Find Your Fill of Books to Film at the Library
Book discussion groups are a lively staple of library programs. This week the Library Center staff is trying something a little different for the public.
If you’re among the many people swept up in the new movie, “Eat, Pray, Love,” or liked the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, or you just want to know what all the fuss is about, consider attending a one-time book-and-movie discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday (August 26) in the Story Hour Room of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
“Eat, Pray, Love” is an autobiographical tale of Gilbert's year-long journey of self discovery through Italy, India and Indonesia. Her 2006 memoir continues to top the New York Time's paperback nonfiction list. The movie, starring Julia Roberts, opened in area theaters Aug. 13.
Some people believe no movie or musical can ever match the drama and the connection to a story they feel by reading the book. Whether you’re a book-only or a book-then-moviegoer, we’re betting that some of your favorite movies are also fantastic books. The reference librarians compiled this list of books and their popular movie versions.
- “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis; movie: “The Blind Side”
- “Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2. vs. the World” by Bryan Lee O'Malley; movie: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
- “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan; movie: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
- “How to Train your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell; movie: “How to Train Your Dragon”
- “Beezus and Ramona” by Beverly Cleary; movie: “Ramona and Beezus”
- “Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks; same movie title
- “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson; same movie titles
Here are some expected September movie releases based on books:
- “Like Dandelion Dust” based on Karen Kingsbury’s same book title.
- “The American,” based on Martin Booth’s “A Very Private Gentleman”
- “Never Let Me Go,” based on the same book title by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Have we missed one of your favorites, or are you curious about more titles? Send an e-mail or use Ask a Librarian at thelibrary.org/contact.cfm.
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