Category Archives: Books in the News

American Gods Trailer

American Gods Trailer. Definitely excited to see this, can’t wait to see more of Mr. Wednesday by Ian McShane and I also really want to see Mr. Nancy by Orlando Jones. Great casting for this show. I can’t believe HBO passed on this.

via American Gods Trailer. — The Clearing at the End of the Path.

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Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar

Actress Kirsten Dunst will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which deals with a young woman struggling with mental illness Dakota Fanning is set to play protagonist Esther Greenwood, and we hope she can really capture her slow yet inevitable breakdown. In addition to directing the upcoming film […]

via Kirsten Dunst Will Direct an Adaptation of ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning —

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Terrifying Covers for Lolita

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Artists Max Temesu & Linn Olofsdotter each produced covers (shown above) truly befitting of Nabokov’s Lolita. Their illustrations are to remind readers that Lolita was never about a protagonist in love, but a man inappropriately obsessed with a young girl. Lolita was being relentlessly pursued throughout this entire novel; love wasn’t in the equation when Vladimir Nabokov penned this book. Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzor says it best,

 “Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction ‘love’?“

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Biloxi Teachers Transform Old Lockers

* Read the following article to see something truly cool: old lockers being transformed into literary pieces of art. Its beautiful and a truly creative way to get teens interested in reading. These teachers win the awesome award.

Here’s the link:

http://www.wlox.com/story/29412070/biloxi-teachers-transform-old-lockers-into-literary-work-of-art#.VY1CHPiPzu4.facebook

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5 Stories From “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” That Were Pure Childhood Nightmare Fuel

Thought Catalog

If you grew up in the 1990s, you knew them. They were elementary school hot commodities; usually you had to sign up on the library’s waiting list just to get your hands on a copy. Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” series was, at its heart, a repackaging of folk tales, urban legends, and campfire ghost stories — but to the wide-eyed gaze of a child in the days before the internet, these books were the holy grail of scaring yourself shitless.

Whether it was the open-endedness of a tale that really got you or the drippy, gruesome illustrations by Stephen Gammell, “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” left all the other ’90s kids horror in the dust. “Are You Afraid Of The Dark”? Creepy, but you could still sleep with the lights off. “Goosebumps”? Good for a few scares (and occasionally a few laughs) but…

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A Little Tree Tells One Great Big Story

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Brain Pickings recently posted a delightful article about graphic designer and book artist Katsumi Komagata. One of his most famous pop-up creations being Little Tree, a children’s book detailing the cycle of life from a tree’s perspective. Elegant in its simplicity this story is one adults and children both would cherish.

To learn more about this wonderful story (and about Komagata) then click the link below. The Brain Pickings article is well worth the read.

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/23/little-tree-katsumi-komagata/

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