Adult News, Reviews & Information
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 8:37pm
This year is going to be a great year for books to movies! With title including The Monuments Men, The Giver, Mockingjay, Divergent and Gone Girl , it looks like this year will be a big year for the phrase "I liked the movie, but it was different from the book."
Here are some of the titles that will be coming to the big screen in 2014. Do you prefer books or adaptations? Which movies are you looking forward to this year?
Unbroken/ Laura Hildenbrand: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
Labor Day/ Joyce Maynard: Acclaimed author Joyce Maynard weaves a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and treachery as seen through the eyes of a yteenage boy—and the man he later becomes. Looking back at an unexpected encounter that begins one single long, hot, life-altering weekend.
Winter's Tale/ Mark Helprin: A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.
The Fault In Our Stars/ John Green: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
The Hundred Foot Journey/ Richard C Morais: The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.
Dark Places/Gillian Flynn:Libby Day was seven when her mother and sisters were murdered. She survived and testified that her brother was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with crimes locates Libby and hopes to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her history, but finds herself where she started—on the run from a killer.
This Is Where I Leave You/ Jonathan Tropper:This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.
Wild/ Cheryl Strayed: A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
See you at the movies!
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 8:37pm
Entrepreneurs share distinctive qualities which help them towards success. More than likely, one trait will always shine more than the others, ultimately influencing and steering their business direction. Do you know yours? Take this quiz found on Entrepreneur.com to uncover your strongest entrepreneurial trait and gain new insights about yourself.
Of course, discovering your entrepreneur type is only the beginning. After that, it’s all about capitalizing on those strengths, shoring up your weaknesses and building a plan that works for you.
Our upcoming installment of our Small Business Seminar series, we will focus on Building a Marketing Plan. We will simplify the process and help entrepreneurs learn how to better utilize resources. If you are ready to grow your business in 2014, then this workshop is for you.
This program is provided in cooperation with First Partners Bank and Homewood Chamber of Commeerce. Participation in the workshop is free, however, reserve by February 26 for a complimentary lunch. Reservations email Leslie West at email@example.com or call 205-332-6620.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 8:26pm
The following books are scheduled to be released in March 2014
PLACE YOUR HOLDS TODAY!
*RELEASE DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY PUBLISHER*
Waking the Dead by Heather Graham
The Janson Option by Robert Ludlam
Missing You by Harlan Coben
The Walking Dead: the Fall of the Governor Part Two by Robert Kirkman
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler
Bone Deep by Randy Wayne White
King’s Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
Power Play by Danielle Steel
Stone Cold by C.J. Box
Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffery Archer
The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
The King by J.R. Ward
Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford