| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:38 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Nearly 1,000 screaming fans lined the black carpet at the Nokia Theater for the premiere of "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" Monday night.
The so-called "Twi-hards" had been camped out in downtown L.A. for days hoping to catch a glimpse of...
| Dec 1, 2011
On November 1, I set out on a quest. One really badly written rough draft to rule them all. This was my third year participating in NaNoWriMo, a nationwide movement for writers at all levels to get their novel on by penning a 50,000-word first draft...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:53 PM
One thing to know about our club:Our husbands or fiances were all in a fraternity together at the University of Illinois. We started Intellectu-Gals as a pseudo-excuse to get together, chat and enjoy good food and wine. The enjoying good food and wine...
| Mar 4, 2012
Sourcebooks Fire: 400 pp., $16.99, ages 12 and up
If angels are the new vampires, then "Embrace" is a worthy follow-up to "The Twilight Saga." The kickoff to a new young adult series from debut author Jessica...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:40 PM
The book was great — until the ending ruined it!
What reader hasn't thought this? The feelings can be even harder if we're talking about the ending of a series. Just check out the (as of this writing) more than 1,700 one- and two-star reviews of...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 3:19 PM
One thing to know about our book club: Our book club is composed of students who attend Lake View High School and live in all areas of the city. One of the things that bring all of our members together is that we love to read. We have about 20 students in...
| Mar 8, 2011
The ads for "Red Riding Hood" show Amanda Seyfried dramatically cloaked in a cape, the better to see her in the snowy woods that serve as the backdrop for a story loosely based on the classic fairy tale. But, as the trailers hint, everything is not as...
| Oct 17, 2010
Philomel Books: 456 pp., $17.99
Members of Team Jacob and Team Edward have a new love triangle with which they can take sides. Will it be the ripped-ab intellectual Shay or the smoldering playboy Ren? Readers of the...
| Dec 4, 2011
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
The Girl With Borrowed Wings
Dial: 290 pp., $17.99; 290 pp., for ages 12 and up
Ever since Stephenie Meyer's"Twilight" grew into a worldwide phenom, paranormal romance has been...
| Nov 21, 2010
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Henry Holt: 352 pp., $16.99
Thank Stephenie Meyer or the casting director who made Taylor Lautner a household name. Werewolves are big in teen fiction, especially if they're brooding, sexy and hot-...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:34 PM
It's happened again. In 2009, "And Tango Makes Three," the heartwarming children's book about two penguin daddies and their adopted baby penguin Tango -- based on the true story of penguins in Central Park -- was one of the year's......