Book news, books-to-movies, and more!
* In the news this week *
Carol Denbow’s new marketing book A Book Inside
YA novel contest, with a twist Debbie’s World of Books
The war between WalMart and Amazon Straight From Hel
Benefits of attending the Muse Online Writer’s Conference Terry Lynn Johnson
Good stuff, Terry - congratulations!
Paul Krupin lists some of the biggest reviewers out there! Paul Krupin’s Trash Proof Marketing and Publicity Blog
A great book giveaway (plus a recipe!) Pudgy Penguins Perusals
And oodles more giveaways... Jo Jo Loves to Read
An awesome cookbook for us busy folks! Missy’s Book Nook
And the clearest example of how to use a while and awhile Crystal Clear Proofing
* Movie Corner *
Books-to-movies - the ones I DON'T want to see.
Where the Wild Things Are
Okay, first off, I must be the only one on the planet who didn't like this children's book. As a kid, I found it very creepy. And since they selected an 'odd' director, I bet the movie is even weirder. Ironically, while the critics have liked it, parents have voiced that their kids were either scared or bored with the film.
That's right, I am not a Twilight fan. For a vampire fix, I think I'd rather go see Cirque de Freak instead. I had a foster daughter who was hooked on those books and the storyline sounds more interesting.
At any rate, I've already seen the best horror-themed movie of the year - Zombieland!
A Christmas Carol
Yes, it looks visually amazing. But I still really like the 60's vesion. And in all honesty, I ADORE The Muppet's Christmas Carol! We watch it every Christmas Eve...
Books-to-movies - the ones I DO want to see.
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
It's not until next winter, but I can't wait for this book in the series to hit the screen. As long as they overcome the problems encountered in Prince Caspian, it should be really good. And it was always my favorite book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Okay, who's NOT excited for this one? With Peter Jackson writing the screenplay and Guillermo del Toro directing, it should be awesome. LOTR is the highest grossing trilogy ever for a reason and I'm sure The Hobbit will live up to the first three movies.
Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes? Okay, count me in! Same with Iron Man 2.
Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp - need I say more? I wonder what took them so long...
* Photo of the Day *
Since my husband and I will again be manning the rock wall at our church's fall fest, I thought I'd let you see Spunky scaling the wall as well!