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Book Review :: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I didn’t really intend to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, as it didn’t really sound appealing to me. But as it became more of the “everyone’s talking about it” type of book, I made an impulse decision. I spotted… Continue Reading →

Book to Movie Review: The Book Thief

My friend Marina is a movie aficionado and podcaster and invited me to a special press screening for The Book Thief last week. After seeing the movie, we recorded a special podcast for Row Three: After the Credits (Episode 140:… Continue Reading →

Book to Movie Review: Ender’s Game

We went to go see Ender’s Game on opening weekend and were really pleased that it wasn’t in 3D. We saw it in UltraAVX, which was quite sufficient. Having just finished reading the book, I was really interested in the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

I jumped on the book-to-movie bandwagon again and picked up a copy of Ender’s Game last month. It originated as the short story published in August 1977, which Card expanded to a book and published in 1985, receiving both the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Stay by Aislinn Hunter

Local author Aislinn Hunter will soon be publishing a new novel, and her debut novel, Stay, has been adapted into a film (TIFF, 2013). Stay follows the story of a young Canadian woman living in Ireland with an older man…. Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Horns by Joe Hill

Horns by Joe Hill is already being adapted for the big screen, starring Daniel Radcliffe (the photo is worth seeing!). I am vain about keeping on top of reading trends—although it’s probably impossible—and I wanted to read this before the… Continue Reading →

Talking about lit to flick: Before the Dawn podcast

This past week I was thrilled (and nervous) to be a guest host for Before the Dawn, a podcast for book to screen adaptations, especially YA fiction. The show originated in 2009 as a Twilight podcast created by movie bloggers… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

I wanted to read Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones because of the movie adapted by Hayao Miyazaki. Terrible, I know, but I’m a huge Miyazaki fan and now I want to read more by Diana Wynne Jones, so… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I have wanted to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs since the book trailer was released last year. I watched the trailer and read the synopsis probably six months ago but resisted buying it several times… Continue Reading →

Happy Hunger Games

I just got home from a midnight screening of The Hunger Games and it was really well done. When the cast list was first announced, I was a little worried about Katniss and Peeta because they didn’t look the same… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Movies Based on Novels

It’s always been a trend to make movies and plays based on books and novels. Adapting written works for the screen is nothing new. However, there are some movies in pre-production and filming right now that I’m excited to see…. Continue Reading →

Pride & Prejudice (movie review)

Last January I read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and I recently (finally) watched Pride & Prejudice the movie (2005 version) starring Keira Knightly. This is less of a ‘movie review’ and more of just my thoughts on the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I was a little apprehensive when I first read the jacket copy for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. But the book came highly recommended by a bookish friend, so I plunged ahead. Initially I was concerned my… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

I enjoyed the second book in Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy in a different way than I enjoyed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (book review / movie review). In the first book, it’s very much about the mystery at hand, and… Continue Reading →

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (movie)

A few weeks ago I’d had to give up advance passes to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo before it came out in theatres on Friday, April 16, 2010. I’d received the passes from Biz Books, a local movie/theatre-focused… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

This book has been at the top of international bestseller charts for quite a while now and is “destined to be regarded amongst the best crime novels ever written”. The most intriguing part for me is that the novels have… Continue Reading →

Julie & Julia (movie)

Today (home sick, stomach flu?) I watched Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I had wanted to read the book first (as always) because the story is based on two books, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell… Continue Reading →

The Time Traveller’s Wife (movie)

I read The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger almost two years ago and absolutely loved it. It’s probably one of my favourite books; fiction, a bit of fantasy, and some romance, what’s not to love? When I read the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

By age thirteen, Anna has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate – a life… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees follows the story of 14-year-old Lily Owens. She is mistreated by her father, T. Ray; haunted by the memories of her mother’s death; and only loved by her nanny… Continue Reading →

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