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6 min ago | The Jersey Journal

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley named one of the smartest celebs ... on Twitter

Time.com named Jenni "JWoww" Farley one of the 50 smartest celebrities on Twitter.


Related Topix: Twitter, Jersey Shore, Entertainment, Television, R-N-B, Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, New Jersey, Authors, Books

4 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

To Kill a Mockingbird is voted best ever novel written by a woman

Harper Lee's novel was awarded the title after thousands of readers voted in a social media competition, created by the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Authors, Books

8 hrs ago | Canada.com

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life

A meek girl living in the sleepy town of Termonfeckin, Ireland, she'd devoured J.K. Rowling's books, longing to play the quirky teenage-wizard, Luna Lovegood .


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Easy-Listening, Authors, Kids

12 hrs ago | GalleyCat

Amazon Picks 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

Looking for books to read to your kids? Amazon editors have put together a children's book edition of its series of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime lists.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Easy-Listening, Authors, Books

14 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

A vote for Scotland's independence could reverberate through NATO

Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the Sept.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Europe, United Kingdom, Authors, Books, US Military, US Navy

19 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Making the case for young adult literature

Some of my favorite books are intended for younger audiences: the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton; His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; and pretty much anything written by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Crime Movies, Easy-Listening, The Outsiders, Drama Movies, Authors, Pop/Rock, Philip Pullman

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Evanston Review

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday like a wizard with these 7 ideas

In honor of Harry Potter's birthday July 31, we bring you stories about and local guides to J.K. Rowling's magical world.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Easy-Listening, Authors, Naperville, IL


How John Green became the false prophet of the Internet YA revolution

While many authors deserve the credit for the recent renaissance of young adult and middle grade fiction, there's one in particular who was a catalytic force in propelling literature for children into the larger sphere, driving millions of readers to bookstores, and sparking a massive, global movement of fans.


Related Topix: Books, Authors

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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, Authors, Books

Pocono Record

Independent booksellers capitalize on Amazon dispute

Fans of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling might have had a difficult time ordering her new book on Amazon when it first came out.


Related Topix: Authors, Books, Harry Potter, Vocal, Marketing, Harleysville, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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: Books, Authors


Mel Gibson not an anti-Semite, Terry Hayes insists

Screenwriter Terry Hayes has insisted his long-time pal Mel Gibson is not an anti-Semite, following a number of incidents in which the actor's been accused of making racist comments.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Mel Gibson, Authors, Books


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: Books, Authors, Travel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Access Hollywood

Would Daniel Radcliffe Ever Reprise His 'Harry...

At Comic-Con 2014, Daniel Radcliffe chats with Access' guest correspondent, Fandango's Tiffany Smith about his new movie, "Horns."


Related Topix: Books, Authors

The Times of India

India helps Europe's oldest university get world heritage status

COIMBRA : One of world's oldest universities, with an uncanny similarity to Harry Potter's Hogwarts, has been declared a world heritage site, thanks to a major push from India.


Related Topix: World News, Portugal, Authors, Books

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

J.K. Rowling visits U.K. event as Robert Galbraith

As fans of J.K. Rowling know, the author doesn't make many public appearances-which is why Rowling shocked fans last week when she showed up to the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing festival in England.


Related Topix: Books, Authors

Brand Republic

Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription service plans leaked

Amazon appears to be nearing the launch of a subscription service that will allow consumers to sign up for an unlimited number of downloadable Kindle e-books and audio books in return for a monthly fee.


Related Topix: Amazon, Books, Life of Pi, Authors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Deseret News

Harry Potter trivia quiz: Can you get 10 points for Gryffindor?

On July 15, a Harry Potter theme park opened Japan , July 21 marked seven years since the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series was published, and July 31 is Harry Potter's 34th birthday.


Related Topix: Books, Authors

USA Today

Book Buzz: TFIOS's streak at No. 1 ends

Book Buzz: TFIOS's streak at No. 1 ends Teen love story was No. 1 for 11 straight weeks Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rDfUjo Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.


Related Topix: Books, Easy-Listening, Authors, Arts, Literature

Wed Jul 23, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Robert Galbraith, a.k.a. J.K. Rowling, attends crime writing festival

Each July, crime fiction readers and 80 of the genre's most recognizable authors descend on Harrogate in North Yorkshire for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.


Related Topix: Authors, Books