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For those who love discussing the books that they've read (or refuse to read).

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Comment by Ty on March 27, 2014 at 6:57pm

HOW COULD YOU FORGET BLACK SANTA. I think I am most excited for...EVERYTHING I can't choose, although I hope they mention the Great White Wall of COW

Comment by Amanda Cathey on March 27, 2014 at 6:54pm

But the wonderful thing is John understands that 100% and he always takes that into account because he knows how it feels. 

Just think BEN IS GOING TO BE A REAL PERSON NOW AND THEN THE BLACK SANTAS OH MY LANTA I FORGOT ABOUT THE BLACK SANTAS!!!!

Comment by Ty on March 27, 2014 at 6:49pm

Ya I really like that John has some say, it was probably kind of hard seeing TFIOS adapted and having like NO say. I mean I know TFIOS the movie will be amazing but with books like JGreens there is such a loyal following and they're such incredible books that its hard to think of them as separate entities from the books

Comment by Amanda Cathey on March 27, 2014 at 6:47pm

Well the model was chosen to match Margo's description, I kind of looked at her as a basic copy to build on. The readers will definitely want black hair and blue eyes, and some will probably be upset if they diverge from it. 

A friend recommended Elizabeth Gillies, which I could see. I wouldn't mind a no namer, especially since John is an executive producer he has some say in things. That and John Boone is directing, and I trust them both.

Comment by Ty on March 27, 2014 at 6:39pm

thanks,

and I KNOW only I'm kind of nervous just like i was for when they were talking about who would be Hazel. I hope its someone relatively unknown.

Do you think the original Hardcover model with influence who they choose? this always seems like a problem to me. you give readers a face and then they lose that bit of imagination

Comment by Amanda Cathey on March 27, 2014 at 6:33pm

Very well said Ty. 

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY RELEASE A MARGO!!!!!

Comment by Ty on March 27, 2014 at 6:27pm

I think what some people are lacking, not saying you by any means cause i don't know you lol, is that they don't read critically. yes in book stores i judge by the back of the cover and by stuff i know i will like but i also grab books i wouldn't usually grab or ones that just came out because not only do i have a teasingly diverse taste in books i also read everything critically so even when i was reading a seemingly endless book like Swans Way by Proust I still could enjoy it by reading it critically even though i probably wouldn't read it again you know. 

When you read critically you are able to 

a. look past the shit you don't like 

or 

b. kind of appreciate what it adds to

a positive outlook helps with that too haha

also YES AND NAT WOLF IS GOING TO BE Q!!

Comment by Amanda Cathey on March 27, 2014 at 6:21pm

Did you guys hear about PaperTowns being made into a movie?

Comment by Amanda Cathey on March 27, 2014 at 6:21pm

I see where you're coming from, I just find some of the more popular books 'everyone' seems to endorse have a main part of the book with the love triangles as a major part of the book. I just think they could make it more subtle. Yes, it does show human nature, and it can be used as character development in a major way, I'm just not feeling satisfied that it's being used beneficially. Maybe I'm just a picky reader :P

Comment by Ty on March 27, 2014 at 6:07pm

I think for as many 'Twilight' books there are books that you are describing, that focus on the bigger picture of things opposed to all romance all the time. Also I don't think they are selling out, sure they are writing for an audience and it can be frustrating when a great author who was under the radar comes out with a best seller that to you is a sell out book but we need to remember this is a business. I believe that 1/3 authors actually make a living only by writing books, maybe fewer, so if they write something that is like that I think we need to remember that they are the same author as before and it's not like they are just shitting out this book. they have worked on it and have put their hearts and souls into it, if you look at a book like the city of bones which has the Clary Jace and Simon triangle which i know bugs some people but books are saying something about human nature and books where there is a love triangle (as cheesy as it may seem at times) is highlighting an aspect of human weakness which can be interesting to look at along with the awesome fights, action, and sarcasm that happens.

 

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