Credit goes to: Kristi from The Story Siren for 'In My Mailbox' / Inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie
-Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan
-The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch Saga, #1) by Karen Mahoney
-Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
-666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce
-Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
Special Thanks To: Scholastic Press, Flux, Geoff Herbach + Sourcebooks Fire, HarperCollins, Deborah Reber + Simon Pulse, and Walker Books for Young Readers/Bloomsbury.
I'd love to hear what you got, so leave a comment! :)
-If you haven't heard yet, The Hunger Games movie finally has a release date: March 23, 2012! CDinsight.com states, "Lionsgate picked up the exclusive writes to the film adaptation last year. The book series, which features a very gritty tale of a girl surviving a murderous competition, has been a global hit, netting 3.3 million copies in just the US. While the story is very dark at times, producer Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) has promised he will keep the movie PG-13 to not alienate any of its many younger fans. Ross will begin shooting in the late spring. No cast has been announced, though some rumors point at Hailee Steinfield for the main character, Katniss Everdeen."
If the rumor of Hailee Steinfield playing Katniss comes true, I think she'd make a great looking character, but can she act well? I'm also not thrilled with the whole "keeping it PG-13" - the book is pretty detailed so I hope they don't ruin it. :( But, it is understandable since reaching out to younger audiences will be a huge goal for them. What do you all think?
-Currently, Book Drum is hosting a book tournament where book lovers from all over the world (including the US) can delve deep into a favourite book and, by building an illustrated profile, share their enthusiasm for it with the rest of the world. The 2010 Book Drum Tournament saw seven Contributors share £2,000 of prizes, and led to eight talented writers being commissioned to write and edit new profiles on the strength of their entries. Hundreds of people took part, creating many of the excellent Profiles now freely available for everyone to enjoy.
First Prize: £1,000
Second Prize: £500
Third Prize: £250
5 Runner-Up Prizes: £100
For more details and how to enter, go here: