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Hollywood has gone nuts for adapting multi-book fantasy series into films. So nuts, in fact, that the books don’t even need to be published yet to get a multi-film deal. So I’m sure you’ve heard of the QUeen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen. Oh, you haven’t? Could that be because the book trilogy to… read more

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Proving yet again that Hollywood is completely out of ideas, the Choose Your Own Adventure books series of the 1980s is heading to the silver screen. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox is closing in on finishing up a deal to acquire the rights to the Choose Your Own Adventure book… read more

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Well, that didn’t take long. Sony is attempting to option the rights to the upcoming biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaccson. According to Deadline, Sony is making a hefty offer to acquire the rights to the biography that is due out later this month.  The 656-page hardcover is made up of over 40 interviews that… read more

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Finally, the final Harry Potter film is on its way to theaters, and I for one couldn’t be happier this whole thing is coming to an end. When I reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows back in 2007, I was less than kind to the book.  I felt J.K. Rowling had shown herself to… read more

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Choose Tour Own Adventure books, which published 185 titles from 1979 to 1999, looks set to become a film. Let head scratching commence. It was reported recently on CHUD that a production company Red Crown has announced that it’s working on TV and film adaptations of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.  While this is… read more


Yeah, you heard me … I don’t get this whole Twilight thing. Lets be clear: I have not read any of the books, and I have not seen any of the movies, nor do I have any desire to do so.  The second I heard the vampires “sparkle”, I was out.  “Wait, not only can… read more

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So, yeah … I canceled my order for the Barnes & Noble nook. Back in November I informed all of you that I ordered a nook and I was looking forward to reviewing it for all of you.  I knew I was going to have to wait a while before I got it, but that… read more

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Books TV

September 13 2009

True Blood Season 2 Finale

Season 2 of HBO’s hit series True Blood is wrapping up tonight (9PM EST/8PM CST), and what a wacky season it has been. If you aren’t familiar with the series, it is based on a series of novels by Charlene Harris entitled The Southern Vampire Mysteries.  While the television series and novels start diverting from… read more

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Are you a squealing teenage girl? Have access to your parents credit cards? Then have I got the deal for you! Nothing says “Lets celebrate our love of vampires” more than taking a cruise ship from Seattle, WA to ports in Alaska for a week.  For a the low, low price of $1200, you too… read more

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Someday I may get excited about the Amazon Kindle, but it still hasn’t happened yet. Over at StarterTech I wrote up about how the Amazon Kindle 2 Got Official on Monday, but I tried to keep my general personal opinions out of that article.  In general I just don’t get the excitement over the device,… read more

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Poor, Oprah. She just can’t pick a book, can she? Remember when Oprah got duped by James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces?  She was steadfastly behind this book about a man’s trials with drug addiction, even making it one of her precious “Oprah’s Book Club” choices.  Then it came to light that he… read more

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What is with the surge in teenagers loving vampires? I talked about this sudden love of vampires in Scattercast episode 20, but then when I spent my day in Hastings, I found even more evidence of it.  As I sat in one of the reading chairs to flip through a magazine, I found myself sitting… read more

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