This Library Will Start Leasing Books…And That Actually Seems Cool

This Library Will Start Leasing Books…And That Actually Seems Cool

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Libraries in Fulton County, Georgia (the home of the capital, Atlanta) have been toying with the idea of forerunning a program that would lease certain books to patrons as opposed to using the borrowing system. Apparently some libraries have been using similar systems for well over fifty years, but the release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, a book detailing the inner-workings of Trump’s White House, has been cementing the idea in Atlanta further.    Image Via Found The World   Fire and Fury created a massive stir in the world, and libraries have seen the effects first and foremost. Librarians suggest that …

Here’s How Stephen King Served Trump a Cold Dish of Revenge

Here’s How Stephen King Served Trump a Cold Dish of Revenge

It has been more than two months since horror author Stephen King joined Donald Trump’s infamous list of blocked Twitter accounts. Stern and steadfast as he is, King did not give up trolling and continued to voice his dislike of the President.  Blocked! Condemned to an existential wasteland of Trumplessness! — Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 14, 2017   Yesterday, King finally sought vengeance through one tweet: Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 25, 2017   This post …

James Comey, Former FBI Director, Will Release Book About “Ethical Leadership”

James Comey, Former FBI Director, Will Release Book About “Ethical Leadership”

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James Comey sure knows how to make headlines. Between his investigations into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and possible Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Comey has become a household name.    Publishers have taken notice. Flatiron Books will release Comey’s currently untitled book, which is expected to be finished in spring 2018.   Flatiron says the book will explore “what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions.” This may raise eyebrows on the left and right, as his decisions as FBI director were not without controversy. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken …

Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir Looks at “What Happened” in the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir Looks at “What Happened” in the 2016 Election

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Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir has an official title: “What Happened.” Arriving September 12, the book promises a retrospective on the mistakes she made during the 2016 presidental election, and her surprising loss to Donald Trump. Specifically, according to publisher Simon & Schuster, Clinton will write from her perspective as the first female presidential candidate from a major political party during an election year “marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”   New: Cover/Title for Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir: “What Happened” Release Date: September 12, 2017 (Yes, this is real) …

Book Sales Are Down. Is Trump to Blame?

Book Sales Are Down. Is Trump to Blame?

Trump’s presidency was able to take the novel “1984,” over 60 years old, and make it a best seller again. The novel by George Orwell is still in the top 100 of the year, sitting comfortably at number 20 on Barnes & Nobles top 100 list, however not all books have been so lucky.   “I was sort of jokingly told that any books that weren’t political, dystopian, or both, weren’t really selling,” said author Alan Massey to New Republic, whose highly praised book hasn’t been selling like it should.   It isn’t that artists aren’t producing. Even though Trump …