Dear Whoever Likes Books(Part 2),                                       9/19/2011

*“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” -Harold Kushner

*And here’s your humorous quote of this post: “A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and I could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat.” -Stephen Wright

                                                  http://readforrelief.blogspot.com/

Here’s a great organization/auction dealing with signed books and stuff of that sort being auctioned to raise money for Hurricane Irene Relief.

Now onto a big list of SOME books released in September:

After Obsession-Carrie Jones

Blood Wounds-Susan Beth Pfeffer

Burnout-Adrienne Marie Vrettos

Drink Slay Love-Sarah Beth Durst

Every You, Every Me-David Levithan

Fateful-Claudia Gray

Frost-Marianna Baer

Glow-Amy Kathleen Ryan

Perfect-Ellen Hopkins

So Silver Bright-Lisa Mantchev

The Isle of Blood-Rick Yancey

The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern

Wonderstruck-Brian Selznick

You Agaisnt Me-Jenny Downham

Modelland-Tyra Banks (released 9/13/11)

*video trailer for Modelland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bo8427cz0g&feature=player_embedded

*read the first chapter of Modelland here: http://www.randomhouse.biz/booksellers/childrens/files/2011/07/Modelland_ChapExcerpt_WEB.pdf

And now here’s a book released on September 6th that I’m DYING to read, mainly because it’s said to be a combination of my two favorite book series, Vampire Academy and Hunger Games, The Isle of Night. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s author is Veronica Wolff. The overview reads:

“Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.

When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she’s whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she’s determined to do so, because to fail doesn’t mean dishonor-it means death.”

The trailer is just as kick-butt as the overview and the book is sure to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcldtZHb8Xo&feature=channel_video_title

Though in the trailer I think it makes the book sound gory, and it might be, I haven’t read it yet. It also makes the vampires look really cheesy and stereotypical, which they might be, but that’s the good thing about reading books, there’s no pictures, your imagination makes the characters come to life and the characters to you are always what your imagination thinks of them first. That’s the beauty in reading books without pictures. If you’ve already read it, I’d love to hear what you think of it in my comments.

     And now an actual movie that the book world has been following for some time, or should I say a saga for awhile. Yep, the Twilight last adaption- Breaking Dawn. I’m going to admit I’m not a big Twi-hard. Actually, I’ll be sorta happy when they’re done making the movies because they ruined the story by blowing up the whole Edward vs. Jacob thing. And by doing so they just didn’t mess up the story in the books but they made an impact on the world that all vampire movies and books are JUST LIKE IT. Which quite frankly, makes me want to cry. Because most people have seen Twilight in the movies, and refuse to see or read any more vampire books and movies. It’s not totally the movies fault or the people producing the movies, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to rag on your work, it’s part your fault for ruining people’s views, but it’s also the people’s own stubborn fault for stereotyping and being stubborn. But like I said it is the movie’s fault too for blowing up the story and giving people all these things to judge vampires on. However, people will judge anything and everything, no matter what. SO moving on. Not all vampire books are about revenge not all vampire books are sappy love stories, and not all vampire books are gory, believe it or not. And if you don’t particularly fancy Twilight just know that not all vampires are the special sparkly Twilight kind, and that they’re are many various types out there. I suggest reading Vampire Academy.

     Anyways back to Breaking Dawn. It started out as a book and is soon to be a movie. Let’s take a peek at some of the pics of the set and the characters in costume shall we(since my computer is being stupid and I can’t find any of the vid clips I was going to show you)?

Looks like a real wedding pic doesn't it? The type of wedding picture on a mantle in a happily wedded home.

 

 And now onto a movie adaption I’ll actually be happy about seeing:

Grow up, yes, I actually said it, I’ll see Breaking Dawn, but I’LL BE HAPPY about seeing Hunger Games. Before Breaking Dawn I have to see Eclipse first right? Ha, I know I don’t keep up with Twilight much. But enough about Twilight, let’s move onto the Hunger Games. So it’s coming out ^^^on March 23rd, 2012. And I, along with many many others, cannot wait. Too bad, we’ll have to. But in the waiting process the producers have been throwing us some bones to naw on and kill some of that time waiting. What type of bones? I don’t know, things like video trailers, pictures, magazine covers, those type of bones.

Here’s an awesome article promising more Hunger Games, in the sequel movie adaptions, and talking all about Hunger Games, the movie and the trilogy: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/15/idUS170820862520110915

You can read the first couple of chapters here on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie?sk=app_186387361417514

http://www.thecapitol.pn/ here is where you can go onto the Capitol’s viral site and be assigned a district and keep up with the latest HG news. I have yet to be assigned my district, but I’m hoping for a district that had someone coming from it who had an actual role in the Hunger Games(say like Katniss, Rue, Prim, Peeta, Gale, Finnick).

And if you already HAVEN’T seen it, here’s the video clip from the movie that was introduced by Jennifer Lawrence(Katniss) at the MTV Awards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvyn86hObLw

On-the-set pics anyone?

Effie?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And now some lovely Entertainment Weekly magazine covers that I sadly didn’t find out in time to actually buy one.
 
 
 
 
 
Peeta and Gale<
        >Katniss>>>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<Gale
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
I just pledged at  http://readit1st.com/ to read the book before I see the movie whenever humanly possible. And to not let the movie ruin the book. Will you? WILL YOU?
The following block quote is all about ReadIt1st and why it was created and what it stands for.

We created Read it 1st because five of the top 10 movies of 2010 were based on books. Most of the people who watched those movies had never read the book. In fact, most people in America read fewer than two books per year. While movies are great, and we love them, the stories from those movies were originally envisioned in a different way. A way that requires more interaction, more brain, more relaxation, more free time, and more commitment. We think those are all things that the world doesn’t have enough of these days.

So we wanted to tell the world that we were pledging to read the book before we watch the movie from this day forth. And we also wanted to invite the world to do that with us.

                                                                                   the HG fan and bookworm, eshy,