Well it’s not quite yet the big event, but my favorite time of the year has arrived! Award season is in full-throttle at this point, we’ve already had the Golden Globes, SAG, Grammy’s (they sorta count), Critic’s Choice, we just have the BAFTA’s and Oscars left, if I got that right–the big time awards, anyway.
For some of you that know me I’m a HUGE movie buff! I’m like a human IMDB and am oh-so proud of it! So I decided that I would present myself with a cool challenge: read books that were hugely successful as movies and/or Oscar picks.
The only real dilemma I’m presented with if I can achieve this greatness in time for the big day, March 2nd on ABC! (make sure you tune in) I have recently been collecting some awesome Kindle deals and will attempt to read the following:
While I will do my best to read them all (my book haul from ALA was ridic & so many more awesome books I’ve been waiting for are out this month!), I would like to focus on the most important: The Wizard of Oz.
At ALAMW14 I got my hands on a much anticipated book, Dorothy Must Die and with this year’s Oscars honoring The Wizard of Oz for it’s 75th year in cinematic history, I thought this would be the perfect idea to challenge myself with! I’m going to try and see both worlds, what both stories capture in the land of Oz and Kansas. If you haven’t heard about Dorothy Must Die then here’s your chance.
Synopsis (via Goodreads)
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling. What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!
Sounds exciting right?! The book will be available on April 1, 2014 from HarperTeen…get ready guys, ’cause I have a feeling we won’t be in Kansas for very long…