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Rowan Jones

Top 50 Worst Film Adaptations According to You

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Film adaptations of our favourite books can be worrisome: will they cast the right people, will the story mirror what we have read, will they change the ending? We asked you this question- “Which book’s film adaptation would you like to see dumped in the bargain bin?” and oh boy, did you have some answers! We ended up with over 1500 votes for over 50 different adaptations which were found to rattle our Reading Addicts.

Unfortunately we couldn’t include the answer “All of them!” that some of you offered, but instead we have collected and collated all your other answers and here are the results.

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Sci-Fi Writer Creates Fun New Game on Twitter

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Science fiction and horror writer, Marc Laidlaw, has recently climbed the heady heights of viral fame thanks to one of his humorous tweets.

On March 2nd 2017, he tweeted an idea of how to make any first line of a book more interesting by simply adding one more line… “And then the murders began.”

One of our favourite authors, Neil Gaiman, even got involved suggesting a line from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

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10 Comical Tweets About Classic Literature

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Sometimes Twitter provides the best means for procrastination and is often a rich treasure trove of hilarity. This is one of those times. So you don’t have to trawl through a bunch of boring tweets about what someone is having for their lunch just to get a giggle out of a pun further down, we have collected 10 of the funniest literary quips there.

Readers can be some of the funniest, punniest, most comical tweeters around, just take a look…

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Top Ten Bookish Memes According to Tumblr

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For Reading Addicts have been on Tumblr for a little while now and on our travels through the site we have noticed how some memes are more popular than others. In the Booklr sphere of Tumblr the most popular memes are YA literature themed, and more still are about how obsessive reading addicts can be.

We have compiled the top ten most popular bookish memes at the moment for your enjoyment right here in one place. Don’t forget to come and visit us on Tumblr though, as the meme selection is ever-changing!

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Ten Quotes to Celebrate Ovid the Poet

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The Roman poet Ovid was born on March 20th 43BC, living during the reign of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. His work is often described as the last love elegist, an erotic writer, and is best known for his epic Metamorphoses. 

Ovid influenced an extensive range of writers through the years, from Shakespeare to James Joyce, and even Bob Dylan who borrowed lines for a handful of his songs.

To celebrate his birthday we have gathered some lines and quotes attributed to the great poet himself…

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Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott Reads Sea Grapes

By | News, Poetry, Video | No Comments
Sir Derek Alton Walcott (January 1930- March 2017) was an award-winning poet from Saint Lucia; born to parents who adored poetry and art, Derek and his twin brother Roderick (a playwright) seemed destined to be creative and expressive themselves.

Sadly Derek passed away in March 2017, but he has left an extensive legacy of poetry that gained much recognition through the decades. He wrote his first poem at 14 and, with help from his mother, he self-published his works, and eventually gained a scholarship to the University College of the West Indies.

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Plan The Perfect Beatrix Potter Party

By | Children's Literature, Inspired by Literature | No Comments
The world of Beatrix Potter has been around since the early 1900s, and has grown in popularity over the years that followed. Her anthropomorphised animal characters are well-loved by children all over the world, from the naughty little Peter Rabbit to the unfortunate Jemima Puddle-Duck. Potter’s continuing favour among families can be seen in the extensive range of merchandise depicting Peter and Friends, including toys, tea sets, and clothing.

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Tumblr’s Top 20 Books of 2016

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Tumblr’s fandoms can be intense and fiercely loyal; from the hit TV series Supernatural to the magical world of Harry Potter, the fans blog and reblog their most-loved moments within their favourite fictional worlds. Books are so popular on Tumblr that they have earned their own tag- Booklr- where bookish friends come together. There we discuss our favourite books, post pictures of our latest reads, and blog about classic and modern literature.

The Tumblr elves have been hard at work exploring the posts and tags within them, to create lists of the Top 20 most popular and most discussed books on Tumblr. Let us show you what they have found…

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Socially Awkward Penguin Books

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My fellow Reading Addicts,

Have you ever felt like you just want the ground to open up and swallow you whole?

Have you made a quip that fell flat, or did something a bit odd and you weren’t quite sure why you did it?

Do you have nightmares about social gatherings and the pressures of societal norms?

Then these books are for you!

Disclaimer: unfortunately these are not real books.

I know, I wish they were too.

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