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Upcoming Book Adaptations for 2017 and 2018

Book Adaptions coming in 2017, 2018, 2019 and beyond. Movies and Tv shows based on books being released soon cover genres from thrillers to children's lit to mysteries and romance. Pin now, Scheduled your movie dates later!

What is it about Fall that makes snuggling up and watching a movie so appealing? Whether at home on the sofa with your honey or out at a theater with friends, seeing your favorite book turned into a movie is the perfect cold weather past time. We’ve got the scoop on the book adaptations coming out for the remainder of 2017 as well as those flicks coming in 2018 and beyond. Take a look at the list, mark the dates on your calendar and be sure to catch up on the stories before you see them on the screen! Continue reading “Upcoming Book Adaptations for 2017 and 2018”

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14 Best Netflix Literary Adaptations

Ready to snuggle up for a winter of netflix watching? We've got the best book adaptations available on Netflix. From TV shows to Movies there is something for every man, woman and child on this list!

As we start to get for the colder season we can’t help looking through Netflix to prepare for some serious binge watching.  According to a study by Netflix 48% of streaming couples cheat.  No, not that kind of cheat.  I’m talking about the times that you secretly watch an episode without your partner.  Come on, we know you do it.

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Great Scot!!! Droughtlander is Over!!!!!

Droughtlander is over. Outlander's long awaited premiere is here! But was it worth the wait?

It took 18 months but the Droughtlander is finally over!!! If you don’t know what I am talking about, run to your television, turn on Starz, and binge-watch the first two seasons of Outlander.  This TV series is based on the books written by Diana Gabaldon.  Each season is one book in the series.  For all of us Outlander fans, I think we can agree that the Starz series is perfectly cast.   But, I get ahead of myself.  First, the book. Continue reading “Great Scot!!! Droughtlander is Over!!!!!”

five-stars
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ABC’s Still Star-Crossed: Proof that Fair Verona was More Full of Woe than Juliet and her Romeo

Is ABC's Still Star-Crossed the new White Princess or Reign? It has the makings of an excellent period drama but how did it live up to expectations?

The Tudors. Outlander. Downtown Abbey. The White Princess. Reign. 5 of my favorite shows – all of which are historical drama series with gorgeous costumes. 2 of the 5 (The Tudors and Reign) star Torrance Coombs. So when I found out that ABC was producing a new period drama starring Torrance Coombs (!!!) with great costumes (!!!) and Shonda Rhimes as the executive producer, I got ALL THE FEELS. Add in the fact that it was a sequel of sorts to one of the best literary works of all time and it’s a tv adaptation of a book written by Melinda Taub and, well, I

was all in. I wrote the premiere date for ABC’s Still Star-Crossed in my planner, and eager to be immersed in Verona. Continue reading “ABC’s Still Star-Crossed: Proof that Fair Verona was More Full of Woe than Juliet and her Romeo”

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Did She or Didn’t She? My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation

My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation was interesting and left the ending up to interpretation. Did you think she did it?

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier, published in 1951 is a mystery/ romance that has withstood the test of time.  The new screen adaptation is being released today and we were lucky enough to see an advanced screening.  The My Cousin Rachel movie adaptation had a lot to accomplish if it hoped to be as good as the book.  So did it live up to the book’s promise? Continue reading “Did She or Didn’t She? My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation”

three-half-stars