Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256 pages

Published: 1962

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Genre: Fiction, Children’s Literature

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Movies & TV Shows Based on Books Released in 2018

In the past, anxiety was at its peak when a book lover heard that a film/TV adaptation was being made, based off their favorite book. And it is still nerve-racking! But with hits like It, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Murder on the Orient Express, it looks like Hollywood is catching on and making these adaptations pretty good. I can’t guarantee that these adaptations will satisfy your literary vision, however, these are some adaptations I think you should not only be on the lookout but give a chance: Continue reading “Movies & TV Shows Based on Books Released in 2018”

National Book Lovers Day

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It’s National Book Lovers Day!

It’s our day!

I mean for us book lovers, every day is book lovers day. But it’s nice to have a day set aside just for us.

So while we’re reading our books underneath our favorite tree or snuggled up in bed (with of course a cup of tea), let us take time to read some quotes that show why we all love books so much (not that we need anymore reasons):

“We live for books.” – Umberto Eco

“When the Day of Judgement dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.’ ” – Virginia Woolf

“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.” Ann Rice

“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.” – Carlos Luis Zafron

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass

“A book, too, can be a star a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeline L’Engle

“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.” – Anthony Trollope

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky

“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love books. There is no other activity that gives me great pleasure and just makes me feel one with the world. Some might say that I’m a nerd or closed off from the world. But I’m not closed off. In fact, I’m a traveler. I have traveled to so many places and universes that only became possible because of my love of reading.

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Now back to our regular reading schedule program…

“A Wrinkle in Time” Movie Trailer Released

The first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has been released.

 

I read this book a long time ago when  I was a kid and I didn’t really warm to the book. But after seeing this trailer, it gives me the chance to reread this book!

The movie introduces young actress Storm Reid stars as Meg Murry and has an all-star cast: Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine play Meg’s parents, Dr. Kate Murry and  Dr. Alex Murry, And another newcomer Deric McCabe playing Charles Wallace, Meg’s gifted little brother.

A Wrinkle in Time  opens nationwide, March 9, 2018.