Sunday, April 22, 2012

Books in News #4

A wrap-up of recent events, announcements, releases, or other news circulating the web.

Welcome back again my amazing followers and lurkers. I ended up posting this week’s wrap-up a bit later than I wanted, but here it finally is. Here are the news that took center stage in between Sunday April 15, 2012 and Saturday April 21, 2012.

So on Monday Karen Marie Moning posted on her Facebook Page that she will do a one-quote-a-day type of mini event in celebration of Into the Dreaming hitting shelves on April 24, 2012. If you want to catch up with them head over to my Into the Dreaming Teaser Post.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday we were treated to the official book trailer for City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare; judging by the trailer seems like this time we are going to hear more from Sebastian’s POV; I have to say, the trailer is a bit creepy.

If you wanted to watch the movie Underworld: Awakening at the theater, but for some reason you couldn’t, fret not, the Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting shelves on May 8, 2012.

Speaking of vampires, Julie Kagawa’s new series, Blood of Eden Series, has been sold to Palomar Pictures and it all points out that the first book, The Immortal Rules, will be getting the Hollywood treatment and will be turned into a movie.

And keeping up with the books-to-movie theme, author E.L. James dropped by the studious of ABC to talk about Fifty Shades of Grey and the imminent movie that is coming based on it. For the first part of the interview, visit the website for ABC’s 20/20.

Another successful book turned into movie is the mega blockbuster The Hunger Games, and after much speculation, its sequel, Catching Fire, officially has a director. Let’s have a round of applause to director Francis Lawrence for stepping up to the plate.

Lastly, ever since The Hunger Games made their appearance on mainstream media the concept of dystopia has gone through the roof. Want to know more about it? Author Elle LaPraim has made an interesting post about the subject; drop by and check it out.

Today’s bonus has nothing to do with books and everything to do with upcoming movies.

First off is Magic Mike. Now, I’m going to be completely honest here, I don’t expect this movie to have a deep and complex plot, nor do I expect the movie to be a eye-opener or life-changing experience of any sort. What I do expect this movie to be is an unbelievable display of man candy. With a cast that includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Mathew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello, amongst others, working the stripper life you can definitely expect to have a sexy time. Magic Mike opens up on June 29, 2012.

But if June seems far too away, or all you want to do is laugh till your heart’s content, then you might want to check the official trailer for Hysteria; a movie based on the factual story of how (and why) vibrators were invented way back in the day. Hysteria is expected to hit theaters on May 18 and promises to be great! 

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  1. You are full of news, aren't you? Thanks for keeping me up to date.

    1. You're Welcome ^.^

      There are so many things happening in the book world, that's why I started this weekly meme, I couldn't keep up with them individually ~.^

      Thank you for dropping by.

  2. holy scary sebastian!!! that looks amazing!
    thanks for all the info!!
    I found you through the list of people in the making connections group on goodreads!
    I am now your newest follower and hope you will check my blog as well!!

    1. Thank you for following and welcome to the journey ^.^ I just dropped by your blog, looks great, I'm your newest follower as well.


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