March 6, 2018 • Fiction, Geek Girl
Many of our favourite authors are women, and there’s a very good reason for that. Women have written some of the greatest stories of all time. Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling. Here are some female authors who should definitely be on your TBR lists. (But please don’t stop here. There are so many amazing female writers.)
March 5, 2018 • Fiction
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters this week and while most of our time is spent swooning over the gorgeous trailer and phenomenal cast – Oprah! Reese Witherspoon! Mindy Kaling! – we still have plenty of time to think about the original source material and every other deeply moving books from our childhood. Without further ado, here are our favorite middle grade novels, chock full of those bottom-of-our-heart feelings.
March 2, 2018 • Movies & Film
Kiss, Marry, Kill is a game that's inherently weighted in the wrong direction. In it, pajama-clad contestants take turns naming celebrities, cuties, and other beings chiseled from Greek stone before deciding who they would kiss, marry, or wipe off the face of the Earth. That means 33.33% of the time, you’re making a horrific decision, and 66.6% of the time you’re being completely selfish. But what would happen if the lineup of contestants were more, let’s say, morally repugnant? That would invert things, meaning you'd need to take one for the team twice before doing humanity a solid—which makes Kiss, Marry, Kill: Literary Villains far, far more interesting a proposal.
This round: Sauron, Nagini, and Hook. Who would you kiss, marry, or kill?
March 1, 2018 • Movies & Film
Award season is in full swing, but every movie fan knows that the biggest and brightest ceremony of the year will always be the Academy Awards. The Oscars are the ultimate film award, especially the coveted Best Picture (although no one is going to sniff at an Oscar for sound editing)—and they are the perfect way for film fans to catch up on everything that they should be watching from the past twelve months. This year, the Oscar nominees are filled with movies based on books. Not too surprising, as Hollywood loves literary adaptations!
If you’re looking for a stunning film to watch this spring, with a book to read as well, look no further than these ten Oscar nominees.
February 27, 2018 • Fiction, Humor
Say what you like about Michael Bay, the filmmaker has left an indelible mark on modern cinema. But what if he trained his trademark “Bay-hem” on to classic literature? As Bay proved with “Pain and Gain,” a film based on a true event that was impossibly embellished, he has no problem making other material his own. So what would Michael Bay-ified adaptations of literary classics look like?