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  • Not Just for Kids: 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

    Not Just for Kids: 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'
    Middle School The Worst Years of My Life James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrations by Laura Park Little, Brown: 284 pp., $15.99, ages 12 and up Middle school is an awkward other-world — a purgatorial pit stop between childhood and...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Cedric the Entertainer

    To kids who watch the "Madagascar" movies, Cedric the Entertainer is Maurice, the aye-aye. To those who kick back at comedy clubs, he's an original from "The Kings of Comedy." He's also hosting and producing NBC's "It's Worth What?" Tuesdays. "It's a...
  • James Patterson: the $84-million author

    James Patterson: the $84-million author
  • Young adult continues to be the literary world's fastest-growing genre

    Young adult continues to be the literary world's fastest-growing genre
    Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
  • From '24' to 'Dirk Pitt'

    From '24' to 'Dirk Pitt'
    Our story Club members are all colleagues at Infogix Inc., a software company in Naperville. Before we started our literary endeavor four years ago, we were a TV watching club. We would watch the show "24" and then discuss it over lunch. The writers'...
  • E-readers debut at Anne Arundel libraries

    Electronic readers will make their debut this week at Anne Arundel County public libraries, when 200 e-readers become available for patrons to take home. E-reader technology allows a user to have hundreds of hours of reading materials on a portable,...
  • Forbes: James Patterson highest-earning author

    Forbes: James Patterson highest-earning author
    Though E.L. James has received recent headlines for the phenomenal sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey," stalwart James Patterson remains the highest-earning author, according to Forbes. The magazine estimates that Patterson made $94 million last year,...
  • Best-sellers

    Best-sellers
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 1 2. "The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber...
  • Novelist James Patterson preaches the power of kids' books

     Novelist James Patterson preaches the power of kids' books
    James Patterson has written so many books, he's lost track of the exact number. Ask him how many novels he's penned for 2012 alone and he shrugs, then guesses: "Twelve or 13?" Often derided as a "factory" for being so prolific, Patterson has written more...
  • 'Alex Cross': Nothing original in this origin story ★★

    'Alex Cross': Nothing original in this origin story ★★
    Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week. In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
  • Zero-star 'Alex Cross' review: A thriller that cannot be taken seriously

    Zero-star 'Alex Cross' review: A thriller that cannot be taken seriously
    Zero stars (out of four) Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.” This thriller plays like...