Cook the Perfect Literary Thanksgiving

Cook the Perfect Literary Thanksgiving

Hosting a Friendsgiving party can be a challenge. Not only the process of streamlining of your guest list down to the most important people in your life, but also the planning of a meal that will delight all of your guests (taking into consideration the diverse needs of the vegetarians, the picky eaters (or children), and those with food allergies).  But do not despair, it can be done!  I recently read the incredible book Voracious, in which Cara Nicoletti; butcher, baker, and book-nerd extraordinaire revisited her favorite novels from childhood on up and created recipes based on the food within the texts. …

Quiz: Which Books Are These Fictional Foods From?

Quiz: Which Books Are These Fictional Foods From?

Food plays a huge role in the lives of our favorite fictional characters (as well as our own) and often serves as an important literary device in books. In the Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins uses food to symbolize how great the disparity is between the 12 districts, with most surviving off bland finds from the black market while those in the Capitol can simply press a button to get an extravagent and delicious feast. The eccentric foods in Harry Potter, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, and other fantastical books add magical elements which further draw the reader into the …

Watch the New Trailer for ‘Allegiant’

Watch the New Trailer for ‘Allegiant’

  Veronica Roth‘s popular dystopian YA book series, Divergent, has been in the cinematic fast lane. Last year saw the release of the first adaptation, Divergent, and earlier this year the sequel Insurgent continued the action. Now, audiences can get their first look at the next installment in the thrilling franchise: Allegiant. The trailer does a short recap of the first two films, before diving into action and drama when Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her crew explore the boundaries of their world, scaling an enormous wall that inevitably hides dark secrets. In keeping with the trend of the past two films’ March releases, the Allegiant trailer …

Top 20 Heroes and Heroines from Books

Top 20 Heroes and Heroines from Books

Every book needs a hero. We’ve named our top 20 heroes and heroines from literature. From the sleuthing Nancy Drew to the unlikely hero in The Little Prince, there’s a long list of both well-known and atypical heroes and heroines. Who made your list? Tell us in the comments below!   1) Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl Matilda is one of our favorite heroines because she embodies all of us with her passion for books. Plus—she has powers that are pretty awesome.   Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling The smartest witch around, Hermione Granger is constantly saving the day …

Who Made the Cut? Book Adaptations Nominated for Golden Globes

Who Made the Cut? Book Adaptations Nominated for Golden Globes

Last week, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe Nominations. Not surprisingly, twenty of the films and television shows nominated are based on books. Check out the full list of nominations based on books here! Olive Kitteridege based on Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Nominated for: Best TV Movie or Mini-Series Best Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (Frances McDormand) Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (Bill Murray) Why You Should Read It: Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories follow the residents of a small coastal Maine town. Olive …