Twilight author hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey

'Twilight' author hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
CNN (blog)
But that connection still didn't tempt her to pick up the books, as Meyer says she's just not into racy reads. "I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she told MTV about Britishauthor EL James' runaway success, ...

Florida County Library Lifts Ban on '50 Shades of Grey'
ABC News (blog)
The Brevard County Library System had pulled copies of the racy tome, and the two subsequent books in the trilogy, from its shelves earlier this month. In a March 4 interview with The Palm Beach Post, Cathy Schweinsberg, the library services director,...

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Ellen Levine, author of children's books, dies at 73
Washington Post
Ellen Levine, an author whose historical accounts of struggling immigrants and persecuted minorities illuminated complex social issues for children and young adults in clear and concise prose, died May 26 at a hospital in New York. She was 73.

Author's son asking college to return Malcolm X letter
Philadelphia Inquirer
The publisher of the autobiography later gave the letter to Syracuse University as part of a larger cache of papers to be used by researchers. But Haley's son, William Haley, said the publishernever had legal title to the letter and could not give it ...

New Stephen King book "Joyland" due out next June
CBS News
(CBS News) Fans of Stephen King can expect to read a new thriller from the acclaimed author in June 2013. Hard Case Crime, an imprint of Titan Books, announced that it will publish "Joyland," a new work of fiction from King.

Michelle Obama recounts journey as gardener
Washington Post
She recounts her trepidation in her first book, “American Grown, The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The book was published Tuesday by Crown Publishing. Mrs. Obama organized the planting of the garden three years ...

Portland Author Attacking Teen Financial Illiteracy Using Hard-Hitting Graphic ...
Sacramento Bee
Author Paul Nourigat, Senior Wealth Strategist for US Bank, has delivered his seventh financial literacy book, "IF MONEY COULD SHOUT .. the brutal truths for teens". He expects to engage young readers in short stories about financial success using over ...

Stephen King novel 'Joyland' officially announced
Entertainment Weekly
by Stephan Lee We already reported back in April that Stephen King was going back to his horror thriller roots with a novel called Joyland, but this morning the relatively young publisher Hard Case Crime — established in 2004 — announced that it will ...

OverDrive Introduces Browser-Based eBook Reader
MarketWatch (press release)
Unlike eBook apps or devices, OverDrive Read enables readers using standard web browsers to enjoy eBooks online and offline without first installing any software or activating their device. OverDrive will demonstrate this new eReading platform at Book ...

Book Review: Academic argues that US influence is waning in the Middle East
Washington Post
(Palgrave Macmillan), by Fawaz A. Gerges: In his new book, Middle East expert Fawaz A. Gerges argues that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East, and that President Barack Obama has failed to live up to the expectations of many in the ...

Michelle Obama talks about White House garden and her book, 'American Grown'
Washington Post
she writes in her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The book and interviews this week are part of a steady stream of media appearances for the first lady, who is playing a central role ...

Kindle vs. Nook: Which e-reader is better in bed? [Video]
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais When I curled up with a guilty-pleasure book on my first Kindle, I would always wake up with my face resting on the screen, which was streaked with the drool that can accompany sleep. And, because I had been reading before drifting ...

Fifty Shades of Frustration: My Grievances With EL James' Provocative New Novel
Huffington Post (blog)
Does it mean I'm ready for an onslaught of BDSM-related books, television shows and movies à la the vampire saturation post Twilight series? No and I urge the decision-makers out there to find the next big thing instead of Fifty Shades 2.0.

Raghad Saddam Hussein shopping her father's book manuscript
Los Angeles Times
Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, is said to be looking for an international publisher for a manuscript written by her father. The handwritten manuscript is a memoir, according to Al Arabiya news.

Author William Lee Miller dead at age 86
Sacramento Bee
AP Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that Miller died in Manhattan on Saturday after a long illness. Miller's final book, "Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World," came out last month. His other books included "The First ...

Stephen King to Publish New Novel with Hard Case Crime
By Jason Boog on May 30, 2012 2:52 AM Stephen King will release a new novel with the pulp fiction publisher, Hard Case Crime. Publication is set for June 2013, and there will be no eBook edition initially. King explained in a statement: “I love crime, ...

50 Shades of Grey (Matter): How Science is Defying BDSM Stereotypes
Huffington Post (blog)
While I agree that some of the sex scenes are quite titillating, I find myself annoyed at the overt Bondage/Discipline/Dominance/Submission/Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) stereotypes advanced by the book. Especially since the latest scientific studies ...

Romney off after clinching nomination, Michelle Obama promotes book on 'Live ...
Washington Post (blog)
Meanwhile, President Obama will hold meetings at the White House and later a reception in honor of National Jewish Heritage month and the first lady will continue to promote her new book, “American Grown,” with an appearance on “Live! with Kelly.

Bay County library reviewing controversial book
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — A question of literary value still has local library officials debating whether to put a controversial new book on the shelves. The erotica fiction trilogy “50 Shades of Grey” has created controversy across the country, with several ...

'Fifty Shades' reading is not always so discreet
San Jose Mercury News
By LEANNE ITALIE AP FILE- This file combo made of book cover images provided by VintageBooks shows the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy by best-selling author EL James. NEW YORK—Ashley Cummings had a little mishap while engrossed in "Fifty Shades of ...

About Michelle Obama's Book "American Grown"
Yesterday, Michelle Obama added a new title to her storied resume as First Lady—author. That's because Crown Publishing released her book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer: Fifty Shades Of Grey Is 'Not My Thing'
Access Hollywood
Caption Stephenie Meyer arrives at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' premiere at Nokia Theatre LA Live, Los Angeles on November 14, 2011“Fifty Shades of Grey” might have been inspired by Stephenie Meyer's “The Twilight Saga,” but theauthor ...

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LaMotte books looks at creative ways to address conflict
Asheville Citizen-Times
Erin Brethauer/ David LaMotte's new book, “White Flour,” is available online at or; and at Malaprop's Bookstore on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville and Black Mountain Books on Cherry Street ...

Stephen King crime novel coming out in June 2013
Washington Post
The author of “Carrie” and other horror classics has a deal with the publisher Hard Case Crime for “Joyland,” a whodunit scheduled for June 2013. King was an early advocate for e-books, but in a statement released Wednesday he said he has such fond ...

Spring Interactive and Pop-Up Book Roundup
New York Times
(Picture book; ages 2 to 4) ANIMAL SPOTS AND STRIPES By Britta Teckentrup. 18 pp. Handprint Books/Chronicle Books. $12.99. (Picture book; ages 2 to 4) Each of these beautifully produced interactive picture books contains toddler-friendly die-cut flaps ...

New York Times

Stephen King reverts to type with new book Joyland
The Guardian
Stephen King's digital publication of Riding the Bullet in 2000 made him one of the pioneers of the ebook movement, but the master of horror has announced he will be sticking to print for his new novel, Joyland, so that "folks who want to read it will ...

The Guardian

Author-journalist William Lee Miller dead at age 86; final book came out last ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — William Lee Miller, an author, ethicist and journalist, has died. He was 86.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that Miller died in Manhattan on Saturday after a long illness. Miller's final book, “Two Americans: Truman, ...

iPad covers made from children's books | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Mike Schramm
This Etsy seller has come up with a really great idea for iPad cases: Make them out of famous childrens' books. Seller chicklitdesigns has taken the.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead ...
By Paul Biba
From the press release: Leading global eBook distributor OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform, ... Tags: ebook, ereader, library, Overdrive ... As with other browser-based systems, OverDrive Read will enable publishers, authors and retailers to benefit from more direct engagement with readers and to gather data about how users are discovering, browsing and selecting eBooks ... Book Places in the Digital Age, by Tony Sanfilippo ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Finding Zen and Book Contracts in Beijing by Ian Johnson | NYRblog
By Ian Johnson
Author and translator Bill Porter. It's a Sunday afternoon and Beijing's biggest bookstore is preparing for a major event: the launch of a new book by a bestselling American author, who will be on hand for the occasion. Six-foot banners on the ... Few people in the West have heard of Porter, a translator of Chinese poetry and religious works whose books in print—many of them published by a small non-profit, Copper Canyon Press—rarely sell more than a thousand copies each year. Recent items

'Google Book' Provides an Image for Every Word in the Dictionary
By Todd Wasserman
Two U.K. artists have created the "Google Book," which provides an image for every word in the dictionary. ... Though the book hasn't had a printing run yet, the authors plan to. A price hasn't yet been set. Those interested can contact West ...

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Nick Harkaway's ...
By Annalee Newitz
The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In May, we read Nick Harkaway's novel Angelmaker. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!

Shakesville: Discussion Thread: Feminist/Womanist 101 Books
By Melissa McEwan
Discussion Thread: Feminist/Womanist 101 Books. One of the most frequent questions I get via email is about good print resources for feminist/womanist 101. So: What books, essays, anthologies, novels, magazines would you recommended ...

Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An ...
By Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin
So, we've put together a list of the best books for entrepreneurs — either from our own recommendations or touted by big-time VCs, CEOs and startup founders. Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut?

A Publisher's View | American Libraries Magazine
By Sanhita SinhaRoy
Many of us already know this to be true, but as someone who comes from the publishing side, I came to this realization during my yearlong process of selling ebooks across the country and through my many conversations with library ... In Library Journal's “Library Patrons and EbookUsage” survey from October 2011, 50% of all respondents said they go on to purchase books by anauthor whose works were previously borrowed from the library. ... Celebrating Children's Book Week...
American Libraries Magazine -...

Sony to embark on 'Storyteller' ebook initiative at E3 | Games - MCV
Sony to embark on 'Storyteller' ebook initiative at E3. A PS3 ebook strategy will be unveiled by Sony at E3, MCV understands. It will be called 'Storyteller' and will see PS3 – and possibly Vita – used to present interactive documents and books, ...
MCV: Home Stream

Jonathan Talat Phillips: Top 10 Books of the New Edge
By Jonathan Talat Phillips
I'm hardly an expert on this subject, but I have bared witness to some of this burgeoning literary movement over the last few years as a co-founder of the web-magazine Reality Sandwich and Evolver Social Movement. For those of ... "The Red Book" by Sera Beak "Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey" by Rak Razam "Star Sister" by Stella Osorojos. Elders Circle (Books by older authors who have influenced this genre). "Supernatural" by Graham Hancock "The Fifth Sacred Thing" by Starhawk ...
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“Brave” Books | Cartoon Brew
By jerry
I've become a real fan of these Art-Of books – even more so as the digital age threatens to do away with print. The artwork preserved here, perfectly printed on sumptuous glossy paper, is glorious to behold. The book presents hand drawn ...
Cartoon Brew

Literary Literalism: Bold Bookcase Shaped Like Book Pages - Dornob
By dornob
Literary Literalism: Bold Bookcase Shaped Like Book Pages. Some books form subtle plots through metaphor and allegory … but if this storage system were a story, it would be blunt and obvious, for better or worse. The Pagina bookcase from ...

Oh No They Didn't! - Scary Book French!
"I don't know why so many French children's books are so bafflingly, needlessly ... of the authors aren't French, so this is about scary French edition book covers.

In The Quest For New Ideas, Can The Internet Replace Random Real-Life Discovery?
Fast Company
I stopped into the Barnes and Noble flagship store on 5th Avenue In Manhattan. I hadn't been in the store for years but I remembered it being packed with all sorts of great books. It might be the product of selective memory, but this time the shelves ...

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