Reading - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Reading Best-selling authors discuss art of 'the beach read' NEW YORK (AP) — For author Elin Hilderbrand, the art of the beach novel is very much a matter of location. Starting with where she writes. "I write my books in longhand, so I actually work on them at the beach," Hilderbrand, who sets her best-sellers at home on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:45:00Z Online book club for Harry Potter fans to launch in June NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is launching a free online book club for fans and newcomers to her "Harry Potter" series. The Wizarding World Book Club will launch in June in celebration of the 20th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first in what would become a seven-book series. The online community "aims to s... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:33:00 GMT 2017-05-05T21:33:00Z Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government. Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-04-25T02:06:00Z The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US iBook charts for week ending April 9, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ): iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1.Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - 9781101539927 - (Penguin Young Readers Group) 2.Big Little Lies by Liane Mo... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:13:00Z Chelsea Clinton writes children's book, 'She Persisted' NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has written a children's book, with a sharply worded title. The book is called "She Persisted" and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday. Clinton will honor 13 American women "who never take no for an answer," including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey. "She Persisted" will also feature a "special" and uni... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:26:00 GMT 2017-03-16T15:26:00Z Sarah Jessica Parker to chair library association book club NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker is adding another credit to her life as a bookworm. The "Sex and the City" actress is serving as honorary chair of the American Library Association's newly created Book Club Central. The library association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the club will recommend books throughout the year and will formally launch in Chicago on ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:33:00 GMT 2017-02-15T13:33:00Z Politics and poetry reign at NY Fashion Week NEW YORK (AP) — There's bad Fashion Week weather, and there's REALLY bad Fashion Week weather. Fashion lovers had to be careful not to slip and break major bones Sunday as they maneuvered along slippery, slushy streets. Inside the shows, there was plenty of talk about politics, social change, and womanhood. There were even some soulful poetry readings. So... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-02-12T23:40:00Z Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer's disease. But even among seniors with that trait, mental decline that sometimes precedes dementia was less com... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:30:00 GMT 2017-01-31T05:30:00Z Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall NEW YORK (AP) — More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues. Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. The book is called "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" and is scheduled for Sept. 26. The work is based on 16 pages of notes written by Twain in 1879 that were spotted ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-01-20T18:43:00Z