Saturday, January 11, 2014

Weekend Link-Up

Weekend Link-Up

Sometimes I come across various links throughout the week and I figured I would share some of them, in case anyone else was interested!!


The movie version of YA novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman was given a 2014 release date. It will be released on August 22 and the main role is played by Chloe Grace Moretz. I'm excited that the movie is finally coming out, as If I Stay was a book that I really loved. I still need to check out Where She Went, which I should definitely do before August!


J.K. Rowling is not finished with Harry Potter just yet...except this time he'll be on the stage! Now, before you get too excited, this play will be about Harry's years living with the Dursley's before he found out he was a wizard and taken to Hogwarts.

From the article: In a statement released Friday, the author said the production will "explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast," living in the muggle world.
Though she will not be writing the script, Rowling will work with veteran producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender as co-producer and will work with the writer, whom has not yet been chosen, according to the AP (Associated Press).

I love anything and everything Harry Potter so I'm pretty excited about this. I just hope the play comes near enough so I can see it! I believe it will start out in the U.K.


Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story, committed suicide this past December. I just learned about this recently and it was really sad to hear. I read It's Kind of a Funny Story, as well as another book by Ned, when I was younger and really enjoyed them. He will certainly be missed by many.

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And that's it! Not too much, but these were all bits of information I had wanted to pass along.

16 comments:

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I cannot wait for the If I Stay movie! I loved the book so much I have huge expectations for this movie. Also I'm pleased to see that the HP part on stage will be about his years with the Dursley's not the future. I love when I can imagine what happened with the characters later on. Great post, Mag :)

Jaime said...

I love that Harry Potter will be on the stage and going to his life prior to Hogwarts!!!!

Erika Sorocco said...

Any news involving J.K. Rowling thrills me - love her and her work!!

xx

bermudaonion said...

A Harry Potter play sounds very exciting!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Oh boy, I wish I could see the Harry Potter play. I have no hopes of it coming near me, but I can dream!

Synchronized Reading said...

That's so say to hear about Ned Vizzini! I've been wanting to read his book the Other Normals, but have yet to read it. I had no idea that he died. And I'd love to see the HP play. Great post!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh I so cannot wait for the If I Stay movie!!

Sara said...

I really liked "If I Stay". I really hated the ones after it. I don't know how I feel about this being a movie, I'll have to see a preview and decide then.

Alexia561 said...

Haven't read If I Stay yet, but usually try to read the book before seeing the movie so I still have time! Curious how the Harry Potter show will turn out, as it could either be really awful or really wonderful.

Medeia Sharif said...

I was sad hearing about Vizzini's passing.

I look forward to the If I Stay movie.

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

I didn't know If I Stay was being made into a movie! That's so cool :) I actually haven't read If I Stay, but I really enjoyed Where She Went and Just One Day by her.

Liviania said...

The news about Ned Vizzini still makes me sad.

Eileen said...

Wow I had no idea that If I Stay was becoming a movie, I'm going to have to check the book out really soon and read it before August. The HP play also sounds absolutely adorable at the same time really sad because of how much of an outcast Harry was. And Ned's death is really saddening, I never read his book but he definitely will be missed by those who were touched by his words. Thanks for sharing! :) <33

Melanie said...

OMG YESSSSSS MORE HARRY POTTER >,< I can't wait for the If I Stay movie as well! Fingers crossed that it will be good.

Thanks for sharing! <33

Sophia Lin said...

On the bright side of everything, Harry Potter still continues! :D

Thanks for stopping by; sorry for taking a long time to comment back (stuck in the snow for 4 days almost, lol)!

My anxious life said...

Yeah for seeing Harry Potter on the stage!!!! Fun!!


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