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How Hot Are These Famous Authors?

Hopefully, by now, you know that 101 Books isn’t necessarily a blog of high literary criticism. If you don’t, I’m telling you now: We ain’t high-fallutin’ book people ‘round here.

That’s where today’s post comes in. Blinq is a controversial dating app that has a feature wherein you can upload a photo, the app does some kind of magic, then it tells you whether you’re “hot or not” on a scale of “Hmmm…” to “Godlike,” as well as an estimated guess on age. It was in the news a couple of weeks ago.

But we already know you’re probably all hot, so that’s boring. Let’s make this interesting. Let’s upload some photos of famous authors and see what happens.

Here we go: Read more

9 Book Recommendations For Annoying Family Members

I don’t know if you realized, but Christmas will be here in two days. Two days, y’all!

Christmas is my favorite holiday by far, and I’m fortunate to be able to hang out with family members I enjoy being around (no, really!). But I know some of you all have some characters who sit next to you at the Christmas dinner table.

So what should you get these annoying humans with your same last name? 101 Books has book recommendations for all your annoying family members–or at least the ones I can reasonably assume are part of your family. Some of these were taken from a post I wrote a couple of years ago…so if they sound familiar that’s why.  Read more

10 Novels Replaced With Emojis…Can You Guess Them?

I might be going off the rocker with today’s post, but what the heck…let’s try something crazy.

Emojis are everywhere these days. It’s almost like an entire new language you need to interpret.  So with that in mind, I thought I’d have a little fun and put together some emojis based on famous novels.

Each set of emojis is based on a famous book’s title OR its plot. Take a look at each one and see if you can guess the titles in the comments! Read more

James Joyce Was A Copyeditor’s Nightmare

Take a look at this. Holy crap!

I’m not sure if this was a copyeditor having a nightmare with Joyce’s original draft, or if it was Joyce editing a later draft. Either way, let’s all thank God for track changes in Word.

I can’t imagine working like this. Might as well be reading Greek.

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Source: Rupert Thomson via Twitter

11 Classic Novels Reimagined With Clickbait Titles

You’re familiar with clickbait titles, right? Upworthy is famous for them. BuzzFeed uses them, and they’re pretty much all over the internet.

So what if classic novels were renamed with clickbait titles? Yeah, I know, that’s a terrible idea, but I’m going to have a little fun with it anyway.

Here’s how I might rename these classic novels using clickbait: (HT to The Millions for this idea) Read more

Batman Meets Galadriel

I’m just going to kind of let this one sit today.

For the less nerdy, Galadriel is one of the powerful elves from The Lord of the Rings.

When she meets Batman, hilarity ensues. Read more

Can Someone Explain This Book Cover To Me?

I’ve been known to post about bad book covers before. The cover I featured in this post is perhaps the worst book cover I’ve ever seen–in that “so bad it’s good” kind of way.

Lousy Book Covers is one of my favorite sites, and it’s often the inspiration for these posts.

A few weeks ago, they posted this cover. And, well, I’m speechless. Read more

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