Tagged with movies

Popcorn and a Book (34): The Hobbit vol. 2

Popcorn and a Book (34): The Hobbit vol. 2

  The Book: 1937 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (HarperCollins; originially published by George Allen & Unwin) The Film: 2013 The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug directed by Peter Jackson (New Line Cinemas and MGM) ***WARNING: SPOILER ALERT*** As soon as I got home from the theatre from finally watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I … Continue reading

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

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News It’s Pride Week this week in Toronto! Celebrate Pride by reading some of the great LGBTQ books on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s list for kids and teens. Also, be sure to check out Christa’s blog More Than Just Magic, where all month long she has been … Continue reading