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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

Books Inspired by Netflix Series Black Mirror to be Published!

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Charlie Brooker is proving to be a very busy man as of late. His science fiction series Black Mirror was first released on British television in 2011, then bought by Netflix in 2016. The latest news is that the series has now inspired a range of books.

The original production company, Endemol, described the series as: “a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world”.

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7 Books To Read If You Like Master of None

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If you haven’t seen Master of None, the American comedy-drama series on Netflix, then you must do so immediately.

Created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, it stars Aziz as a character named Dev Shah. Dev is a 30-year-old actor living in New York City with his friends Arnold, Brian, and Denise. Each episode guides us through Dev’s daily life and his professional, romantic, and cultural experiences.

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BBC Books to Publish first Doctor Who Poetry Collection

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With Illustrations by Russell T. Davies!

Books and Doctor Who go together like bread and jam. The Doctor is enthused by knowledge and learning and in his own words “Books, the best weapons in the world!” and so I’m pretty excited to hear the news that the first Doctor Who Poetry Collection is coming and will be published by BBC Books later this year. Read More

New Margaret Atwood Adaptation Coming to Netflix

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We’ve been spoiled for choice recently with top-notch adaptations and Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale is going down a storm with season 2 confirmed. If you’re enjoying that and you’re a fan of Atwood then we have news of a new adaptation from the author as Alias Grace comes to Netflix!

Published in 1996, Alias Grace is a historical fiction that centres around the real life deaths of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, his pregnant mistress and housekeeper. Two of Kinnear’s servants were convicted of the crime. Read More

Handmaid’s Tale Coming to UK Television

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If you’ve been reading about the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale and the surrounding media furore and you haven’t managed to stream the series you may be feeling disappointed. However there is good news today as it’s announced that Channel 4 have bought the UK rights to the series and the first episode airs in just 10 days!

The Margaret Atwood novel has been adapted into a ten part series, starring Man Men star Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Feinnes, among others, and has proved a hit with US audiences and now UK terrestrial viewers can get a glimpse too. Read More

Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy to be Adapted by BBC

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The BBC has announced this week that screenwriter Andrew Davies is to adapt the Vikram Seth novel, A Suitable Boy for the BBC. It will be the first time the novel has been adapted for the screen, and given the length of the novel, the eight hour (in hourly episodes) adaptation sounds like it might be the perfect way to portray the popular novel onto the big screen.

A Suitable Boy is historical fiction and tells the story of Lata, a young woman coming of age in Northern India who has three different suitors vying for her hand on marriage. Set against the political backdrop of an India that was tumultuous at that time, it was first published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1993. Read More

The Reading List of Daria Morgendorffer

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In the mid-1990s, thanks to Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead series, Daria Morgendorffer gained her own spin-off show. Beginning in 1997, Daria’s acerbic wit and relatable misanthropy graced our screens, giving smart and oft-misunderstood teenage girls a role model at last.

The series was created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV, and satirised US high school life and suburban America, as well as biting commentary about popular culture, societal expectations and pressures, and social class. It spoke to many of us who were teens during those years, especially those who could understand Daria’s need for something more than this strange and superficial world we were born into.

Daria often buried her self in a book (we here at Reading Addicts can all relate to that!) and the books she read were mostly high-brow, darkly themed, or classic literature. She was actually a pretty wonderful role model to have!
Thanks to multiple nerdy blogsters in the World Wide Web we now have a comprehensive list of all the books Daria read or referenced in her 5 years on television. Find them below, along with links beside them to purchase a copy for yourself if you are missing it from you collection.

Can you match Daria book-for-book?

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