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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

June 2014

Summer is here --- the sun is out, the weather is warmer and schools are letting out. June is the perfect time to take a book to the park and relax in the warmth, but it’s also a great time to retreat into the cool dark of a theater and watch one of many summer blockbusters. Quite a few of those movies this month are books on screen.

May 2014

Here we are in May, and spring has finally sprung. The evidence is everywhere around us --- the grass has begun to grow green and thick again , and those tulips you planted last season are finally proving that they are indeed perennial and, despite your best efforts, you didn’t kill them with neglect last summer. This spring, we’ve heard, will be rough on allergy sufferers, but fear not! If the pollen keeps you house-bound, there’s plenty of books on screen to keep you occupied.

April 2014

We made it through the winter, and we’re finally looking at some vaguely spring-like weather, which means two things: that outside is not just a hellish state you have to bear to get from one warm room to another, and that “Game of Thrones” is finally back. So put your heavy coats in storage because spring is coming, and so are plenty of great books on screen!

March 2014

Alright, alright, alright! We’ve made it through the awards season, filled to the swag bag brim with all the Hollywood goodies we’ve come to expect --- including memorable acceptance speeches, both gracious and loopy; an endearing Jennifer Lawrence mishap; a Meryl Streep nomination, if not a win; some incredible red carpet fashion (I’m looking at you, Can’t-Miss Cate); and, of course, a celebration of some pretty outstanding movies. March is the calm after the storm, so to speak, where we get some of the edgier hits (Spring Breakers, anyone?) in theaters, while the award contenders become available on DVD.

February 2014

February means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For the movie industry, it means cashing in on our mid-month obsession with all things L-O-V-E. And for those of us who keep our wary Valentine’s distance, there’s plenty to see on TV (or to load up on your DVR for post-Olympics binge-watching on February 24th). Let's just say if channel surfing were an Olympic sport, I’d be draped in stars and stripes and gleaming gold medals.

January 2014

Happy New Year, Books on Screen lovers! We’re starting 2014 off strong. While awards season kicks into full gear this month, movies take a bit of a breather from the intensity of the past few weeks. Theaters may be short on the more serious Oscar bait, but there are plenty of high-octane thrillers heating up the screens this frosty winter. Snow money? Snow problem! If you’re stuck inside this month, there’s plenty to see on TV, including a highly anticipated cult-classic adaptation and the return of a whole bunch of vampires.

December 2013

Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.

November 2013

It goes without saying that the closer we get to the holiday season, the more we can expect from our film studios and television networks. Now that Halloween is but a spooky memory and winter is in the air, moviegoers can look forward to plenty of quality entertainment this month. From hotly anticipated blockbusters (I’m lookin’ at you, Catching Fire) to smaller films with some seriously literary pedigrees, there’s something for everyone on screen in November.

October 2013

Put on your tweed jacket and Gregory Peck glasses, because it's October and we're getting serious! The drama is non-stop, on screens both big and small. Sometimes it's hard to decide between reading a good book and watching a thought-provoking movie or TV show. But with so many incredible books on screen to choose from this month, it's a win-win situation. 

September 2013

Love fall blockbusters or hate 'em, September is an exciting month in theaters and on small screens. It's a great time for the more under-the-radar films --- we're cooling down from all the summer action, and awards season competition hasn't heated up quite yet. And TV is back in a big way, with the premieres of two new shows and the series finale of a much-loved (and soon-to-be-missed) drama. With all that's going on, you will NOT want to miss these books on screen!