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Rowan Jones

Book Adaptations Released in May 2017

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Film adaptations are filling the cinemas this year, from classics to modern fiction, there will be something for everyone. A host of stars are putting their names to these popular works of fiction to help bring them to the big screen, and we hope they do them justice!

There are four film adaptations coming up in May 2017, from a classic Daphne Du Maurier, to Nicola Yoon’s 2015 book Everything Everything. Check out the selection below.

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Mr Men and Doctor Who Mash-Up Books Are Out Now!

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Since 1963 Doctor Who has been on our screens and in our lives, expanding into books, comics, a movie spin-off, and so much more besides.

A while back we told you about the Roger Heargreaves’ Mr Men/Doctor Who mash up that was in the works, and finally we will wait no longer! They. Have. Arrived!

Before we show you the first lot on offer, let’s have a moment to prepare ourselves, while The Warp Zone sing the song of my people…

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10 Inspiring Quotes From Robert M. Pirsig

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Robert Maynard Pirsig was an American novelist and philosopher, most famous for his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values.  He was born on the 6th of September, 1928 and, after a period of failing health, died April 24th 2017. Robert was survived by his wife Wendy, and 2 of his children Theodore and Nell.

Robert’s life was far from simple, or easy, and this is reflected in his wise and intelligent musings within his work. It is difficult to condense such a fine body of work into a small blog but we hope we have done some justice to the great writer by choosing our favourite 10 quotes from Zen

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15 Thoughtful Library Quotes

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Reading Addicts hardly ever forget their first visit to a library… I remember the smell, the nice man at the front desk, the sound of the ink stamp on the front page… As a young child those comforting memories stay with us for a long time. Many of us still frequent our local library, and famous people are no different.

Here are 15 quotes about libraries from famous names you may recognise.

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New Kingsman Comic Book and Movie Due in 2017

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Secret Service (later renamed Kingsman: Secret Service to keep in line with the movie adaptation) is a spy adventure comic book for the 21st century.

After the success of the film adaptation of Kingsman: Secret Service in 2015, there is due another release out very soon named Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The latest movie boasts a fabulous cast of Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and more.

The second film does not appear to be a comic book adaptation, but a stand-alone story. Excitingly, along with the film release, Kingsman creator Mark Millar has announced a new comic book release too. This is excellent news for Kingsman fans, as the title seems to hint towards further movie tie-ins… Check out Mark’s tweet below, and the trailer to the newest Kingsman movie.

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Thirteen-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Is on a Quest to Read One Book from Every Country

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13-year-old Aisha Esbhani, from Karachi, Pakistan, decided a year ago that her bookshelf was made up almost entirely of authors from either Britain or North America. Feeling like she was missing out, Aisha set herself the challenge of reading at least one book from every country (as well as some extra territories). In order to get suggestions, Aisha has set up her own Facebook page where people from around the globe can come and recommend different books.

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99 Year Old Ex-Librarian Receives a Celebrity Visit!

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Connie Mauro, currently living in a nursing home in Marietta, Georgia, spent almost 50 years working in the Mount Vernon, New York library. Her job was one many Reading Addicts would covet: recommending books, collating and organising titles, and prescribing many people their first library cards.

One day in 1961 a little boy of 7 years old walked into her library, asking if he could join. Of course Connie helped the lad, gave him his first library card, and enabled him to cultivate his love of reading. Despite it being so long ago, Connie never forgot that young man as he had a pretty memorable name: “Denzel Hayes Washington Jr”, and that little boy grew up to be a world famous, award-winning actor, director, and producer.

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9 Things You May Not Know About The Outsiders

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The Outsiders was written by S.E Hinton when she was only 15 years old, and was published on April 24th in 1967 when Hinton was 18. It is a coming-of-age novel still loved and read today, and even studied in many US American classrooms because of its challenging themes. The themes of violence, gangs, dysfunctional families, and underage smoking and drinking also proved a little too controversial for some authorities who called for the book to be banned.

Another reason for its popularity was thanks to the 1983 film of the same name, based on the book, and directed by film legend Francis Ford Coppola. The movie starred Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, and Patrick Swayze, among other (gorgeous) famous faces.

The film was well-received by fans and critics alike, however many were a little annoyed by missing details and slight changes to the book. In 2005 Francis Ford Coppola re-released a longer, uncut version of the film which included deleted scenes that made the film more true to the book, something that should please many fans of the original story.

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5 Brilliant Bookish Inventions

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Through the ages humans have wanted to make our own lives, and the lives of others, easier. The inventiveness of our fellow readers has brought about some really interesting, bonkers, and brilliant ideas, some of which I am not convinced I would use in my day-to-day life…

Here are five examples of some of the most fascinating ideas other book lovers have had over the years.

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