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March 23, 2012

Part II: Erin Duffy, author of BOND GIRL

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Erin Duffy, author of BOND GIRL, recently answered our 20 Questions: A Day in the Life of..., which you can read here. Now, she's back to answer some of your burning questions about her reading habits and her favorite book discovery of the last year.
Along with millions of crazed preteen fans, I was lucky enough to be among the first viewers of The Hunger Games at the midnight opening last night. When my girlfriend and I arrived at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater at 9:30 pm, the line was already stretched the length of 3 full blocks. The vibe in the crowd was amazing --- very teenage-girl heavy, but my favorite costume was a grown man wearing a braided wig, carrying a bow and arrow, and running up and down along the line posing with it. There were also a number of brunette braids, homemade “Team Peeta” and “Team Gale” tee-shirts, a handful of imaginative Capitol outfits, and a multitude of Mockingjay symbols in the form of shirts, pins, and stick-on tattoos.
March 22, 2012

Lisa Gardner on Writing

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  Lisa Gardner --- whose most recent thriller CATCH ME is now on sale --- knows what it takes to be a writer. So what is the best and worst part of being a writer? And what would she be doing if she wasn't writing? Read on to find out!
With just ONE DAY left until the Hunger Games movie release (who’s going at midnight??), I’ve been thinking a lot about how the book will translate to the screen. In almost any movie adaptation, there are inevitably changes from the original book. But since the Hunger Games’ fan base is such an impassioned one, I’m guessing Lionsgate hasn’t taken too many liberties --- otherwise they may have an angry army of fans threatening to overthrow them!
March 21, 2012

Daisy Goodwin: How I Shelve My Books

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Daisy Goodwin, author of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS --- which release in paperback on March 27th --- doesn't have a system for organizing her books, but she did learn a very important lesson --- do not let your friends shelve your books for you.
With THE HUNGER GAMES movie practically in our grasp, it may seem a bit odd to be anxiously awaiting the release of the second film in the franchise, CATCHING FIRE. Soon enough we will all have seen THE HUNGER GAMES for the first time --- and many times after that --- and we will have a long wait until the second book in the trilogy comes to life on screen. Here are my top 10 things to look forward to in the adaptation of CATCHING FIRE from book to screen. Warning- spoilers ahead!
March 20, 2012

20 Questions: A Day in the Life of…Andrea Kayne Kaufman

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Andrea Kayne Kaufman, author of OXFORD MESSED UP, shares her daily routine, including the pleasure she gets from embarrassing her kids, the new book she is working on PARENT OVER SHOULDER, and why sometimes it's okay to make your bed without hospital corners.
As soon as it was announced that THE HUNGER GAMES would be made into a movie, there were rumblings about how Hollywood would be able to transfer the world of Panem to the big screen and secure a PG-13 rating, while maintaining the credibility of the book. Casey Scieszka, co-author of the book TO TIMBUKTU ---  and uber fan of THE HUNGER GAMES --- weighs in on this, sharing her insights into just how this might be possible.
March 19, 2012

Movie Casting for The Hunger Games

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When I read fiction, I conjure up the essence and general looks of each character in my head; but unlike some of my friends and family, I don’t match a specific face to each name. One of my friends recently told me that she assigns celebrities or well-known faces to each character --- others don’t have any images of the characters in their heads at all, focusing instead on the characters’ inner lives.
March 19, 2012

20 Questions: A (Wednes)Day in the Life of...Andy Selsberg

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  Andy Selsberg, author of YOU ARE GOOD AT THINGS: A Checklist, let us in on what a Wednesday is like for him. From teaching composition classes at John Jay College, to being inspired to go for a run by our questionnaire find out what it's like to be Andy Selsberg.