How I Live Now by YA literary darling Meg Rosoff, who basically bleeds award nominations, is on my top 5 books of all time, regardless of genre. I'm terrible at describing it because I love it too much: haunting, gorgeous, sexy, violent, heartbreaking, spectacular- so many adjectives! It's the only book that I reread on a semi-regular … Continue reading My Favourite Book is Coming to TIFF!
Tonight is THE END! I've got my tickets to a double bill, part 1 & 2, I've got my Gryffindor shirt AND scarf, and most importantly, I have lots of tissues and waterproof mascara on to see me through what everyone is saying is the best of the 8 films. There has been a lot … Continue reading NOT The End: A Celebratory Collection of Harry Potter Links
This Caldecott award winner is unlike any book you've ever read. Using elements of the novel, screenplay, and graphic novel, Brian Selznick has created a truly unique reading experience that is coming soon to a theatre near you. This was always going to be a cool movie, but throw in the fact that Martin Scorsese … Continue reading Things I am Looking Forward To
I know this is not a book, but I was so charmed by this French children's film that I wanted to give it a shout-out. The English version is narrated by Kate Winslet, whose soothing, nuanced voice is a perfect complement to the visuals. There is absolutely nothing lost in translation here. A young, fox-haired girl catches a magical, unexpected glimpse … Continue reading Movie Magic: Le Renard et l’Enfant