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Best of BookTrib 2017: 2009 VMA Run-in with Kanye West Did Not Damage Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation,’ Says Fan Fav Biography

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! The most unforgettable and bizarre year in VMA history was 2009. Michael Jackson was dead, Lady Gaga was gross, Brittany Spear’s made a comeback and Hip-Hop ruled. However, the one thing that is forever etched in the annals of VMA history was the moment Kanye West jumped on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Video of the Year. Swift seemed genuinely shocked, as were most people in the audience and at home.  This single incident could have ended of both careers,…

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2009 VMA Run-in with Kanye West Did Not Damage Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation,’ Says Fan Fav Biography

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The most unforgettable and bizarre year in VMA history was 2009. Michael Jackson was dead, Lady Gaga was gross, Brittany Spear’s made a comeback and Hip-Hop ruled. However, the one thing that is forever etched in the annals of VMA history was the moment Kanye West jumped on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Video of the Year. Swift seemed genuinely shocked, as were most people in the audience and at home.  This single incident could have ended of both careers, but it had just the opposite effect. As a result of this awkward situation, both artists were catapulted into into super stardom. Kanye proved he was bad-ass and Taylor Swift became the darling of America and a…

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National Library Week inspires fantastic “Shake it Off” parody

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What do Taylor Swift and National Library Week have in common? Well, nothing. Until now. Swift’s popular song “Shake it Off” isn’t about libraries or books, but the staff at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas decided to make the appropriate change for this week. It’s pop stardom meets the Dewey Decimal System and it’ll absolutely make your day. This parody is aptly entitled “Check It Out” and it focuses on the perks of library membership and of course, the joys of reading in general. Sadly, many libraries around the country are in dire financial straits; uplifting videos like this remind us that yes, libraries remain – and will always be – critically relevant in society. Of course,…

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