J.K. Rowling Auctioning Annotated, First Edition “Harry Potter” for Charity
One lucky fan will soon find out what it was like to pen the phenomenal bestseller Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Today Sotheby’s will auction off a first-edition, annotated copy of the novel donated by author J.K. Rowling.
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The Surprising Link Between Movies Based on Books and Adult Illiteracy
There is still a lot of work to be done in the area of adult literacy. According to Literacy Partners, about 12 percent of adults lack the skills necessary to read a newspaper article. Luckily, organizations across the country like theirs are working to help adults gain these basic skills, often in some surprising ways.
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Jason Segel to Publish Young Adult Book Series
Jason Segel – actor, screenwriter, songwriter, and musician - will soon add a new title to his resume: author. In a recent Q&A, Jason revealed he’s written three young adult novels based on a script he penned 12 years ago.
“It’s about kids facing their biggest fears, that’s about all I can tell you,” Segel said.
Posted on: 9th April 2013 - 4 notesReblog
Jim Carrey Writes Children’s Book “How Roland Rolls”
While Jim Carrey is known for comedy, he delves a little deeper for his new children’s book called How Roland Rolls.
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Books That Inspired “True Blood” Coming to an End This May
There’s no end in sight for HBO’s True Blood, but the books that inspired the show are coming to a close. The final novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead Ever After, hits bookshelves May 7. Author Charlaine Harris is pleased with the series’ end, though she fears some readers might object.
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Renowned Interior Designer, James Magni, to Release Book
“It changes your life forever,” interior designer James Magni said of his life’s passion. “From the time I could breathe, art is all I’ve ever known.”
For 25 years, Magni has harnessed his artistic talents to create some of the world’s most sophisticated home designs. The designer’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Architectural Digest, as well as private residences around the world. Now, Magni will release a new book in honor of Magni, Inc.’s 25th anniversary.
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5 Upcoming Movies Based on Books
Which is better – the Harry Potter books or the Harry Potter films? The Twilight novels or the blockbusters they inspired? People are passionate about the perceived superiority of books or movies, and they’ll have plenty of chances to debate this topic thanks to these 5 upcoming films.
Posted on: 17th January 2013 - 6 notesReblog
“50 Shades of Grey” Screenwriter Plans for NC-17 Rating
Maybe it’s just us, but we’re making a pretty grossed-out face at that headline. The screenwriter for the much-anticipated book-turned-movie 50 Shades of Grey has said that the goal for the movie will be to get an NC-17 rating.
Posted on: 9th January 2013 - 7 notesReblog
9 Fictional Planets We’d Love to Visit and Two We’d Rather Not
Scientists have said that there are roughly 100 billion planets in our galaxy. Hundreds more populate our imaginations through appearances in books, televisions and film. What are some of your favorite fictional worlds? Here are a few of ours.
Posted on: 8th January 2013 - 5 notesReblog
Stephen King Novel to Help Heat Homes
Northerners worship warmth during winter but with rising fuel costs, some households can’t afford heat. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan who happens to be a bibliophile found a way to help.
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Young Adult Science Fiction Novel “Unwind” to Hit Silver Screen
The company behind the Resident Evil movies, Constantin Film, has picked up film rights to the young-adult science fiction novel, Unwind, written by Neal Shusterman. The book was published 5 years ago in 2007 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
The novel is set in a futuristic America, after a second Civil War. This time, the main issue is not slavery, though, but abortion—under a new law, no life can be taken until a child is 13, but from the ages of 13 and 17, parents and guardians have the choice to “unwind” their child, or harvest his or her organs. Yikes.
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Lena Dunham Signs $3.7M Book Deal
The head and the hair behind the film Tiny Furniture and the breakout TV show Girls, has sold a book of essays to Random House publishing for $3.7 million. It’s a staggering amount, especially when considering that she’s practically brand new to the entertainment world.
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