Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I admit it. I'm obsessed.

If any of you have been keeping up with my twitter, tumblr or pinterest, you've probably noticed that I reblog a lot of things pertaining to the upcoming film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  For those of you who don't know, it's a film based upon the book of the same name written by Stephen Chbosky.  I first read this book back in early 2000 when it was all the buzz and people swore you had to read it.  I think I was a little too old at the time to really be moved by it as so many young people have, but at the time I appreciated the music and literary references more than the actual story.  Fast forward to a little more than a decade later when the author himself decided to direct his own film (what a concept!), and he put together a flawless cross-fandom cast consisting of Hermione Granger, Percy Jackson, and Katara, and suddenly all these years later, not only am I interested, but I'm flat out obsessed with the whole thing.  Nothing pulls me in quicker than six degrees of fandom.  Seriously.  Oh and did I mention Paul Rudd?  Paul freaking Rudd plays the English teacher that gives Charlie all these amazing books to read.  I might need an intervention.

If you didn't catch the MTV First interview last night with the cast, you should.  I really love Emma Watson, and I adore Logan Lerman, and I don't know much about Ezra Miller, but if all the reviews are to be believed, he's about to rock everyone's world.  Check out the interview!
I'm so excited.  I don't think I've been this excited for a film since Deathly Hallows Part 2.  I'll probably do a review of it after I see it next weekend when it comes out here in DC.  I can't promise my review will consist of anything outside of "OMG" and "Dead," but I'll try and write something coherent.  If you haven't seen the trailer yet, then check it out.

In other literary news, the National Book Festival is happening this weekend!  I can't wait to go and listen to great authors speak about their work, do readings, and essentially inspire.  Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to both days, but I'll be there Sunday having a great time and hopefully tweeting live from the event.  I can't wait!

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