One of the first series I got hooked on was Goosebumps, and when I was finished reading those, I moved on to R. L. Stine’s Fear Street series. I still have a lot of my original copies saved, and until recently they were boxed up in a closet. All of this changed when my co-tumblarian mentioned Goosebumps was being turned into a movie and maybe we should use it as an option for a Throwback Thursday post.
I responded in all caps.
Goosebumps was my youth! And now I get a full length film starring Jack Black (I’m unsure how I feel about this casting, honestly but it won’t stop me from seeing it).
The premise is actually really interesting; instead of remaking the old show, and rehashing the plots that we all read, the teenage protagonists find out that the monsters from the stories have come to life and need to be put back into the pages of R.L. Stine’s books.
I don’t know which monster I’m most excited to see, but I hope the puppet doesn’t play a huge part…Slappy the Dummy is the stuff of nightmares
Continuing in my quest for a lit-themed wardrobe…
FANGIRL! By rainbowrowell! YAY!
I painted this today, and I’m totally going to bring it along to wear at LeakyCon this year. It’s perfect - both for its fangirl-ish-ness, and to wear for the lit track! :D
You are cosplaying a book OMG. I LOVE IT!!
THIS IS A THING THAT IS REAL.
We’re totally fangirling over this Fangirl skirt!
If you haven’t yet read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, you should check it out from PWPLS right now!
Here’s this week’s list of new and upcoming releases! Place your holds now, or come visit any PWPLS library to see other new titles.
Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love.
Woven into Darcy’s personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the “Afterworld” to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved—and terrifying—stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love…until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.
First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.
Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .
GOOGLE TELLS YOU HOBBIT MEAL TIMES I’M SCREAMING
Another beautiful Monday morning, and I’m enjoying my morning with A World Away by Nancy Grossman, iced coffee and kitten cuddles.
What are you reading this week?
On July 20, 1969, with 600 million people watching on TV, an American crew landed on the Moon—the first people ever to walk on another world. The Apollo 11 mission had three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who piloted the craft that would return them to Earth, while the others became the first two men ever to walk its surface.