Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for his first middle-grade novel, Nightmares! (en) – Die Schrecken der Nacht! (de) and to promote his creation he attended an autograph-session at Hugendubel KaDeWe on November 17, 2014 in Berlin.
The book is the first one in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.
The Sony Center – Potsdamer Platz was filled with screams from the excited audience today at the German Premiere of the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One after Zac Efron together with Taylor Schilling and Nicholas Sparks himself left their cars to walk the red carpet in Berlin.
The Movie, directed by Scott Hicks, is about Logan Thibault (Zac Efron), a U.S. Marine who returns to Colorado from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman (Beth (Taylor Schilling)) he doesn’t even know. After his return from Iraq, lost after his near death experiences, he walks to Louisiana from Colorado to find this woman who he credits for saving him.
Nicholas Sparks is now a worldwide phenomenon, his 18 books reached more than $80-million in sales, seven of them were turned into Hollywood movies.
I took these pictures a couple month ago but forgot to write about it. In a time were everyone got a mobile phone and telephone booths are more and more useless, it’s a funny idea to transform a couple of those into something more useful, something completely different.
How about an open Library, where everyone can take books he likes but also give books he doesn’t need anymore so other people can read them. How about a BücherboXX (eng: BookboXX).
Two of these boXXes are currently located on different places in Berlin, one at the marcel-breuer-school in Weißensee and one at the Mierendorffplatz. A third one travels around the city and another two are currently in the works.
The Potsdamer Platz is famous for its events, movie premieres and festivities, but what I saw yesterday was a bit different, 3 big yurts were standing in the middle of the Sony Center, in front of the CineStar Event Cinema. Yurts are portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by Turkic nomads in the steppes of Central Asia, so it was quite interesting and I wanted to know what’s going on there.
Two of the yurts were closed, the third one had a sign, “Info Yurt”. I went in and was told that the yurts are being used by 35 authors, reading chapters of their books in front of an audience of about 25 people, as part of an event called “Readings in Yurts”. After the reading, they could ask question about the book and the author, probably because there were a lot of students in the audience.
The third Asian festival this year, the Japan Festival Berlin-Steglitz (located in the Steglitz district of Berlin), but this time it was more like a little Japanese market rather than a festival. Tables loaded with all kinds of Japanese goods. Figures, books, Japanese snacks and foods, chopsticks and ramen bowls, all those things you wouldn’t find at your local supermarket.
I tried a japanese lemonade called Ramune, it tasted a bit like Sprite, but less sweet.
It also had a very pungent cough syrup after-taste.
Last weekend, I was in Leipzig to visit the Leipzig Book Fair 2010.
The Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring meeting place for the publishing and media sector and has evolved into an attractive hallmark both in Germany and across Europe.
But after I arrived at the exhibition grounds, it was obvious that the fair isn’t only about Books anymore. Cosplayers, as far as the eye could see.
Since Animes and Mangas are becoming more and more famous in Germany, Cosplay is pretty popular among the fans and instead of taking pictures from books and their authors, I focused on capturing all the amazing costumes I saw during my time at the fair.