Add to MyYahoo RSS

Books News

News on Books continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | International Business Times

Daniel Radcliffe Dons Spiderman Costume, Tired of Being Seen as Harry Potter

It's harder to be Harry Potter than Spider-Man. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the titular wizard on the onscreen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's fantasy book series, Harry Potter, attended the Comic-Con disguised as Spiderman.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, Authors

6 hrs ago | Pam's House Blend

The Dangers of Wealth Inequality

One of the important ideas in Capital In the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty is that wealth inequality supports the domination of public policy by the rich for their own benefit, without any regard to the damage to society.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Kids, Family, Education Etc.

10 hrs ago |

Anne Rice on her place in literary history

Over the years, much has been written about the vanity of writers. And while it may be somewhat true, there are certainly those authors who have never written a page in the hopes of fame and fortune; those who simply write for the sheer joy of seeing the inner workings of their imagination displayed on the page.


Related Topix: The Wolf Gift, Anne Rice, Vocal

14 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

No love lost between Hillary and Putin

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book 'Hard Choices' in St. Paul, Minn., last week.


Related Topix: Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Vladimir Putin, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

18 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Novelist Uses War to Explore What We See, and What We Don't

Anthony Doerr's ambitious and moving novel "All the Light We Cannot See" is set during World War II and follows the parallel and then overlapping lives of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German orphan.


Related Topix: All the Light We Cannot See, Boise, ID

22 hrs ago | The News Tribune


2."The Silkworm," by Robert Galbraith The case of a missing novelist whose leaked tell-all manuscript, if published, would ruin lives.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Arts, Painting, All the Light We Cannot See

22 hrs ago | The News Tribune


2."Hard Choices," by Hillary Rodham Clinton A detailed chronicle of Clinton's time as secretary of State.


Related Topix: Unbroken, Hard Choices, Simon & Schuster, Simon and Schuster, Publishing, Media, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Sat Jul 26, 2014

International Business Times

Orange is the New Black Season 3: Laura Prepon Hints 'Another...

From left to right, actresses Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne pose with the Best Comedy Series award for "Orange Is the New Black" at the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black, Beverly Hills, CA

Romsey Advertiser

Radcliffe's wizard Comic-Com role

Fans posing with a person in a Spider-Man mask at the Comic-Con convention in America may actually have been standing next to Harry Potter.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Wizarding World of Harry Potter comes to life at Orlando Universal Studios

Paul Mottram finds Universal really has created the world of Harry Potter where aspiring wizards and witches can live out JK Rowling's vision for themselves Four years ago when I went to the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, I was stunned by the recreation of Hogsmeade ... (more)


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Travel

University at Buffalo

UB's 2014-15 Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Magic...

From left top row: Cheryl Strayed, Wes Moore, John Oliver From left bottom row: Magic Johnson, Robert Ballard, Steve Wozniak "For nearly 30 years, the Distinguished Speakers Series at UB has played a vital role in fostering dialogue and discovery by sharing a broad range of ideas and perspectives from some of the most compelling and influential ... (more)


Related Topix: Wild, SUNY Buffalo


John Waters unsure if hea ll make another film as he promotes a Carsicka

Comical cult legend John Waters says he doesn't know if he'll make another film again, and he's fine with that.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Serial Mom, Comedy Movies, Pink Flamingos, Carsick, Polyester, Female Trouble, Hairspray, Drama Movies, Music!, Musical Movies


Hillary Clinton tells Bronx children to dream big

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, center, with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, left, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, applaud children's performances at Lehman College in the Bronx on Friday, July 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Lehman College, City University of New York, Hard Choices, Family, Kids

Business Times

There's one born every minute - again

Most people taken for a ride are once bitten, twice shy - except when it comes to investment scams, says a specialist on fraud schemes.


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Raw Story

FL Republican wants to force state's students to watch Dinesh...

Florida state Senator Alan Hays announced Friday that he is working on a bill to make it mandatory that all public school students in the state be shown Dinesh D'Souza's latest anti-Obama film, America: Imagine a World Without Her .


Related Topix: Obama's America, Education Etc., Theater, Arts, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The New Zealand Herald

David Mitchell: Short and tweet

The $100 million movie of Cloud Atlas bombed, but that didn't halt the rising star of its author, David Mitchell, regarded by many as the greatest of his generation.


Related Topix: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, Twitter, New York, World News, United Kingdom,


The Sixth Extinction

If best-seller lists and box-office tallies are to be believed, people love survival stories that pulse with human ingenuity, grit and spirit.


Related Topix: The Sixth Extinction, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, US News, Liberal Political News


Arianna Huffington: 'In writing as in life, don't be afraid...

Back in 2013, The Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington delivered a commencement address at Smith College.


Related Topix: Thrive, Arianna Huffington, Smith College, Psychology, Science


16 Books to Read Before the Movie Version Comes Out

Books are the prequel to countless up and coming major films these days. Rather than waiting for the movie to come out, refresh your reading list ahead of time, and you'll be first in line to say that the book was better when it comes out.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, W., Smith, Action TV, Entertainment, Television

Daniel Radcliffe on losing his virginity

THE Harry Potter star reckons he's one of the few people "who seem to have had a really good first time", and sex is definitely better sober.


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Horror Movies, The Woman in Black, Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe