Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My new favorite,(yet to be discovered) songs:

Here they are! Along with their" single covers":

Melody By Kate Earl

Black & Gold
By Sam Sparro

No Boundaries By Kris Allen

Can't find the words By Karina

Paris By Benton Paul

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Poem By Me

So a few day's ago in English our prompt for our journal was, wait for it, anything. So I wrote this fun poem:

The Dragon and Knight

Lying in wait in the dark of the night,
the dragon was longing for someone to fight.
He was tired of sleeping and guarding his hoard,
If it must be said he was frankly quite bored!
It had been ages since the Knights used to come,
With visions of gold needed for their Kingdom!
He wanted a challenge!
He wanted to brawl!
He wanted a Knight, all cocky and tall,
But, alas, this was not to be, for one had not come in a century!
Then one time, in the night in the fall,
The dragon woke up when he heard a call.
"Hey dragon! You in there? Can it really be true?
I have long wanted to meet with you!"
The dragon perked up in the dim morning light,
A human had come! He now had a Knight!
"Yes I am here!" He said with a laugh,
"Have you finally come to test my wrath?"
"No, no!" said the Knight as he came into view,
"I would never want to fight with you!"
"Why not?" said the dragon, somewhat in a daze,
never before had he been this amazed!
The man only laughed and said with a grin:
"If I fought with you there's no way I could win!
I know you've been up here for ages on end,
I thought that maybe, you'd just like a friend."
The dragon was touched and felt no need to brawl,
So finally he said, "Well, yes, if that's all."
From that day on they were really a sight!
They were two best friends:The Dragon and Knight!

Michaela Labit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

To become a MOVIE!!

It's gonna be a movie!!!

Since its publication in September, the critically acclaimed and hugely popular The Hunger Games (Scholastic, 2008) by Suzanne Collins has had readers blogging about who they think would be cast in a film version of the book. A Hunger Games movie is that much closer to being realized now that Lionsgate has announced that it acquired the distribution rights for the work from producer Nina Jacobson.

“The suspense of The Hunger Games is heightened by its spirit of moral inquiry, and Suzanne has entrusted Lionsgate and me to bring that moral perspective to the adaptation—a charge we fully intend to honor,” said Jacobson, who is also bringing Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books (Abrams/Amulet 2007) to the screen. Collins, an experienced screenwriter, will do the screen adaptation herself.

Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur is thrilled to have The Hunger Games. “This is exactly the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: youthful, exciting, smart, and edgy.”

Author Suzanne Collins
Interest in the booked peaked after Twilight’s (Little, Brown, 2005) Stephenie Meyer praised it and Stephen King published a review of the book in Entertainment Weekly. The first of a trilogy, The Hunger Games is set in a dystopic capital where two teens are required to participate in an annual live, televised fight to the death. The book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 27 weeks, received a star review from School Library Journal, and is a participating title in SLJ’s Battle of the (Kids') Books. The second installment in the series, Catching Fire, is due out September 1, 2009.