5 Authors and Their Crazy Hobbies

5 Authors and Their Crazy Hobbies

Book Culture

For some people, writing is a hobby; for others, it’s their work, their world, and they need other interests to pursue and get their mind off writing for a while. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest and craziest hobbies of five amazing authors!   1. Clark Thomas Carlton- Insect lover      The author of a truly amazing fantasy series is a huge fan of all things nature-related, and his wonderful fantasy books are inspired by ants! Clark got the idea for the series “during a trip to the Yucatan when he witnessed a battle for a …

10 of the World’s Biggest Authors Call BS on Book Banning

10 of the World’s Biggest Authors Call BS on Book Banning

Book Culture

The practice of banning books is nothing new —political, religious, and social organizations have led protests against authors and books for centuries —yet the practice is ongoing and criticism of it remains all the more relevant today. The debate surrounding this controversial subject has yet to find a conclusion —some people see book banning as unethical, while others see it as necessary at times. Regardless of the stance surrounding the issue, one thing remains clear: book banning has wide effects, good or bad. Banning books has a profound effect on the public and no one knows that more than authors.   …

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Monumental Film for People of Color, Says Star

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Monumental Film for People of Color, Says Star

As a big reader, my favorite movies to go see are usually those that are adapted from books, especially books I love. That’s why I’m very excited to see the movie version of Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time.   Although this is not the first movie adaptation of the 1963 novel, this movie is bringing something different—and very special—to the movie.   A Wrinkle in Time follows the adventures of Meg Murray, her brother Charles Wallace, and her classmate Calvin O’Keefe as they are taken on a journey through space and time by their new, eccentric neighbors …

10 Books Coming to the Silver Screen in 2018

10 Books Coming to the Silver Screen in 2018

Pop Culture

2018 is set to be a killer year for book adaptions for the big screen. We’re anticipating adaptations of everything from children’s classics to classic horror, and some of the biggest names in the business starring in them! Whether you’re a Beatrix Potter fan, an E.L James Stan, a YA lover, or a Vonnegut connoisseur, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten page-to-screen extravaganzas to look out for next year.    1. Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter     Image Courtesy of Bella Luna Toys   This classic tale follows the adventures of Potter’s most famous mischievous rabbit. Fans …