9 Authors Who Were Terrible People

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further. Today, I bring you, Authors Who Were Terrible People. 

These authors were not necessarily bad writers (in fact, many were amazing writers). Instead, these authors took the role of artist a little too far and committed some terrible, terrible crimes.

9 Authors Who Were Terrible People

These authors took their art way, way too far.

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Anne Perry

Anne Perry was a crime novelist. At the age of 15, she killed her mother by beating her to death with a brick. She became a crime novelist after her jail time (all that first hand, experience really helped, I guess).

Most famous work: The Cater Street Hangman

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. J. D. Salinger

I’m not really surprised J. D. Salinger was a terrible person. His books are filled with nasty things. It turns out, he was also a nasty person. He not only raped underage girls, but he also cheated on his wife with them. Gross.

Most famous work: The Catcher in the Rye

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. William Golding

William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, was a pedophile and a rapist. He tried raping a 15-year old girl, and two years later, actually succeeded. He was never prosecuted for the rape.

Most famous work: Lord of the Flies

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Norman Mailer

Normal Mailer is only known to me because of Gilmore Girls (Normal Mailer, I’m pregnant!).  He was a violent, and abusive person. Once he got drunk at a party and stabbed his wife after they had been in a fight.

Most famous work: The Naked and the Dead

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a terrible person, even by Victorian standards. Not only was he abusive to his wife, but he also cheated on her repeatedly, divorced her, and berated her in public writing. He was basically the original person to tweet how “crazy” his ex was.

Most famous work: Great Expectations 

 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Aristotle

Aristotle is a world-famous philosopher who believed in equality, justice, and treating people with respect. Except for women. He believed they were closer to animals than people and were basically a waste of space.

Most famous work: The Works of Aristotle

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Johann “Jack” Unterweger

Jack is an Austrian author who died in 1994. He was also a serial killer, responsible for killing 12 women.

Most famous work: Purgatory or the Trip to Jail – Report of a Guilty Man

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Maria Carolina Geel

Maria Geel was a famous author from Chile during the early 1900s. She eventually murdered her boyfriend. by shooting him multiple times in the chest. Her most successful book was written when she was in prison.

Most famous work: Women’s Prison

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Thomas Wainwright was a famous author from England in the early 1800s. He is said to have poisoned several of his family members, including his sister-in-law, mother-in-law, and uncle. According to the report, he poisoned them to receive their life insurance money. Cold.

Most famous work: Essays and Criticisms 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further.

Do you know of any other authors who were terrible people? 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further.

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Last week,  I enjoyed reading about World Kiss Day! Sounds like a great thing to celebrate to me.


How to Enjoy Reading When You Don’t Have Time

Limited on time but still want to read? Use these tips for how to enjoy reading even if you don't have time to read! You'll become a bookworm in no time.
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We’ve all been there. You want to start reading or make time to read but you just can’t find the time. Maybe you even start reading late at night and fall asleep within moments. What is a hopeful reader to do? You just want to know how to enjoy reading again.

How to Enjoy Reading When You Don’t Have Time to Read

Use these ideas for how to enjoy reading when you can’t find the time to read!

Read Shorter Books

Yep, reading shorter books can be a viable solution. Try reading these books you can read in one hour, books you can read in two hours, or this list of amazing children’s books (which are usually much shorter than adult books if you don’t count Harry Potter).

Try Audiobooks

Maybe you don’t have time to read words on a page, but I bet you can squeeze in listening to an audiobook while driving, doing chores around the house, or even while taking a bath.

Watch Book-Themed Movies

So, you don’t have the time to read the latest best seller. It’s fine to watch the movie instead (just don’t tell anyone I said that, or they might revoke my bookworm license). You can read the book when you have more time later. A lot of new movies based on books are quite faithful to the book’s story. 

Limited on time but still want to read? Use these tips for how to enjoy reading even if you don't have time to read! You'll become a bookworm in no time.

Read Something Really Enjoyable

We can’t all love those “thought-provoking” tomes written by literary masters like Philip Roth. A lot of times, those books are a little boring and definitely require more attention than a quick skim. When you’re short on time, stick to books that are enjoyable and make you happy.

Read Aloud to Someone

Books often become more interesting when they are read aloud. Not only will you get into the book more, but you’ll probably make someone’s day, too.

How do you squeeze in reading when you don’t have time? 

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Link your favorite book and quote posts (new or old) for some extra traffic! We’re here every Thursday.

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Last week,  I enjoyed reading about Stay Out of the Sun Day! I’d never heard of that before.



Limited on time but still want to read? Use these tips for how to enjoy reading even if you don't have time to read! You'll become a bookworm in no time.

How to Throw the Best Willy Wonka Party Ever

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is throw a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party. I’ve always loved the Willy Wonka movie (the really old one with Gene Wilder), and in fact, I think I actually like the Willy Wonka movie better than the book (but don’t tell Roald Dahl, because apparently he hated it). To inspire myself to actually host this Willy Wonka party, I’ve put together a list of things I would love at my Willy Wonka party.

Want more book fun? Check out these ways to have fun with books!

How to Throw the Best Willy Wonka Party Ever

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.

Use these Willy Wonka party ideas to host the best Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party ever!

DIY Willy Wonka Party Decorations

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.

Transform your house into a Willy Wonka factory setting with these fun ideas. Go as crazy as you like for total party immersion. Use cheap plastic tablecloths to set the scene and really transform your party room.

Lickable Wallpaper

Wonka Banner

Golden Ticket Invitations

Paper Plate Lollipops

Candy Decorations

Chocolate Waterfall

Wonka Factory Gate

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Party Food

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.

Food makes a party, and at a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party, the food you need is sweet. Eat cabbage soup or a three-course turkey dinner to really get in the spirit of the book!

Cabbage Soup

Marshmallow Pillows

Fizzy Lemonade Swimming Pools

Fizzy Lifting Drinks

Edible Teacups

Willy Wonka Party Activities

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.

No party is complete without fun party activities! These Charlie and the Chocolate Factory activities will make your party as fun as it looks.

Pop Violet Beauregarde

Mike Teevee’s Photo Booth

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Board Game

Build a Chocolate Bar

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Link your favorite book and quote posts (new or old) for some extra traffic! We’re here every Thursday.

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Last week,  I enjoyed reading about what you can learn about the apocalypse from books. 




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Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Celebrate your love of literature with this Willy Wonka party! Willy Wonka party ideas are perfect for everyone.

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Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

Love Anne of Green Gables? Keep the fun going after you finish the books with these Anne of Green Gables activities.

Simple Harry Potter Crafts Anyone Can Make

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts!

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.Harry Potter has always been one of my favorite book series. I read some of the books as a young teen, but most as a young adult before I had kids. The stories were filled with adventure and humor, and are definitely on my top list of recommended books.

Harry Potter craft ideas are a fun way to bring the love of Harry Potter home. With Fantastic Beasts coming out so soon, it is high time for more DIY Harry Potter crafts in my life! Now that my daughter is also reading the series, she’s started to make a few crafts with me as well.

 

14 Harry Potter Crafts Anyone Can Make

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Harry Potter craft projects. In fact, many of these craft ideas are definitely geared more toward a teen/adult age group. Harry Potter crafts for adults definitely exist, and I’ve found the cutest to share with you today.

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

  1. Harry Potter Scarf
  2. Tabletop Quidditch Game
  3. Hermione Tote Bag
  4. Harry Potter Clothespins
  5. Harry Potter Inspired Wand Craft
  6. How to Make Chocolate Frogs

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

  1. Hogwarts House Bookmarks
  2. DIY Monster Book of Monsters
  3. DIY Golden Snitch Necklace
  4. Harry Potter Inspired Spellbook
  5. DIY Harry Potter Wands
  6. Harry Potter Snitch Cakepops

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

  1. DIY Time Turner Necklace
  2. Harry Potter Corner Bookmark

What are your favorite Harry Potter DIY crafts? Have you ever made any Harry Potter crafts? Share your creations in the comments!

Love Harry Potter? Showcase your love with these Harry Potter crafts! These DIY Harry Potter projects are perfect for adults and teens.

Get the Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter!

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When you share your post with me, you agree to for me to use one image from your post in next week’s LL. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Lit Lover’s Pinterest board and send you weekly link-up reminders so you can join in every week.

Last week,  I enjoyed reading Heather’s review of Arabella of Mars and getting to see Natalie’s visit to The Bay Area Book Festival. 




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