Category: Books

From Page to Screen (July 2017)

The month of July has a few interesting movies in store for comedy, action and comic books fans. While I’m not familiar with the original works they are based on, except for friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, let’s hope the adaptations are hits and not misses.

From Page to Screen (June 2017)

Here’s to another month of books and movies!

While June usually means the coming of summer and plenty of sunshine, the movie adaptations hitting the big screen this month aren’t as cheerful. Stories of love and survival during World War II, a mysterious death in the family, and an assassin with a change of heart. Thank goodness for comic books!

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

“Fifteen Dogs” by André Alexis
Publication date: April 1, 2015
Publisher: Coach House Books
Pages: 171
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

One thing that I love about taking literature courses is being assigned readings that are also on my TBR list. Though the professor gave us a little over a week to read the book, I finished it in two days. André Alexis was able to captivate me immediately within the first few pages of his novel Fifteen DogsIt won numerous prizes such as the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015 and was recently named the winner of the 2017 edition of Canada Reads.

From Page to Screen (May 2017)

If you don’t have young children or you’re not into young adult novels, the month of May could be a dud when it comes to movie adaptations. Normally, I like to propose 3 books that were made into movies but this month was…well, there was nothing else.

The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

“The Summer that Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel
Publication date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 320
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Every so often, if you are lucky, you will be introduced to a book that will resonate with you like the timeless works of J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee and S.E. Hinton. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is a novel that should be assigned and studied in literature classes. Professors would praise it for its depth and sensitive subjects. Students would read it cover to cover and be forever changed by the story of Fielding Bliss and his friend Sal.