August 31, 2007

The Time Traveler’s Wife — the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:04 pm by librarygirl

If you haven’t heard yet, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is being adapted for the big screen. Now this is one book that just might make an excellent movie. It’s the story of a librarian who has the unfortunate ability to move through time without any notice or control over when or where he goes. As you can imagine this causes him no end of trouble. The book is incredibly moving and at times extremely dark. I am eager to see what Hollywood can do with the story.

Have you read the book? Do you think it would make a good movie?



Posted in BookTour at 6:40 pm by librarygirl

Here’s an interesting site, found via Catalogblog.  It’s called BookTour and the name really says it all. It offers up-to-date information on when and where your favorite authors are going to be touring. That way all you bookworms out there will never miss a chance to get your favorite book signed.

Go check it out and be sure to come back here and tell us what you think about the site.

August 23, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 1:03 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:


By Tamera Alexander

Play Dirty

By Sandra Brown

Love Kills

By Edna Buchanan

These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking

By Melody Carlson

No Rest for the Wicked

By Kresley Cole

Thursday Next in First Among Sequels

By Jasper Fforde

Power Play

By Joseph Finder

Courting Trouble

By Deeanne Gist

The Burnt House

By Faye Kellerman

Letters from Point Clear

By Dennis McFarland

The Rest of Her Life

By Laura Moriarty

Bachelor’s Puzzle

By Judith Pella

The Scribe

By Francine Rivers

Large Print:

Force of Nature

By Suzanne Brockmann

Adult Non-Fiction:

The World Without Us

By Alan Weisman

August 10, 2007

The Dangerous Book for Boys — a Disney film

Posted in Books to Movies at 8:08 pm by librarygirl

The Dangerous Book for Boys has been topping the New York Times Bestseller List for weeks now. And it has apparently caught the attention of the Disney powerhouse. According to it is another book that is in the works to become a movie. If you haven’t heard of the book (you can find a copy at the library) it’s a “manual-0f-sorts” for boys. It gives tips and advice on everything from building a treehouse to dealing with girls.

The book is very entertaining and I highly recommend you at least glance at it; though once again I am having a hard time imagining it as a movie. If anyone has any ideas on how this book could be translated into a movie…drop me a line.

He’s Just Not That Into You — the movie??

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:56 pm by librarygirl

He’s Just Not That in to Into You, the book that was made famous by the television show Sex and the City, is now going to be a major motion picture. According to the actress Jennifer Connelly has been tapped to play in the film. Though I haven’t read the book, from what I understand, it’s a type of “self-help” book on dating. So how is an instructional book supposed to translate into a movie? If anyone can explain that to me I would love to hear from you. But no matter what I think it should be an interesting film. I look forward to watching it.

Have an opinion on the book, tell us about it…

August 3, 2007

Daniel Silva’s The Messenger – the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:50 pm by librarygirl

Well, Hollywood is at it again. According to Universal has just bought the rights to Daniel Silva’s entire spy series. The first movie in the works is based on a later books in the series titled The Messenger. I have not personally read any of the books by Silva so I can’t give my opinion, but in general I would think starting a series in the middle is not such a good idea.

Have any of you read The Messenger or any of Silva’s books? How do you think it will do as a movie? Do you think starting in the middle of the series is a good or bad idea?