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Obama and Biden Star as Crime Fighting Detectives in a New Mystery Novel

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It’s no secret that the world of politics can be an extremely tough place, and even those on the same side can be at each other’s throats. However, during Obama’s eight years as Commander-in-Chief, it became quite apparent that he and his Vice President, Joe Biden, were genuinely good friends.

The internet came to embrace Obama and Biden’s bromance and there are many amusing posts showcasing the enduring friendship the two leaders share. If you’re a fan of the two politicians then you’ll be pleased to learn that a new crime book is set to be released, which sees Obama and Biden teaming up to fight crime and solve mysteries. Read More

Prison bans George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Books

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Books are one of the few luxuries inmates in prisons do have access to and they can be essential when it comes to keeping the minds of the incarcerated stimulated. Generally speaking, most books are okay for prisoners to read, provided they’re first checked for hidden contraband, but it seems George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire has fallen foul of the law.

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George R.R. Martin Gives Us His Book Recommendations

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George R.R. Martin has shot to fame in recent years after his gritty fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire was adapted into a TV show by HBO. Called Game of Thrones, the series has become one of the biggest shows on TV and has helped newcomers discover Martin’s equally great novels. Game of Thrones‘ final season is set to air next year, but we’re still eagerly waiting for the next installment in the Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. If you can’t wait for the next book, then why not check out this list of books Martin has recommended?

As the New York Public Library reports, Martin has given us not one, but two lists of books he feels we should read, fantasy and general fiction, so there should be something for everyone here.

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J.K. Rowling Burns Twitter User Who Threatens to Burn His Harry Potter Books

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Yesterday, we reported the news that J.K. Rowling, along with several other notable Twitter users, was in stitches over the fact that President Donald Trump published a Tweet boasting of his writing skills. The problem is, the Tweet actually contained an error. Trump used the word ‘pour’ when he meant to use ‘pore’. He has since deleted the Tweet and republished it with the correct use of the word. Read More

J.K. Rowling Can’t Stop Laughing After Donald Trump Publishes a Grammatically Incorrect Tweet Boasting About His Writing Skills

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It seems famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling can’t stop laughing after President Donald Trump published a Tweet criticising the press for “pouring over” his Tweets in an effort to find any spelling or grammar mistakes. Trump pointed out that he has written “many best selling books” and that he only capitalizes certain words for emphasis, not because they should be capitalized. Unfortunately for Trump, the Tweet in which he praised his writing skills included a typo. Can you spot it?
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Game of Thrones’ Final Season Will Be “More Emotionally Torturous Than All the Years Before,” Says Sophie Turner

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Since its first season aired back in 2011, Game of Thrones has become one of the most watched and most successful TV shows of all time. The show is based upon George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and, though it’s set in a fantasy land, includes all the violence, sex, political intrigue, and morally grey characters our own real world history features. Read More

Anthony Bourdain Biography to be Published Next Year

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It has been three weeks since chef, author, writer, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain tragically took his own life, and the world is still keenly feeling the loss of a man who brought happiness, culture, and great food to those who followed his work. Bourdain’s influence won’t soon be forgotten, especially now that a biography is set to be published next year. Read More

Casting has begun for Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Series

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The Witcher is a fantasy series written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski which follows a monster slayer named Geralt of Rivia as he travels the lands in search of work, whilst often becoming embroiled in political intrigue, daring adventures, and all out war. Like George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Witcher includes elements of fantasy, but is very much steeped in a gritty realism where the characters aren’t black and white, the monsters aren’t necessarily evil, and good doesn’t always win.

Though well received in Poland, Sapkowski’s books didn’t receive world wide recognition until a game developer called CD Projekt RED adapted his fantasy world into a series of video games which were met with critical acclaim. This fame saw many overseas fans checking out the original books, which have now been translated into English. Read More