inkpop Fundamentals: April 21, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 21, 2011
★ More ‘Hunger Games’ characters cast Though it has been only a short while since we learned which actor and actress would take up the roles of District Twelve tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, respectively), Lionsgate is now on a race against time to cast the roles of the male and female tributes for Districts One through Eleven (scratch that – Districts Two through Ten) to make their desired theater release date of March 23, 2012. It has been announced that the roles of District Eleven Tributes Rue and Thresh have been cast in the form of relative newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi; and District One Tributes Marvel and Glimmer have taken shape in the form of Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin. Keep up-to-date regarding the rest of The Hunger Games Tribute casting via Facebook’s Hunger Games Tributes Casting Tab. Entertainment Weekly.
★ A literary feast – cakes inspired by your favorite books! In honor of National Library Week, Cake Wrecks has created a feature dedicated to decadent desserts inspired by some of the most popular children’s books in literature, including Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, and countless others. Check them all out here. Cake Wrecks.
★ And the nominees are… Despite the fact that voting won’t begin until August 22, 2011, the Young Adult Library Services Association has already released the titles of the 25-nominees up for consideration for the YALSA’s Top Ten of 2011 – giving readers the chance to read them all before casting their votes. Included on the nominations list are the HarperCollins offerings Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, and Lies by Michael Grant; in addition to Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay, Cassandra Clare’s The Clockwork Angel, and many more. Click here to view the entire nominations list. American Library Association.
Over to you…what do you think of the progress regarding The Hunger Games casting thus far? Who would you like to see cast in the roles of the male and female tributes from Districts Two through Ten? Which cake is your favorite? If you could have any book adapted into cake form, which one would it be and why? Did any of your favorite books make the YALSA’s nominations list? What are your top ten favorite titles of 2011?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)