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I Confess! I’m Addicted to Confessions of a Shopaholic!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 1, 2008

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Sophie Kinsella — Official Site for the Author via kwout

If you are not a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, I have just one question for you–what rock have you been under? First, you’ve got to find a copy of Confessions of a Shopaholic and read that before the movie comes out in February. Yes, I said the movie! Remember Isla Fisher from the movie Wedding Crashers? Cute and perky Isla is starring as Becky Bloomwood. Perfect casting! The Shopaholic series is all about Becky and her quest to spend more money than the national debt in one shopping spree after another. Sure it’s a lot of fluff, but it’s fun fluff. And sometimes we need that! The movie trailer looks fantastic! You can check it out on Sophie’s website. After you’ve read Confessions, you’ve got to read Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic and Sister, and Shopaholic and Baby. If you haven’t overdosed on Sophie by then, she has several stand-alone books that are also great–Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Remember Me. OK, I confess, I’m a Sophie Kinsella-aholic, so I’ve read them all–and they’re all great chick lit. Sorry, guys, find your own guilty pleasure! The Shopaholic series is her best work, so get started on Confessions of a Shopaholic today. 

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Get Thee to a Theatre!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 29, 2008


If you haven’t seen Twilight yet, you simply must rush out and see it NOW! The movie was better than I expected, as I am rarely pleased with movies based on my favorite books. They never quite live up to the original. In the case of Twilight, though, the script was true to the novel in virtually every detail, so if you loved the book, you’ll adore the movie. Despite some negative reviews from those who have not read the Twilight series, the movie did what it was supposed to do–it transferred the book into film beautifully, including the characters. Prior to seeing the movie, I was not sure I “bought” Robert Pattinson as Edward, although Kristen Stewart seemed perfect as Bella from the start. After seeing the movie, however, Robert Pattinson is Edward. He was as gorgeous as Bella described him in the book; even though I’m old enough to be his mother, I could still detect the hotness. Peter Facinelli was a bit too pale as Carlisle–maybe if his hair hadn’t been so white, too–he was like looking at a blizzard. Carlisle’s albino-ness aside, the movie features breathtakingly beautiful scenes of the Pacific Northwest and an honest interpretation of the book that will have Stephenie Meyer’s fans clamoring for the release of New Moon. Oh, didn’t I tell you? Summit Entertainment, the producers of Twilight, announced this week that they are planning a movie based on New Moon. No release date has been set. So we still have something left to live for, Twilight fans!

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Are We Going to See Twilight or Not?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 19, 2008

I know there were not many people who were able to go as a group to see Twilight, but I thought I would post a listing of the times when the movie is being shown this weekend. I think most people were available for Saturday. Here are the show times for Saturday at Riverstone:

Twilight (PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm | 10:50pm | 12:20am

 

And Friday:

Twilight (PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm | 10:50pm | 12:20am

 

And Sunday:

Twilight (PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm

 

If you are available and you have your own ride and money to go, please email me immediately. According to fandango, the matinee shows are $7.25 and the evening shows (7:00pm and later) are $9.50. I thought it might be kind of fun to dress kind of vampire-y. If you promise you are going, I will get tickets in advance on fandango so we will be assured of having seats. Whatever time has the most people available will be the time we will go. We will still need to arrive early to sit together. Again, email me ASAP if you are available. The poll answers don’t really count because anyone can vote on the poll. Only the email votes count.

 

 

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Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on September 17, 2008

If you haven’t read Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Creekview favorite authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, you’d better hurry, because the movie is set to hit theatres October 3! In her MySpace blog, Rachel confesses that there are a few differences between the book and the movie, but she thinks they only make the movie better. If you’ve already read the book, you may have noticed one major difference in the trailer. In the book, it’s Nick who asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes, but in the movie, it’s Norah who asks Nick to be her five-minute boyfriend. Way to be a twenty-first century woman, Norah! You can visit Rachel’s website to learn more about Nick & Norah and all of Rachel’s other books, including her latest book, You Know Where to Find Me. You can also visit David’s website to read more about all of his other books, including his latest, How they Met. Hurry up, Bibliophiles, and finish reading Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist before October 3 so you’ll be ready when it hits the theaters. It sounds like it’s going to be great!

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