inkpop Fundamentals: October 14, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on October 14, 2010
★ ‘Percy Jackson’ gets graphic! You may already be delving into the pages of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson spin-off series The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero, which arrived in bookstores on October 12; but don’t write off the book that started it all just yet. To keep the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series alive, a graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, written by Robert Venditti has been released. Though pint-size in comparison to the 325-page bestseller; The Lightning Thief graphic novel packs all the punch of the original – and is just the start of an entire graphic series starring Percy. GalleyCat.
★ Marilyn Monroe read that? Many books have been written about Marilyn Monroe since she passed on in 1962; but very few cover what the soon-to-be-released Fragments does. Written by Marilyn Monroe and edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment; Fragments is full of letters, poems, and more, penned by Marilyn Monroe herself. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book is the list of Ms. Monroe’s favorite titles – which includes Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. MediaBistro.
★ ‘Wimpy Kid’ to star in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Though it has only been a few months since Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid made the transition from bestselling fiction book character, to box office celebrity; now, Greg Heffley, the character you can’t help but to empathize with, will make another leap…into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Come November 25, 2010, Macy’s will debut a Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon, as a part of the 84th Annual Parade. Publisher’s Weekly.
Over to you…what do you think of Percy’s graphic adaptation? Will you be reading the Percy Jackson graphic novels – why or why not? Do you share any favorite titles with Marilyn? If you could recommend one book to Marilyn Monroe, what would it be and why? Are you excited to see the debut of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon? What book character would you love to see made into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)