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Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

The Book: 2009 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Gavin Hood (Lionsgate Entertainment) [If you haven’t read Catching Fire yet (And seriously, why haven’t you? There is no excuse), then this will contain a few plot spoilers.] Catching Fire is my favourite book in the Hunger … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (32): Ender’s Game

Popcorn and a Book (32): Ender’s Game

The Book: 1985 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books) The Film: 2013 Ender’s Game directed by Gavin Hood (Summit Entertainment) In a very tight nutshell, Ender’s Game is about a boy prodigy who has been recruited by the government to train to fight “Buggers”—an insect-like alien species that decades before attacked earth. The … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (30): Matilda

Popcorn and a Book (30): Matilda

The Book: 1988 Roald Dahl; illustrated by Quentin Blake (Puffin Books; originally published by Jonathan Cape) The Film: 1996 Directed by Danny DeVito (TriStar Pictures) Would you believe that until this past summer I had never before read Matilda by Roald Dahl? It’s true. I’m not sure why this book about a little girl who loves books … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (29): City of Bones

Popcorn and a Book (29): City of Bones

The Book: 2007 The Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Published by Margaret K. McElderry) The Film: 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones directed by Harald Zwart (Don Carmody Productions and Unique Features) WARNING: This post does contain plot spoilers. When I read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, I … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News What’s What? Weekly is back! And just in time for back-to-school. Here are some things I’ve come across this week. May they make your long weekend a little more fun and a little more bookish. The Divergent trailer has been released! What do you think? Is it … Continue reading