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for the bookworms

ARIES: Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

TAURUS: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

GEMINI: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

CANCER: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

LEO: Matched by Ally Condie

VIRGO: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

LIBRA: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

SCORPIO: My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult

SAGITTARIUS: A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

CAPRICORN: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

AQUARIUS: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Saenz

PISCES: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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atlasobscura.com
Why ‘Garbage Person’ Is Such a Popular Insult
We trace the phrase's provenance from Charles Manson to Clickhole.

I did a fun interview with Atlas Obscura about the term “garbage person”: 

Thanks to a pattern called the “hyperbole treadmill,” speakers and writers aiming to make a potent impression will reach for strong words and then slowly wear them out over decades of use, McCulloch says. This explains many of our more deflated go-to descriptors–”really,” “truly,” “awesome”–and our attempts to rhetorically pump up statements with newer ones like “literally.”

Of course, “garbage” is not to be confused with “trash”: 

“IS THIS HYPERBOLIC ENOUGH FOR YOU YET WIN FAIL OMGCLICK?”

4 Reasons ‘Viral’ Content Stopped Mattering in 2013

Everyone tried so hard to go “viral” this year that the word barely has any meaning anymore. Virality didn’t just jump the shark. It ate Henry Winkler, shit him into the underground oceans of Europa, and then did a kick-flip over the frozen turds. Going viral has looked into infinity, and it cannot return. Here is how and why…

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