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Wednesday Book Club!

March 31st, 2010

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Our featured book of the month, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, was written by Rick Riordan, who stopped The Metropolitan Museum in New York last week and revealed some interesting details about Percy Jackson. Plus – which author is about to publish a book, even though he passed away in 1999?

This and much more, including our hint at what book we will feature next month, after the jump!

* Want to know what will replace Twilight at the box office and book stores? It could be the book series The Homelanders, based on a teen who wakes up one day with no memory and is wanted for murder. Summit Entertainment, the same studio that produces the Twilight films, is set to start casting for the first film in the series based on The Homelanders Book One: The Last Thing I Remember in 2010.

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* Rick Riordan, author of this months featured book Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, said that he won’t see the film adaptation of his book because “books and movies are so different.” Riordan says that he wants to keep the characters he’s developed in his head separate from the film.

* After passing away in 1999 at age 67, author Shel Silverstein will be releasing his second posthumous volume of work. The new volume will include 120-130 new poems by Silverstein that will be edited and released in 2011 by his longtime editor. Silverstein is best known for his children’s books, including A Light In The Attack and Where The Sidewalk Ends.

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* Next week we start a new month and a new book! Here’s your hint: This book has been made into a film that is opening today. The difficulty scale on this teaser is pretty low! :)

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