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Thursday, October 15, 2009

October: Books Being Turned Into Movies!

Whip It by Shauna Cross
Release Date: October 2, 2009

Skirts, Skates, & Scrapes!
All the old school skills with a new punk rock attitude
Come see The Lone Star Derby Girls
Austin’s All-Girl Roller Derby League
The Holy Rollers vs. The Fight Crew
Halftime Concert by the Chimney Sweeps
This ain’t no cheerleading clinic, y’all!
Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.
Bliss’s escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn.

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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
Release Date: October 16, 2009

Summary: My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world.

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Where The Wold Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Release Date: October 16, 2009

Summary: Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. The wild things--with their mismatched parts and giant eyes--manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences--one of his trademarks--lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.

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The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan
Release Date: October 23, 2009

Summary: Darren Shan is just an ordinary schoolboy who loves to ride bikes and hang out with his three best friends. Then one day Darren and his friends stumble across an invitation to visit the Cirque Du Freak, a strange and mysterious freak show. Almost as if by destiny, Darren wins a ticket and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires. This is Darren's story. New movie edition features the first three books--Cirque Du Freak, The Vampire's Assistant, and Tunnels of Blood-- bound up in one volume!

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Shelli said...

whip it rocks!

Kate said...

Wow. There are a lot of books being turned in to films this month!

Falling Off The Shelf said...

I want to of these. I can't even say which one I'm really looking forward to, lol..but I can see my fiance wanting to see I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell..cause it looks like its going to be funny as hell, lol.

Thanks for posting about these!

Sherry Salach said...

I can't wait to see the Vampire's Assistant! It looks awesome!

biblio794 said...

This blog gave me a million great book ideas!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I'm most looking forward to Vampire's assistant. Hope it's as good as the books!

PolishOutlander said...

I saw Whip It last week and it's such a fun movie! So is the book. Loved it and made me want to join a roller derby team!

Faye said...

where the wild thing are looks so cute. Can't wait 4 Vampire assistant :D

Grace and Tiffany said...


Thanks for posting a thorough, honest and entertaining review! We linked to this excellent post on our blog, Product Review Round-Up under the category of Entertainment. The link is embedded in this listing:

Eleni Reviews Whip It and Where the Wild Things Are

Again, many thanks!

Happy Trails to you,
Grace and Tiffany
The Uncommon Cowgirls of Product Review Round-Up

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