Do men or women buy more books for their kids?: Poll

Kids like big books and they cannot lie! A survey conducted by OnePoll for ThriftBooks found that both parents and kids enjoy reading. In the research, 2,000 parents with young, school-age children were asked about their reading habits. Half of parents noted that they bought books for their child once to a few times a … Read more

Don’t read Twitter, read a book

My dad, like many older children of the “Dirty ’30s”, never finished school and instead had to go and find work to help his family survive the Great Depression. But he was an intelligent person and driven to learn more about the world, so he did that through reading books and newspapers and anything else … Read more

John Turturro Wants to Write a Book About Christopher Walken

A perfect Odd Couple situation. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images and Foc Kan/WireImage John Turturro and Christopher Walken are television’s most romantic doomed couple on TV so far this year. As Irving (Turturro) and Burt (Walken) on Apple TV+s Severance, the two actors raised the show’s stakes with their … Read more

Jennette McCurdy’s Family Supports ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Book

Jennette McCurdy. Invision/AP/Shutterstock A heavy topic. Jennette McCurdy raised eyebrows with the title of her memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Diedbut her older brothers didn’t have a problem with her point of view. the iCarly alum, 30, discussed her family’s reaction to the title during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Monday, August … Read more

Michelle Zauner’s Book Recommendations

Welcome to Shelf Life, ELLE.com’s books column, in which authors share their most memorable reads. Whether you’re on the hunt for a book to console you, move you profoundly, or make you laugh, consider a recommendation from the writers in our series, who, like you (since you’re here), love books. Perhaps one of their favorite … Read more

Flying Bandit movie based on book co-authored by Peterborough’s Ed Arnold

“Bandit,” a Hollywood movie on the life of the Flying Bandit, Gilbert Galvan Jr., based on a novel co-written by Peterborough author Ed Arnold, will be released next month. The movie stars Josh Duhamel as Galvan, who was also known under the alias Robert Whiteman. After escaping a Michigan jail in 1984 while serving a … Read more