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url 2018-04-26 19:51
The Great American Read: America’s 100 most-loved books
Anne of Green Gables Novels #1 - L.M. Montgomery
I, Alex Cross - James Patterson
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells
Moby Dick - Herman Melville,Frank Muller
The Martian - Andy Weir
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Voting starts May 22 and ends October 2018.  See link for more of the 100 nominees.


I'm about this but do wish they had done it by categories or even time periods (I.e., published before 1900, before 1950, before 2000, type of splits).  I agree that those are 100 of the most read, most popular and even most influential books.


I just mean it's weird seeing beloved childhood books like Charlotte's Web and Anne of Green Gables up against Carch 22, Then There Were None, and long running contemporary series like Alex Cross and Wheel of Time?


Then the hordes of fans for Twilight, Fifty Shades of Gray, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter  ...


(I am not at all disrespecting Harry Potter; frankly I think those books are responsible for an entire generation of readers.  It's just weird to see it up against the other nominees.)


How would you vote -- a childhood favorite that made you a reader or your favorite recent read?

Source: www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#
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url 2014-11-13 01:05
The Hunger Games to hit London stage in 2016


Summer 2016 in a purpose-built theatre in Wembley Park, London will play host to a stage production of The Hunger Games by Lionsgate and Imagine Nation.


Imagine Nation once held a production where the 'audience sits in a 360-degree rotating auditorium that turns from set to set...' so this could be interesting.


But it's also yet another chance to make even more money from the franchise, as if splitting Mockingjay into two films wasn't enough.


I've been informed by my sister that we WILL be going to this, so stay tuned for that review.


Source: literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-hunger-games-to-hit-london-stage-in-2016
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url 2014-09-18 02:13
Celebrate Banned book week (21-27 Sept 2014) by reading banned books
The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey
The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie,Ellen Forney
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl - Tanya Lee Stone
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya
Bone - Jeff Smith

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were:


1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith


How could Looking for Alaska by John Green. John Green is one of the nicest person ( from his many videos on YouTube) 


I've read John Green's books and nothing in it would trigger this book banning challenge. It is so strange that this book made into top 10 in 2013. 


Captain Underpants books are fun. Why challenge this? I've also read this and it is funny. 


The Bluest Eye is literature. Read that too. 


I hate Fifty Shades of Grey, the only book that I really dislike. But still banning it is going too far.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is on my to-read pile. 


People who hate books should stay away from bookstores and library. They should not be so mean as to ban books that other people like to read. 


Books reading is a freedom. It is a right. 


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url 2014-09-08 21:55
LonCon3 #20: YA on the Big Screen

Panellists: Carrie VaughnAmy H. SturgisMartin LewisThea James (The Book Smugglers), Erin M. Underwood

The YA publishing boom has been accompanied by a boom in film adaptations, but while some have seen commercial success others have stalled. What does it take to transition from book to film? Are there any special considerations when working with a young adult story? Modern YA is a genre with distinctive tropes — how are these being transferred to the screen? How is “classic” YA adapted in that context? Is this to the original story’s benefit or detriment? Which YA books have successfully made the transition–for good or ill? What stories would make great films, but haven’t yet been done?

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Source: literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/loncon3-20-ya-on-the-big-screen
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url 2014-05-29 21:34
The Rehabilitation of James Frey

James Frey's giving out ice cream at BEA to try & get you to forget he's a crook as he promotes his new book. Sadly, his PR campaign may work. Find out why on Bibliodaze!

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