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Monday, September 21, 2009

Read Them Before You See Them!

Recently, the titles of some brand new movies can be spotted on our library shelves, only they won’t be found in the DVD section! There have always been movies in Hollywood based off of books. From the well known Stephen King novels, to cult classics like Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, to children’s stories such as Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, book titles appear throughout the history of Hollywood. Lately it has become even more popular to use books for films. No longer are these films for children or devout followers, and it seems like almost every month a new one is being released.
By the end of the year we will see the release of a variety of novels for all ages. Children can enjoy the books Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barret and Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak coming to life on the screen. Teens can enjoy the first few books from Darren Shan’s creepy series Cirque Du Freak in the new movie The Vampire’s Assistant, and even adults get their day with the new drama The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and the return of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s well loved detective Sherlock Holmes.
All of these books can be found at your local library. So pick up a good book, and it just might by the next big box office hit!

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