Saturday, April 16, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child(Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book on The Play | Book-Hub Review

Are you a fan of the Harry Potter?

If yes, I believe you know well the latest series, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the series number eighth in the Harry Potter book family is going to be released in July 30, 2016. To count down from the day I am writing this review is only two months and a half left.

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As far as anyone of you may know, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be on the play at the London’s West End’s theatre as same as the day of its official script book (Special Rehearsal Edition) to be on the bookshelves too.

The three key characters will be set for cast as follows:

Harry Potter: Jamie Parker

Hermione: Noma Dumezweni

Ron: Paul Thornley

These will lead the cast when Harry Potter and Cursed Child opens in London's West End theatre for the coming up summer. West End theatre is known as The Palace Theatre is a common term for mainstream professional performances which playing on stage likes the Broadway theatre in New York, United States.

It is now available for pre-order online with a special price discount due to early bird buying. Please check it for more detail from Amazon via this link: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Well, the book cover feature is not final yet. However, tentatively, it would look like almost the same as the latest previous book (7). Amber color for theme background and combine white color in the mid of its cover which having a bird nest with a child sitting inside it.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
*The story tells the happening to the nineteen years later.

The play story is written and directed by Jack Throne and John Tiffany respectively. Jack Throne writes the script for cast based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling.

J.K. Rowling Bio.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling, born 31 July 1965, Yate, Gloucestershire, England. She graduated from University of Exeter and held a degree of French and Classics. J.K. Rowling is a successful novelist, writes the notable novels as are Harry Potter series one to seven and now the latest one, number eight, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

She had written the other three more books for charity; “Quidditch Through the Ages” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”- These two books in aid of Comic Relief; and the third “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” in aid of her children’s charity Lumos.

In addition, in November 2016, you will see J.K. Rowling’s new role. Because, at the time being, she is preparing her screenwriting. Moreover, J.K. Rowling plan to be a producer on the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, a further extension of the Wizarding World too.

Jack Throne Bio.

He was born in 6 December 1978, Bristol, England. He finished at St. Bartholomew’s School, Newbury, Berkshire. Jack has written for theatre, radio, and film. The notable awards he has received are:

2009 Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival

Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Drama - 2010

Fringe First Winner - 2010

Royal Television Society Best Writer (Drama) - 2011 (with Shane Meadows)

BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series (The Fades) - 2012

BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Serial (This is England 88) – 2012

Yeah, according to all the awards Jack has, that is the reason why he is one of team in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play and book.

John Tiffany Bio.

John, born 1971, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He firstly started study in Biology, but changed to Classic and Drama in University of Glasgow. He directed the internationally successful productions Black Watch and Once. He has won a Tony Award, an Olivier Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award.

Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.

At: 16 April 2016

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Released April 12, 2016 | Book-Hub Review

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter have together written book, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, which tells about the U.S. revolutions.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was born in January 16, 1980, New York City, New York, United States. He graduated from Wesleyan University, has been married to Vanessa Adriana Miranda Nadal and they have one kid, Sebastian, now they live with his family in New York.
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He is an actor, rapper, composer, writer best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton, as its book name he has written.

He, Miranda, earned the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album since he wrote the book, music and lyrics of Alexander Hamilton which on the stage on Broadway theatre currently, Broadway theatre, the theatre commonly known as to represent the highest level of commercial theatre.

Miranda is the lead role in Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton. All things he has done to make the HAMILTON with perfection in a pack. Therefore, he deserved what he got.

Jeremy McCarter graduated in history at Harvard, is a magazine writer in cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek. He used to work five years for Public Theatre where he has done and learned many things there like create, direct, and produce the Public Forum series.

He had ever served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, wrote the liner notes for the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Jeremy just finished his book witting about young American radicals in World War One, to be published by Random House in 2017. He now lives in Chicago.

Dating back to May 12, 2009, Miranda and Alex Lacamoire has a chance went to perform their show at the Whitehouse where President Barack Obama and his wife were among of the audience too. Now, after 6 years, Miranda and Jeremy have written the book, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, which is about the story of the man on the ten-dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton.

As you may know that Miranda is an actor, rapper, lyricist and some other more; thus, he has composed songs and he is himself one of the key performers too. With a hand of Jeremy, who specializes in stage performances, then they have joined authoring book and released it in April 12, 2016.

What inside the 288 pages will tell you all about of HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION in every detail. Moreover, Miranda added his more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published.

This will help readers to enhance their wish and keep walking to the goal(s) as the successful story, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, is the very good example for everyone who wants to reach the star and never throw away their chance (shot).

The following is the HAMILTON lyric:


How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a

Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a

Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence

Impoverished, in squalor

Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?


The ten-dollar founding father without a father

Got a lot farther by working a lot harder

By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter

By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a

Trading charter


And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted

Away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up

Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of

The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter


Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned

Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain

Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain

And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain


Well, the word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, man”

Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland

“Get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and

The world is gonna know your name. What’s your name, man?”


Alexander Hamilton

My name is Alexander Hamilton

And there’s a million things I haven’t done

But just you wait, just you wait...


When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden

Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden

Half-dead sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick


And Alex got better but his mother went quick


Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide

Left him with nothin’ but ruined pride, something new inside

A voice saying


“You gotta fend for yourself.” [COMPANY]

“Alex, you gotta fend for yourself.”


He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf


There would have been nothin’ left to do

For someone less astute

He woulda been dead or destitute

Without a cent of restitution

Started workin’, clerkin’ for his late mother’s landlord

Tradin’ sugar cane and rum and all the things he can’t afford

Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on

Plannin’ for the future see him now as he stands on

The bow of a ship headed for a new land

In New York you can be a new man


In New York you can

Be a new man—

In New York you can

Be a new man—






Just you wait!

Just you wait!


In New York you can be a new man—


In New York—


New York—


Just you wait!


Alexander Hamilton

We are waiting in the wings for you

You could never back down

You never learned to take your time!

Oh, Alexander Hamilton

When America sings for you

Will they know what you overcame?

Will they know you rewrote the game?

The world will never be the same, oh


The ship is in the harbor now

See if you can spot him

Another immigrant

Comin’ up from the bottom

His enemies destroyed his rep

America forgot him [COMPANY]

Alexander Hamilton

Waiting in the wings for you

You never learned to take your time!

Oh, Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton…

America sings for you

Will they know what you overcame?

Will they know you rewrote the game?

The world will never be the same, oh


Just you wait


Just you wait


We fought with him


Me? I died for him


Me? I trusted him


Me? I loved him


And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him


There’s a million things I haven’t done

But just you wait!


What’s your name, man?


Alexander Hamilton!

Title: Hamilton: The Revolution
Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.
At: April 14, 2016

Book Details:

Book author:  Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
ISBN-13: 978-1455539741
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published date: April 12, 2016
Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Book-Hub Review : Twilight Tenth Anniversary "Life and Death Dual" Edition Released October 6, 2015 by Stephenie Meyer

Now Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight romantic love story has come up cycle Tenth Anniversary. To celebrating the auspicious occasion of her great work-, she has announced and launched her novel in double feature, Twilight and Life and Death.

The time fly so fast, in 2005, 10 years ago, Twilight novel has given intense pleasure and joy to readers who love Stephenie Meyer’s writing for more than millions as its first launch publishing of her novel so far.

The book “Twilight” has become an interesting modern classic, giving a new different definition to genres among young adult literature – person in age range of 20-40 years old, and influencing a circumstance that has had book readers feeling of intense longing for more.

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The “Twilight” novel was a number 1 USA Today and New York Time bestseller, an NPR Best-Ever Teen Novel, Time Magazine Best Young Adult book, and a New York Times Editor’s choice.

All these book has sold around 155 million copies worldwide-The Twilight Sega, which also includes New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Short Second life of Bree Tanner : An Eclipse Novella and The Twilight Sega : The official illustrated Guide.

It is time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! The new edition features about 400 pages of new satisfied content and in addition extremely beautiful and typically delicate brand new back cover art-producing book to be more appreciated.

In the “Life and Death” part, it slightly changes to the only some narratives. This part is like retelling of the original story, “Twilight”.

However, the author, Stephenie Meyer has adjusted some character’s appearances such as Beau’s will more repeat thoughts and sensations or behaviors than Bella-.

Novel readers will enjoy greatly jacketed hardcover as a flipbook in oversize package.

Find a phenomenal love story makes you feel excited and anxious about what is going on to happen in the romantic love scenario of Bella and Edward through latest look.

Title: Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death
Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.
At: 11 April 2016

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-0316268394
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 10 Anv edition
Published date: October 6, 2015
Language: English

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Book-Hub Review "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" Book Shared the Story of Anderson Cooper and His Mother-Gloria Vanderbilt

"The Rainbow Comes and Goes" book, the book share the lives story between mother and her son in their difficult time.

Anderson Hays Cooper was born in June 3, 1967, New York City, New York, United States Of America. He graduated from Yale University in Business Administration (BA.). He works for CNN and CBS as a journalist and he is a book author, game show and talk show host.

Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper are Anderson’s parents- mother and father respectively. Anderson’s partner is Benjamin Marsani.

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This book “The Rainbow Comes and Goes” talks about the relationship story between Anderson and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt-born in February 20, 1924, New York City, New York, United States.

Gloria Vanderbilt is actress, author, socialite, artist, and fashion designer. She in 2015, turned to 91 year old, has a bad sickness. Anderson wonders if he can spend his time for his mum, but it has hardly to do that due to he is very tight with his job. Yes, that is right, one would agrees with that once learns Anderson works for CNN and CBS- the typically job that need well prepared and do good homework before conduct.

Then he has an idea writing letters (E-mail) to his mum and exchange what they want to say and if somethings still to discover between them-mum and her grown son.

What the book “The Rainbow Comes and Goes” tells the world is love between mother and son through their conversation that they write to each other for years. They speak what have faced in the past in their lives and what they want to share and something they have been keeping in their mind to be discovered between them.

In the words they have exchanged-some stories are untold before such as Vanderbilt tells her son, Anderson Cooper, about her the very most personal life’s path-her romantic love affairs with Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra-Hollywood high-profile actors.

In any bad situation, it always has the way out. It is true isn’t it? Anderson has an idea to show his intend to his mother while she is sick, due to the wall of his busy jobs against and distance-he can make more their close relationship extremely interesting story of the real people and events- son has done for his mum.

Not only the words they write to communicate and share their felling each other but also their events causing great suffering and great achievement in their lives. They are in this spur book.

You can see how son treats his mother without any condition even his appearance to the world is a definitely difference to his mother’s pursuing ideals and steady positiveness.

If you are the one who want to let you parents or any of your lover to know how you are grateful to them. Anderson has told you already via this book “The Rainbow Comes and Goes” just only open its cover and find what a wonderful appealing memoir inside it.

Title: The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.
At: April 10, 2016

Book Details:

Book author: Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Harper
Published date: April 5, 2016
Language: English

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