Read the book before movie hits theaters—1-16-2009
Before going to the local movie theater this year, go to HPL to pick up some books that are going to be hitting the big screen this year in the 2009 movie season. Many popular titles will be turned into films this year, one "Marley & Me" can already be seen in theaters, how about reading the book by John Grogan, or for kids, the library also has "Marley: A Dog Like No Other." Coming in the next few months is a film based on Sophie Kinsella’s "Confessions of a Shopaholic," about Rebecca Bloomwood, a woman who is the titular "Shopaholic", but who cannot afford her lifestyle and must get a job at a savings company. Also coming soon is a movie based on the book "He’s Just Not That Into You," by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, a book that is focusing on telling women when a guy is not that into them.
Later in the year the big summer films come out, check out the book "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown. This is a story that follows Robert Langdon, who was previously seen in the book and movie "The DaVinci Code." This book follows Langdon as he chases clues to find the lair of the Illuminati, a powerful underground organization.
Also hitting screens this summer will be "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" based on the sixth book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. In this adventure Harry, along with Professor Dumbledore, learns more about Lord Voldermort’s life, and hunts for objects to help defeat Voldermort.
Popular author Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister’s Keeper" will also be out in movie form this summer. "My Sister’s Keeper" tells the story of Anna, a girl who was conceived to be a bone marrow donor for her sister who suffers from leukemia.
Late in 2009 look for adaptations of the classic children’s book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, and the next installment in Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" saga, "New Moon."
For all you lovers of graphic novels, look for movies based on the classic graphic novel "Watchmen" by Alan Moore, and the "Dragonball Z" series.
These are just a few of the books that are making there way to the big screen this year. You can find all these, and many more books that movies are based on at the Hastings Public Library, so come check them out!