Monday, February 25, 2008

Twilight Movie Update!

Hey Twilight Fanatics!
Have you been keeping up with current events with the Twilight Movie? They've got a big chunk of the important casting done and have started production! The title above is hyperlinked directly to the information on Stephenie Meyer's website about it; click on it to read about Stephenie visiting the set and getting to meet the actors. If you want to know more about the individual actors, then click here to go into International Movie Database-- one of my favorite go-to sites for trivia!-- to read up on them.
It's hard to imagine the movie is supposed to be out by this December...I wonder if it will be any good?

Mrs. P

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book Club Forum-- Code Talker

Hi Book Club members!
As I asked, please leave a brief biography of yourself (autobiography? :)) in the comments section of this posting. Answer the following to get you started:
1. Name or blogger name
2. Grade
3. Favorite genre
4. Favorite book
5. Favorite hobby or sport or video game or whatever!
All right, let's get started!
Mrs. P

Friday, February 15, 2008

Requested Forum-- The Overland Chronicles

Hiya Rattlers!
Payton requested a forum to discuss The Overland Chronicles with fans of the series. I have not read these books yet, but I do know they are very popular. The title of this post is hyperlinked to the info about the books. Payton, it's your turn-- tell all the other Rattler Readers why you like these books so much!

Mrs. P

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Requested Forum-- Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Hey Rattlers!
I had a request from monkygrrl to provide a forum for a discussion of this book. It is a fictional tale set during the Holocaust, but the story is told to us from a very unique perspective-- through the eyes of Bruno, a nine-year-old son of a Nazi Commander. Due to the youth and innocence of Bruno, you may have a lot of questions about what's going on, and the who, and the where, etc.! I would be more than happy to field questions. Also, the reviews I read stated this book for grades 9 and up, so it's not for the younger readers, even though the language may seem like it is.

I also wanted to share that this book has already been optioned into a movie! You can check out the current information here. It's got the actor who played Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter movies as Bruno's father (I think that's who he is playing, anyway!)!

Anyone read it? Monkygrrl, I hope you jump in the conversation soon!

Mrs. P

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cool new series!

Want your books to be more interactive? Scholastic is about to give you more of that! Click on the title above to read about a new series of books, the first of which is written by Rick Riordan (author of the Percy Jackson series!), that not only involves 10 books by different authors, it is linked to collectible cards and interactive gaming. Click here for the 39 Clues in the news!

Are you interested?

Mrs. P