4 of the Best Literary Ted-Ed Talks

By April 21, 2017Literature, Video

Ted-Ed is part of the famous Ted Talks we all know and love, but with a specific educational direction in mind. Ted-Ed is youth and education orientated, with a mission to spark the imaginations of teachers and students all over the world, and ignite a passion for learning.

I have been enjoying Ted Talks for years now, but these handy little videos are so special I just had to share them with our Reading Addicts.

Let us know what you think!



Sherlock Holmes

Dracula



The Odyssey

Frankenstein



Jo Nesbø’s, The Snowman Adapted for Movie and the Trailer is Intense

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Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series has proven thrilling and suspenseful and is much loved by book fans. To date there are eleven books in the series and we’re about to see Detective Harry Hole (prounounced Hoo-leh) imagined on screen for the first time!

As is often the case with crime adaptations, it’s not the first novel in the Harry Hole series that is being adapted, that was The Bat, written in 1997 but the seventh book, The Snowman, released in 2007 in Norwegian and translated in 2010. This isn’t unusual for crime adaptations, and could mean we see further adaptations if The Snowman is successful! Read More

Disney to Adapt A Wrinkle in Time: First Trailer Here

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A Wrinkle in Time is a true American classic and always gets lots and lots of mentions when we’re asking you for your favourite books. The novel, the first in a quintet by Madeleine L’Engle was almost never published, refused many times in the early 1960s because it dealt with difficult themes, because it had a female protagonist, and because publishers couldn’t really define it as either a children’s book, or an adult one. However, it seems the publishers were wrong because it’s a much loved classic today, never out of print and already the subject of a television movie. Read More

Epic Rap Battle: Gandalf Vs Dumbledore

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Anyone who’s a regular here at For Reading Addicts will know that we LOVE the Epic Rap Battles of History, a video series featuring famous and literary characters from history. We’ve featured several of these rap battles on the page and today we have the ultimate in wizardry with the Gandalf Vs Dumbledore, Epic Rap Battle!

It’s a little over two minutes of hilarity, who has the best beard, who has the best friends? Watch and laugh and then you decide, who won the epic rap battle! Read More

Goodbye Christopher Robin Movie to Bring Pooh Magic to Life

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Anyone who knows anything about Winnie the Pooh knows that Christopher Robin was a real person. Christopher Robin Milne was the son of Pooh author A.A Milne and the child and his toys served as his inspiration for the original Pooh stories.

Now a movie, Goodbye Christopher Robin is to tell the story of his life and the creation of the bear loved the world over. You can expect a certain amount of romanticising from the movie, Christopher himself is documented as saying the Pooh stories blighted his life, but even knowing that it’s hard to imagine he didn’t have the most magical childhood. Read More

Listen to George R.R. Martin Explain Why We Love Fantasy

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Fantasy is one of the most popular genres in literature, and it’s not hard to see why. Writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Terry Pratchett have taken us on journeys and adventures we could never have imagined. We’ve celebrated Bilbo Baggins’ 111th birthday in the Shire, we’ve had snowball fights in Narnia, played Quidditch at Hogwarts, and lived upon a turtle’s back in Discworld. Fantasy allows us to escape our normal lives and live out the dreams we had as children. Read More

Bob Dylan Finally Delivered his Nobel Lecture and you can listen to it

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In late 2016, it was announced that singer/songwriter Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His winning of the award caused a slight stir among some bibliophiles whilst others argued his soulful lyrics were worthy of such a prize. Things were further complicated when it was revealed that Dylan had ignored the academy’s attempts to contact him. Read More

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