Thursday, August 8, 2013

One of the World's Smallest Books

I saw this article on the main Yahoo! page and I had to share it because I'm a fan of miniature books (aren't they so cute?) and I thought it was interesting.

The article, Revealed: A Book the Size of a Ladybug, explains that miniature books are recognized being fewer than 3 inches in length and width; this book is a .138 inches square and .04 inches thick. The university of Iowa owns it, among other books, and before they knew for sure, using a high-end microscope, figured it was a Bible.

It has a larger, sister book and they were both sold at the World' Fair in 1965. After decades apart, they are both now together and it was found out they contain the same content.

I don't know about a book this small, but I would love to have a miniature book collection of my favorite books, just for fun.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Vampire Academy Movie

I think I've come to realize that I don't like movies that are made from long series of books. If it's a solo book, like Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which is a great movie BTW, I think there's less to focus on and less pressure to create a franchise.

I knew years ago that Richelle Mead had sold the rights to her book for a movie and a company was going to produce it. But I hadn't heard much about it so I forgot for over a year until about a week ago. I got to see who was playing all the characters and....I was severely disappointed.

I don't know why Hollywood insists on screwing up book series (and I wish more authors were vocal about it).

Rose is supposed to be half Turkish and have tan skin and dark brown eyes. She's supposed to be curvy. And here we have Zoey Deutch.

Don't get me wrong, she's beautiful. But she's not who I pictured for Rose, at all.

I'm a bit happier with the pick for Dmitri, Danila Kozlovsky. I hope he looks good with long hair!

And, of course, there's Lucy Fry as Lissa. I think they could make her look more thin and pale!

But the character who I think looks most like who I pictured, is Victor. He'll be played by Gabriel Byrne. He has that creepy but good-feature thing going on!

And who can forget Mason! He'll be played by the amazing Cameron Monaghan, from one of my favorite TV shows--Shameless.

I would never, as an author, sign away rights to the movie unless I was involved int he script and the casting.

And one last thing, I like that instead of just plain old Vampire Academy, the movie title will be Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters!