inkpop Fundamentals: June 10, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 10, 2010
★ ‘Glee’ gets literary While most pieces of entertainment take the approach of translating from fiction to big or small screen adaptations; FOX’s runaway hit Glee is doing the reverse. With “Gleeks” across the nation tuning in to find out what happens on each episode every Tuesday night; it is no surprise that the show would go one-step further to satiate the appetites of fans. Starting in August 2010, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will begin releasing an official line of Glee-related books, approved by Twentieth Century Fox. The first release is an original novel toted as the Glee prequel, titled Glee: The Beginning, and will include a full-color double-sided poster! Entertainment Weekly.
★ The real life teen wolf Cheerleaders, goths, jocks, emo, nerds…we’ve seen them all trolling through the halls of high school campuses; now, however, there is a new trend being seen upon school grounds across the country, and that is…the teen wolf. Running in packs of ten to twenty members, teen wolves slightly resemble that of a goth or emo, with the additions of chained leashes hanging from collars around their necks, fangs, contact lenses that make their eyes appear more animalistic, and the occasional howl or two. The craze is said to stem, most recently, from the Twilight films based upon the highly-popular book series by Stephenie Meyer. Brand X Daily.
★ Storytime hits the ‘Net Though storytime has always involved physically visiting a bookstore or library (oftentimes in one’s pajamas!), and listening to an employee read one or more picture books aloud to young children; this past week, Barnes & Noble launched a new millennium version of storytime via their Online Storytime Program, starting with a reading of Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly. The Online Storytime Program is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week; and includes video footage of the author reading their book. A new storytime entry is added the first Tuesday of every month. Publisher’s Weekly.
Over to you…are you a Glee fan? Will you be buying the official Glee book series? What do you think of the new teen wolf trend? Have you encountered actual teen wolves, either at school or around where you live? What do you think of Barnes & Noble’s Online Storytime Program? Do you feel that going virtual takes the magic out of storytime – why or why not?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)