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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bookish News Brief!

It's final! Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie adaptation. I never really heard of this actress but I can see why they would have chosen her. Looking passed the blonde hair, she has potential to look like Katniss. Get her down and dirty and she might just surprise us all. What do you all think of the casting?
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Beware the Dark Days of Winter!

Claudia Gray (Afterlife), Kimberly Derting (Desires of the Dead), Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire) are touring the country this week as part of the Dark Days of Winter book tour. If you are unable to attend, be sure to tune in and watch the bookstore events live via Livestream at http://www.facebook.com/PitchDarkBooks!

The dates of the Livestream events are:

Friday, March 18 7:00 PM (central)
Saturday, March 19 7:00 PM (eastern)

Viewers will be able to submit questions for the authors to answer, as well as purchase books. For more information check out http://www.facebook.com/PitchDarkBooks, or follow @PitchDarkBooks.

The full tour schedule is below:

Thursday, March 17 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble 2100 North Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN, 55113

Authors in attendance:
Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting, Courtney Allison Moulton and Leah Clifford

Friday, March 18 7:00 PM
Anderson’s* 123 West Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL

Authors in attendance: Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting, Courtney Allison Moulton and Ellen Schreiber

Saturday, March 19 7:00 PM
Books & Books*
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

Authors in attendance: Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting, and Courtney Allison Moulton

*will be available to watch via Livestream
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Tera Lynn Childs, author of Forgive My Fins, recently released her unpublished chit lit books, Eye Candy and Straight Stalk as e-books. Both Eye Candy and its sequel Straight Stalk are available on the Kindle, Nook and Smashwords.
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Alyson Noël, author of the Immortals series, continues her new series about Ever's younger sister, Riley. The book is available now in bookstores, so make sure you run out and buy it!

Summary: Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi's advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

Check out the book trailer below:


2 comments:

Pam Harris said...

So not a fan of the choice. I'm sure she's a fabulous actress, but I think they could've found a fab actress that actually resemebled Katniss. :(

Jill said...

I'm not sure how I feel about the casting, I am sure once they are done getting her ready for the role she'll be great. It is hard to find an actual person who looks the way a reader has pictured him or her and then once a person is cast it is hard to keep your own mental imagine of the character intact.

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