Monday, August 24, 2009

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plumb Series

After listening to some of my fellow co-workers and many of my regular patrons go on about Janet Evanovich's numbered Stephanie Plumb series, I finally decided to try the first book for myself. Fourteen books later, I'm definitely hooked! I'll admit, none of the titles can really be considered a heavy read, but they're all a fun way to break from reality for a couple of hours. After you've read the first couple, you'll find that the storyline doesn't change much, but I can't help but think that one of these days Stephanie will finally make the choice between Morelli and Ranger. If you're looking for a quick, comical getaway, I'd definitely recommend the series.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

True Blood-the books

If you are watching the HBO series, I hope you read the books. I am reading them and they are just different enough from the series. Books always rate better then the video version of any story. Partly that is because it is easier to fill in the back story and describe what the characters are feeling and thinking.Give the books a try, they are fun.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files book 12 Announced

The next installment of the Dresden Files is scheduled for release April 2010.
Cover art has been revealed at Jim-Butcher.com:

http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/12/

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Graphic Novels and Movies!

It seems like everything is becoming a graphic novel and or movie these days as publishers and authors try to appeal to audiences in multiple formats.

Here are some upcoming releases
Graphic Novels:
Twilight http://shelf-life.ew.com/2009/07/15/twilight-comic-book-manga/
Artemis Fowl (already released)
Geronimo Stilton (already released)

Upcoming movies based on books:
The Lovely Bones http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/thelovelybones/
The Time Traveler's Wife http://www.thetimetravelerswifemovie.com/
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton) http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/aliceinwonderland/
Fantastic Mr. Fox http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432283/
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs http://www.cloudywithachanceofmeatballs.com/
Percy Jackson and the Olympians http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3202220569/
Where the Wild Things Are http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/
Septimus Heap Magyk (recently announced, no trailer yet)