Category: Adaptations

Toss a Coin to The Witcher Soundtrack!

  

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Everyone should toss a coin to composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli for their Witcher album. The soundtrack consists of 55 songs and is 3 hours and 3 minutes long. The popular song Toss a Coin to Your Witcher, performed by actor Joey Batey, is one of 55 songs for fans to listen to on repeat.

 

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Now fans can enjoy listening to the music while also reading Andrzej Sapkowski`s hit fantasy books. These songs will really make you feel like you are in the world of the Witcher!

 

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Along with the release of the album, the show runner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has announced that there is going to be a new anime series on Netflix. The anime series will be entitled The Witcher: The Nightmare Of The Wolf   and is going to be adapted from Sapkowski’s books.

Although we have to wait until 2021 until we get to see Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia again, there is so much more to look forward to in the meantime.

 

 

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Little Women’s Jo and Laurie Return in New Novel

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Little Woman has captured the hearts of many and it looks like it will not be going away anytime soon! Melissa de la Cruz, known for her popular children’s books The Descendants, and the Alex and Eliza Trilogy, has co-written a new novel with author Margaret Stohl, the author of Rolls Royce. Together, they wrote a new take of the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

 

 

This new sequel focuses on the characters Jo and Laurie as they grow into adulthood. They also deal with their relationship and how they truly feel for each other. It takes place after Jo finishes writing her novel.

Bustle has released the beautiful cover, which you can see down below.

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If Jo and Laurie broke your heart in Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation, then hopefully this book will mend it. Readers can pre-order Jo and Laurie today. The book will be released June 2.

 


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5 Books Inspired by Norse Mythology

Norse mythology is definitely a favorite for many people, and I think we can see why. We have some fantastic deities, like Loki and Thor, who have appeared in comic book serializations for decades now. We have myths that are hilarious enough to hold our attentions. I’m thinking of the Mead of Poetry in particular (a myth that Neil Gaiman retells in his book Norse Mythology). Frankly, these are myths that draw us in because of how epic and enthralling they are in their scope and storytelling. We have warrior gods and goddesses, jötunns, elves, and dwarves – to name but a few.

So it’s only natural then that some authors would refer back to this mythos for inspiration.

Here are five books inspired by Norse mythology.

 

 

 

1. The gospel of loki

 

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Written by Joanne M. Harris, this is the first book in her Loki series which, you guessed it, follows Loki, the trickster god. If anyone is interested, Harris also has a book series simply called Runemarks, which plays with Norse mythology and retells it in a fun, modernized way. The Gospel of Loki retells how the trickster god was recruited by Odin and how he is treated by the other Asgardians. Plus, to make this story even more appealing, it is told from Loki’s sarcastic, snarky point of view.

 

2. Hilda and the troll

 

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You might be familiar with the Netflix adaptation of this adorable graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Luke Pearson, Hilda and The Troll follows Hilda, a young girl who loves to explore and befriend mythical creatures with some distinct Norse roots. She eventually moves to Trollberg, a human city, with her mother, but her adventures only continue in the cityscape with her new friends. The artwork is beautiful and the story is absolutely endearing. While this series is definitely geared towards younger audiences, I am of the mind that all ages can enjoy it. After all, there are little elves, trolls, moving mountains, talking crows, and so much more.

 

3. The Long dark tea-time of the soul

 

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Typically, I try to keep most of the books on lists like these to more recent publications that may not have gotten a great deal of attention. However, Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) is one of those writers who definitely needs a place on this list. This is the second book in Adams’ Dirk Gently series, which has also recently been adapted into a television series. Dirk Gently is a detective who doesn’t just handle the possible, but also the impossible and improbable. In The Long Dark Tea-Time of The Soul, it comes to Dirk’s attention that a passenger check-in desk at Heathrow airport has disappeared into a ball of light. This is being perceived as an act of god, but this then begs the question: which god?

 

 

4. Hammered

 

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Just to preface, this is the third book in Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid series. There are several novels and novellas, and this series is most certainly the gift that keeps on giving in my not-so-humble opinion. These stories follow Atticus O’Sullivan, the last druid who has relocated to Arizona where he runs a bookshop and sells magic teas. Hammered portrays Thor, the god of thunder, as a bully who has ruined lives and killed many. Now, Atticus’ vampire viking friend, Leif Helgarson, enlists the druid to help him get revenge on Thor. This story involves an army of frost giants and battle with the forces of Asgard… with plenty of other pantheons and other mythologies joining the fray.

 

5. the blood-tainted winter

 

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Written by T.L. GreylockThe Blood-Tainted Winter follows Raef Skallagrim, a man who wants to set sail on the ocean, following the sea road. He and his crew wish to be famous and recognized by the gods themselves. Yet Raef’s father and an impending war make it so that Raef must set his dream to the side and answer the call of duty. He must learn to navigate the tides of war while also seeking out revenge. Yet in the end, this will be a war that affects even the gods. This is the first book in The Song of The Ash Tree series.

 

 

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Little Fires Everywhere Finally Has A Release Date!

Little Fires Everywhere is coming to Hulu on March 18! The bestselling novel of the same name, written by Celeste Ng, was picked up as a series by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon will also be staring in the series alongside Kerry Washington.

 

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The novel takes place in a fictional town called Shaker Heights, a progressive suburb of Cleveland. Elena Richardson, who will be portrayed by Witherspoon, tries her best to uphold the perfect town, perfect house, perfect life facade and plays by the rules. Then Mia, an eccentric artist who will be portrayed by Washington, comes into town with her daughter, Pearl. Mia rents a house from Elena, which sparks a friendship between their teenage daughters. All four of Elena’s children are drawn to the interesting Mia and Pearl, and of course Mia has a secret and a past she is running away from. Then, a friend of the Richardson family attempts to adopt a Chinese American Baby, which splits the community in half during the custody battle. Of course the Mia and Elena are on opposite sides, and that motivates Elena to find out why Mia came to their town, but her snooping and obsession to learn the truth will end in disastrous results for her family and Mia’s.

 

 

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According to Witherspoon, her production company have been looking for a project to do with Washington for a long time and when she read the book, she knew Washington would be great for the part of Mia. Washington, also states, that the story is about race, but it’s a different approach to it, it’s not the binary idea of it. It definitely brings an enrichment to the story and how it’s told on screen.

Before the limited series hits Hulu, you can read the book, right here.

 

 

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The Most Bearific Winnie the Pooh Quotes!

In honor of the adorable, honey eating treasure, on this day I bring you his best quotes. All of these are sure to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

 

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“A hug is always the right size.”

 

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.”

 

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

 

 

“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”

 

“If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.”

 

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

 

“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

 

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Winnie the Pooh is an icon. Period.

 

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