Winning GOP Candidate Also Writes Bigfoot Erotica

By November 8, 2018 Literature, News

‘Bigfoot erotica’ are two words I never thought to put together in a sentence, and yet here we are.

A GOP candidate, and winner of the latest congressional race in Virginia, has been labelled a “Bigfoot erotica devotee”. Denver Riggleman won against Democrat Leslie Cockburn in the 5th District’s race on 6th Nov ’18. Cockburn, former investigative journalist and “60 Minutes” producer, attempted to derail their opponent by alleging he was unfit for office after his odd erotica was leaked online.

This claim came after Cockburn also accused their opponent of consorting with a white supremacist- however, this news came as less of a shock than the Bigfoot erotica.

Despite Cockburn’s accusation, the GOP candidate insisted the book, The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him, was written as a joke between friends.

Despite being somewhat of a Bigfoot expert, Riggleman insisted that Cockburn’s accusation that he enjoys Bigfoot erotica “absurd”.

Riggleman was promoting a self-published book, Mating Habits of Bigfoot right up until he began his congressional race, and in 2006, he released Bigfoot Exterminators Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt as co-author. He certainly seems like the type of guy who loves a bit of the hairy man-beast. And who are we to judge?

Trump’s 2020 Budget Proposal Could Defund Libraries

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Earlier this month, the White House released President Trump’s proposed 2020 fiscal year budget, entailed ‘A Budget for a Better America’. Coming in to the tune of $4.75 trillion, it’s actually the largest budget proposed in US history and, if enacted, will see a steep decline in domestic and social programs in favour of military spending.

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Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award Returns for Third Year

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Last week Amazon announced that the Kindle Storyteller Award, designed to recognise outstanding work by independent authors will be back for its third year in 2019. The award, that comes with a £20,000 cash prize is open to all authors of books published via Kindle Direct Publishing on from 1st May 2019 to 31st August 2019.

The prize will be awarded to the work that receives praise not just from the judging panel and industry experts but also from readers too. The shortlist, to come later this year, will be compiled on the basis of a number of factors including sales, reader reviews and pages read in Kindle Unlimited.
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John Green Launched ‘Life’s Library’ International Bookclub

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John Green, young adult author and avid reader, noticed how much more enjoyable reading became when he had someone to discuss the literature with. Along with his friend and colleague Rosianna Halse Rojas, he decided to start an online book club where fellow readers could read along and join in discussions wherever they were. The book club, Life’s Library, has proven to be incredibly popular and- unlike many online subscription bookclubs- is successfully raising money for charity thanks to the generosity of Green and Rojas.

The triple-levelled membership rates offer a choice for every budget- from $25 (includes the chosen book, gifts, and discussion materials), $10 (includes discussion materials), and $0 (which includes the ability to join in the discussion via an invite to their Discord chat). Each book is read and discussed for six weeks before moving on to the next. The book club’s first shared read was Jacqueline Woodson’s If You Come Softly.

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The Book Club Bar Launches Radical Feminist Book Club

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The Book Club Bar is East London is a multi-arts bar that is about to launch its own monthly literature event to “subvert the traditional Book Club format”. The event will be a monthly radical feminist book club for millennials say organisers and will be designed for literature lovers who don’t always get the time to read.

The new book club will centre on a different theme each month, but will keep up its feminist under-theme throughout the book club. The first Book Club theme will be magic, astrology and women of the zodiac and will take place on March 24th.
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