Last night I went to a midnight viewing of the Hunger Games.
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Katniss seems a bit winsome instead of hardened and cynical, I still hate whoever it is they cast as Gale but I approve of Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, and why is Haymitch sporting a blond wig? Nevertheless, this trailer is succeeding in getting me excited for this movie–I think they’ve got the visuals for the [...]
Ah, Twitter, you are always good for blog post ideas when I am running dry. Never let me down! Today I was mostly inspired by this fascinating discussion on Malinda Lo’s blog about the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES. There are some really interesting comments, so I would recommend [...]
Now that the last book of this trilogy is finished, what do I have to look forward to? I feel bereft, a bit like I did at the end of HARRY POTTER. Alas, alas, alas. (Actually, I have plenty to look forward to. MONSTERS OF MEN, for one. Also, THE CLOCKWORK ANGEL is on my [...]
My blogging initiative goes in fits and starts, but I swear someday soon I shall return to a regular schedule. Sort of. There have been many goings-ons (going-ons? goings-on?) here at Ye Olde Little Big Publisher. Last week I had to write catalogue copy for fifteen titles and the week before we just finished launching [...]
Um, can we just talk about this for a second? From the Scholastic Corporate Communications blog. Do you hear that? That’s JJ squeeing from her desk in the Flatiron Building.
Halloween was a blast this year, but then again, Halloween is a blast every year. I need no excuses to dress up as whatever character I please, but it’s nice when the rest of the world has license to be five years old again. In New York it’s especially great because you get to ride [...]
Since I’ve gotten my shiny new MacBook laptop and iPod Touch, I will confess to being more preoccupied with playing with my new toys than doing anything productive or useful, like blogging about the books I’ve read, the movies I’ve seen, or even finding someone—anyone in publishing who will hire me, or finishing revising my [...]
Just finished the ARC of CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. Am incoherent. And tragically impatient for the conclusion to the series. I hate cliffhangers! So unfair!
This past weekend was lovely and actually somewhat productive. Bear took me to school while he studied with his friends and I sat off to the side revising Elijah’s Chariot. The Kitchen Girls had told me that a certain scene in the second act just wasn’t working and after struggling with it for weeks, I came to the epiphany (late as usual), that they were right and cut it. There was no need to show the scene; other characters can reminisce about it later. The important part is the consequences of said scene, not the scene itself. Natch. [...]