Book Hangovers and Binge-Watching: “The Passage” and “A Discovery of Witches” on Page and Screen (and Why “Station Eleven” Would Make a Great TV Series)

The season one finale of FOX's adaptation of Justin Cronin's The Passage aired this past week, and I couldn't be happier about where they left it. I also just signed up for a seven-day free trial of the Sundance Now app so I could binge the whole first season of their recent adaptation of Deborah Harkness' A … Continue reading Book Hangovers and Binge-Watching: “The Passage” and “A Discovery of Witches” on Page and Screen (and Why “Station Eleven” Would Make a Great TV Series)

Five TED Talks to Help You Fall in Love with Reading (Again)

Who doesn’t love a good TED Talk? They’re usually reasonably short, endlessly fascinating, and you always feel super smart and inspired afterward, or at least I do. There are TED Talks on pretty much any topic imaginable, but the ones I like watching the most are about (no surprise here) books, literature, and language. Here … Continue reading Five TED Talks to Help You Fall in Love with Reading (Again)

Classic Literature Characters I Would Want on My Team in a Zombie Apocalypse

We still have a year to wait for the release of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation, and I don't know about you, but that's way too long for me! (ICYMI, the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a mashup of Austen's classic and elements of zombie fiction. In it, Lizzie Bennet … Continue reading Classic Literature Characters I Would Want on My Team in a Zombie Apocalypse