Hello Book, So Long Sleep...

 

I'll read anything that looks interesting or has been recommended by friends. Most of the books I've really enjoyed were either Dystopian/post-apocalyptic or Young Adult.

Because of the cover

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman - Yael Lipschutz, Philippe Vergne

Huffington Post has a list of books to read when your down.

It lists 12. One of them is by John W. Parsons and Marjorie Cameron, it's called Songs for The Witch Woman. I gotta tell you the cover is just creepy and gross. I did notice when I added the book to this post it doesn't show the original cover and it's grossness. Please have a look at it HERE.

it's creepy gross right?

 

Apparently there are illustrations thru out the book. here's what I found with a google search:

 

Girl image

 

Man Image

 

Sometimes books are just to weird for me...

 

Devil Dinosaur with a girl?

Devil Dinosaur - Jack Kirby, Tom Brevoort

"In 1978, Marvel comics published Devil Dinosaur, a story by Jack Kirby about a red Tyrannosaurus Rex and his caveman-like friend, Moon-Boy. The series itself was short-lived, but come this fall, the world will once again be introduced to the adventures of Devil Dinosaur — and this time, his companion won’t be a caveman named Moon-Boy, but instead, a pre-teen super genius named Lunella Lafayette…otherwise known as Moon Girl."

 

Read more at over Entertainment Weekly.

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/12/moon-girl-devil-dinosaur-marvel-female-superhero

War & Peace movie news

War and Peace - Henry Gifford, Aylmer Maude, Louise Maude, Leo Tolstoy

"Lily James is following in the footsteps of the likes of Audrey Hepburn by starring in a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel War and Peace.

The BBC have unveiled the first images from their epic new series, which sees Lily star opposite James Norton."

 

 

Looks like the squeezed this book into " six, 60 minute episodes this time around.

 

See pictures and video over at Daily Mail.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3195080/Lily-James-plays-heroine-look-BBC-s-new-star-adaptation-Tolstoy-s-epic-classic-War-Peace.html

Good night Brew

Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People - Karla Oceanak, Allie Ogg

Read this while I was standing in line to check out at the library.

Waste of time. 

They do give you some information on the back pages about the difference between Ale and Lager and how to brew.

I wish they had a cute little barley or hops to look for on each page. Like the mouse in Good night Moon.

Book Club Book, Holds are in, 4 episodes left

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Lift - Michael Lark, Brian Level, Greg Rucka

Book Club is this Thursday. Ask me when I started the book.

the answer would be Sunday night. I'm not sure I'm going to finish in time. What really sucks is that this is the book I really wanted to read. The Book Thief. I have my own copy and everything. But too many things have my attention.

One being that I'm at the end of a Korean drama I've been watching. Gu Family Book. Only 4 more episodes.

My holds came in which included a graphic novel that  I've been waiting for:

Lazarus Vol.2 Lift.

Then there's the internet, which has Booklikes, Goodreads, facebook and other wonderful distractions.

I hate that I'm easily distracted!!

100 Bullets gets an adaption with New Line Cinema

100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call - Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso

"According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hardy and his producing partner Dean Baker are set to do an adaptation of the DC Vertigo comic series 100 Bullets with New Line Cinema." - Nerdist

 

 

If you want to read the series, here's the order:

Vol 1: First Shot, Last Call

Vol. 2: Split Second Chance

Vol. 3: Hang Up on the Hang Low

Vol.4: A Foregone Tomorrow

Vol. 5: The Counterfifth Detective

Vol.6: Six Feet Under the Gun

Vol.7: Samurai

Vol.8: The Hard Way

Vol.9: Strychnine Lives

Vol.10: Decayed

Vol.11: Once Upon a Crime

Vol.12: Dirty

Vol.13: Wilt

 

Get more info over at Nerdist HERE.

 

 

Source: http://nerdist.com/tom-hardy-to-make-100-bullets-film-adaptation

More news on The Devil in the White City adaption

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Tony Goldwyn, Erik Larson

 - DiCaprio will take on the part of the homicidal Mr. Holmes.

 

- Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the novel

 

- director Martin Scorsese

 

 Read more over at Comingsoon.net

 

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/470289-scorsese-and-dicaprio-take-on-the-devil-in-the-white-city

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel - Paul Tremblay

I'm gonna begin by telling you some of the movies ,books and TV shows that were mentioned in this book :

The Exorcist

Night of the Living Dead

Last House on the Left

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies

The Possession

season two of American Horror Story

The Last Exorcism

Ringu

The Haunting

The Haunting of Hill House

The mention of Lovecraft ("Chthulu for all my friends!" I don't know what that means I just quoted it from the book)

Despair

The Blair Witch Project

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Devil Inside Me

The Conjuring

Dark Tide

Constantine

The Rite

REC 2

The Amityville Horror

Paranormal Activity

Session 9

The Legend of Hell House

Burnt Offerings

The Shining

Come Closer

Pandemonium

Rosemary's Baby

Law and Order

The Castle of Otranto

Wuthering Heights

House of Leaves

The Yellow Wallpaper - **which will be spoiled if you have not already read it!

Star Trek

John Carpenter's The Thing - I loved the reference because the scene she talks about is one of my favorites and scary as shit. The blood-test scene!

 

BUT, maybe the scariest reference in the story was

Richard Scarry's CARS and TRUCKS and THINGS THAT GO

why?

Because I actually have this book sitting here next to my desk. 

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I've had it for years. I had taken it out for my youngest son. He fell in love with it and, I'm embarrassed to say this...I never brought it back to the library. Instead and went to the library and fibbed that I lost the book and just paid for it. My son REALLY loved this book. (and I loved finding gold bug too!)

 

So now that I've made a small list for you I guess I can talk about the story itself.

hmm... This isn't one of those really creepy not gonna sleep after you read it books. It may have started like that. The whole eating spaghetti and it vomiting back out of her mouth on to the plate

"It just poured out of her as though her mouth was an opened faucet. The vomit was as green as spring grass, and the masticated pasta looked weirdly dry, with a consistency of mashed-up dog food."

and then her scurrying up the stairs on all 4 was the best part. After that the story gets caught up in something else.

in between chapters where Merry talks you read a blog posts by "Karen Brissette"

She's talking about the show "The possession" breaking it down frame by frame and giving her insights on what was really going on.

At time she's too sarcastic and I started hating these parts, but then I looked forward to seeing if she was going to reference and more movies that I loved.

it all comes together at the end.

Was I happy about the end? I'm not sure. I'd love to know if the author was implying

that Merry was the one possessed. or maybe when everyone died she became possessed. was it really possession, was it mental illness?  

(show spoiler)

 

Other stuff mentioned in the book :

The 1919 molasses flood in Boston

"Gloomy Sunday"also known as the Hungarian Suicide Song-by Rezső Seress

 

I'd love to hear which of the movies & books mentioned above was your favorite 

 

 

 

More Ready Player One News

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

It's been slated for release on December 15, 2017!

 

Sue Kroll added, “From the success of the book, ‘Ready Player One’ already has a devoted following, and we’re excited for its fans and moviegoers everywhere to see this fantastically innovative story come to life. We know it couldn’t be in better hands, and look forward to working with Steven and the producers to bring it to the big screen.”

 

 

 

Read more here - Coming Soon.net

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/469169-ready-player-one-steven-spielberg

The Magician's casting News

The Magicians - Lev Grossman The Magician King - Lev Grossman The Magician's Land - Lev Grossman

If you've read Lev Grossman's The Magicians Trilogy, you've probably been waiting for this news.

Exciting news from an exclusive announcement via BuzzFeed yesterday: new members of the highly anticipated Syfy show adapted from Lev Grossman‘s bestselling The Magicians trilogy have been announced, and they look incredible!

Fans of the books knew from previous announcements and the recently released trailer for the show that some of the title characters were already cast. The lead magician, Quentin Coldwater, will be played by Jason Ralph (Aquarius). His cohort was rounded out with Hale Appleman(Smash) and Summer Bishil (Towelhead) as his fellow Physical kids Eliot and Margo (aka the book’s Janet). Additionally, the preview shows Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) as Penny and Stella Maeve (Chicago PD) as the mysterious Julia. The announcements yesterday have added the powerful Alice Quinn to the cast with Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl Diaries). - Nerdist

 

Read the whole article. Has pictures just in case you can't place the names with faces.

http://nerdist.com/magicians-casting-news-is-downright-magical/

 

Source: http://nerdist.com/magicians-casting-news-is-downright-magical

It's Here. Deadpool Trailer

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 - Joe Madureira, Rob Liefeld, Ian Churchill, Lee Weeks, Ken Lashley, Ed McGuinness, Fabian Nicieza, Joe Kelly, Mark Waid

(yes I have a thing for Ryan Reynolds.)

 

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, "Deadpool" tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

 

watch the NSFW/Red Band (*WARNING contains nudity & violence) Trailer Here!

 

 

 

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/468427-the-red-band-deadpool-trailer-is-here#/slide/1

More Book to Movie News

A Story of Justice and Redemption Just Mercy (Hardback) - Common - Bryan Stevenson Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven

Read this over at BOOKRIOT

 

July Book To Screen Adaptations news

The list of books are - 

The Rosie Project - Jennifer Lawrence will play "Rosie"

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption -Michael B. Jordan will star

 

Little Women -The CW has purchased

 

Stargirl -Catherine Hardwicke will be directing

 

Steelheart -Carter Blanchard is set to adapt

 

All The Bright Places -Elle Fanning is starring

 

Read the whole article HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://bookriot.com/2015/08/03/july-book-screen-adaptation-news

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic - Victoria Schwab

I've got to tell you guys, I was a little disappointed at the end. Why?

Because I thought this was a stand alone book and I could not believe the author just ended it there. WTH? How could she? 

(searching the web for answers)

Oh..(small giggle) there it is. It says it's part of a series and the next book comes out in 2016.

yea! wait , 2016? Darn it!

 

Now I feel better and I can give it more stars.

 

Just look at the cover image.

 

 

It's fantasy with a bit of magic. 

 

"We can't all turn blood and whispers into weapons."

 

I loved that quote. I'm really looking forward to continuing this series/Trilogy?

 

*edit - I have to add that through out the book I kept thinking of the Gollum from Lord Of The rings. You know the whole "My Precious" thing. Once you read the book you'll understand what I mean.

 

 

 

 

Ten Thousand Saints Trailer

Ten Thousand Saints - Eleanor Henderson

Adapted from the novel by Eleanor Henderson, Ten Thousand Saints is a coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980s New York City—Jude (Asa Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, “straight-edge” musician Johnny (Emile Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld)—who break away from their messed-up parents (Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family.

 

Trailer HERE.

 

 

 

Movie has Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Zachary Quinto!

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man - Luke Harding

This is not one that I've read.

 

Check out the teaser trailer which has an eerie rendition of "This little light of mine"

 

 

 

 

Room Movie Trailer

Room - Emma Donoghue

Yes! A book I read already before seeing the movie!  I love when this happens.

 

I can already see a difference from the book. I wonder why they did that..hmm.

 

Watch the trailer HERE.