Category Archives: TV/Film Adaptations

A Review of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend (by Jill)

Sometimes a bookblogger just needs to read something silly and fun.  I’m not sure if I have much more to say about Kevin Kwan’s two pop-lit novels than that they were silly and fun, but I’ll try.  Shout out to … Continue reading

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The Parallel Lives of Jay and Grey (by Bethany)

When I used to teach The Great Gatsby, I spent the better part of a class period on the vehicles depicted in the first three chapters. My goal, of course, was to prepare the students for the climactic scene when … Continue reading

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I really hope that all New Yorkers aren’t like the ones in this book. Thoughts on Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City (by Jill)

Sex and the City was my August Numbers Challenge selection. I put it in my list for several reasons, not the least of which was that I actually wanted to read the book that the HBO series was based on. … Continue reading

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Outlander, The Miniseries: Thoughts After Episode 1 (by Bethany)

Have any Diana Gabaldon fans out there seen the first episode of the miniseries yet? I saw it last night, thanks to my friend Kate’s TV service. (Mine doesn’t include Starz, which most of the time is fine with me. … Continue reading

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