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BOOK NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 12TH: THE LOOKING GLASS CLUB, STEAMPUNK, ANTI-HEROES, RAPE IN FANTASY FICTION

“The Looking Glass Club” — An Addictive New Thriller Now Available via PR Web A new Sci-Fi thriller entitled “The Looking Glass Club” has just hit the North American market, and is currently available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, where both hardcopy and electronic copies are offered. The book, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: SEEING REDD BY FRANK BEDDOR

The Looking Glass Wars: Seeing Redd Frank Beddor Brought to you by OBS staffer Hutchxx Alyss of Wonderland already has new responsibilities and does her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being Queen while attempting to get used to Molly – her new apointed body guard – … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: THE LOOKING GLASS WARS BY FRANK BEDDOR

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Sophie “You think you know the true story of Alice in Wonderland? Well think again…Alyss is destined to become Queen of Wonderland, until her parents are murdered. She flees to the safety in our world. Years … Continue reading

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ON OUR RADAR: POSTERTEXT.COM POSTERS DESIGNED FROM YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS

At Postertext, we create art that harmonizes literature with imagery in the form of beautiful, elegant posters. Our posters make excellent decorative additions to your home or office, as they are both expressive and captivating. They also make great conversation pieces for book lovers! With our book posters, you can … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 19TH, PART 1: DYSTOPIA, FREE E-BOOKS, AND MORE

Which Dystopian Future Is Right For You? by Chelsea Bauch at Flavorwire Call it society’s weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zombies to pandemics, tyrannical dictatorships to machine takeovers — and plenty of foreboding real world … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: BOOK ADAPTATION EDITION

Top 10 books made into movies – by EmJ #1 Lord of the Rings #2 Harry Potter #3 Twilight #4 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow #5 Eragon #6 Interview with the Vampire #7 X-Men #8 Bram Stoker’s Dracula #9 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein #10 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Top … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Take a wondrous journey down the rabbit hole with gorgeous artwork and a script adapted directly from the groundbreaking feature film. Any fan of this timeless tale or the visionary work of Tim Burton won’t want to miss this. So don’t be late for the party, we’ll save you a … Continue reading

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CHARACTER PROFILES: ALICE IN WONDERLAND EDITION

Greetings OBS readers! OBS featured  Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Book Club this month in honor of Tim Burton’s movie. And because we know that fans are eager for more, this week we’re back with another OBS Character Profiles edition featuring some of the most … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS CHAPTERS 7-12

Here ends our Alice in Wonderland Book Club. We hope you’ve enjoyed it, stop by the forum to discuss this and any other books. Through the Looking Glass (Chapters 7-12) by Brittany Summary An army of soldiers race through the wood forcing Alice to take shelter behind a tree. She … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: ALICE IN WONDERLAND EDITION, PART 2

Top 5 Disney Costumes – Katie 1) Electric Mad Hatter 2) Snow White 3) Queen of Hearts 4) Cinderella 5) Wall-E Top 5 Mad Hatter’s Through the Years – Caro 1.Hatter from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, 1865.  Well, the first impression is always the good … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 18TH: REPO MEN, ALICE AND HOBBITS

REPO MEN AN AGGRESSIVELY RIDICULOUS THRILLER Source: reuters.com LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The future looks awfully predictable (underscore “awfully”) in “Repo Men,” a blood-soaked, derivative and increasingly ridiculous sci-fi thriller in which Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play a pair of hotshot repossession agents who forcefully remove artificial organs … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB CHAPTER 12 ALICE’S EVIDENCE

Chapter 12 – Alice’s Evidence BY Caro Alice got up and forgetting how large she had grown she tipped over the jury box, and once everything had settled down the King asked Alice, “What do you know about this business?” but Alice knew nothing. The King then noticing Alice read … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB CHAPTER 11 WHO STOLE THE TARTS?

Chapter 11 – Who Stole the Tarts? By Caro The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them. The Knave was standing before them in chains. Alice had never been in a court of justice before but was … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Alice in Wonderland Brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina Rating:  Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. Running time: 108 min Directed by: Tim Burton Warning – Slight Plot Spoilers in this Review! Review: The movie begins with a young … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND LUCKY CHARMS

Top 5 White Rabbits Through the Years – Caro 1. White Rabbit from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, 1865. This is the first image we have of the White Rabbit and it has given every other version where to take an example from, whether it is … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB CHAPTER 9

Chapter 9 – The Mock Turtle’s Story by Caro The Duchess and Alice reunited again and Alice thought that she was in a much pleasanter temper. She didn’t like being so close to the Duchess; one she was very ugly and secondly she was exactly the right height to rest … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 14TH: ALICE V. REMEMBER ME, SUCK AND AVATAR

BOX OFFICE UPDATE: ‘ALICE’ DOMINATES; ‘REMEMBER ME’ UNLIKELY TO CROSS $10 MILLION Source: hollywoodinsider.ew.com Box office numbers are in for Friday and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is dominating for a second straight weekend. The 3-D extravaganza starring Johnny Depp earned an estimated $17.5 million for its second Friday in … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW,LAST WEEK IN NEWS: 3/8 -3/14

The Twilight Saga News Wrap-up: COMCAST “NEW MOON” EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE WITH CHRIS WEITZ COMMENTARY THE LATEST ON “BREAKING DAWN” PETER FACINELLI NOT PLAYING VAMPIRE BASEBALL SUMMIT RELEASES OFFICIAL TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE TRAILER Summit Releases Exclusive Twilight ‘Eclipse’ Featurette With New Footage Twilight Actor Wants To Release Album In 2011 Movie … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 8

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 8: The Queen’s Croquet Ground Written by Caro Summary Alice saw a large rose tree near the entrance of the garden; the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it busily painting them red. Alice got closer to watch them and … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 12- AVATAR, THE AVENGERS AND MORE

WILL MARVEL’S AVENGER CONTINUITY BE ITS UNDOING? Source: io9.com While Marvel’s Avengers-related movies share a continuity similar to their source comics, is that tangled storyline going to end up being too complex for mainstream movie audiences? READ MORE HERE SO WHY DID THE HURT LOCKER BEAT OUT AVATAR FOR BEST … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FAN ART MADNESS – TIM BURTON EDITION

I sure some of you have already seen Alice in Wonderland (maybe even more than once) so in honor of this great adaptation, this week Katie and I are bringing you fan art based on the master mind behind the movie and so many great others. Director Tim Burton. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 6

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 6: Pig and Pepper Written by Rose Summary At the front door a fish messenger knocks on the door, telegram in hand and a frog servant answers. The telegram is an invitation to play croquet. Crazy noises are heard from inside, plates fly from inside past … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 5

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 5: Advice from a Caterpillar Written by Rose Summary The caterpillar asks Alice who she is but she cannot explain. He asks her to recite a poem and she does so in the wrong way. Alice wants to grow and the caterpillar asks her preferred size. … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 4

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Chapter 4: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill Written by Rose Summary The footsteps she hears, is the White Rabbit who is looking for his lost gloves. The rabbit mistakes Alice for his housemaid and instructs her to fetch his gloves and fan … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 3

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Chapter 3: A Caucus Race and a Long Lost Tale Written by Rose Reaching the bank, all the animals discussed an fuss about how they are to get dry. In order to dry, the mouse tells everyone a tale of William the Conqueror. It … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: MOVIE POSTERS FOR ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Katie Here at Open Book Society we like to see things from every angle. Movie posters are what sells people’s opinions of a film and like a book cover it has to be appealing. Also like books, movie posters can look differently depending … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW: LAST WEEK IN NEWS 3/1 – 3/7

The Twilight Saga News Wrap-up: Robert Pattinson wax figure announced by Madame Tussauds in London Summit replaces editor on ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ ‘Twilight’ Star Kellan Lutz ‘Wouldn’t Want To See’ ‘Breaking Dawn’ In 3-D CHRIS WEITZ WISHES HE COULD CUT THE FROLICKING VAMPIRE SCENE FROM “NEW MOON” MUSE WILL … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: MOVIE RELEASES FOR MARCH 5TH

Not much this week except a nationwide version of The Ghost Writer, but what we all are talking about around her is Alice in Wonderland of course. Go see it and tell us what you thought. Alice in Wonderland (Nationwide) Adventure, Fantasy (PG) (From comingsoon.net) (From comingsoon.net) From Walt Disney … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FAN ART MADNESS – ALICE IN WONDERLAND EDITION

Its a new month which means, Caro and I have all new fan art for you. This week we are focusing on Alice in Wonderland. Which we also are featuring in book club this month. There is a lot of great work this week, so enjoy! The Mad Hatter by … Continue reading

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 2

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Chapter 2: The Pool of Tears Written by Rose After Alice finished the cake she started to grow, in fact, she grew so tall her head hit the ceiling. She took the key from the table and made her way to unlock the door … Continue reading

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