8 Books About Descending into Madness Before 'The Joker' Comes Out

8 Books About Descending into Madness Before 'The Joker' Comes Out

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Before Todd Phillips sends in the clown and unveils The Joker on a silver screen this October 4th, let’s look through some of the some of the best books about absolutely losing your mind. This movie is a tough cookie for us. Yes, it’s based partially on The Killing Joke, but what it’s taken from Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel appears to just be a few bits and pieces (although I’m making a bet right now that the scene when the Joker goes on stage is the beginning to that horrific scene from The Dark Knight Returns), but besides that, …

Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

I wanted an excuse to think about Lizzo, okay? I’m only human. Here are six fabulous book covers, and the Lizzo looks that match!       1. The Great Gatsby   Image via The American Writers Museum   Lizzo in the music video for Tempo/Image via essence   2. Catcher in the Rye   Image via Amazon   Lizzo for Playboy/Image via Brandy Source   3. Brave New World   Image via Wikipedia   Lizzo during her performance at the 2019 MTV TV and Movie Awards/ Image via Spin   4. Clockwork Orange   Image via Amazon   Image via …

10 Fictional Schools Even Worse Than Ones We Went To

10 Fictional Schools Even Worse Than Ones We Went To

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The back to school season is always difficult for those of us still enrolled in the education system, however we really don’t have it all that bad. And there’s nothing quite like books to make our lives feel just a little less sucky in comparison. Here are ten fictional schools that we would never want attend, in order from least bad to the absolute baddest.     10. Wayside School (Wayside school Series) Image via Scholastic   There is no way in hell that Wayside School is up to OSHA code. It’s literally falling down. Plus, none of the kids …

Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

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I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers. I know, I know, it’s a cardinal sin⁠—but I can’t help it.  When I see a book with big shiny letters and a chiseled man toting a gun, I think spy novel. When I see two lovers clasping each other over a curly cue font, I think bawdy romance. When I see an artsy photo with minimalist typeface, I think indie novel.   Image via amazon   A good cover hints at what to expect from a book. It is, effectively, a marketing tool. But it’s also much …

J.D. Salinger’s Novels Will Finally be Released as E-Books

J.D. Salinger’s Novels Will Finally be Released as E-Books

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It comes as no surprise to book lovers that author J.D. Salinger would be adverse to publishing his novels electronically. His personal beliefs come out in his novels. If you even mentioned the idea of reading a book on a computer to Holden Caulfield, he would have had a conniption. Salinger stayed away from the press as his literary fame grew, but was very open about his dislike of books changing during the digital age. However, this week, his son, Matt Salinger announced that his four published novel would in fact be available for the first time in e-book form. …