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Be Still My Heart: David Tennant Is To Star in Good Omens!

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. was written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and published in 1990.

The fantasy-comedy novel is the story of the birth of the Antichrist (the son of Satan), and the bringing about of the End of Times. Written in a way that only Pratchett and Gaiman can- with wit, humour, and intelligence, the novel has previously been adapted for BBC radio.

Over the years there have been talks about a movie version of Good Omens, directed by Terry Gilliam, but after issues with funding (or lack thereof), and red tape with Hollywood ‘suits’, the film unfortunately never came to fruition.

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ITV To Make A ‘Less Bonnet-y’ Pride and Prejudice.

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Most fans of Pride and Prejudice will remember the 1995 BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet.

Especially that scene where Mr Darcy is all damp from his swim… *swoon*

Anyway, good news everybody! British television company ITV have announced they are producing another remake of the classic book, with a few adjustments to the frills and corsets we all recognise from period dramas.

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Book Themed Burgers on Bob’s Burgers Season 1 – 5.

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Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom set in a fictional seaside community and surrounds the Belcher family who run the local burger restaurant. The Belchers are Bob and Linda- the parents- and their children Tina (obsessed with butts and ponies), Gene (the goofball and musical fart machine), and Louise (possibly a psychotic evil genius).

The family restaurant, Bob’s Burgers, is run by the whole family and everyone helps where they can from refilling napkin dispensers to repeatedly sitting on new chairs to release the squeaky fart noises before customers can use them.

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Rick and Morty Creator, Dan Harmon, Is Working on a TV Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan

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Dan Harmon is best known for creating the hugely popular cartoon Rick and Morty which deals with philosophical ideas through the lens of a naive young boy named Morty going on adventures through space with his alcoholic, cynical grandfather named Rick. With season three well in its way, it seems Harmon is now working on a television adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel The Sirens of Titan. Read More

Check out These 10 Awesome Game of Thrones Tattoos While You Wait for the New Season

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Season seven of Game of Thrones is right around the corner and we can’t believe we still have to wait a few days before we can finally catch up with Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon Snow, and the gang. With the end of the show in sight, it looks like this season will be even more epic than ever and we just can’t wait until Sunday! To help make the wait more bearable, check out these ten awesome Game of Thrones-themed tattoos. Read More

Game of Thrones Author Hints About His Latest Book!

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George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire has been an immense journey for the writer and fans alike. Starting in 1991, Martin has been writing the stories of Westeros and Essos for almost three decades, although it feels longer for many of his fans.

The previous instalment, A Dance With Dragons, was published in 2011, and fans eagerly await the next book, The Winds of Winter. Meanwhile the television series based on the books, A Game of Thrones, has taken on a life of its own…

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BBC to Adapt Little Women to a Mini-series

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Book lovers have really been spoiled for choice for quality adaptations in recent months and that trend is yet to continue as BBC One and Masterpiece for PBS announce that they are to adapt Little Women onto the small screen.

The classic novel by Louisa May Alcott has remained in print for many years and is loved by many, a 1994 movie adaptation was fairly well received but many readers love series because they allow the story to be strung out, staying truer to the book. Read More

HBO Currently Developing Watchmen TV Series

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Watchmen was a comic series that began its run in 1986 and followed a group of flawed vigilantes as they struggled combat evil in a gritty alternative version of New York. After finishing its run in 1987, the comics were compiled into a graphic novel which has since become widely regarded as one of the most important graphic novels of al time, Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, the story subverts comic book genres rules in a variety of ways and shows comics are by no means just for kids.

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Prison Book Club – The Books of OITNB Season 5

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The Prison Book club has become a bit of a For Reading Addicts tradition and we’ve had one for every season since the first. Books have traditionally always been a major part of the show, but season 5 saw a distinct change of pace!

I’m not going to review the season, but I will say it needed more books! Even the book mentions that did take place felt a little slotted in and unnatural to the show. With the tragedy of the librarian, Poussey’s death at the end of Season 4, maybe this was inevitable, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of this season overall. Read More