It’s Been Over a Decade!

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Although it’s been more than a dozen years since HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE  hit theatres, we’re about to get three more movies in the HP series! These ones will be based on FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, the most famous Hogwarts textbook.  J. K. Rowling is now writing the scripts for the three movies (at least three), and they will take place about seven years before Harry and his friends even go to Hogwarts. So, don’t expect to see your favourite characters to return, but maybe there will be plenty of new characters for you to love!

Harry Potter fans around the world are gearing up for this. I’m sure we can expect a whole new generation of fans, not only of the movies, but a renewed interest in the books.

Published in: on October 23, 2014 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Fire Up Your PVR!

Hulu and Warner Brothers TV, along with J.J. Abrams’ fabulous team, have announced they’ll be making a 9-hour series based on Stephen King’s alternate history novel, 11/22/63 which is based on the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 

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I loved this book, which centers around English teacher Jake Epping who discovers the local diner has a portal that can transport him back to 1958….several years before the assassination in Texas. But time travel through this secret portal is not without consequences, as Epping soon discovers.  While there are many classic King-isms in this book (it’s not for those who cannot suspend disbelief for a short time, or for those who aren’t comfortable with King’s interest in paranormal/horror nuances), this is a wonderful re-imaging of a horrible moment in US history. Not only does he shed light on historical facts many generations might not have heard, but he paints Lee Harvey Oswald in a human light, making this book rich with history and humanity.

While the mini-series isn’t set to air until 2015 on Hulu, and probably later through Warner Brothers, I’m going to mark my calendar so that I don’t forget. And if you haven’t read the book, you still have time. It’s a biggie, so you might want to get right on it!

Published in: on September 24, 2014 at 3:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Final Trailer

For those who’ve been waiting, the final trailer for MOCKINGJAY : PART 1 has just been released.  If you’re itching to see it, you’ll have to wait until November, but for now, give this a watch. It looks great!

 

Published in: on September 16, 2014 at 3:14 am  Leave a Comment  
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As You Wish!

You’d probably have a hard time finding someone who doesn’t know the line, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”  (Although that said, this phrase emblazoned on a t-shirt caused quite the uproar when a passenger wore it on a flight a few years back. Maybe not such a good idea when traveling.)

But the popularity of the cult classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, has only grown since the film was released in 1987. In fact, it was ranked by the American Film Institute as one of top 100 Greatest Love Stories, and by the Writer’s Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time. This movie still goes out of the library on a weekly basis, and the book by William Goldman is also popular. And now, one of the film’s most popular actors, Cary Elwes,  is releasing a new book called, AS YOU WISH: INCONCEIVABLE TALES from the MAKING OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

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It promises lots of behind the scenes stories, photos we’ve never seen, and interviews with cast members and crew. If you’re starting to think about gift giving for the upcoming holiday season, this might be a great choice for the fan on your list! The book comes out in stores Oct. 16th, and we have it on order for the library. You can place a hold on it now and we’ll call you when it’s your turn to pick it up.

To the pain!

Published in: on September 15, 2014 at 3:52 am  Leave a Comment  
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Books, Movies and TV

When books are made into movies for the big screen or little screen, we often see a surge in their popularity, even if the book has languished on the shelf for a while.  It’s nice to see them revived and discovered by a new audience, and even better that people who are going to see them in different versions STILL want to read the book! (Because the books are often better, right?)

Recently, we’ve seen a great demand for THE GIVER by Lois Lowry, due to the movie’s release this summer, and for George R.R. Martin’s GAME OF THRONES series because of the tremendous popularity of the HBO series. Up next?  We’re expecting Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL to start being requested like crazy again when the movie comes out this October, and who knows, maybe even a few extra requests for Joe Hill’s HORNS upon its US movie debut on Halloween.

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Do you request books once you’ve seen a movie/tv series, or do you like to read the books first? Let us know!

Published in: on September 2, 2014 at 3:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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Powdered Donuts

When I was a teenager, someone gave me V.C. Andrews’ FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC

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Oh boy.

If you’ve read the book, let me just say I could never eat powdered donuts again without having a serious think about it first. And don’t get me started on those freakishly messed up gorgeous siblings who just couldn’t keep their hands off each other. The book was banned for a reason, oh yes.

But Lifetime has brought the book to a whole new generation of readers, with a movie version which aired last weekend. And now they’ve ordered the sequel, IF THERE BE THORNS, so it looks like fans of the entire terrifying series will have something else to PVR soon.

Did you watch it?

Published in: on January 23, 2014 at 3:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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