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Best Selling Book Of The Decade: Today In Books

Best Selling Book Of The Decade

Place your bets on what the best selling book of the decade is–I’ll wait… Got it? Okay, the best selling book of the decade in the U.S., according to NPD Bookscan, is E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. 15.2 million copies were sold from 2010 through 2019. And super interesting: Over the decade, fiction dropped from being 80% of the top best sellers to 32% and 6.5 billion print books were sold and 1.8 billion e-books. Data, yum-yum!

The Gift That Are These Cats’ Reviews

I’m not really sure what is happening but after the embargo was lifted on reviewers opining over the film Cats, the claws came out. It isn’t that reviewers are saying they disliked the film, but apparently it’s so bad and weird that they’ve taken to some pretty wild and hilarious descriptions. All I know is these reviews, and Baby Yodita, are giving me life so keep them both coming.

J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Tweet

J.K. Rowling decided to take to Twitter with a transphobic tweet as she defended the transphobic side in a British legal case. Maya Forstater, contracted with the Centre for Global Development as a consultant, made several transphobic comments leading CGD to not renew her contract. Forstater sued. The court ruled in favor of CGD and against Forstater: “is absolutist in her view of sex and … will refer to a person by the sex she considered appropriate even if it violates their dignity and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. The approach is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.” J.K. Rowling wants everyone to know she stands with Forstater.