SpineOut : June 2011
Copyright © June 2011 Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd Following the tradition of the Harry Potter finale (two films for the VERY large, final book) and the ‘Twilight’ saga (two films for the largish final book), producers Lionsgate are rumoured to be making a set of four films of the popular ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy. Assumingly it is the final book that will be halved. Jennifer Lawrence (of X-Men: First Class fame) is slated to play Katniss and Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth (beau of Miley Cyrus) will play Gale Hawthorne. books to film Jennifer Lawrence Liam Hemsworth & Miley Cyrus The Last 18 years in Rap for the Class of 2011 Are you a sodcaster? This is the word applied to people who play loud music in public places using their mobile phones. Literary Mixtape Max from Where the Wild Things Are What would Max have listened to if his story had told us? Who knows? The people at Flavorpill have decided to come up with Mixtapes for their favourite literary characters – this is Max’s playlist. To play, click on the tape. To read, click on the book. Look down at your keyboard. The first six letters are QWERTY, but why do they get to be the first? Is it because it’s a handy arrangement? Or because these letters get used the most? Or is it because the inventor of the typewriter (writing machines before computers / laptops / mobile phones) was dyslexic? Maybe because the letters discriminate against left-handed people? WHY Qwerty? Find out why! Read more here! want a chance to win? British Library builds 60 000-book app for iPad If you love your classics, this news will excite you! The British Library will place a huge number of 19th-century books – including their original illustrations and design – onaniPadapp!So now you can read your favourite classics in their original form. Click here BITS + PIECES Are you shying away from e-books because they don’t smell like a ‘real’ book? Look no further! Read on to find out how to get your e-book smelling like your favourite old, new or borrowed book! That new book smell A little impractical for those of us on dry land, but in Europe where canals and rivers join towns, this amphibious ice cream delivery could be quite the invention.