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Also, if you were inside a classroom full of kids when the temperatures started to rise, you would understand the necessity of spring break. Kind of like a full moon, spring temperatures get kids (and all of us, if we're being honest) a little bit excited! Spring break helps teachers keep their sanity, and thus -- love their kids even more. And, of course, have the patience to continue to teach them!
Now, on to actual book news:
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This week, author Suzanne Collins made a statement to her fans explaining and making a case for Lawrence as Katniss. In my opinion, film versions of books are always going to be lacking in some readers' eyes. I tend to think the book is always better than any film adaptation. However, I like to see books I enjoyed on the big screen, if only for the fact that it might entice viewers to pick up copies of the book. The possibility of attracting non-readers to reading is an excellent reason for any book to be made into a movie. I look forward to seeing The Hunger Games and Lawrence in the leading role.
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Two more newsworthy book tidbits from this week:
- Google and publishers reached an agreement that would put millions of books online in digital format. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin rejected the agreement because it detailed an author opt-out clause in which authors would have to opt-out or their books would be included. Chin stated that if authors could opt-in rather than having to opt-out, he would have approved the settlement.
- After film icon Elizabeth Taylor's death this week, Entertainment Weekly created a list of 10 Essential Books about the star. To brush up on your biography details of Liz, delve into these titles.