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14 Movie Adaptations on Netflix to Watch Now

Are you stuck for something to watch? Have you read all of the books on your shelves? Kill two birds with one stone and catch some of the many awesome adaptations streaming on Netflix now!

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Based on the novel by Jenny Han.

Starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

A shy high schooler accidentally finds out the five letters she sent to her crushed have been sent. The following journey shows her what can happen when crushes are confronted.

 

2. The Little Prince

 

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Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Starring Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, and Rachel McAdams.

A young girl befriends an aviator, who tells her the story of the boy he met who lived on an asteroid.

 

 

3. Mudbound

Based on the novel by Hilary Jordan.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, and Mary J. Blige.

Two World War II veterans- one African-American and one white -return to their home and families in Mississippi and, simultaneously, confront issues of racism, poverty, and PTSD.

4. The Witcher

Based on the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan.

This show takes its viewer on the journey of a rogue witcher, a magically-enhanced monster hunter for hire. He travels through the dangerous Continent as he attempts to discover his destiny.

 

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

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Based on the series by Lemony Snickett.

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, and Malina Weissman.

The Baudelaire children are moved from foster home to foster home after the tragic and mysterious death of their parents. They go through many misadventures as they’re moved through foster homes while the evil Count Olaf endeavors to steal their inheritance.

 

6. Alias Grace

Based on the novel by Margot Atwood.

Starring Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, and Paul Gross.

A psychiatrist studying criminal behavior has to face the decision as to whether a notorious murderer should be pardoned or not in 19th-century Canada.

 

 

7. Anne with an E

Based on Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

Starring Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, and R.H. Thomson.

An unexpected family forms around a strong-willed orphan as she connected with a stubborn old woman and her kind brother. She rocks the small Canadian town she finds herself in to its core.

 

8. You

Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes.

Starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, and Victoria Pedretti.

An NYC bookseller falls in love with a customer. This interest turns obsessive and dangerous as his true past and potential are revealed.

 

9. Orange Is the New Black

Based on the novel by Piper Kerman.

Starring Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Danielle Brooks.

This show follows the story of a privileged, rich New York woman who finds herself in prison. It follows her the swirl of interactions and relationships found in the prison around her.

 

10. I Am Not Okay With This

 

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Based on the comic by Charles Sanford Forsman.

Starring Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, and Kathleen Rose Perkins.

This series explores the classic turmoil of adolescence. Yet, this time there’s a superpowered twist. As main character Syd is grieving her father’s recent suicide, she begins to experience psychic powers that she can’t control.

 

11. Anna Karenina

Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.

Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Anna Karenina, a Russian imperial minister’s wife, causes a high-society scandal because of an affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s husband, Alexei, offers her a choice: She can go into exile with Vronsky but never see her young son again, or remain with her family and abide by the rules of discretion. Meanwhile, Levin, a farmer, pines for Princess Kitty, who only desires Vronsky.

 

12. Dumplin

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Based on the novel by Julie Murphy.

Starring  Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, and Odeya Rush.

The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom’s pageant as a form of protest that escalates as more contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing their small Texas town.

 

 

13. 1922

Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Starring Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Dylan Schmid.

In this 1920s murder, A Nebraskan farmer kills his wife to stop her from selling her part their land. This secret slowly consumes his family and his sanity.

 

14. The Haunting of Hill House

Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Starring Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti

This show follows two timelines. In the first, five adult siblings are still haunted by their paranormal experiences at Hill House. In the next, flashbacks depict events leading up to the night in 1992 when the family finally fled from the mansion.

 

Which one is on your Friday night watchlist?

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9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

Books can change the way you think about things; the right strand of words can strike something up inside of you. It’s not unlikely to feel uneasy, dizzy, overwhelmed, inspired, or full after reading the right essay, poem, story, or novel. (Words are, like, insanely cool.)

 

So, it’s no wonder so many musicians have drawn inspiration from within the pages of the books they read!

 

Stand up and jam out to these nine incredibly songs inspired by pieces of literature! 

 

Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

 

 

An eighteen-year-old Kate Bush wrote this insanely popular classic after finding inspiration within Emily Brontë’s novel of the same name.

Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy
I’ve come home. I’m so cold
Let me in-a-your window
 

 

Charlotte Sometimes by The Cure 

 

 

Although not their first foray into slipping literary references into their songs, The Cure held nothing back when they wrote this song based on the Penelope Farmer novel of the same name.

Charlotte sometimes crying for herself
Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself
But it’s always with love
With so much love it looks like
Everything else
Of Charlotte sometimes
So far away
Glass sealed and pretty
Charlotte sometimes

 

Suffragette City by David Bowie

 

 

Bowie never ceased to draw inspiration from his favorite literary works (Diamond Dogs was influenced heavily by George Orwell’s 1984) and for a large part of his Ziggy Stardust phase he drew from Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange

Hey man, Henry, don’t be unkind, go away
Hey man, I can’t take you this time, no way
Hey man, droogie don’t crash here
There’s only room for one and here she comes
Here she comes

 

 

Off to the Races by Lana Del Rey

 

 

Lana Del Rey has drawn inspiration for much of her work from Nabokov’s Lolita, but the chorus of this song is especially Lolita-esque.

Light of my life, fire in my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire in my loins
Gimme them gold coins
Gimme them coins

 

 

This Is Just A Modern Rock Song by Belle & Sebastian

 

 

Belle & Sebastian have always been big promoters of book love (i.e. Wrapped Up In Books), see if you can catch all the literary references hidden in this gem!

I’m not as sad as Doestoevsky
I’m not as clever as Mark Twain
I’ll only buy a book for the way it looks
And then I stick it on the shelf again

 

Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan

 

 

Dylan has based much of his works off of F. Scott Fitzgerald and various poets, along with basing much of the lyricism on his Blood on the Tracks albums off of popular short stories by Anton Chekhov.

I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the cafes at night
And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside

 

Baobabs by Regina Spektor

 

 

This sweet little single by Regina Spektor (and one of my personal favorites) was based off the popular children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

You have tamed me
Now you must take me
How am I supposed to be?
I don’t have my thorns now

And I feel them sprouting
They’ll grow right through if I don’t watch it
They’ll grow through even if I watch it
And a sunset couldn’t save me now

 

 

Catcher in the Rye by The Dandy Warhols

 

 

Listening to The Dandy Warhols is always a good time, and this 2016 song about the infamous J.D. Salinger novel of the same name is no exception!

Stop look around keep your head down and let the words stop it pass on by you
Words that are somewhere in told are cold if it’s not fun then it’s funny to show
With the advice like this what else could you want if a body need a body I know

 

 

Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell

 

 

Joni Mitchell wrote this heartbreaking classic while reading Saul Bellow’s Henderson and the Rain King.

Moons and Junes and ferries wheels 
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real 
I’ve looked at love that way

 

 

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8 Book-Themed Socks to Keep You Toe-sty

When I was growing up, I was always told that the clothes make the man. That’s why I wore graphic t-shirts until I was twenty-four. More specifically, I think, socks can really fill out your outfit. They’re like a mystery surprise for anybody who happens to look at your ankles. Are you wearing regular white socks? Or are your socks literary-themed?

 

Because these socks here, the ones that compose this list, are in fact literary-themed and they’re really nice looking. I’d recommend picking up several pairs.

 

1. The Little Prince

 

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2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

 

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3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

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4. Edgar Allan Poe

 

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5. Jane Austen

 

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6. William Shakespeare

 

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7. Cheshire Cat

 

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8. A Clockwork Orange

 

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These 10 Quotes From ‘The Little Prince’ Made Me Cry

I’ll admit it. It’s a cardinal sin, but, alas, I have never sat down and read Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece The Little Prince. It didn’t matter how many French or English majors with Little Prince tattoos on their shoulders drunkenly explained to me how deep and meaningful the story was, I just never got around to reading it. Or maybe that’s why…

 

Anyway, I was reading a few quotes from it recently and they full on made me weep. These lines are so beautiful, I should have listened to you, crying girl with slightly crap tattoo at that party that time. You were right. This one’s for you.

 

1. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

2. What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…

3. The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.

4. All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.

5. You—you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You—only you—will have stars that can laugh.

6. It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.

7. Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

8. Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.

9. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

10. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

 

 

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