Harry Potter: Stage Play Coming To West End
Dec20

Harry Potter: Stage Play Coming To West End

You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the movies. Now get ready for the stage play. Announced Friday: The early years of wizard Harry Potter will be explored in a new stage play, to be co-produced by author JK Rowling. Rowling will work with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, though she will not write the script herself. The author said she had “received countless approaches” over the years “about...

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Royal Cats
Dec06

Royal Cats

Chris Kelly’s hilarious book is the perfect gift for those who loves cats and royals. From Amazon: Here, the aristocrats of the animal kingdom dwell in stately splendor, sleeping, grooming, sleeping some more, and being fed by their downstairs cats, unaware that their way of life—providing work for others—is about to be swept away by the tides of history . . . and runaway cars. The fur will fly. This humorous parody provides...

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The Book And The Author Everyone Is Talking About
Oct23

The Book And The Author Everyone Is Talking About

The big news in the book world is the release of “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tratt’s first book in a decade. Is it the best book of the year? Readers can decide. For now, here’s some research and reaction: The author: Donna Louise Tartt, 49, was born in Greenwood, Miss. She studied at the University of Mississippi, and then Bennington College, where her peers included Bret Easton Ellis and Jonathan Lethem....

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Business Insider: The Most Famous Book Set In Every State
Oct22

Business Insider: The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Plenty to debate and discuss in Business Insider’s list of “The Most Famous Book In Every State.” Note: Famous does not mean Best. Story...

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Goodbye Charlie, ’50 Shades’ Seeks New Lead
Oct13

Goodbye Charlie, ’50 Shades’ Seeks New Lead

You weren’t happy when the “50 Shades of Grey” film cast Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey? There was a lot of dissent. Well, erotica fans, you’re getting a second chance. Hunnam, who stars in “Sons of Anarchy,” has pulled out of the movie due to his TV commitments, although there are reports that the Brit got cold feet. Regardless, there’s a casting call. Matt Bomer? Cilian Murphy? Ian...

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N.Y. Public Library Lists 100 Great Children’s Books
Oct03

N.Y. Public Library Lists 100 Great Children’s Books

Here’s a great list for kids and adults with kids. The New York Public Library’s first-ever list of the top 100 kids books of the last 100 years — curated by librarians and called “100 Great Children’s Books” — has books you love and books waiting for you to discover and love. The unveiling of the list coincides with NYPL’s well-received kid lit exhibition, “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” on...

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