Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Celebrity Home Libraries

To the left... Oprah's home library.

The Accredited Online Colleges blog has compiled photos of 20 beautiful celebrity libraries. Aside from Oprah, the list includes famous names like Rod Stewart, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Ralph Lauren, and Sting.

Now if only we could see inside the books!

Take a look and a swoon at these libraries of the rich and famous. Maybe you'll be motivated to create or modify your own (less elaborate and less expensive) home library.

Monday, August 29, 2011

First Hunger Games Trailer

If you lost power this weekend, chances are you missed the MTV Video Music Awards. In typical MTV Award Show Fashion, there was a pretty important movie trailer premier. Last night, we got our first glimpse at The Hunger Games movie!

Unfortunately, it was a little disappointing, all that anticipation to see Jennifer Lawrence run for a few seconds and the mockingjay logo rotate a few times. But never the less, take a look and get a feel for the much-anticipated Hunger Games movie:

And don't forget, if you still haven't read the book, there's plenty of time! Reserve a copy of The Hunger Games now.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Brian Selznick's newest book.

If you like The Invention of Hugo Cabret, there's exciting news! As you wait for the movie to come out on November 23rd, check out Brian Selznick's newest book, coming out one week from today!

Out September 13, Wonderstruck is done in the same form as the groundbreaking (and awesome) Invention of Hugo Cabret.

According to Scholastic, "Ben’s story, which takes place in 1977, is told in words; Rose’s story in 1927 is told in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother’s room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary."

Shelf Awareness says, "Brian Selznick may have topped even his Caldecott Medal–winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret," and "Selznick does for New York in this book what he did for Paris in Hugo. He introduces the magic of the city and its untold secrets, its alleys and secret doorways." That's awesome!

I, for one, can't wait to get my hands on it next month. If you feel the same way, you can put a copy on reserve now by clicking here!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Catching Fire Movie, Already!

Already?! According to the Los Angeles Times, Lionsgate Entertainment announced on Monday morning that it will be releasing the "Catching Fire" movie, (next in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series) on November 22, 2013, about 20-months after the first Hunger Games movie is due out.

So if you're looking forward to the Hunger Games movie, here's a reason to be even more excited!

Reserve a copy of Catching Fire now, and if you haven't read The Hunger Games yet, there's still pleanty of time. The first movie doesn't come out until March 23, 2012.
Copyright 2009 Laura Druda