Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
This past Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend a book signing/q&A at Princeton University with Jodi Picoult. Picoult happens to be a Princeton grad, and the gathering was quite small and intimate. She read from her upcoming novel, Change of Heart, which sounds like another best-seller. It is about a man on death-row who wishes to donate his heart to a little girl of his victim. Typical of Picoult, the novel has a lot of intriguing characters who each have their own voice and individual issues. I'm anxious to read this book which comes out next March.
Hearing that her novel My Sister's Keeper was becoming a movie and would be starring Carmeron Diaz as the mother, a student there was appalled at this casting choice and asked Picoult how such a decision could me made. Picoult's reply was intriguing: she said that she's not so opposed to the "Hollywood" approach to her book, because she hopes that it will turn that many more people onto the story. She explained that many people have come up to her who said they enjoyed the TV movies from her books so much, that they then decided that they would read the book. She basically said that this could turn non-readers into readers, much like I hope our movie promotion of books will do throughout this school year.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
At this time, the movie has been delayed until Dec. 14.
Read the complete story here.
What are your reactions to this? What responsibilites do the producers have for protecting the families? We have much to discuss at our next book club meeting on Oct. 24!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Click here to listen to the NPR interview with the author, Susan Cooper.
Monday, September 24, 2007
We will be having book discussions after school in the library on September 26th and October 24th.
For those who attend, we will take a trip to see the movie in November.
Click here to sign-up for the Kite Runner Movie club. We are already past 100 members which entitles us to a prescreening of the movie!
Be sure to sign-up as a member of the New Hope Lions club.
Listen to these NPR Interviews about The Kite Runner:
An Afghan Story: Khaled Hosseini and 'Kite Runner'
Film of 'Kite Runner' Novel Sparks Safety Concerns
Author Hosseini Returns to Afghanistan
Khaled Hosseini, Spinning Tales of a Faraway Home