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The Vow

Movie Release Date: 2012
Directed By: Michael Sucsy
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill
Movie plot:

A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: January 1st, 2000
Originally Published as: The Vow: The Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Story
Written By: Kim Carpenter, Krickett Carpenter (with John Perry)
Book Description:

The life that Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew was shattered on November 24, 1993, two months after their marriage, when their car was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized everyone but Kim. The Vow is the true tale of the reconstruction of two lives and a marriage after a life-changing event. – From ‘B&H Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Books - 2000, Movies - 2012

 

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Movie Release Date: January 20th, 2012
Directed By: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock
Movie plot:

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: April 1st, 2005
Written By: Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Description:

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.- From ‘Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Books - 2005, Movies - 2012

 

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Snow White and The Huntsman

Movie Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Directed By: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Movie plot:

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: Unknown
Originally Published as: Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge / Snow White & The Seven Dwarves
Written By: Brothers Grimm (best known version)

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books, Movies - 2012

 

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What’s Your Number?

Movie Release Date: September 30th, 2011
Directed By: Mark Mylod
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
Movie plot:

A woman looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: June 22nd, 2006
Originally Published as: 20 Times A Lady
Written By: Karyn Bosnak
Book Description:

How many men does it take to find true love?

Delilah Darling’s magic number was supposed to be twenty. She always thought she’d find the perfect guy by the time she’d slept with twenty of them. But when she wakes up naked in her disgusting boss’s bed after a drunken night out, she’s filled with regret — and realizes she’s hit her self-imposed limit. Unwilling to up her number but unable to imagine a life of celibacy, Delilah does what any girl in her situation would do: she tracks down every man she’s ever slept with in a last-ditch effort to make it work with one of them.

A hilarious romp through Delilah’s past loves, 20 Times a Lady proves that in the end, numbers don’t matter. True love will come when you’re open and ready to accept it. – From ‘HarperCollins Publishers’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books - 2006, Movies - 2011

 

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Beastly

 

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Directed By: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris
Movie plot:

A modern-day take on the “Beauty and the Beast” tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: October 7, 2007
Originally Published as: Beastly
Written By: Alex Finn
Book Description:

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright-a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever-ruined-unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly. – From ‘HarperCollins Publishers’ book jacket

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Books - 2007, Movies - 2011

 

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Something Borrowed

 

Movie Release Date: May 6, 2011
Directed By: Luke Greenfield
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield
Movie plot:

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiancĂ©. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: March 10, 2005
Originally Published as: Something Borrowed
Written By: Emily Giffin
Book Description:

Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancĂ©. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend. – From ‘St.Martin’s Print’ book jacket

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Books - 2005, Movies - 2011

 

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The Hunger Games

Movie Release Date: March 23rd, 2012
Directed By: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Movie plot:

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives – imdb.com

Book Release Date: October 1st, 2008
Originally Published as: The Hunger Games
Written By: Suzanne Collins
Book Description:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before?and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. – From ‘Scholastic’ book jacket

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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Books - 2008, Movies - 2012

 

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