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DID YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR MAKE THE LIST: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jacki  Did your favorite author make the list? What makes a book a bestseller? And what makes a book not only a bestseller, but can create a loyal fan following? Well, Forbes answered that by releasing top earning writers and it seems that sex … Continue reading

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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN CAST AS PLUTARCH IN THE UPCOMING FILM THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

  The Hunger Games Trilogy fans must be happy to know that Lionsgate has announced a new cast member for the upcoming sequel, Catching Fire. We have received information letting us know that actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the cast and will be playing the role of … Continue reading

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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR NOV. 14TH: THE HUNGER GAMES OFFICIAL TRAILER

For all those eager fans that have been waiting to see more of Katniss and Peeta, Lionsgate has debuted today the Official full trailer of the upcoming movie The Hunger Games by the best-selling novel author Suzanne Collins, which everyone will be able to see March 23, 2012 in theaters. … Continue reading

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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR NOV. 11TH: FULL TRAILER MONDAY, POSTERS, VANITY FAIR, INTERVIEWS

CONFIRMED: GMA to debut full-length trailer for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie Monday Via Examiner Good Morning America has announced it will debut a sneak peek of The Hunger Games on Monday morning, November 14th, and Lionsgate confirmed it would be the full-length trailer for the movie. Furthermore, the debut will … Continue reading

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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR OCTOBER 28TH: MEET THE CHARACTERS 8 NEW POSTERS

via Lionsgate Films OBS is proud to present, to all the waiting fans, 8 new one-sheet posters from the upcoming movie The Hunger Games based on best-selling author Suzanne Collins.  The poster collection includes some of your favorite citizens of Panem: Rue (Amandla Stenberg), Cato (Alexander Ludwig), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), so be sure to … Continue reading

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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR AUGUST 24TH: HUNGER GAMES PREVIEW AT VMA’S, SUZANNE COLLINS COMIC

via Hunger Games Examiner First footage from ‘The Hunger Games’ movie to debut at MTV Video Music Awards Continuing a tradition of providing exclusive first looks at some of today’s hottest movie franchises, MTV will debut the first-ever footage from The Hunger Games movie at this year’s MTV Video Music … Continue reading

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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR AUGUST 19TH: COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOKS, SOUNDTRACK, FILMING UPDATE, AND PRIM

Check out the new cover for ‘The Hunger Games’ Collector’s Edition via Examiner The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition will hit stores this November, and now eager fans can get their first peek at the sleek new packaging for the beloved book by Suzanne Collins. The new cover features a slipcover, … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UNDER $5 EDITION

I usually do e-books under $3, but when really good books are floating around under $5, I want to share them. So here are some Best Selling books under $5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith $4.79 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a … Continue reading

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ERIN’S MAY READING LOUNGE: WHAT SHE’S READING NOW

I’m still in the middle of my re-reading kick. So right now I’m reading a bunch of sequels: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, book 2)by Douglas Adams; Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games book 2. I’m just over halfway through it, … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: OUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2010

The OBS Staffer’s have picked their favorite books from 2010! Did yours make the list? Rose: Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth Amanda: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer Erin: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Changeless by Gail Carriger Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Little … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 20 PART ONE: LIFE BEYOND EARTH, 15 CLASSIC SCI-FI NOVELS REJECTED & CATCHING FIRE

Source: ezinemark LIFE BEYOND EARTH: THE POWER OF SCI-FI Ever since the first humans turned their eyes to the heavens and wondered who or what might share the vast universe with them, mankind has been fascinated with the question of life on other worlds. Although in recent years scientists have … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR OCTOBER 16TH: SCRIPT NOTES, RACE IN CASTING, AND MORE

Early script for ‘The Hunger Games’ includes detailed notes about the Games by Sara Gundell at The Examiner Entertainment Weekly has seen an early draft of the script for The Hunger Games movie — and it seems to include a detailed retelling of the Games themselves, a brutal arena match … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 29: HUNGER GAMES FAN COMIC, SELF PUBLISHING AND MORE

How “The Hunger Games” might look as a comic Source: io9.com Now that Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy has come to a close, could we get a graphic novel adaptation? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks gives us a taste of what a comic Hunger Games might look like. Hicks, who created … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 27: TERRY PRATCHETT AND MORE ON MOCKINGJAY

Why I’m going to the Discworld convention Source: guardian.co.uk It’s August in an even-numbered year. That means only one thing: time to head up the road to Birmingham airport. Not to fly, though. To attend the Discworld convention at one of the airport hotels. You may be wondering why a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 24 PART 3: MOCKINGJAY, ‘SCIENCE’ FICTION AND MORE!

Suzanne Collins’ ‘Mockingjay’ is the real deal as trilogy finale Source: usatoday.com A simple question — “Real or not real?” — haunts the key characters in Mockingjay, the suspenseful final book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling Hunger Games trilogy that has triggered a boom in dystopian fiction for teens. Set in … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 16TH: EXOTIC SCI FI, MOCKINGJAY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND MUCH MORE

New Exotic sci-fi: The Windup Girl and River of Gods by Noah at Cinefugue Science fiction stories are generally extrapolations of current trends. With the relative decline of the West and Japan, writers have begun to think about the possibility that the future might belong to Somewhere Else. The most … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 4TH: BEST LITERARY DRAGONS, AUGUST RELEASES, AND MORE

Ten of the best dragons in literature John Mullan at The Guardian Argonautica, by Apollonius of Rhodes This Greek epic poem tells the tale of Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece. The fleece is guarded by an unsleeping dragon; Jason enlists the help of the sorceress Medea, who gives him … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS JULY 28: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, HUNGER GAMES BOOK TRAILER & MORE

Source: galaxyexpress IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD Seriously, isn’t it about time women ruled the planet? I remember as a child wistfully thinking if women were in charge of everything, everything would be better. We’d be more compassionate, more globally responsible, more peaceful. Rainbows and kittens would proliferate in abundance and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 23RD: SCIENTISTS & SCI FI, AUTHOR ADVICE, HUNGER GAMES TOUR, AND MORE

Why Scientists Should Read Science Fiction by Hannah Waters at geekosystem I write this post going into science fiction as a fan, but also unaware of how most scientists think about it.  I can imagine two central viewpoints: (1) scientists who enjoy it (like myself), simultaneously as entertainment and a … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: SUMMMER READING EDITION

TOP 10 YA Reads THIS summer: by Chris 1. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel – 4th installment of the Immortals Series 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – 3rd and final book of The Hunger Games Series (August 24th) 3. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer – … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 2: MOCKINGJAY, AND THE HUNGER GAMES AT ECLIPSE PREMIERE UK

SCHOLASTIC ANNOUNCES ‘MOCKINGJAY’ PRINT RUN, TOUR DETAILS Source: publishersweekly.com Teens, tweens, and adults alike are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mockingjay, the third and final book in Suzanne Collins’s dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. And come August 24, they shouldn’t have trouble getting their hands on a copy: Scholastic has increased … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 13TH: LINGER RELEASE TOUR AND HUNGER GAMES BOARD GAME

Linger Playlist, Texas Dates & Happy Germans via Maggie Stiefvater’s Blog Okay, it’s Friday, and it’s before Linger’s coming out, so more Linger music (are you guys tired of this yet?) It’s now five-ish weeks until Linger’s release and it’s starting to feel really close. As such, I now have … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 9TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, FREE iBOOKS, ANDROID KARENINA, AND THE HUNGER GAMES

Marmee Noir returns in Blake vampire series By J. Stephen Bolhafner at St. Louis Today Anita Blake’s guns blaze and her love life becomes ever more complicated in “Bullet,” the 19th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Those who think the erotic interludes in Laurell K. Hamilton’s novels … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS PART 1: TRUE BLOOD BOOK, DYSTOPIAN FUTURES & SUZANNE COLLINS ‘HUNGER GAMES’

Source:  endofshow TRUE BLOOD BOOK RELEASED BY BENBELLA Waiting Sucks as the True Blood marketeers will have it, but you can quench your thirst for more TB with ‘A Taste of True Blood’, a collection of essays on the show from the Smart Pop imprint of Benbella Books, released June 29th. Taking an … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 19-27

Chapters 19-27 -By Katlyn Summary Katniss cursed herself for yelling out Peeta’s name, but she was thrilled to go out and find him. She wondered about the motivation to change the rules but she figured the story of the star-crossed lovers was feeding the audience and sponsors. Katniss settled to … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES YA BOOK CLUB – CHAPTERS 17-18

Chapter 17 – 18 by Chris Characters: Katniss Cato Rue Places: Supply Pyramid Woods Memorable Quotes: 1. “Let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin, Cato.” – Katniss page 226 2. “The boy from District 1 dies before he can pull out the spear.” – Katniss page 233 3. I’m going to. … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 15-16

Chapter 15 – 16 – By Chris Characters: Katniss Rue Foxface Cato Places: The Tree The Stream Career’s Campsite Memorable Quotes: 1. “I wonder what Gale made of the incident for a moment and then I push the whole thing out of my mind because for some reason Gale and … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 13-14

Chapters 13-14 – By Chris Characters: Katniss Rue Peeta Glimmer Cato Places: Forrest/Lake/Tree Memorable Quotes: 1. “But all in all, maybe showing up stark naked in that chariot would have been safer for me.” – Katniss page 177 2. “How’s everything with you?” –Katniss page 181 3. “I imagine her … Continue reading

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THE HUNGER GAMES YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 11-12

Chapters 11- 12 by Chris Chapter 11 by Chris Characters: Katniss Peeta Tributes Places: The Games – Woods/Trees Memorable Quotes: 1. “I’ve see her throw in training. She never misses. And I’m her next target.” – Katniss page 150 2. “And I will not end up with the unpleasant task … Continue reading

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