Saturday, December 15, 2012

Teens Only | Golden Globes

The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes awards were announced Thursday morning. Now's the time to see all those movies so you can predict the winners! And hey, while you're at it, read the books some of the movies are based on!

In the drama category, Best Motion Picture nominees include "Argo," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Django Unchained," and "Zero Dark Thirty." 

In the musical or comedy category, Best Motion Picture nominees include "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," and "Silver Linings Playbook."

So while I'm sure we'll all be venturing out in the days ahead to see these critically acclaimed movies....or to be really see that ever-hot Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook," stop by any SSJCPL branch library to check out the books these movies are based on!

Here are my two reading recommendations:

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This is the story of a boy, a tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean. Can you even imagine co-existing with a huge tiger for 227 days lost at sea? That's what happens to Pi. A great adventure story. Alas, all the copies are currently checked out. But the good news is we have lots more on order. And you can also check out the e-book on the Library's Overdrive site. So request your copy today!

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. If you've missed the trailers for this movie due out on Christmas Day, all I can say is: where have you been? This is the classic tale of injustice, heroism, and love following the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. And of course, Valjean has also sworn to protect the daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. It's such a moving story. And the music! I can't wait. If you can't wait, either...the library carries the music from the Broadway production, too!  BTW, belated props to St. Mary's High School who presented a very wonderful production of this musical a few years back under the leadership of director Kevin Costello! 

Happy reading AND happy viewing!

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