Friday, February 05, 2010

I was in Barnes & Noble last week digging through the bargain books when I found an absolute gem for $4.98. I still feel guilty that I didn't have to pay the full price for the amount of entertainment I got out of this book. Seriously people, you can't even buy a popcorn at the movies for that! I have to admit that I tend to gravitate toward funny books. For the most part, I steer clear of "issue" books and anything with a dead parent. If I want to be depressed, I'll just watch the news.

I immediately sent an email to the author thanking her for the laughs. We authors love to hear from our fans, you know. The Buzz Girls have talked a lot about who we dream would play the characters in our own books if they were made into movies. I loved this book so much that I started dreaming about who would play the parts if it came to life. When I decided to write the blog on this book, I Googled it. I was thrilled to find that apparently the movie is going to be made. It already has Leslie Bibb (Iron Man, Law-Abiding Citizen, Confessions of a Shopaholic) attached. Leslie will make an amazing Zadie.
BTW, the book I'm talking about is The Bachelorette Party by Karen McCullah Lutz. It isn't exactly PG-13 so some of our younger readers should wait a few years to pick it up. If you've seen The Hangover and loved it, you'll enjoy this book.

Karen is also a screenwriter and has co-written Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, She's the Man and several other of my favorite films. She is also gorgeous enough to be a leading lady herself. I know, right?

Have you ever fallen so in love with a book that you just couldn't wait for it to be made into a movie? Tell me the book and who you would cast.

Happy Weekend everyone!

xo,

Stephanie
http://www.stephaniehale.com/

6 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Steph, considering how funny I find YOUR books, this is a stellar recommendation, and going to the top of my list. And I have to say I find Sophie Kinsella's books particularly amusing--although no surprise that I didn't feel the movie version of SHOPAHOLIC lived up to the book(s).

Bex said...

I'm always on the lookout for funny book recommendations. This one went to the top of my list, too! Thank you for sharing!!

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Ooh, fun post, Steph. I would have to say Hunger Games because I am sooo obsessed! I have no idea who should play Katniss. She has to be tough and pretty (but not too pretty) and clever and athletic and passionate and ... well, lots of things.

Ladytink_534 said...

The book I most want to be made into a movie or a TV show is JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I'm not really picky about the actors though I think Rachel McAdams would make a good Beth or Bella.

Wendy Toliver said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Steph!

Heather Davis said...

That looks like a fun book, Steph. Tera - I'm right there with you about Hunger Games. It screams for a movie!