I’d like to give a big thanks to those who participated in my April Event: Donations to AOTA. For every copy of Behind Green Glass that was sold during the month of April, I donated 10% of the cover price to The American Organ Transplant Association. I sent $50 to this cause. Thank you for supporting the AOTA and my writing!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Link up to find new reads and book blogs!
This week’s list:
TOP TEN BOOKS I’D LIKE TO SEE MADE INTO MOVIES
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It’s in the works. I hope I’m not disappointed.
2. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer. The question is: Who is awesome enough to play pirate/privateer Jacky Faber?
3. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was reading a movie script instead of a novel with all the action and dialogue. I think this steampunk zombie story would be a blockbuster. Zombies are hot right now. Right?
4. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. There were rumors that this film was being made, but it seems to have been abandoned.
5. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. Again, this trilogy seemed more like three scripts than novels. Hatter would have such an awesome costume! I’m sure some Lewis Caroll fans would be displeased, but I think this version would be an interesting variation to the classic story. IMDb lists it as “in development.”
6. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. This movie would be all about the special effects. Looks like there are plans for a movie version. I also think this book would make a great video game.
7. The Year of the Flood. Margaret Atwood’s novel would make a chilling post-apocalyptic movie. I can see an actress like Natalie Portman playing Ren.
8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic is ridiculous, but hilarious. I’d go to the theaters to see it, and I’m a Jane Austen devotee.
9. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. This story is dark, magical and suspenseful. If the filmmakers did it justice, I’d watch the movie over and over again.
10. Behind Green Glass. Of course, I would love to see my own novel made into a film. I can dream!
Majanka at I ❤ Reading wrote a lovely review of Behind Green Glass. Check it out here. She has a beautifully designed blog with many interesting reviews and features.
Chloe recently interviewed me at the YA Booklover Blog. Drop by her blog to see the interview: http://yabookloverblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/interview-with-amanda-von-hoffmann.html She also has great reviews and giveaways!
Today is sort of a snow day. My daughter and husband have an official snow day, and my boss gave me the option to stay home. I am. I like starting the day with some memes, drinking coffee and wearing pajamas.
To play along visit Should Be Reading and answer the following three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I just finished The Hunger Games, and I’m sure I’ll read Mockingjay next. So far, I love this trilogy. I like Peeta better than Gale. In the words of Oscar Wilde: “This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.”
Writing on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created at Bookish Ardour.
This Week’s Question: Do you read what you write? If you don’t would you consider it? And if you do, did you read it first or write it first?
I read the genres that I write. I also read more genres than I write. I read historical fiction and “grownup” fiction, but I haven’t written any of my own yet. I write YA fantasy, and I’ve definitely been inspired by authors like Juliet Marillier, Holly Black and Libba Bray. Lately, I’ve been trying my hand at some steampunk. We’ll see what comes of it! I’ve read Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, and I really enjoyed Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn series. I intend to read more steampunk this year.
- Chloe at YA Booklover Blog reviewed my novel. Check out her review and her giveways/contests.
- Enter this Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a free copy of Behind Green Glass.
A teaser from Behind Green Glass is mentioned on Majanka’s book blog, I ❤ Reading. Check out her elegant blog and stay tuned for her review of my novel!