Hello all, welcome to the Sunday Scoop. Thanksgiving is coming up so soon, and I'm looking forward to making pies and enjoying time with the family. Still not sure how much to pig out on, but Thanksgiving just comes once a year...
- Linda Tirado offers a piece from the perspective of people trapped in the cycle of poverty: This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense. While I still don't agree with some of her justifications (Smoking? Sure, it's a stimulant, but in the long run it will deplete your energy), this is a piece that makes you think twice about the question of, "Well, why don't they ______?" You might not agree with their decisions, but at least you might understand that person a little better.
- From the Barnes and Noble Book Blog is a hilarious (and adorable!) take on A Day in the Life of a Bookstore Cat.
- As many of you know, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out in theaters! I personally haven't seen it yet, but here's a video review from Popsugar that discusses several aspects of the movie, such as the actors, comparing it to the first installment, etc.
- From Huffpost is a list of 13 Famous Characters You Just Want to Slap. I think they missed Uriah Heep on this one.
- With Thanksgiving family dinner comes That Relative that always asks nosy questions about your life. Or maybe you're unlucky and have several of Those Relatives. Either way, here's a guide on how to deal with awkward Thanksgiving questions.
- From Online Universities is a fantastic list of 101 Book Blogs You Need to Read. If you're familiar with book blogs, you may recognize a few of the larger blogs.
- Okay, this made me crack up: Someone's Turning Your Selfies into Photos of Nicolas Cage.
Thanks for reading!