From Page to Screen (April 2017)

Here’s to another month of (hopefully) great movies based on successful novels. Luckily, they all hit theatres late April. That’s plenty of time to tackle one or two of the books before the premiere. Whether you like fiction novels or historical reads, you are definitely in for a treat this month.

The Books of Oscars 2017

It’s Oscars Weekend! Whether you tune into this awards night religiously every year or simply see the highlights on the internet the next morning, it’s THE biggest event of the year in the movie industry. Other than seeing the A-listers, what they are wearing and of course, the opening monologue, what I’m usually most excited about is to see which movie adaptations of books made the cut.

For the 89th Academy Awards, 5 movies out of the 9 nominated for Best Picture are adapted screenplays. You know what they say…never judge a book by its movie but sometimes, they actually get it right.

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

“The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield
Publication date: September 10, 2016
Publisher: Tundra
Pages: 48
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Who hasn’t fallen in complete adoration of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield when he began sharing images and videos on social media from…space? He gained popularity in 2013 by taking pictures of Earth as seen from his space station and chronicling his journey during Expedition 35. Not only is he a respectable space hero, but he’s also a talented musician and author of three books. One of them is The Darkest Dark.

3 Books to Read in January Before Seeing the Movie

Whenever I’m bored and don’t feel like reading, I like to type the following on Youtube: Movie Trailers. With the new year just kicking off, not only do I need to plan my reading list for the next 12 months, I need to start penciling down some pretty amazing movies to catch in theatres.

Here are my top 3 movies coming out this month and the respective books that I recommend reading before date nights.

Gilmore Girls: The Reading List

gilmore_girls_netflix_posterIt’s unimaginable to think that it has been 16 years since we first fell in love with this TV mother/daughter coffee addict duo. 16 years! Needless to say when Netflix announced the revival of Gilmore Girls, the fans rejoiced. What will these two ladies be up to in this new mini-series?

I’m personally excited to see which books we will see Rory read. Throughout the 7 seasons of the original show, she read…a lot. I was able to find her complete reading list. Brace yourselves! It’s a long one. I can already cross off a few but I still have a long way to go to complete this reading challenge.