Movie adaptations of books are not even a dime a dozen—they’re just a dozen. Almost every movie is, in some way, based on literature. Less common is the folkloric video game adaptation. They’ve gone somewhat out of fashion as games have become increasingly expensive to create.
Your English professor assigned you a book. You didn’t read it.
Gasp. I know, I’m sorry. I hope I haven’t shattered your conception of reality. I hope I haven’t robbed you of gravity itself. I hope you still have access to oxygen on planet Earth.
The sheer amount of verbs out there will discombobulate you, if you stop and cogitate. Seriously, cogitate for a moment with me about all the words in the English language that nobody uses. Maybe they’re archaic or obsolete or slang, but they still mean the thing they’re meant to mean.
What if I told you there’s a whole world of fanfiction out there dedicated to sexualizing the Harry Potter series? Well, it’s there. And I found it. If no part of you is curious about this, turn back now.
C. S. Lewis was a fierce believer in God, imagination, and friendship. He spoke about those three things with a lot of passion and frequency. The latter two especially fueled his beloved Narnia books.
When measured up to the other Weasley children, honestly, Ron’s a little middle-of-the-road. He’s not particularly smart (that’s Percy) or funny (that’s Fred and George) or attractive to Harry (that’s Ginny). But he has heart.
Isaac Asimov’s books are crucial to the sci-fi genre, and he wrote a ton of them. He wrote and edited hundreds of novels, and many of them have gone on to influence generations of writers. He was also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University. Not too shabby.
Let's be honest, a lot of times, the covers were the best part of our favorite children's books. "Animorphs" had those crazy covers of people transforming into animals. And then there was that whole species of children's book that featured holographic covers.
It can’t be denied: Snape did a good thing. He protected Harry against Voldemort’s onslaught just because he loved Harry’s mom, who didn’t even love him back. He did a good thing and Harry Potter fans all around the world worship him for it.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is textbook whimsy. As far as whimsy goes, you can’t do much better. Lewis Carroll’s the king of whimsy. When he began a sentence, I bet, he didn’t have a plan for how it would end.
To follow up our coverage of President Barack Obama’s quotes about reading from last year, we wanted to gather some of President Donald Trump’s best quotes about reading, writing, writers, and just general book stuff.
I don’t know what your specific English teacher or professor assigned you to read when covering Victorian era literature, but chances are you read Jane Eyre. You almost definitely read Pride and Prejudice or Wuthering Heights or Sense and Sensibility.
Some of the best fantasy writers out there are writing for the teenage crowd, and that’s great news both for readers and moviegoers.