Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Novel News: Catching Fire, Liz Lemon, Best Bookstores, Carrie Release Date, Steamy YA/NA, and The Raven Boys Movie News

Keeping you in the loop with all of the buzz in the world of books!
* All book links lead to Goodreads, movie/actor links to IMDb and all other links lead to more news articles
Yay For Sugar Cubes and Nets!
EW has just released a sneak peek of this Friday's cover featuring movie pics from them upcoming Catching Fire. According to their exclusive interviews with the cast and director, the sugar cube and fishnet scene between Katniss and Finnick was a tricky one for them.
Can This Happen Now, Please?

Amanda Nelson at Book Riot dreams a dream of Lemon filled happiness with her take on book blurbs by 30 Rock's Liz Lemon.  Ummm...yes, please! Using quotes from the show, Nelson uses Lemon's voice perfectly to pair with the literary world.

All I can say is, I want to go to there!

Support Indie Bookstores!!!

So, it's official, Travel + Leisure has released their take on America's Best Bookstores. Featuring bookstores from San Fran to Florida, they have literally gone from coast to coast to give you a peek at some amazing places. So, put those frequent flyer miles to use, people and get to shopping!

 Carrie Poster - P 2012
In Perfectly Fitting Movie Release Placement News...

Brian De Palma's remake of the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Carrie (say that three times, fast!) is being pushed to a Halloween-ish release date according to the Hollywood Reporter. Originally slated for a March 15th release, the film (starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore) will now be released October 18th, just in time for the spooky season.

Although I hate to wait, this seems perfectly reasonable to me. Releasing the horrific movie Leprechaun around St. Paddy's makes twisted sense, but Carrie... not so much.

NYT's Take on NA

The New Adult genre is starting to take the bookshelves by storm. Leslie Kaufman with the New York Times examines this trend as well as its amped up sex factor compared to traditional YA books. Speculation abounds on whether New Adult is a fabricated genre designed to sell more books or not, but despite its detractors, I think it is here to stay.

The Raven Boys Cover - H 2012

It's Good to be the Stiefvater...
In book to movie news, New Line has picked up the film rights to Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys. (Have you read it? If so, you knew this was 100% happening, right? Amazing!)
In related book to movie news, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races last year with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Seth Grahame-Smith on board to produce. Movie deals don't always translate into pics on the big screen, but in both of these cases, I certainly hope they do!


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