Book into Movie Part 2

Here’s some more movies coming out this winter based on books. Don’t forget to check out the movie sites below to see trailers and other fun stuff about the movies!

book cover for Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Inkheart movie site – opens January 23
book cover for Coraline by Neil Gaiman Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Like graphic novels, check out this Coraline adaptation
Coraline movie site – opens February 6
book cover for Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
OK, OK, it’s not really a teen book, but a lot of teen girls love to shop just as much as Rebecca Bloomwood plus she’s only 25…that’s not so old!
Confessions of a shopaholic movie site – opens February 13

Book into Movie Part 1

Hollywood is still taking books and bringing them to life on the big screen. Here’s some of the current crop of books into movies that are in theatres this week. BTW nothing here is rated over PG-13. If you never read the book, or it’s been a while, I’ve linked to them in our catalog so you can put them on hold.

cover of Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Boy in the Striped Pajamas movie site -just a few theatres
book cover of Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Tale of Despereaux movie site – in theatres now
book cover for Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan
Andi, unable to adopt an adorable stray dog because of her aunt’s allergies, enlists her brother Bruce in a plan to care for the dog and its puppies in an abandoned house down the street, but when the siblings give in the urge to take in more canine guests, the secret becomes too large to keep.
Hotel for Dogs movie site – opens January 16

Look for Part 2 tomorrow listing books into movies coming out later this year.

Nick and Norah on the big screen

WHY didn’t anyone tell me that a book I LOVE LOVE LOVE is being made into a movie starring one of my favorite actors? I am obviously totally out of the loop because I had NO IDEA that Nick and Norah’s inifinite playlist would be hitting the big screen. I am so excited because Nick will be played by the ever adorable George Michael…I mean Michael Cera. Thankfully, I haven’t missed my chance to see it on the big screen!

Nick and Norah's inifinite playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Nick and Norah is about one of those amazing nights that you wish could last forever. When Nick asks Norah to pretend to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex, he has no idea what’s in store for him. What follows is an unforgettable night that includes an underground concert, deep conversation in a Russian diner, and a steamy scene by a hotel ice machine. It’s one of those books that was just meant to be a movie. I just know it’s going to be a good one.

At first I was a little unsure about George Michael…I mean Michael Cera playing Nick but, after watching the trailer, I think he brings a sweet dorkiness to Nick I can get used to. I’ve even scoped out some of the pics from the set and I don’t think I could have imagined it better myself. I’m still trying to decide on whether or not I’m going to re-read the book before I see the movie. What do you think?

Are there any Nick and Norah fans out there? Let me know what you think about the upcoming movie! I want to know!

P.S. I just ordered the latest book written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: Naomi and Ely’s no kiss list. Be on the lookout for it!