Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Giveaway! I Am Number Four Prize Pack (The Next BIG Thing!)

Monday, August 16th, 2010

dianna agron i am number four

Have you heard about the book “I am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore? The book is already being made into a film, which will star Alex Pettyfer (Beastly) and Dianna Agron (Quinn on Glee!). The director will be Michael Bay, who also worked on Transformers.

Look for the movie in 2011. For now, work on reading the book – you can be sure Agron is! This is going to be a MAJOR movie! If you haven’t heard much about the movie or books yet, you soon will.

Dianna Agron tweeted:

“Number Four is a hero for this generation.” –Michael Bay, director of Transformers

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The Bombshell Manual of Style

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Jean Harlow

“The perfect little book for anyone who wants to fulfill her own Bombshell aspirations. Just grab your favorite baby doll pajamas, a glass of champagne, and sink right in!” -Marisa Tomei

I spotted The Bombshell Manual of Style by Lauren Stover in a Waldo’s Bookstore, years ago. I was pulled to the book, and even when my practical friend insisted we leave (without the book) I lingered with the book in my hands until I woman-ed up and bought it. I was in high school at this point, so buying random books wasn’t a luxury I could usually afford. But I was in too-deep, already a loyal subscriber to the ways of Grace Kelly and Veronica Lake. And luckily, I wasn’t disappointed by this book. To this day I’m glad I have it in my personal library. It’s not the kind of book you just want to read, it’s the kind you want to ... Read More

Reasons to Use the Library

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Books in every color of the rainbow. Photo by candiedwomanire on Flickr

Guess what? I utilize the library a whole heck of a lot. Seriously. I mean, I buy books (when I know I’ll want them and want to reread them) and DVDs (ditto) and a whole slew of things. I also have Netflix. But sometimes it’s great to just order a bunch of things and then have them all there for you when you go to the library. (I’m pretty sure every library has that function now.) Also, it always encourages me to be diverse in the things I pick. I get self-concious, and I don’t want a librarian judging me if I’m only getting a ton of DVDs to watch. So I always make a point to get a variety of things. And libraries offer lots of things. Music, Movies, Magazines, Books, Books on tape…

Reasons to use the library: You save money, you’ll try new things in terms of what you’ll watch and read, you’ll encourage yourself to read more, you’ll possibly m ... Read More

Books for Christmas (2009) The Best Books as Gifts!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

transformation soup

Books for Christmas make great gifts. This, of course, depends on the book. I’m going to share with you a list of the best books as gifts according to my list of books I’ve read and enjoyed, as well as what Amazon readers suggest. Because we’re always searching for good gift ideas, books seem like an easy solution. Keep in mind that a book you give as a Christmas gift should be a book that will be cherished and want to be re-read.

My personal book list recommendations:

Keeping the House by Ellen Baker. I think this is a wickedly compelling novel steeped in nostalgia and a little bit of mystery. ... Read More