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I recently read the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I have heard a lot fantastic things about this book and have watched it come and go from the library for quite some time now, so I am glad that I finally got around to reading it. The Lightning Thief is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time.

The story is about Percy Jackson, a 12 year old boy from New York. Percy has trouble in school and has been kicked out of several. While on a field trip something strange happens. One of Percy’s teachers turns into a monster and he has to slay her. Strange things continue to happen and Percy finds out that he is different than other kids; in fact his father is a Greek God. At the end of the school year He is sent by his mother to a summer camp for kids who are half-human, half-God. After a dangerous drive to get to the camp he is attacked by a Minotaur (a half-bull, half-human monster). He finally makes it into the camp but has to recover from injuries received fighting the Minotaur. While at camp he learns more about the Greek Gods and trains to be a hero. He also finds out which God his father is. Percy and two friends from camp are sent on an epic journey to recover a lightning bolt stolen from Zeus. I don’t want to give too much away…but if you like hero stories with a wealth of Greek mythology mixed in, this book is for you. There are sequels as well, so make sure to check them out.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

The Sea of Monsters  

The Titan’s Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

The Son of Neptune (estimated publishing date October 4, 2011)

If you have already read the Percy Jackson series check out the Kane series and learn about Egyptian mythology.

The Kane Chronicles

The Red Pyramid               

The Throne of Fire

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Here is the January 2011 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.) And here we are at the beginning of 2011. Let’s see what’s going on with the 2010 projects now.

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

The A-List: In development with a 2011 release date.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a release date of 22 June 2012.

The Adjustment Bureau: Due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Agincort: In development with a 2012 release date.

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

All Quiet on the Western Front: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: In development with a 2012 release date.

Amerika: In development with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is 15 April 2011 (tax day? I’m sure that there’s some irony there.). (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Barney’s Version: Due in U.S. theaters on 14 January 2011.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

Bless Me, Ultima: Currently filming with a release date in 2011.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: In development with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Filming with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Filming with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the December 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.) It’s the end of 2010 folks, so stand by for those “2010” dates to change…or for the projects to disappear.

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

The A-List: In development with a 2011 release date.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a release date of 22 June 2012.

The Adjustment Bureau: Due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Agincort: In development with a 2012 release date.

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

All Quiet on the Western Front: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: In development with a 2012 release date.

Amerika: In development with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Barney’s Version: Due in U.S. theaters on 24 December 2010.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

Bless Me, Ultima: Currently filming with a release date in 2011.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Filming with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Filming with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the November 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a release date of 22 June 2012.

The Adjustment Bureau: Due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Agincort: In development with a 2012 release date.

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Barney’s Version: Due in U.S. theaters on 24 December 2010.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Filming with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Filming with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the October 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Adjustment Bureau: In post production and due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Avalon High: Due on 12 November on the Disney Channel. (see trailer here)

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: In pre-production with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: In pre-production with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the September 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches DVD. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Adjustment Bureau: In post production and due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Avalon High: In post-production, and due this year on the Disney Channel.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

Boardwalk Empire: Appearing on HBO starting on 19 September 2010.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: In pre-production with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: In pre-production with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the August 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches DVD. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. In other news, have you noticed that Brad Pitt is currently linked to 28 projects that are in development, many of which are book adaptations?

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Adjustment Bureau: In post production and due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Avalon High: In post-production, and due this year on the Disney Channel.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2010.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: In pre-production with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: In pre-production with a 2012 release date.
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