A SZA parody by the Harris County Library has gone viral on TikTok

Harris County Public Library is going viral on TikTok just a few weeks after joining the popular video-sharing social media app.

The viral post is a play on SZA's Saturday Night Live musical skit "Big Boys," which has become a popular meme on the app for appreciating full-figured men. Instead of men, HCPL's post extols the virtue of the hefty, large-print books made for people with visual impairments.

In the video, a woman (Kathleen O'Connor, a library specialist at the Spring Branch/Memorial

Chip Gaines has bought Larry McMurtry's beloved bookstore

Television handyman Chip Gaines, half of the couple behind HGTV's home renovation blockbuster Fixer Upper, has bought legendary author Larry McMurtry's former bookstore, Booked Up, in Archer City, Texas.

Gaines, the husband of Magnolia Network mega-star Joanna Gaines, quietly bought the buildings that housed the massive used-books store in November, as first reported by Archer County News late last year. CNN reported a follow-up on the sale this week with additional details, including that the

An Ode to Larry McMurtry’s Enduring Houston

Frustrated by the types of voices the American literary establishment chose to elevate, I made a commitment a few years ago to myself not to read any more books by straight white men.

The months since have been some of my most fulfilling as a reader, allowing me to discover writers like Ottessa Moshfegh and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I reveled in the guilty pleasure that was Crazy Rich Asians and the work of Gillian Flynn. I even read some classics for the first time— Jane Eyre and The Haunting of H

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