Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Book to Movie News and Reviews / Contemporary Fiction / New to Me Author

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

About a month ago I read an interesting article about the upcoming movie Labor Day, with Kate Winslet.  I generally think everything Kate Winslet does is worth seeing, so when I found this book for $1 at my library, it seemed like a find.  I was wrong. I should have realized from the cover of … Continue reading

Book to Movie News and Reviews / Contemporary Fiction / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author

Review of The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

I liked the movie but not as much as I expected to.  I loved the book. The movie was well-cast, well-acted, and rose way above the typical rom-com.  And yet… it was, in the end, a “dance movie”.  Why do movies insist on acting like dancing will heal everyone’s problems? Without going into a lot … Continue reading

Book to Movie News and Reviews / Children and YA / Highly Recommended

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: the Book versus the Movie

I hadn’t heard of this book until the movie came out and got so much Oscar-attention.  Then I came across the book in the library and was intrigued: it’s a hefty hardback with a spine about three inches across, yet it’s the recipient of a Caldecott award (the award for best picture books).  But open … Continue reading