Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Snort. Copies of Fifty Shades in the Antwerp library tested positive for herpes. No, seriously.
Check out this post from PopCrush:
Ever wondered what diseases library books carry? You shouldn’t, because your local libraries need your help. Still, that didn’t stop two Belgian professors from running tests on the 10 most borrowed books in the Antwerp library and finding out what horrors lie between their spines.
The professors ran each book under a gamut of bacteriology and toxicology tests and found that in addition to all of them testing positive for cocaine (because what doesn’t test positive for cocaine?), copies of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ tested positive for herpes.
On the plus side — before you go screaming to the nearest doctor to get tested — books cannot pass on sexually transmitted diseases. Which is something we never thought we’d have to type.
The profs said that the traces of herpes were so tiny that they did not pose a health risk and that it would be impossible to get herpes merely by reading a book with herpes.
Still, makes you wonder how those copies got herpes in the first place. Wait, nope, nevermind. Don’t want to know.
Yup, that’s right, Fifty Shades has an STD. Amaaaaazing.
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It’s kind of apocalyptic speculative sci-fi. Kind of coming of age/first romance. Kind of a critique of contemporary american society. And all good.
The premise is that Earth abruptly starts turning more and more slowly. Days and nights become longer, temperatures get both hotter and colder, a completely unexpected disaster with no solution. Everything – plants, animals, people – is affected by it. Now imagine dealing with that and puberty.
There is a very sweet love story that goes alongside the story of what happens to people, to families, to friendships when disaster strikes.
The writing is fantastic, and feels very believable. It seems perfectly plausible while you’re reading, and I didn’t find there was any interruption of the suspension of disbelief, like there can be in apocalypse stories.
This is adult fiction, but it can be shared with younger teen readers as well, since there wasn’t anything in it that was particularly objectionable. This wasn’t really a genre novel, so even those who aren’t sci-fi readers would likely enjoy this.
I look forward to reading more books by Karen Thompson Walker, if they are all written this well.
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Meet George R.R. Martin – award-winning author and executive producer of the HBO hit Game of Thrones – as he signs A Dance With Dragons, the newest book in the epic bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series.
• Line-up will be first-come, first-served. Due to anticipated attendance, line-up may begin outside of Indigo Manulife Centre – Bay Street entrance ONLY. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
• George R.R. Martin will sign ONE to TWO (1-2) books maximum, depending on the number of people in line.
• No personalizations – author signature only
• No posed photography – can take photographs from the line
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