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Benefits of Being a Nerd

This is a place for books and other awesome things.

Currently reading

Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Progress: 135/509 pages

Book-to-Movie Adaptations 2013

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card The Book Thief - Trudy White, Markus Zusak Catching Fire  - Suzanne  Collins

There are quite a few book-to-movie adaptations coming out this year. Here are the ones I'm really looking forward to.


1. Ender's Game: Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is such an interesting, compelling book. A wonderful sci-fi novel. The movie is released on November 1st and, from the trailer, it looks like it will be an entertaining, fast paced movie. I'll probably go this one in theatres, but I'd be just as happy to watch it when it comes out on DVD. 


2. The Book Thief: I read The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, when I was in grade ten and I absolutely adored it. I've actually been meaning to reread it. I didn't even know that there was going to be a movie adaptation until yesterday! From the trailer it looks like it will be worth seeing, but it doesn't look like Death is going to have as prominent a role as it did in the book. I'm not sure how I feel about this because the character of Death really made the story special for me. It added so much. The movie comes out on November 15th. I'm not sure if I'll go to see this one in theatres, but I think I probably will.


3. Catching Fire: I'm super excited for this movie adaptation. I enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy when I read it in high school, but I think that the story works better as a movie (this is not to say that I think the movies are objectively better than the books, I just prefer experiencing this story visually). The movie adaptation comes out on November 22 and I will definitely be seeing this in theatres.


In November, I will post movie reviews for the adaptations I see in theatres.