Next on the list of cool books being made into movies, another chapter from Frank Baum's Oz books: Oz: The Great and Powerful. Check it out:
The cast is loaded with stars: James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams, which is all well and good, but how cool do these special effects look??
The movie is scheduled for release on March 8, 2013.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams--which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one.*
* Description from Amazon
Available as a Book Group to Go bag.
Do you like books by Jodi Picoult? If so, here is an option for your book group. In her book Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult, the #1 New York Times bestselling sensation, tells a provocative story about family secrets, love and letting go in her unforgettable new novel.
Friday, November 9, 2012
For those of you who missed it, World Book Night is an event sponsored by publishers where volunteers are given boxes with 20 copies of a book that are theirs to give away. The goal is to get a great book into the hands of someone who might not otherwise own a book, and in doing so, hopefully spread the love of reading.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Reference Desk at 355-3720 or check out the WBN Frequently Asked Questions page.