- Did you know that Ender's Game is being adapted for film? I didn't. But I liked the book enough to sneak it onto my school's summer reading list! Where are they going to find a Machiavellian middle schooler, who is precocious and also not wholy creepy while being a little intense and occasionally creepy? I will admit to being slightly weirded out that it was optioned by Summit Entertainment, the crew behind the Twilight franchise (aka the people who think it's a good idea to split Breaking Dawn into two movies, if the fact that they were behind Twilight wasn't enough) and the guy who directed the sausage parade that was Wolverine is directing. Then again, he also directed an Oscar. Jury's out!
- You already heard that Jellicoe Road is going to be made into more than just a movie in my head. Melina Marchetta is, to my joy, heavily involved in the adaptation process. Usually I can be a bit of a purist, but the suggest changes actually intrigue me and don't sound as though they'd alter the concept. Color me excited!
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower is also going to be a movie. A movie starring Percy Jackson as Charlie, Hermione Granger as Sam, and Elena Gilbert as Candace. YA book to movie mashup mashup!
- Hehe. Cato in the Hunger Games adaptation has also been in another kids adaptation. I recognized him solely because his face is on the cover of the DVD for Seeker: The Dark is Rising, which I checked in and out of the Children's Room I used to work in FREQUENTLY. Which led me to realize that a certain major player in the Games was also in a much circulated movie adapted from another children's literature classic. Here's the cover! Babyface!
- Um...Just when I got used to John C. Reilly as Haymitch, he will now be played by Woody Harrelson. Which I'm kind of excited by, because he's been alternately kind and nuts in film roles. Except for the whole Haymitch having hair thing. Please no wig?
- I want to go to this library within a converted train in Thailand! It looks too cute for words. I want more pictures!
- Things I wish the T would do for $500. The Bay Area is a step ahead!
- An NGO has opened a small, free children's library in a poor area of Manila. Having spent some time with a similar project in Nicaragua (The San Juan del Sur Biblioteca), I am hopeful that this new library will bring as much to the kids and families who use it! Eventually I will post my posts from my time with the SJDSBiblioteca over here, but for now they live here.