Book Buzz: BREAKING DAWN, Oprah, Rizzoli & Isles, and More

From Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn to an anti-diet book Oprah calls “the miracle we’ve been waiting for,” there are a few books getting a lot of buzz this week. Let’s take a look at some books that have been on TV or in the news over the past few days.

Breaking Dawn Movie News: Will that gory childbirth scene make it into the movie?
PopSugar interviewed Breaking Dawn screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg about whether the infamous childbirth scene will be shown onscreen. Her answer: “The childbirth — all the scenes, I feel — should be on screen…would we actually see Edward’s teeth through the placenta? I don’t think so. I don’t think we need to see that…” Rosenberg also mentions that she’s relieved that Breaking Dawn is going to be split into two movies because it would be too hard to fit everything into just one movie. She also says she’s collaborating with Stephenie Meyer and “she weighs in on every draft of the outline, every draft of the script.” The entire interview is at PopSugar and I think it’s a must read for fans of the Twilight Saga movies.

Women, Food and God: The reason Oprah says she’ll never diet again
On Tuesday, Oprah had Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God, on her show for the second time to talk about her book. After years of struggling with her weight, Oprah proclaims that she has finally found the answer to her problem with the bestselling Women, Food and God. Roth’s basic concept is that, “The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.” Thanks to Oprah’s endorsement, the book is currently the number one bestseller on Amazon.

 

Rizzoli & Isles TV Series: Debuts to big ratings and boosts book sales
TNT’s new series, Rizzoli & Isles, debuted this week and attracted 7.6 million viewers. It’s based on Tess Gerritsen’s book series, which enjoyed a sales boost thanks to the show. Gerritsen’s latest book in the series, Ice Cold, is currently in the top 100 bestselling books on Amazon, while the first two books, The Surgeon and The Apprentice, are in the top 200. The TV show pilot was actually based on The Apprentice, the second book in the series.

 

New memoir from the family featured in the Oscar-winning film, The Blind Side
The Tuohy family, made famous in The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock, has written a new memoir about their adoption of a homeless child. In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving has been featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, and in this week’s People magazine. The book is on sale now.

 

 

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    I think it’s great the screenwriter wants to be as true to the original Breaking Dawn book as possible. Meyers will no doubt have the final say on what goes in or what stays out but given the success of the series I think we can trust her judgement.