Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For Future Reference: A List of Movie Books

Thought I'd share a little list that I found of newish books-soon-to-be-movies :)

What it's about: A liberal sex-ed teacher butts heads with the conservative element of the new town she works in, and her new, born-again Christian love interest.  Starring: Steve Carell, Sandra Bullock.
What it's about: The unbelievable true story of Daniel Burnham, the architect responsible for the construction of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer who used the fair to lure victims to his own "World's Fair Hotel" — and to their deaths.  Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio.
What it's about: A depressed teenager, Craig, checks himself into a psychiatric institute and meets a variety of affected but friendly acquaintances.  Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts
What it's about: The post-911 novel follows a young boy, Oskar, as he searches for answers about a key that belonged to his father, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks

What it's about: A 19-year-old, Harley is burdened with taking care of his sisters while his mother is in prison. His life gets more complicated when he falls for the mother of one of his sister's friends. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner
What it's about: While working at a homeless shelter, a 20-something guy crosses paths with his down-and-out father who lives on the streets.  Starring: Robert De Niro
What it's about: Set in the post-apocalyptic future, society has devolved into a place where teens are picked to fight each other to the death for entertainment. Main character Katniss Everdeen becomes one of the fighters in order to save her younger sibling. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
What it's about: Well, the full title is actually Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.  In this fictional auction catalog of one ex-couple's belongings (325 total to be exact), we witness the beginnings and ultimate unraveling of their relationship via various mementos they left behind. Starring: Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman
What it's about: It's a twisted spin on Austen's classic novel that puts heroine Elizabeth Bennett in the middle of protecting her family and town from the undead.  Starring: casting in progress 
What it's about: A couple of friends who have a one-night stand and we check in with them on the same day for the next 20 years.  Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess

Monday, April 18, 2011

Round 2!

Hey ladies!  We have each hosted a Booksters meeting...so now it's time for another go-around!  We've talked about a couple of new ways to go about choosing books for this second round.  I thought I'd throw these options out there to see what everyone's thoughts are:

1.  Choose a book you've already read that you'd like to share with the group.

2.  Choose 3 books (can be ones you've read before or not) and have the group vote on which of the 3 they'd rather read [I can easily set up a poll on the sidebar to make voting simple].

3.  Lastly, we could read books that are soon going to be adapted into movies (we talked about this one a long time ago but I thought I'd include it too).
    Thoughts?  Preferences?