Posts tagged Lit
Posts tagged Lit
Look what just came in the mail! My boyfriend is the best person on this planet.
The Neverending Story!
Literary, musical and art historical figures come to life in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
This film was gold. I really enjoyed it.
FINALLY! I’ve been waiting to read this book ever since I finished The Invention of Hugo Cabret, since I was so impressed with Selznick’s work. However, I was unwilling to justify spending a good chunk of change on the book or going into BN&N to just simply sit and read it. SO you can imagine how enthralled I was on Friday at work when we got our Follet book order in and there it was! As soon as it was processed and in the system I snagged it for the weekend :)
This book was amazing! And I think I have to say was even better than Hugo. Although you really can’t compare the two. What amazes me about Selnick’s books is that he really takes the time to thoroughly research his topics. And when he commits to something, he goes above and beyond. The subject matters of this book :natural history, museums, artifices and exploring Deaf culture are just weaved together so beautifully and I really appreciated it. I also enjoyed the combination of two stories. Unlike Hugo, which only tells of one boy’s story as he discovers the truth of Papa Georges, Wonderstruck, intertwines two different stories and I must say that I love how Rose’s story is a majority of the pictures. I think Selznick did a fantastic job leaving it up to the reader to mentally picture Ben and his journey, at least up until the end.
Overall this book was definitely worth the wait. Beautifully written and extremely developed, Selznick has left me completely Wonderstruck.
Favorite passage: “He wished he was with his mom in her library, where everything was safe and numbered and organized by the Dewey decimal system. Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you’d be able to find whatever you were looking for, like the meaning of your dream, or your dad.”
— Brian Selznick (Wonderstruck)
J.K. Rowling has inked a deal with Little, Brown Book Group and Little, Brown and Company to publish her first novel for adults. The publisher did not reveal the title or publication date, but the novel will be published in print and eBook formats.
Little, Brown Book Group publisher David Shelley will edit and publish for UK readers; will be responsible for publication in the United Kingdom and Little, Brown and Company executive vice president Michael Pietsch will publish in the United States.
Rowling had this statement in the release: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”
I can’t even.
Hunger Games Valentines.
Fall in love with some books… or ya know a person.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Just started and finished this book this morning. So well written and researched, must pick up Selznick’s new one: Wonderstruck, soon.
“some people never go crazy. what truly horrible lives they must live.”
Perks of Being a Wallflower.