Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1st Transcontinental Broadcast: Books about TV

On this day in 1951, President Truman gave a speech that was broadcast across the country-- the first coast-to-coast TV broadcast. To celebrate, here are some books that tie in with TV! (We're on vacation this week, so all annotations are from WorldCat.)


Glee: The Beginning by Sophia Lowell. A prequel to the television show explores what happened before Mr. Schuester took over the glee club, showing the beginning of Puck and Quinn's romance and how the club functioned without its leader.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen; The Stolen; The Chosen by Liz Braswell. Chloe King was a normal sixteen-year-old girl until the day she fell from San Francisco's highest tower and died. But then she woke up. Now Chloe's life is anything but normal. Luckily, she still has eight lives to go.

The Awakening by LJ Smith. Two vampire brothers compete for high stakes--the love of Elena Gilbert, a beautiful high school senior who is searching for excitement. Jennie says: the first in the Vampire Diaries series, follow it with The Struggle.


The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1) by Joss Whedon, illustrated by Georges Jeanty. Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers - newly legion - have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains.

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan.

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.

What are your favorite books turned into TV shows?

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