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Amazon’s Year in Books: Today in Books

Amazon Releases Year In Books List

This Year in Books celebrated the books that defined 2017, and highlighted some of the year’s most-read books. It probably comes as no surprise that Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale received that distinction in the Fiction genre. Nonfiction’s most-read book was Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. These picks reflect customers’ favorite Kindle and Audible books. Check out the page for all sorts of Amazon-gleaned data for 2017.

A Predictive Keyboard Writes A Harry Potter Story

Using J.K. Rowling’s books, a predictive keyboard wrote a new Harry Potter story and it is good stuff. “Good” meaning hilarious. The story is titled, Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash. Here’s a taste: “He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione’s family. Ron’s Ron shirt was just as bad as Ron himself.” Pure gold.

The Seattle Public Library Tweets Criminal Justice Reform

The Seattle Public Library announced on Twitter that they teamed with some of the city’s legal advocates to discuss criminal justice, and equity and inclusion. What followed was a thread sharing facts, information, and resources on the racial disparities present in our criminal justice system. If you want to join in and share facts from reputable sources, tag @SPLBuzz and use the #criminaljustice hashtag through the end of the year.

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