Sunday, February 24, 2013

BW9: Book news

Oscar Statuettes
OSCARS


I don't go out to the theater any more preferring to wait until movies come out in DVD so I can watch them in the privacy of my own home. And I don't watch much live television so miss all the commercials for upcoming releases.  Which is why I enjoy watching the Oscars and finding out about the offerings out there.  This year six of the nine  best picture nominees were inspired by books or plays or news articles.  The movie Argo is based on a article from Wired magazine and  Juicy and Delicious was inspired by a one act play by Lucy Alibar. So be sure to check out the Oscars tonight and then read the books.


Oscars 2013 - Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel


Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

Team of Rivals by Doris Goodwin
 
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick



In other bookish news CSPAN's The First Ladies of the United States has been published to go along with their television series: First Ladies: Influence and Image about the lives of the first ladies which will run for two seasons and begins weekly on Monday, February 25th.  



    The series will cover

  • the first ladies' White House years
  • the interests they championed
  • their policy influences on the presidents
  • their stewardship of the White House
  • their approach to private and public life
 
The 90-minute programs will air live Mondays at 9 pm ET on C-SPAN and C-SPAN3 (which also is the home for American History TV on the weekends), C-SPAN Radio, and via livestreaming on c-span.org.
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