Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? – read the article and leave a comment!

July 30, 2008

Check out the New York Times article about whether or not online reading is really reading (like we traditional readers do when we read between the covers of a book). The jury is still out on this one. Let us know what you think!

Go to this link to read the article — http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/books/27reading.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5070&en=018a275d92417649&ex=1217995200&emc=eta1


Upcoming books into movies

July 30, 2008

thanks to The Early Word

Read the books now (click to reserve) and decide about the movie later.  Did they do it justice or botch the job?  You decide!

8/08
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera
view movie trailer

8/24
Nanny Diaries
view movie trailer

9/12
Nights in Rodanthe
Director: George C. Wolfe
Starring: Diane Lane, Richard Gere
view movie trailer

9/12
Towelhead
Director: Alan Ball
Studio: Warner Bros.
starring: Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil
view movie trailer

9/26
Choke
Director: Clark Gregg
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald
view movie trailer

9/26
Miracle at St. Anna
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt, James Gandolfini
view movie trailer

10/03
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Director: Peter Sollett
Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings

10/03
What Just Happened?
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Kristen Stewart, Robin Wright Penn, Michael Wincott, Lily Rabe

10/10
City of Ember
Director: Gil Kenan
Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins
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10/10
Body of Lies OR House of Lies
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe
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10/17
The Secret Life of Bees
Starring: Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens; Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo as the beekeeping sisters; Jennifer Hudson plays Lily’s nanny.
view movie trailer

10/24
He’s Just Not That Into You
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Ken Kwapis
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Ginnifer Goodwin, Wilson Cruz, Brooke Bloom
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12/25
Time Travelers Wife
Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston, Jane McLean


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