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J.K. Rowling

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  • First editions: A rare present

    First editions: A rare present
    Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
  • Bad Sex in Fiction finalists: Tom Wolfe yes, J.K. Rowling no

    It’s Bad Sex Day on the Internet today. Of course, every day is bad sex day on the Internet. But today's bad sex is actually enjoyable, and it arrives via the respected Literary Review of London and its Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Call it coitus...
  • Fiction's worst families: Take the quiz

    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year, a time for celebration — or regret, depending on the kind of family you’re born into. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own...
  • Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'

    Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'
    Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box." In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during...
  • Biblioracle: Breaking up with a book

    Biblioracle: Breaking up with a book
    Repeat after me. It's OK … If I stop reading a book … Before I've finished it. If my informal survey of people I run into on a weekly basis is accurate, then 70 percent of you are reacting in horror, 20 percent are nodding in...
  • Mother-Son Book Club

    Mother-Son Book Club
    We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
  • Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park

    Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park
         The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.    ...
  • After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber

    After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber
    After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars. Disney next...
  • Word Play: A horrid success with kids

    Word Play: A horrid success with kids
    Francesca Simon is an international star. Her series of children's books about Horrid Henry (Sourcebooks: $4.99 each, ages 8-12) have sold 14 million copies in 24 countries. In England, where she lives, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend" was No. 12...
  • 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe on new J.K. Rowling project

    'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe on new J.K. Rowling project
  • PASSINGS: Carla Cohen, Reggie Leon Battise

    Carla Cohen Co-owner of iconic D.C. bookstore Carla Cohen, 74, a community activist who co-owned a Washington, D.C., bookstore that became a city institution and a key stop for writers ranging from Bill Clinton to J.K. Rowling, died Monday of cancer,...