With the release of the highly anticipated book to movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games”–though buzz has been great the movies producers are hoping for box office magic. The likes of which surpasses its predecessor another famous book movie franchise yes if you guessed “Twilight” you would be correct. Hence the reason for the aggressive ad campaigns you’ve seen everywhere around the web to promote the movie. As if all YA fans of the book needed prompting from the moment the press release was issued of the production of THG fans of the book have been eagerly anticipating THG movie release ever since.
Author of the popular Curse workers series, Holly Black will be on Goodreads answering questions about her past books and new novel, Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2), on her Goodreads Author discussion group, Ask Holly Black! She will be available May 9 – 13, 2011, here.
Suzanne Collins, writer of the Hunger Games Trilogy has switched gears of sorts in her new project. From a dystopian society to modern day still on the subject of war but in a different context. Part biography and part fiction chronicling her own family’s experience with war. In honor of the service men in her family-her father, grandfather, and uncle.
The book is said to feature illustrations inspired from actual members of her own family, with real names etc.. But don’t fret Hunger Games fans, she vows her writing will still appeal to an YA audience.
Ms Collins was quoted to have said “I specifically want to do this book, one as a sort of memory piece kind of honoring that year for my family, and two, because I know so many children are experiencing it right now — having deployed parents. And it’s a way I would like to try and communicate my own experience to them.”
Forget unicorns, we’re obsessing over zombies thanks to Carrie Ryan’s The Dark and Hollow Places and we want to see what YOU look like as a zombie! From now until May 6th to enter the ZOMBIE YOURSELF contest! What could you win? Well, the grand prize winner will receive signed copies of Carrie Ryan’s zombie series AND a phone call from Carrie herself! How cool is that?
The Elemental assassins series is a fresh take on an Urban Fantasy story. I have been a fan of the genre for some time, though I only recently learned that Urban Fantasy was what the genre was called.I devoured all my favourite titles when they’re released. River marked, is also a new release you should check out while waiting for the release of Tangled threads slated for April 26, 2011. Or if you are new to the series catch up with the previous titles links to synopsis are listed below. Read more »
Despite the fact that movie rights for Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling The Host were sold nearly two years ago – in September of 2009 – little has been released , about the possible big screen adaptation until now. According to Variety, Susanna White has signed on to direct the film, with Andrew Niccol penning the script.
Though characters have yet to be cast, with a director on board it seems as if the project is raring to go! ‘The Host’ takes place on a post-alien-invasion Earth, in which extra-terrestrials takeover and inhabit human bodies. When Wanderer (also known as Wanda) takes over Melanie’s body, she realizes the human isn’t quite ready to give up her headspace. And, yes, there’s a love triangle.”Hollywood Crush.
Are you excited to see The Host make it to the big screen? If you could select the cast for The Host, who would you include and why?
Today isa melancholy day, its snowing again! We’ve had more snow in New York this month than we’ve had in the last fifteen years. Global warming, I’m just saying. Anyway I’m straying again, sorry I do tend to do that. Like I was saying its snowing again and everyone is irritating me. So to that end my post today suites my mood, its about my irritation of buying books I wish I hadn’t.
It starts out like any love story full of hope, anticipation only to have my hopes go down in flames. Like ex boyfriends they linger on my bookshelves taking up space. Taunting me, and that always burned me. Flash forward years later I got the idea to donate these books to a public library from a tv show. Yeah it gave me that warm fuzzy feeling, giving these books a home where they will be used and not end up in a landfill. Problem was aside from that fuzzy feeling it wasn’t an even exchange. I was left with rabbit ears for pockets. And I thought to myself wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to find a home for these books and get back some of my investment back. That’s when I discovered half.com. Selling my books to someone who wants them and get a few dollars its the American way. As I gained more knowledge I discovered other avenues, sites where you swap books with people. Unload the chaff on your bookshelves in an even exchange. Your trash maybe someone else’s treasure and vice versa. Who ever came up with the concept of putting these sites on the Internet to reach the masses like myself. I want to show my appreciation with this shout out. Maybe introduce a few people to these sites that they never knew they existed. Note worthy sites I’ve used myself swap.com , goodreads.com , to mention a few.
Disclaimer the honorable mentions I can’t vouch for their service since I’ve never used them, but I wanted to give you options. Check them out kick their tires see if you like them.
I’m taking part of a challenge host by The Story Siren , the Debut 2011 Author Challenge which I have pimped out all over my blog, yeah Kristi. Moving on to serious business its January the contest has officially begun! . Yeah!, wow I’m just a little too excited there buddy, I mean its NOT like I’m gonna win money, right? Wait we don’t get paid ah man at least I get some good reads (cheesy smile thumbs up). On a serious note there are prizes. You can find out that information and a listing of 2011debuts, in the linky listed above. To all my fellow participants good luck and Happy reading. My first selection is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
My New Years resolution is to read more books. Of course I want the usual stuff everyone frequently make resolutions for. Like good health, to make more money, have a nicer house etc etc…
Reading was a past time I enjoyed, until I got sick gained a bunch of weight. I lost interest in books because of all the drama one goes through when their health is in question.
As soon as I was myself again I was in a bookstore I had missed out on so many good books that in 2011 my reading pile is quite high. Here are a few I’m looking forward to in 2011.