Books People Lie About Reading: Critical Linking, May 3, 2017

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Millennials are the generation most likely to lie about their reading habits, with 64% of 18- to 24-year-olds fibbing about the number of books, or the kinds of books, they have read.

One quarter of 18-24 year olds (25%) admit to having lied about reading JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, when they have in fact just watched the Peter Jackson films.

Who are they lying to, though? Other people who are also lying?

The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials.

The “Let Girls Learn” program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN.

The administration is doing its best impression of Harry Potter villains. 

Jeremy Renner is trading in Hawkeye’s bow and arrow for the six-shooters of famed gunslinger John Henry “Doc” Holliday, whom he is attached to play in an upcoming film from Palmstar Media.

The yet-to-be-titled project, which will be produced by Renner with Kevin Frakes from Palmstar and Don Handfield from The Combine, will be based off of “Doc” and “Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral,” two novels about Holliday written by Mary Doria Russell.


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