From Flavorwire: 10 Great Movies Based on Poems
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British actor Richard Griffiths died Thursday. You would probably remember him as Mr. Dursley in the Harry Potter series.
Paulo Coelho has a new book coming out in April, “Manuscript Found in Accra.” This link will take you to a video of Coelho talking about the book.
HOW COOL IS THIS?! From Flavorwire: 10 Literary Board Games for Book Nerds. Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game, anyone?
From the New Yorker: The 100 best lists of all time
From Publishers Weekly: 11 songs inspired by books.
(Shown: DEVO, “Whip It.”)
Looking for a spooky Halloween read? Becca (@LostinBooks on Twitter) has kindly provided a very useful list.
Here’s a link to the latest “One for the Books” column on graphic novels for young people.
Tor.com is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie “The Princess Bride” with some little-known facts about the making of the movie.
Here’s a link to the latest “One for the Books” column on Fantasy.
From Flavorwire: 10 of the greatest kisses in literature. (Shown: Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the movie “Notting Hill.” … Not great literature? Who cares? It’s one of my favorite movies.)
Here’s a link to the latest “One for the Books” column on Books related to “Downton Abbey.”
From Huffington Post: Barbies based on books. (Shown: Eliza Doolittle)
From Flavorwire: “10 artifacts from literature that we wish were real”
From BuzzFeed: One of the world’s largest music festivals, Belgium’s Tomorrowland is known for its fantasy amusement park setting. This year, an entire stage was filled with a library of gigantic fairy tale books to create a sort of magical country.
From The Guardian: Will Eaves’s top 10 siblings stories. (Above: Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.”)
From Flavorwire: Reading lists of some of your favorite fictional characters
From My Modern Met: As part of the London 2012 Festival, a gargantuan maze will be created using 250,000 books! … The walls are expected to be 13 feet high and the labyrinth will ultimately be over 5,000 square feet. …
In case you’ve missed it, here’s a link to the PBS Mr. Rogers remix. It’s just awesome!
From The Millions: Did you know some famous writers made cameo appearance in films that had nothing to do with their writing?
This is wonderful! From the Herald Sun: A video of filmmaker Jeremiah McDonald interviewing his 12-year-old self. Funny!
In this music video, shared by Tor.com, we return to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and send up Lady Gaga at the same time: “I’m Hufflepuff and I’m proud … I’m in the right house, baby. I was sorted this way.” Very fun!