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Reddit ask What's THE Best Book You Have Ever Read??

I know this is from reddit but I thought this could be a fun post, so reddit user Jayshozie asked "(what's)THE Best Book You Have Ever Read" and it got over 1,400 comments, I picked some at random but if you wanna read the full thread you can click on the source.

- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
About: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil.

- Cats Cradle- by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
About: Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...

Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he's the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's Death Wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to humankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh...


The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
About: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.


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what's your fave book? // best book you've read??
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South Park creators are trying to buy Casa Bonita



The company that owns the restaurant, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy in April. The bankruptcy is what keeps the sale in limbo.

Casa Bonita is in Colorado and a beloved childhood location for the South Park creators. The restaurant has been featured on the South Park as well. If Parker and Stone work a deal out, they're going to make "everything right" and some changes, starting with the food.

Of course, there will be some South Park IP which Parker says is just sitting there.

The restaurant has been closed since 2020 due to the pandemic.



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2020 Tokyo Olympics Primetime + Day 6 FFAO

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Primetime coverage will begin on NBCommercial at 8pm EDT, and the live events run from approx 8:30am-10pm JST, 12:30am-2pm BST, 7:30pm-9am EDT, and 4:30pm-6am PDT.



Primetime includes: Gymnastics (8-9pm EDT), Diving (9-3:30pm), Swimming [live] (9:30-11:45pm)
Live events include: Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Cycling BMX Racing, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo
Medals in: Artistic Gymnastics (women's all-around), Canoe Slalom (women's canoe), Fencing (women's foil team), Judo (women -78kg, men -100kg), Rowing (men's pair, women's pair, lightweight men's double sculls, lightweight women's double sculls), Shooting (trap women's, trap men's), Swimming (men's 800m freestyle, men's 200m breaststroke, women's 200m butterfly, men's 100m freestyle, women's 4x200 freestyle relay), Table Tennis (women's singles)

A schedule of all events can be found here, and today's page lets you see the events in your local time zone!




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hoping for some good tans in men's BMX racing, and excited for women's rugby to start!
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Reviews are in for The Suicide Squad!

And it's a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!



Critics consensus: Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn's singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material's violent, anarchic strengths.

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Billie Eilish in Vogue Australia and LA Times



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It was hard to narrow down the quotes from the LA Times interview, recommend checking it out in full!

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LaKeith Stanfield And Tiffany Haddish To Star in ‘Haunted Mansion’ for Disney




Today in "what" news, for the Haunted Mansion (remake?) by Disney, they've gotten stars LaKeith Stanfield (Those Clubhouse Chatrooms) and Tiffany Haddish ("The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part") to star in The Haunted Mansion.

This is but the recent live action attraction movie, following "Jungle Cruise" and the in the works "Tower of Terror", staring ONTD fave Scarlett Johansson.

No word on if he will fight the ghosts with moaning or some shit. I've never ridden this. IDK what's happening. Why them.

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Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Anthony Ramos to Star in DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Bad Guys’



Based on a book published by Scholastic, it makes the....I think 4th book to film adaptation by Dreamworks, after How To Train Your Dragon, Home, and Captain Underpants. It's a simple plot; Animal criminals try to become model citizens.

 Sam Rockwell (A movie where he's playing a racist. There are like 5. Pick one.), Awkwafina ("Raya and The Last Dragon"), Anthony Ramos ("In The Heights") and Marc Maron (“GLOW”) will lead the voice cast.

Other cast membes include Craig Robinson (“Rapturepalooza”), Zazie Beetz (“Joker”), former late night host Lilly Singh, Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Richard Ayoade (“Paddington 2”)


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