yorker, The Book Bench

“[O]ne of the funniest and wittiest books I’ve read in years, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves literature” — Curled Up With a Good Book

Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook is the most ingenious and entertaining book about classic literature that I have ever read” —

“[Schmelling’s work is] ROFL funny” — Tulsa World

“Juliet Is Romeo’s Fangirl, and Other LOL Things We Learned From Sarah Schmelling” — Flavorwire

A rather deft parody of the Internet’s current social-media powerhouse” — Bookgasm

[If you like] Facebook, MySpace, classic literature, or making fun of every book you had to read in high school, you’ll love reliving these tomes through the Internet prism” — The Baltimore Sun’s Read Street

“Tech-savvy book nerds unite!” “A hilarious “what if” proposition” — Schuler Books

“Even if you don’t have a Facebook page or only read Cliff Notes, this clever send up of both media realms provides laughs a-plenty for all concerned” — Living Read Girl

“[A] uniquely 21st Century tome” — Mediabistro’s GalleyCat

Cerebral comedy doesn’t come much better then this, but be forewarned, reading this might cause you to start dusting off and revisiting some of those time honored classics” — Monsters and Critics


The New Yorker’s Book Bench

American Way

Exurb Magazine

MULTIMEDIA’s Morning Media Menu

Bill Thompson’s Eye on Books

Open Book with Diana Page Jordan

Inside the Writer’s Cafe

2009 Brooklyn Book Festival: Literature in a Digital Age panel, with The New York Times’ Dwight Garner, Granta’s John Freeman and author Sarah Schmelling, moderated by Maud Newton.