Banned Books Week: The Most Challenged Books
September 30 2012 11:17 PM
Banned Books Week -- an annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association and other groups to fight censorship -- begins Sunday and ends Oct. 6. Banned Books Week events will be held across the nation and online in a celebration of literature. So, to fight censorship and celebrate the week yourself, why not learn more about the most challenged books of 2011?
JK Rowling Has Doubts About Reception Of New Book 'The Casual Vacancy'
September 22 2012 7:44 PM
J.K. Rowling, author of the very popular “Harry Potter” books, is finally ready to release her first novel set outside Hogwarts, “The Casual Vacancy.”
Stephen King Reveals 'Shining' Sequel Publication Date; Sneak Peek Of 'Doctor Sleep'
September 21 2012 3:56 PM
Stephen King announced the release date this week for his “Doctor Sleep,” the long-awaited sequel to “The Shining.” “Doctor Sleep” will be published Sept. 24, 2013, almost 40 years after horror fans first read about Jack Torrance and his family going crazy while stuck at the Overlook Hotel.
'Fifty Shades Of Chicken' Cookbook Spoofs 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
September 20 2012 12:25 PM
To be released Nov. 3, “Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook,” penned under the pseudonym FL Fowler (a take on “Fifty Shades of Grey” author EL James,) is already ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s poultry cookbook list.
Better Late Than Never For A Monica Lewinsky Tell-All Book
September 20 2012 11:43 AM
Almost 15 years after a sex scandal that not only jilted the White House but international policy during the Clinton administration, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is reportedly planning to release a tell-all book documenting her alleged affair with former President Bill Clinton in a revenge attempt.
How Will Monica Lewinsky's Tell-All Affect Clinton's Reputation?
September 19 2012 9:13 PM
Monica Lewinsky is reportedly going to rake in nearly $12 million for a tell-all about her life and will probably contain information about her affair that she had with former President Bill Clinton.
President Obama Is Glad Readers Are 'Entertained' By 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
September 13 2012 1:29 PM
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, President Barack Obama was asked to offer his take on the raunchy novel. Though the book was just bumped from the top spot of the bestseller list by "No Easy Day," the hype surrounding the book isn't expected to fade anytime soon. The highly anticipated film version of the E.L. James shocker continues to have many buzzing.
Jimmer Fredette News: Details of the Former BYU Star's Book About his Journey to the NBA
September 12 2012 5:15 PM
The book highlights the guard's intense focus on playing in the NBA.
‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Comics Adds Gay Male Vampire Slayer To Season 9
September 12 2012 10:23 AM
When "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" ended its television run in 2003 after seven seasons, creator Joss Whedon moved the spunky blonde and her Scooby gang in a different direction...comic books! Now onto its ninth season in the graphic novel world, the "Buffy" comic series is breaking grounds by adding a gay male vampire slayer -- Billy!
African Elephant, White Rhino Conservation Efforts Continue, More Help Needed
September 10 2012 5:01 AM
The late South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who earned the reputation of calming distressed, wild elephants near his home in Zululand, South Africa, has inspired others including companies to pursue the uneasy path towards life preservation and ecological balance.
Technology Focus: Amazon’s Bezos Disrupts Again, Devises Apple Challenge
September 09 2012 10:17 AM
Chances are there few personalities as creative, disruptive and rich in the technology sector as Jeff Bezos, the founding CEO of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer. He's put Borders Books out of business and could even put Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in its place.
The Middle-Class And The Death Of Culture
September 07 2012 11:10 AM
Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle-class does not care about such things.
Amazon Debuts Kindle Fire Upgrades, “Paperwhite”e-Reader
September 06 2012 2:29 PM
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer, announced a new model of its Kindle Fire tablet, priced at $159 and available Sept. 14, as well as a new version of its e-reader dubbed Paperwhite, priced at $179 and $119.
E. L. James Speaks About '50 Shades of Grey' Casting Rumors Via Twitter
September 05 2012 6:41 PM
"Fifty Shades of Grey" casting rumors are just that, rumors-- and E. L. James took to Twitter to make sure that everyone knows it whether it's concerning James Deen, Ryan Gosling or Ian Somerhalder.
Judy Blume, Author Of Young Adult Fiction Books, Reveals Struggle With Breast Cancer
September 05 2012 4:20 PM
Judy Blume, author of popular teen fiction books such as "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," announced on her blog that she was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and has already undergone treatment.
Judy Blume Shares Breast Cancer Ordeal On Blog
September 05 2012 1:56 PM
Judy Blume announced on Wednesday that she is suffering from breast cancer. The 74-year-old author shared her ordeal via her blog. In a post titled "!@#$% Happens,"
DC Unveils First Muslim-American Superhero, Simon Baz, The New Green Lantern
September 05 2012 9:29 AM
The latest Green Lantern to take the oath of the Green Lantern Corp. also happens to be the first Muslim-American superhero. The power of the Green Lantern comes from a ring forged with the power of will. When a member of the Green Lantern Corp. dies, the ring seeks out a worthy replacement.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Movie: Will Porn Star James Deen Play Christian Grey? [PHOTOS]
September 04 2012 9:41 PM
Who better to play "Fifty Shades of Grey's" kinky hunk than a porn star? According to novelist/screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, porn star James Deen (real name Bryan Matthew Sevilla) is officially in the running to play Christian Grey.
Publishers Agree To Reimburse E-Book Customers $69M In Price-Fixing Scheme
August 31 2012 11:26 AM
Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers will have to issue reimbursements ranging from 25 cents to $1.32 per book to customers who paid inflated e-book prices between April 1 and May 21, 2010.
Christian Grey Is On Twitter And He'll Tweet You Back, 'Laters Baby'
August 29 2012 3:59 PM
Exciting news for fan of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series, Christian Grey has a Twitter account. For those of you who have ever wanted to meet the characters of “Fifty Shades,” this is probably as close as you can get.