In Our Feeds: Hunger Games casting, all-night scavenger hunts, and Bartleby the Tweeter?
By Dante on April 8th, 2011
Over on the New York Times Motherlode blog, there’s a discussion taking place about whether parents are becoming increasingly lenient when it comes to giving their kids money.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest news items this week (at least for YA lovers who are also moviegoers) was the announcement that Peeta and Gale have been cast for the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games. So now that the roles of Katniss, Peeta, and Gale have been filled, it’s time to speculate on who will play Haymitch and Effie!
Useful reason #789 why we think we might need an iPad: you can make funny self-portraits on it (and iPhones)! Mashable has a cool photo gallery highlighting some of the more creative examples.
Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener is one literature’s indelible creations. And Ian Crouch of The New Yorker Book Bench blog thinks Bartleby would fit right in with a sector of the social media generation. (Bonus points for the LOLcatz-inspired image that’s in this post!)
It might be more than a month away, but we know where we’ll be on May 20 — at the all night “Find the Future” scavenger hunt taking place at the New York Public Library as part of the library’s centennial celebration! Users will have to use their cell phones, laptops and other technology to find clues and treasures throughout the 70 mile stacks of books. This trailer for the game is super cool and has a very Dan Brown feel.
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