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If you have to ask to what, then you may not qualify as the ultimate Hunger Games fan. The release date for the movie is March 23, 2012. It feels a little cruel that we have to wait an extra day (leap year). On the one hand, March 23rd is long enough, but on the other, I would have liked to see a summer blockbuster with a female star. I think this movie could’ve gone up against the likes of “Green Lantern,” “Thor,” “Captain America,” or any other man in tights and come out as the top money-maker. While I don’t see any need for having a 3D version of the Hunger Games, but my experience this summer is that movie studios will throw it in to get the extra ticket money whether or not the movie warrants it. I’m resigning myself to seeing one of Katniss’ arrows fly in three dimensions.
Last week, Lionsgate announced the release date for Catching Fire, November 22, 2013 most assuredly monopolizing the Thanksgiving weekend movie sales. For those of you that are counting, that’s 828 days away.
Laura Sanderson Healy, freelance writer and former Londoner, contributes another fabulous post about a book shop in London. Check out her previous bookstore adventures in London, Memphis, and Los Angeles. Thank you Laura!
10 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 2SR
Tel: 020 7589 9473
A couple of years ago, Claire thought up a few questions to ask authors about their bookstore experiences. In honor of the publication last week of her first YA novel, Epic Fail, I decided to turn the tables a bit and ask them of her.
1. Did you have a special bookstore in your life that helped foster your love of reading?
The first time I heard of The Help was from the owner of Between the Covers in Bend, OR. Her description was so enticing I couldn’t wait to read it. Then the bookseller realized that she had told so many people about the book, she sold them all. That is the quintessential history of this book, one person telling another how much she likes it. I wish I had a dollar for every time a bookseller or reader recommended this book to me. (I always respond, “I enjoyed The Help, if you liked it, then read The Well and the Mine also.) In record speed, The Help is a movie. In fact, it felt like the movie raced the paperback. Kathryn Stockett and Tate Taylor discuss the very un-Hollywood development of the movie on KCRW’s ‘The Business.’ It’s an interview that will leave you with a smile.
The movie is released on National Book Lovers Day. Nice to know we have our own day! Grab your book loving friends and go together, mine is meeting at the theater tomorrow night for a mid-summer night out.