Monthly Archives: February 2012

Oscar worthy books!

It’s that time of year again and the Oscars are taking place this weekend! It’s great to see that so many of the movies nominated were originially books!

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Here’s a look at what books-made-into-movies made the cut!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Adventures of Tintin by Herge

Phew, that’s quite a list! Let us know who you are rooting for in the comments section!

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Movie Alert! Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

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There are rumours Shiver will be coming to the big screen! Stiefvater has some ideas for the cast which can be found on her blog

Let us know who you’d like to see cast by leaving a comment!

Seriously scary audiobook…

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestly

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If you enjoy being scared, definitely give this book a try! I listened to it on an audiobook and found it that much better. I think I enjoyed it so much this way because you almost feel as though the narrator on the CD is Uncle Montague himself, personally telling you these ghastly tales. Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, you’ll definitely be checking the backseat of your car at night after listening to this story.

Check it out for yourself!

Book Review : Legend by Marie Lu

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Summary: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.Source: amazon.com

For those of you who are fans of dystopian novels, this one’s a must! The book is told from alternating view points of the two main characters, June and Day. I actually really liked this form of narrative as I was able to get into both characters’ heads and wanted both to succeed in their missions even though they were on opposite forces. Legend was a super quick read for me as I found it hard to put down! The only complaint I really had was that I wished it was longer and that it didn’t wrap up quite so quickly. However, from what I’ve read, it looks like this will be a series so we might be seeing some more of June and Day in the near future!