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A New Challenger For Worst Book Cover Ever

We have a new challenger for worst book cover ever.

Yes, I even think it is worse than this delightfully awful book cover.

We won’t even talk about the book’s topic itself–that’s a different discussion.

But let’s just take a look at the beauty that is this book cover. Read more

Weird Al Yankovic Has A Message For Grammar Snobs

And it’s that you’re awesome!

Grammar snobs everywhere should unite over Weird Al’s latest song, released yesterday.

It’s called “Word Crimes,” sung to the catchy tune of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and this might be the best four minutes you’ve spent on learning grammar in your entire life. I know it will at least be the best four minutes you spend today.

Take it away, Weird Al. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Read more

Here Are 8 Of The Greatest Literary Mustaches

As I was doing a little research on Red Harvest and its author Dashiell Hammett, I couldn’t help but be struck by the wonder that is Hammett’s mustache.

You’ll see it here in the featured image to the left. Let’s examine.
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This Terrible Book Cover Deserves Its Own Post

Let’s take a closer look at this highly unusual cover. Read more

The Harvard Library Owns Books Bound With Human Skin

Some creepy stuff’s going on over at the Harvard Library, or at least it was in 2006 when this article was originally written.

According to The Harvard Crimson Magazine, at least three rare, extremely old books were bound by human skin. Yep. Human skin.

The three books—about medieval law, Roman poetry, and French philosophy, respectively—date back to as early as 1605.

Here’s the skinny on the medieval law book: Read more

15 Book Spoilers In One Sentence

SPOILER ALERT!

You heard it here first. If you’re anti-spoiler, like my friend who got mad at me for ruining the ending to The Great Gatsby—nearly a century old—then you may hate this post.

If, on the other hand, you dive head first into the world of spoilers, then this post is just for you.

The catch here is that these spoilers are only one sentence long—so as not to give away great detail while helping you get the “essence” of the novel’s plot.

Also, these are mostly famous books, so hopefully you’ve read most of them anyway.

Let’s go.

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Let’s Look At More Terrible Book Covers

If you ever have about 10 minutes (or more) to kill, do yourself a favor and head over to Lousy Book Covers.

If you get a kick out of looking at horrific book covers, then you’ll love this Tumblr, in that train wreck sort of way.

Last year, I posted some samples from the blog, with my commentary on each cover. Because it’s Friday and none of us really want to think very hard, I thought I’d do that again today.

So here are some more recent samples from Lousy Book Covers. For hundreds more, go check out the blog for yourself.

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