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Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Games’

Man Booker Longlist Samples & Hunger Games Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including self-published bestsellers, Jack Daniel’s cease-and-desist and The Hunger Games flowchart (embedded above)

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1. Hunger Games Flowchart
2. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. SoundCloud Advice for Writers
4. Encyclopedia Brown Author Donald J. Sobol Has Died
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Jack Daniel’s Sends Author ‘Most Polite Cease & Desist Ever Written’
7. Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. The Writer Magazine to Go on Hiatus After 125 Years
10. Cracked Looking for Writers

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now! 

Hunger Games Flowchart Helps You Find Your Next Book

If you loved reading The Hunger Games, then the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas has compiled a massive flowchart to help you find the next book you should read.

The chart explores genre, plot elements and themes, helping you pinpoint what you liked most about the book. We’ve embedded the first part of the chart above, but follow this link to explore the complete five-panel infographic.

Here’s more from the library: “If you’re interested in learning about the history of the dystopian genre, check out this infographic from Goodreads which charts the popularity and major milestones of dystopian fiction. Not sure what makes a book “dystopian”? Check out this helpful chart from E M Bowman that isolates that traits of dystopian fiction. Feel free to share or print a copy for your library or classroom use. You can download the hunger games read alikes pdf here.”

Book Report Network Launches 20SomethingReads.com

The Book Report Network has launched its seventh editorial site, 20SomethingReads.com. This site will spotlight books for readers in their twenties.

Here’s more from the release: “20SomethingReads.com is for readers, writers, booksellers, librarians and twentysomething bibliophiles who are looking for suggestions of what to read as well as the opportunity to share their impressions of the books they’re reading — and the books they would suggest others to read as well. The editorial features a mix of reviews of adult fiction, nonfiction, young adult and graphic novel titles, along with features, interviews, blogs and contests.”

The site will feature curated bookshelf collections, round-ups of both booksellers’ and librarians’ picks, a “bookstore tour” article series, and recommendations from authors. It also included “20 Days of The Hunger Games,” a 20 post blog series counting down until the film is released.

Cubes: An Inside Look at Scholastic’s Global HQ

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the corporate world headquarters of Scholastic. The company known for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and, of course, Clifford the Big Red Dog is based out of two conjoined buildings in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The space includes Scholastic’s flagship bookstore, a huge rooftop terrace, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter memorabilia, and a 4,000-square-foot auditorium that recently hosted a performance from Taylor Swift.

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Hunger Games Clip Unveiled by MTV

At the Video Music Awards MTV revealed the first clip from the upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling novel, The Hunger Games. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

If you want more forest and archery footage, fans of the YA series have filled YouTube with homemade trailers. These labors of love have earned hundreds of thousands of views in the process.

Below, we’ve embedded the five most popular fan-made trailers for the movie. What’s your favorite?

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Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth Cast in The Hunger Games

book 1 collins.JPGAfter months of speculation, two key roles have been filled in the adaptation of Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games.

Actor Josh Hutcherson (from The Kids Are Alright) will play Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth (from The Last Song) will play Gale Hawthorne. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence was cast as the heroine, Katniss Everdeen. YouTube has been full of fan-made trailers for the movie for months.

Here’s more about the coveted roles, from the release: “Peeta accompanies heroine Katniss Everdeen into the 74th annual Hunger Games as the male tribute chosen from their native District 12, the most remote and marginalized district of all the subjugated districts of Panem … Though Katniss and Gale have never had a romantic relationship, they share a transcendent bond, often of few words.”