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To pay tribute to Gianni Versace, who is of course also the subject of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming American Crime Story installment, Donatella gathered as many of the Supers together as she could and had them close the Spring/Summer 2018 festivities by walking to “Freedom ’90” — which echoes not only the famous George Michael music video, but […]


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Mind-reader David Meade receives death threats after being mistaken for a US conspiracy theorist.
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The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests and torture in the region.
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Myanmar authorities accuse Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindus in restive Rakhine state.

Is Bali volcano about to erupt?

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 08:21 am
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Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.
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German chancellor is set for a fourth term despite losing a million votes to nationalist AfD.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 10:13 am
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Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as his support rises amid a weak opposition.

Cover Snark: Rooter & the Sunburn

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 08:00 am
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Posted by Amanda

It’s Monday and Cover Snark is here for you! And I do mean for you. Need a laugh? Read through Cover Snark. Looking for a work break? Try a dose of Cover Snark.

Rooter by Teiran Smith. A tattooed man is gripping a woman by the shoulders. In bright blue letters, the cover says Rooter.

Amanda: Excuse me, what’s his name?

Rooter?

Oh okay, just making sure.

Elyse: Wow

Wowwwwww

Sarah: POOTER.

Now that I’ve stared at it, the Roto-Rooter song is in my head. Thanks, book cover.

Carrie: Obviously the title is the worst offender but I also give props to the ways he’s looking at her boobs like “Huh, what do you suppose those are?”

Fake Marriage with the CEO by Amanda Horton. A man, presumably the CEO, is lying in bed with the title covering his bits. The man is also extremely red.

From Gloriamarie: He seems like he is willing to take care of himself. Why does he need a fake marriage?

Amanda: He looks sunburned and I’m not enjoying this weird eye contact.

Sarah: Yes, I agree. I believe his sunscreen was also fake.

Carrie: He waxes his armpits? Do guys do that? I had no idea.

Protecting the Prince by Dana Volney. A woman has her back to the reader. She's wearing a white tank top and loose jeans. Tucked into the back of her waistband is a gun. The hero is embracing her and is looking directly at the reader over the heroine's shoulder. It's discomfiting.

Sarah: I am not on board with the new trend of “the hero is looking at me.” I find it rather unsettling.

Amanda: That gun looks like it’s one step away from falling straight down her pants. No one wants a bullet to the butthole.

Sarah: Is “hide my gun in your crack” a new game or form or foreplay? If so, pass.

RHG: I feel like she’s not being as observant as I would hope a protection detail to be.

Carrie: She’s whispering in his ear, “If you are going to cheat on me with the reader then get your damn hands off my ass.”

 

Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley. Essentially, two cats are acting out the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet right next to a fountain.

Amanda: Admittedly, this makes me smile.

RHG: Awwwwww

“But soft! What meow through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juli-cat is the sun!”

Sarah: “Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious cat toy, the laser pointer sick and pale with low batteries.”

Elyse: Would read immediately!

Carrie: CATS! Would not read as a romance novel. But would read for the cats. Because cats

Giveaway: Kate Spade Cat Print Tote

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 07:00 am
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Posted by Amanda

Fall is nearly upon (most) of us and that might be a change in wardrobe. Scarves, boots, and the most comfortable sweater you own. But why not change up your purse collection too?

Good thing it’s giveaway time! Just for you, we have a Kate Spade Daycation Bon Shopper Tote in an adorable black cat print set against a-not-quite-lavender-not-quite-lilac background. Seriously, what shade is that?

Kate Spade Daycation Bon Shopper Tote in a light purple with a black cat print

Though the bag is no longer on the Kate Spade website, Amazon has the bag’s specifications:

  • 13.5″ inches high x 12.3″ inches wide
  • The drop length of the hand is 8.3″ inches
  • Printed coated poplin with patent PVC trim
  • Dual interior slide pockets

I think the bag is perfect for a gloomy, misty fall afternoon!

Standard disclaimers apply: We’re not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents where permitted by applicable law. Must be over 18. Must love cats. Or dogs. Any animal is acceptable really. Be ready to fit lots of books or an e-reader inside! Bonus points if your e-reader cover matches the bag. Comments will close Friday 29 September 2017 around noon EST and winner announced same day.

Ready to enter?

Leave a comment and let us know what book (digital or paper) will be the first to find a home in your Kate Spade cat bag! 

Best of luck!

Sri Lankan caught hiding gold in rectum

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 04:17 am
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A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because "he was walking suspiciously".

Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 01:45 pm
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Kurdish areas vote on whether they want to break away from Iraq, despite Baghdad's opposition.
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Indonesian authorities say the mountain's seismic energy is increasing and has potential to erupt.
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The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.

Australia to create national space agency

Mon, Sep. 25th, 2017 02:19 pm
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The country is one of the few major developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

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