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Fifty Shades of Grey leading to STD rise in older couples says MD

Dr. Charlotte Jones, chair of the British Medical Association’s GP Committee, said that the success of novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" could be giving older couples more sexual confidence but warned that there is a risk of failing to protect from STDs.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Review: Jennifer Young's 'Thank You For The Music' a good holiday read Special

Edinburgh - Scottish author and writer, Jennifer Young, chats about "Thank You For The Music," her new novel, set in Scotland and on the Balearic island of Majorca. It's a book of romance and relationship choices interwoven with deeper contemporary topics.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Alan Ashe's '10 Seconds at a Red Light' inspires crash victims Special

Author Alan Ashe, an avid cyclist, was asked how he defines himself and his response was, "I'm a cyclist that writes or a writer that cycles. Either way, I get to ride."
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

An easy way to lose weight: Read a fast-paced novel

With the New Year about to ring in, most have thought about resolutions: losing weight, being on time, being fiscally responsible, and the list goes on.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 4 comments

Dark world of GMO in Kenneth Eade's thriller 'An Involuntary Spy' Special

Los Angeles - How does a genetic biologist working for a large biotech company, developing genetically engineered food, go up against government corruption and fraud when he tries to expose his employer?
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Lupe Fiasco tweets novel 'Teriyaki Joe: Neo Harlem Detective'

Rapper Lupe Fiasco has begun writing "Teriyaki Joe: Neo Harlem Detective" via Twitter. He describes it as an "Afro-Futurist novel that will be written entirely on Twitter" and "will be published in chapters."
In the Media by Layne Weiss

'The Great Gatsby' opens big but 'Iron Man 3' still wins

With "The Great Gatsby" having a great opening weekend, it wasn't enough to stop the power of "Iron Man 3." But, the box office benefits in a big way as the top two films raked it in and sent the summer box office season sailing.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

'The Great Gatsby' arrives but still must battle 'Iron Man 3'

While not being released on the same day, it can not be a good thing for "The Great Gatsby" to play against the still strong "Iron Man 3."
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Novelist A.J. Sidransky on his work: Forgiving Maximo Rothman Special

New York - AJ Sidransky's Forgiving Maximo Rothman reminds us that 'life is too short to make enemies of those we love,' and I connected with the novelist to learn more.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs

Erotic novelist posts ad on the Internet for love affair

A novelist of an exciting new book is seeking some work experience in the love affair department in the hope of getting a taste of the real thing.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy

Preview of Bettina Wyngaard's new novel 'Vuilspel'

"Vuilspel" (Fowl Play) is Bettina Wyngaard's second novel, recently released onto shop shelves. It features her favorite theme, the rights of women.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Review: Sulha looks into the lives of the Bedouins, novel by Malka Marom Special

Toronto - Malka Marom is a fascinating Canadian-Israeli artist, journalist and producer whose interests and talents cross a spectrum that only some artists dream of experiencing. As a child she had a leading role in the first movie ever filmed in Israel.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Review: Almost Gone by Brian Sousa Special

Brian Sousa's Almost Gone is the story of four generations of a Portuguese family that is as wise as it is heartbreaking.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

Suicidal thoughts reflected in Ksenia Anske's debut novel Special

Seattle - More teenagers every day experience suicidal thoughts. Recently in BC, Canada, Amanda Todd took her own life after years of cyber bullying. Ksenia Anske's own experience inspired her to write her soon to be released novel, Siren Suicides.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Op-Ed: UC Berkeley professor turns biographical skills into 'chic lit' Special

Berkeley - With some important biographical works accomplished like the intense "Silenced Voices," University of California professor Inez Hollander has put her writing talents into a new novel called, "Euro Trippy."
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Review: Midnight's Children a sweeping love story, history lesson Special

Toronto - Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Midnight's Children, based on the Salman Rushdie book, not only looks at a bittersweet love story but also includes some magical elements to teach us about the India-Pakistan divide.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Review: Why on earth is 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so popular?

E.L James' novel Fifty Shades of Grey has passed both Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Highway Code" to become the bestselling book and ebook in British history. Your humble male narrator is confused, dear readers.
In the Media by Joseph Power - 6 comments

Emily St John Mandel weaves a mystery with 'The Lola Quartet' Special

Toronto - When author Emily St. John Mandel starts a novel she's not sure where the journey will take her. In her latest, "The Lola Quartet" she takes us on a twisting road from New York City to Florida with her main character disgraced journalist Gavin Sasaki.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Baseball legend Ted Williams makes his return in ‘Extra Innings’

Boston - The year is 2092 and slugger Ted Williams has returned to baseball 132 years after swinging his bat for the last time in the new novel ‘Extra Innings.’
In the Media by John Duarte - 2 comments

J K Rowling plans book for adults

J K Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter series, has signed an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

The Great Gatsby, a new movie and three plays

London - 2012 is set to see a deluge of adaptions of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic jazz age novel “The Great Gatsby” with a film to be released and three stage plays in London.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Book Review — Onaedo, 'The Blacksmith’s Daughter' by Ngozi Achebe

I was introduced to Ngozi Achebe, the Olympia, Washington state based Nigerian writer by New York based journalist Dennis Kabatto.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma - 1 comment

School board bans Sherlock Holmes novel as derogatory to Mormons

Crozet - A Virginia school district has removed the novel 'A Study in Scarlet' from its sixth-grade reading list because of the way it depicts Mormons. The book, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introduces the character Sherlock Holmes to the literary world.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Super Sad True Love Story, the novel

New York - Meet Romeo and Juliet, in a futuristic love story. New York bestseller author, Gary Shteyngart, has released his latest novel Super Sad True Love Story that is billed his best work yet.
In the Media by Sara Star - 2 comments

'Digi-novel' the new face of literature

The creator of the highly rated U.S. television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Anthony Zuiker introduces what he calls a "digi-novel," a book which combined three media platforms -- the traditional book, the Internet and the big screen.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

The Sequel to Da Vinci Code coming to bookstores next month

Dan Brown's newest offering, The Lost Symbol, has a print run of 6.5 million. That is one of the largest orders in the history of publishing but there could be a problem for bookstores, though.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Novel Valentines Proposals

Twitter, a popular status update tool, has had many messages posted today saying : 'Will you marry me?'. This appears to be a very novel way of proposing. However, do you know of any novel ways of proposing?
In the Media by Scott Campbell

JK Rowling may write another Harry Potter novel

JK Rowling says she is tempted to write an eighth Harry Potter book, but she said it may take years before it is released and Harry Potter may not be the main character in it.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Nora Roberts shares secret to success with readers

The formula for romance-suspense novelist Nora Roberts' success sounds simple enough: Discipline, drive and desire.
In the Media by bulanjing


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