Monday, May 31, 2004

JK Rowling finally has official website!

From my LM_Net listserv:

For those who just can't wait for the next Harry Potter book, visit
with JK herself. . You'll need Flash installed,
but there is also a text only side. There are sections for News, Rumors
(this is fun), Biography, and other stuff. Also, hints about books six
and seven hidden on the site. (now you're hooked).

From Book Movement--Undercover Hollywood: Books to Movies

Peter Jackson to direct "THE LOVELY BONES" The Oscar-winning director of "Lord of the Rings" is set to direct the film adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her-her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

Also: Elijah Wood to star in film version of "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED"
Another "Lord of the Rings" alumnus, Elijah Wood, will star as the young man who returns to the Ukraine in search for his roots in Jonathan Safran Foer's much- acclaimed breakout novel.