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J.K. Rowling responded perfectly to 'Harry Potter' fan who couldn't see Dumbledore as gay
J.K. Rowling doesn't tweet a lot, but when she does, she makes it count, Mashable reports. Harry Potter fan Ana Kovovic tweeted to the author about Hogwarts' headmaster Albus Dumbledore, saying that she couldn't see him as gay man... Read More
Author, satirist P.J. O'Rourke will speak at Literary Voices dinner in Oklahoma City
Best-selling author, political satirist and journalist P.J. O’Rourke will speak during the Metropolitan Library System’s Literary Voices dinner at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Read More
Oklahoma City's inaugural Animal Conference to draw a wild variety of experts
Retired public safety officer Tim Harrison, who was featured in the acclaimed 2010 documentary “The Elephant in the Living Room,” will speak out for laws that keep dangerous exotic animals like lions, tigers and bears out of homes and neighborhoods at the May 30-31 conference in downtown Oklahoma City. Read More
'Beast Charming' is a witty retelling of familiar tale
Beauty isn't interested in finding her happily ever after, but an assignment to help the cursed James Hightower find a hobby gives both of them more than they bargained for in "Beast Charming," a funny and clever retelling by Jenniffer Wardell. Read More
'Loving Helen' shares historical romance filled with surprises
Falling in love was easier than expected for Helen. And that's the problem. To save her sister, Grace, she'll have to throw herself into the longed-for relationship that she knows can never happen in Michele Paige Holmes' new novel, "Loving Helen." Read More
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National Book Festival to be held Sept. 5
Washington, D.C., event celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress acquiring Thomas Jefferson’s personal library. Read More
Book review: 'Malice' by Keigo Higashino
Subtle murder mystery is worth reading twice. Read More
Book review: 'The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry' by Gabrielle Zevin
A book about books and bookstores and the people who love them. Read More
Good manners for folks who sometimes say naughty words
Book review: Columnist Amy Alkon takes on our big, rude society; Miss Manners probably wouldn’t approve. Read More
Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson goes big and comes home with new arena tour
At 62, Oklahoma native and former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson is bringing his “Forever Charlie Tour” in support of his new album to Chesapeake Energy Arena Saturday night. Read More
Movie review: 'Insurgent'
In the sequel to last year’s “Divergent,” drawn from the popular sci-fi young adult books of Veronica Roth, “Insurgent” follows rebel Tris Prior in post-apocalyptic Chicago as she confronts her inner demons and continues her battle against a powerful alliance that threatens war and the certain destruction of the... Read More
Oklahoma City University faculty talent fosters special event
Faculty members from Oklahoma City University will exhibit their creative talents during the second installment of “OCUCreates” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Read More
Beloved Shakespeare book coming to Sam Noble museum in Norman
The Shakespeare First Folio, the book that introduced the world to Shakespeare, is coming to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. Read More
Mustang library supporters host writing contest
Friends of the Mustang Public Library is sponsoring a fiction writing contest with a $500 first prize. Read More
The Controversial ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Is Back, 25 Years Later
It’s been just over 25 years since a sweet picture book called “Heather Has Two Mommies” was born. At the time, it represented a startling first in children’s literature — a story about the daughter of lesbians — and in the years since, the book has inspired everything from political ire and library bans to... Read More
3 YA authors spin paranormal, fantasy and horror tales
These three recent young adult books take a darker turn with a psychological thriller about an abused teen, a paranormal horror novel about a monster hunter and a fantasy novel about a teen with superpowers. Read More
'All Regency Collection' is 10th edition of clean love stories in Timeless Romance Anthology
This 10th offering in the Timeless Romance Anthology collection is focused on love in the Regency era. These clean, crisp stories in the "All Regency Collection" are a great addition to the collection. Read More


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