Bookish things!

Hello! Happy Saturday! 
I’m just gunna fill you in about a few things I’ve noticed happen over the past week, hope you dont mind! 
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Some news of the casting for the upcoming Beautiful Creatures movie was annouced this week. I loved this book and I cannot wait to see the movie of it, however I’m not sure about Jack O’Connell playing Ethan, especially as I watched those series’ of Skins and I will have a hard job seeing him  as anyone other than Cook! Also I really hope his American Accent is up to scratch! The girl playing Lena looks pretty enough and everything but shes new so I cant really comment on her!

Also announced is Emma Thompson, she will be playing Mrs. Lincoln, i think that casting is perfect and can totally see her as Mrs Lincoln!

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I also wanted to share the shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award 2012. I know you’ve probably all seen this but there are some great books on the list! 
Between Shades of Grey – Ruta Sepetys
You Against Me – Jenny Downham
Being Billy – Phil Earle
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece – Annabel Pitcher
Divergent – Veronica Roth 
I’ve read only two of these, another two are on my list and the other two, well I know I should read them but they just really don’t appeal to me. I am hoping to read the two on my shelves – You Against Me and Being Billy – by the time the winner is announced on March 28th. Then at least I’ve read the majority and can comment! Hehe 
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Also, I have to share this, I found it on Keris‘ blog yesterday and thought it was brilliant! 
Ahhh… 
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Anyway, thats me done. Just to remind you that my giveaway for my blogoversary is still running here and I have a giveaway for Celia Rees’ This is not Forgiveness running until Midnight tomorrow here
  • “however I’m not sure about Jack O’Connell playing Ethan, especially as I watched those series’ of Skins and I will have a hard job seeing him as anyone other than Cook! ” I TOTALLY agree !! I did a post on my blog about Beautiful Creatures cast and I said already the same thing it’s kind of hard to picture him as Ethan especially after watching him in Skins. Anyway I hope it’ll be ok because this is one of my favorite YA series :).

  • Ooh! I didn’t know that Beautiful Creatures was being made into a film – this is fab news 😀

    And that video is amazing!