JK Rowling’s Detective Sequel Due Out in June

  Last year, a first-time author penned a small crime novel about a detective hot on the trail of a supermodel's killer. It got fairly good reviews, but wasn't selling terrifically well. So when that first-time author was shockingly "unmasked" by a series of clumsy tweets, and Robert Galbraith was instead revealed to be book-writing … Continue reading JK Rowling’s Detective Sequel Due Out in June

Are the New Scholastic Harry Potter Covers Worse than the Originals?

About two or three years ago, Bloomsbury re-released the entire Harry Potter series with beautiful minimalist covers. What made the new illustrations a welcome change was the fact that they better encompassed the progression of the series from kid's books to teen novels. The original covers of the UK editions always made the books look … Continue reading Are the New Scholastic Harry Potter Covers Worse than the Originals?

Is JK Rowling Participating in Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special?

The quick answer is that no one really knows for sure. But given that the BBC announced they were working with 11 British children's authors to come up with 11 short stories -- one for each regeneration of the Doctor -- as part of the show's giant 50th anniversary celebration, nearly everyone has assumed that … Continue reading Is JK Rowling Participating in Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special?

Why Do So Many Adults Read Teen Lit?

Right before Harry Potter got insanely popular, around the time Grand Theft Auto was responsible for all adolescent misbehavior, adults wept for their surely illiterate children. Why were these cretins more interested in the multi-colored pencil toppers at the Scholastic Book Fair than the books themselves? What could be done about this national tragedy? Luckily … Continue reading Why Do So Many Adults Read Teen Lit?