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Category Archives: Books

Eleanor and Park

6 Reasons Why We’re Cautiously Looking Forward to “Eleanor and Park,” The Movie

On Tuesday, Dreamworks Studios announced that it was picking up the film rights to the New York Times Best Selling debut novel from Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park. Lately, YA fiction to film has been all the rage in Hollywood, from Veronica Roth’s Divergent, to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. When Rainbow Rowell’s  Eleanor and Park first hit shelves in 2013,  reviews hailed it as a “a beautiful, haunting love story” for young adults. Is this book for everyone? Of course not, few…

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Why We Want a “Gilmore Girls” Reunion, Jess and Logan Need Not Apply

Lauren Graham’s Reddit AMA has launched a thousand shipper hearts ready for a Gilmore Girls Movie. Lauren Graham has been busy since wrapping Gilmore Girls back in 2007. A regular on NBC’s Parenthood, a New York Times Bestselling Author for her debut novel “Someday, Someday Maybe”, and an executive producer alongside Ellen Degeneres for the CW pilot adaptation of her novel (we’re still waiting to see if it gets picked up). In honor of her book’s recent release in paperback, Graham hosted an AMA (ask me anything) on…

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Game of Thrones

Math Teacher Keeps His Class in Order, One Game of Thrones Death at a Time

When pushed to the brink, one particular teacher found an ingenious and simple solution for keeping the classroom in order. They talk too much: he reveals the next Game of Thrones character to die. On Dans Ton Chat, the french equivalent of Reddit,  one student detailed the genius method devised by his math teacher for keeping 100 students under control. “My math teacher is a genius…Basically, the class was being really noisy and after several unsuccessful attempts to censure us, the teacher told us to shut…

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Divergent

Why We Love Divergent’s Theo Jame

This is not a post where we go on and on about the Divergent actor’s sexy physique, or his impressive acting skillz. This is a post where we want to commend Theo James for making some important and progressive statements regarding  gender equality  in mainstream Hollywood films, and LGBT representation as well. Before Divergent,  you may not have known James or you may have recognized him as the Turkish diplomat who scandalously dies in Lady Mary’s bed in that one episode of Downton Abbey. I guess he was in Underworld:…

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Quidditch

Who’s Up For a Game of Quidditch?

Japanese engineer brings Potterheads one step closer to playing the sport of their dreams. After an entire generation grew up with Harry Potter, subsequently many of us would have given anything to play the Wizarding sport of Quidditch. How many official teams have popped up at colleges and high schools around the world? More than 300, according to the International Quidditch Association which was founded in 2010 and now hosts nine regional championships, the World Cup,  the International Open, Global Games and Quidcon (the only Quidditch convention). In…

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George R.R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire, The Movie?

Since George R.R. Martin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, speculation persists the Game of Thrones series will end not with a final season on HBO but a movie (or movies) instead. Since the publication of that infamous Vanity Fair article, emphasizing how the show was quickly catching up with the (as-of-now) unfinished series, discussion has exploded all over the internet.  What will show creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff do if (when) they begin to surpass the story which George R.R. Martin has published?  There’s a lot…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Show Already Has Ending Figured Out

Are we really that surprised? Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff told Vanity Fair that yes. Yes, they do have the ending figured out possibly before the book series wraps up. No, we really aren’t that shocked to hear this. We basically heard straight from the horse’s mouth that this might happen. George R.R. Martin certainly doesn’t want the show to catch up with him, but he might just have to smile and wave as it passes him by. In the upcoming April issue of…

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stories are wild creatures

A Beloved ‘Monster’ Is Coming to the Big Screen

The award winning low fantasy children’s book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness will be coming to theaters 2016 and it’s going to be something. A Monster Calls is the story of 13 year old Conor who during the night is plagued with nightmares. During the day he is plagued by troubles. There is no escape and things only become more frightening when an ancient and wild monster comes to him seven minutes past midnight. The monster is not of his nightmares. It’s not what…

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Divergent

Divergent Fans: You Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Ardent Book Lovers have always lived with the burden of Hollywood. There have been countless adaptations butchered by an overzealous director, so committed to a big picture release and making millions that the results were underwhelming and tragically disloyal to the original vision. (Ella Enchanted, anyone?) But this is all old news to most people, isn’t it? Thankfully, with the enormous popularity of Harry Potter, Hollywood is beginning to understand the importance of bringing authors onboard when it comes to portraying their narrative. JK Rowling had…

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The 5 Most Captivating Young Adult Book Series

Life can be too busy to spend hours looking for a book. That’s why Larkable has complied a list of the 5 most captivating young adult fantasy book series right here. Sometimes it’s hard to find something to read. There’s so much going in on life–school, work, after-school stuff, TV–but sometimes you just have to settle down with a good book, and where do you find one of those? No worries: we have a list of the 5 most captivating young adult fantasy book series…

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