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12 Bookish Netflix Originals Streaming in April 2019

There are 44 Netflix originals hitting your browser/app/TV/however you watch Netflix in April, and I’ve done the (super enjoyable tbh) ...

Bookish Movies Directed by Women for Women’s History Month

I was very excited to find this recent list of female-direct movies that are available on the streaming services Netflix, Hulu, ...

Neil Gaiman to Revive JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER

It was announced on Tuesday that Neil Gaiman, author of Neverwhere and American Gods (among others), is attached to a revival ...

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and Other Bookish Ballet Ideas

This autumn, a ballet based on L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is opening in Halifax. Ballet Jörgen’s production will ...

This Week in Literature

Hoo boy. I sat down to write a different post altogether, but between adaptation news, bookish Twitter, and the latest ...

7 Books To Read After RENT: LIVE!

Did you watch Fox’s latest “live” musical on Sunday? Despite numerous technical issues—Fox ended up airing mostly pre-recorded footage from ...

Kiernan Shipka: Unsung YA Queen

Amandla Stenberg is surely the reigning queen of YA film adaptations, with The Hate U Give, Everything, Everything, The Hunger ...

‘Tis the Season: A Year-Round Viewing Guide for the Holidays

It’s always time for Holiday Movies, but some holidays require more searching than others. This being Book Riot, you probably ...

Behind the Beard: Mark Twain and Other Hot Male Authors

you guys this is what young Mark Twain looked like pic.twitter.com/ZMXUKc8rVa — Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) January 8, 2019 I can’t ...

18+ of the Best Bookish Movies of 2018

Last weekend I watched Dumplin‘ with my whole family and then after the kids were in bed my husband and ...

How Many Times Should A Book Be Adapted?

Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Misérables has been famously adapted as a musical, but it’s also been on screen quiiiiiite ...

How To Write A Hallmark Romance

‘Tis the season for cheesy Hallmark-style romance movies! They’re popping up left and right (Netflix is filthy* with them) and ...

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE is the Bookish Holiday Movie We Need

“What’s your favorite Christmas movie?” People love to be cute when they answer that question. I literally cannot count the ...

Anthologize Me, Netflix

Two major Netflix adaptations were announced this week: a new version of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, directed by Ben Wheatley ...

Books and Politics

Anyone who tells you books aren't political is trying to oppress you.