Okay, so this is a bit daft. Stick with me.
I have decided to tweet the Pāli Jātaka book, all 547 stories, one at a time, each in 140 characters or less. This is despite having never been on Twitter before today.
Why? Well, I have been thinking for a while that it is time I re-read the text as a whole, which I have not done since I was doing my doctorate some years ago. Since I have a poor memory, summarising them as I go seems a good idea, and then why not share them with others at the same time? I anticipate that the summarising will pose quite an interesting challenge, increasing as I progress through the text to the longer stories, and my summaries will naturally be subjective. But I have a hunch that this will be a useful exercise for me, and I hope that others might be pleased to receive a mini-jātaka every now and again! (I make absolutely no promises as to frequency!)
If you would like to follow, then check out @JatakaStories.