February 21, 2013

Battle School Logos from 'Ender's Game'

via Geeks of Doom
The feature adaptation for Orson Scott Card's futuristic science fiction novel Ender's Game will hit theaters on November 1, 2013 and promotional stills, and the like, are slowly being released.

All that to say that a collection of team logos for the space station battle school have been revealed - I've rounded them up and embedded them below.

February 13, 2013

New Cover for 'Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone'

Harry Potter
Take a look at the first of seven new covers for the Harry Potter series from Scholastic.

Amulet graphic novel artist Kazu Kibuishi created the covers for the new U.S. trade paperback editions, which are expected to release in September.

February 6, 2013

Netflix Instant: The Raven

The Raven
The Raven, which is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe and some real events surrounding the authors final days, is now available for instant streaming on Netflix.
After discovering that a string of baffling murders seems to be inspired by the macabre short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore cop Emmett Fields turns to the brilliant-but-boozy author to help solve the crimes.
Cast: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson

Year: 2012
Length: 1 hr 50 min
MPAA Rating: R

New Additions to 'The Book Thief' Cast

The Book Thief Casting
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For those of us looking forward to seeing how this story does on screen, here's some news about the latest additions to the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson have joined Fox 2000's adaptation of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and will star as the title character's foster parents.

January 29, 2013

'Warm Bodies' and Why You Should Read It

Guest post by Jason. Find out how you can become a guest blogger on A BookLover's Diary. 

Okay, so I have to start out by telling you that I had no idea this book even existed before I saw the awesome movie trailer during The Hobbit. Warm Bodies is author Isaac Marion’s first book. And while I am not saying it is the best book I have ever read, it certainly impressed me. Why? Well, because of what the story line is all about.

The story line behind Warm Bodies is that a zombie living in an airport thinks about his life. Really, that by itself is enough to give you pause. The zombie is the hero of this book and the one you are rooting for the whole way through. Unusual enough. But then add to this a sort of existential crisis. The zombie can’t remember his name, something that starts with R, and has a best friend who communicates with him mainly through grunts, groans, and exasperated stares.

January 24, 2013

50 Must-Read Science Fiction Books?

AbeBooks took on the task of listing the 50 MOST ESSENTIAL science fiction books of all time. Trying to list only one book per author and trying to show as many sub-genres in Science Fiction as possible can make the task even more of a challenge, but - alas - they managed to round out their top 50 must-read books in the popular genre.

Check out the list and see if you agree with the choices.

January 17, 2013

Political Cartoons from the Dr. Seuss Collection

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) remains one of the most beloved children’s book authors, with 46 children’s books published—including the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to name a few.

Before those best-sellers, Dr. Seuss worked for the New York Newspaper PM for two years as the chief editorial cartoonist, drawing over 400 editorial cartoons. 

I've embedded some of his political cartoons below.