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7 Books that Capture that Summer Blockbuster Magic

7 Books that Capture that Summer Blockbuster Magic

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Seen any good movies lately? The numbers suggest the answer just might be no—for the month of July (prime blockbuster season), box-office receipts are lagging some 30 percent behind last year....
4 Reasons to Reread (or Read!) Gone Girl Before Seeing the Movie

4 Reasons to Reread (or Read!) Gone Girl Before Seeing the Movie

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Spoiler Alert: If you have not yet read this deliciously evil book, stop after this paragraph. But first, while I have you here, person who has not read Gone Girl—I highly recommend it! Not...
10 Lines from The Fault In Our Stars That Must Make It Into the Movie

10 Lines from The Fault In Our Stars That Must Make It Into the Movie

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Few characters since Romeo and Juliet have fallen in love as articulately as The Fault In Our Stars‘ Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. And every reader currently lining their...
11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

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Over here at the Book Blog, our main passion is books—but you know we also love us some movies. Especially when those movies are based on books! When done well, they’re magical visualizations...
Payback Time! 6 Movies We Want to See Made Into Books

Payback Time! 6 Movies We Want to See Made Into Books

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You may as well get a teapot enchanted with Angela Lansbury’s voice to start singing about it; it’s a tale as old as time (get it?!): book people hate it when movie people take the books they...
5 Books to Get You Through the Wait for the Veronica Mars Movie

5 Books to Get You Through the Wait for the Veronica Mars Movie

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Hey there, Marshmallows! Are you counting down the days to the Veronica Mars movie like I am? Of course you are. We’ve been waiting for this day since long before we even knew it was a...
Essential Reading for Film Fans: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Essential Reading for Film Fans: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

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Watching as the legendary Sidney Poitier walked across the stage at the Oscars last night to present an award 50 years after he took home his own historic statuette, the first ever Best Actor...
5 More Books to Read Before They Come to a Theater Near You

5 More Books to Read Before They Come to a Theater Near You

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There’s nothing worse than going to a movie with a group of friends, only to come out of it and have the Debbie Downer of the group lecture the rest of you on why the book was better. The easy...
What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

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Lights! Camera! Adaptations! Do you know what my favorite kind of movie is? The kind that’s based on books. And 2014 is chock-a-block with cinematic adaptations of some of your favorite...
16 Book-to-Movie Adaptations That Oscar Loved

16 Book-to-Movie Adaptations That Oscar Loved

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The Oscars are all about the movies, but it’s usually a good night for book lovers too. This year, for example, four of the nine nominees for Best Picture are adaptations of books—The Wolf of...