Monday, November 14, 2011

The first extended trailer of premiered today on Good Morning America, and all I can say is - wow. If this doesn't get you excited for Suzanne Collin's book adaption (scheduled to be released March 23, 2012), I don't know what will.

Watch the trailer below, and let the Games begin!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

received a huge bump in pre-orders in the past 24 hours following his untimely death.

Simply titled "Steve Jobs," the biography, written by Walter Isaacson, has jumped to the top of Amazon's best seller list. The book was originally slated for a mid-November launch, but Simon & Schuster will now release the biography on Oct. 24.

The book features numerous interviews between Isaacson and Jobs, with the most recent one taking place just last month following Jobs' resignation from Apple.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

As a book reader constantly searching for the next great series, this latest novel definitely caught my eye. Eve is the first in a trilogy written by Anna Carey, author of The Sloane Sisters series. The novel isn't set for release until October 4, but Eve is already making it's way to the small screen. reports that the producers behind have begun developing a pilot for the unreleased series. Watch the book trailer below, and read the synopsis of what's sure to be a cult classic. Stay tuned for our review of Eve!

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Eve Synopsis:

Where do you go when nowhere is safe?

Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in Eve’s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 was the first book I read as a high school student. I loved Barbara Kingsolver's novel, or so I'd imagine. In actuality, I only have a vague recollection of the story and characters, but considering three other Kingsolver novels have been taking up prime real estate on my book shelf for over a decade, I must have been won over.

After reading The Bean Trees I immediately ran out and purchased ,  and . But apparently my Kingsolver phase was short lived, as my interest fleeted toward dark poetry and the teen angst of J.D. Salinger during those early high school years.

So these three Kingsolver novels now remain the oldest unread books collecting dust in my bedroom. I've heard great things about all of these works, specifically The Poisonwood Bible. Every year I say this will be the year I reinvigorate my Kingsolver passion, but then new books are added to my collection, and these three once again take a back seat. Instead, they sit as a constant reminder of those early years of high school and the passing whims of a teenage girl.

Friday, September 9, 2011

In my quest to include my love of reading into my upcoming wedding, my finance and I hit the New York Public Library for our engagement photo shoot with . Here's a glimpse into our library adventure.

Share you ideas for a book-themed wedding below. 

It looks like another Candace Bushnell novel will be turned into a series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "One Fifth Avenue" will be adapted by Gossip Girl producer Josh Safran for ABC. Grey's Anatomy's Mark Gordon will produce the series titled "One Fifth."

The project is being described as Sex and the City meets The Good Wife and follows columnist Cassie Bingham as she moves into her apartment located at, you guessed it, One Fifth Avenue, following a separation from her husband.
I attempted to read "One Fifth Avenue" when it was first released in 2008, but after a few chapters I put it down. It still sits, albeit a bit dusty, on my book shelf. I don't remember why I didn't finish the book (it is very rare I stop reading a novel mid-way through) but I guess I will give it another go.

This is the second Bushnell book that has received small-screen chatter. Her prequel to "Sex and the City," . While Bushnell's Sex and the City series was a rampant success, her latest book-to-TV endeavors, Lipstick Jungle, lasted just two seasons.

Have you read One Fifth Avenue? Does it stand a better chance of being Sex and the City or Lipstick Jungle? 

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Friday, August 26, 2011

In need of book suggestions to weather through Hurricane Irene? Readers are taking to the Twitosphere to post what they plan to read amid the storm. Just make sure you have batteries for your book light!

Here are some of the top picks among Twitterers. 

Bird by Bird by Anne Lemott 

Rules of Civility by Armor Towles 

Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen 

Half a Life by Darin Strauss 

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 

What do you plan on reading during Hurricane Irene?