Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Attention Stephenie Meyer Fans!

If you are a Stephenie Meyer fan, I'm sure you have November 21st circled in red on your calendar! This is the date that the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Twilight releases in theatres everywhere. This is going to be a BIG, BIG movie, so you might want to make sure that you have enough copies of the book on hand to handle the increased demand for the book in both public and school libraries.

Here's a (hopefully) useful overview of all of the books available in the series, about the series, and about the movie. For the purists, Twilight is still available with the original cover in both trade paperback (9780316015844) and hardcover (9780316160179) editions. For those who have no objection to movie art, there are media tie-in editions of Twilight available in mass market (9780316038379) or trade paperback (9780316038386) format . There is also a Twilight Movie Companion (9780316043137), which gives all of the background information on the filming of the movie, storyboards, special effects, along with cast interviews and candid photographs. FYI- Often these types of companion books have removable bits, but this one doesn't so libraries can feel secure ordering this one. For those who want the unauthorized 'skinny' on Twilight and the other books in the series, Lois H. Gresh has written The Twilight Companion.

New Moon, the second book in the series is available in either hardcover (9780316160193) or trade paperback (9780316024969) format. Eclipse, book three, is available in hardcover (9780316160209) only at the moment, but there is a paperback scheduled for Spring 09. Breaking Dawn (9780316067928), the final book in the saga released this August and is available only in hardcover.

If you are in the Toronto area and are willing to brave huge crowds of screaming teenage girls, you can try to see the cast of the Twilight movie on Saturday, November 15th. They'll be appearing on Much on Demand at 6 PM. According to the Much Music website, if you want to be in the audience you have to go to MuchMusic today (November 11th)- they'll be giving away wristbands at 5PM.

And keep checking the blog in the upcoming week. I've been promised some movie-related swag to give away...

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