11/16/12: Cool Stuff We Found This Week Friday 16 November, 2012

You may have heard that Gary Ross (director of The Hunger Games) recently published a children’s book called Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind — how cool is that? In fact, Gary is actually going to be doing a book signing tomorrow in Los Angeles at the Grove Barnes & Noble. Here’s a summary of the book from Amazon.com:

Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him! After spending time on an island full of pleasure-seeking pirates and at a prep school that boasts a hundred shades of gray, Bart finds himself in a mysterious cove where the wind doesn’t blow. Stuck, Bart is forced to face the fact that his flying days might be over. Will he ever get home again?

(Looking for the Bartholomew Biddle illustration you saw on the front page of our site? Click here to view the full image. :))

In keeping with our theme of “people affiliated with the Hunger Games movies who have also written books,” we wanted to let you guys know that Stanley Tucci also published a book recently. A cookbook, that is! The Tucci Cookbook “is brimming with robust flavors, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs, and engaging, previously untold stories from the family’s kitchen.” Buon appetito!

We also discovered that Woody Harrelson — yes, our very own Haymitch! — wrote a book as well (along with some of his friends)! It’s called How to Go Further, and it was published way back in 2005. You can read a review of it at treehugger.com. We all know about Woody’s veganism and green lifestyle, so it should come as no surprise that this book “encourages people to ‘walk on the earth with a lighter footprint.'” The book is a companion of sorts to the film Go Further, directed by Ron Mann.

Covering a wide range of topics–such as organic food, alternative energy, yoga, and political activism—the book has its roots in 2001’s “Simple Organic Living (SOL) Tour.” The tour saw Woody and his companions—including a yoga teacher, a raw food chef, and a confessed “junk food junkie”—biking down the Pacific coast and talking to people about how to lead a happier, healthier life while using less of the world’s resources.

Lastly, in light of the Catching Fire logo reveal attached to Breaking Dawn – Part 2, we thought we’d share one of the best fan-made Catching Fire posters that we’ve found [so far]. This one is by deviantART user sahinduezguen and you can click here to see the big version. We love how the poster features the Catching Fire book logo in flames, and we also love the tagline that he used: Against all the odds. Doesn’t that tie in nicely with the first film’s tagline?

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