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Having written a prior post about this, one of my all-time favorite books, I am delighted to read that director Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct a new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time!
Ava DuVernay is best known for directing the movie Selma, and apparently has been in talks with Disney about directing other movies (specifically, word was that J.J. Abrams would like to see her direct a Star Wars movie in the future) but before that, she and Frozen screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, will be putting forth their best efforts to finally do this wonderful book some big screen justice!
There was an ABC television movie released in 2004 but it really sucked so this is awesome news and I just had to share!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog but since I seem to have some new followers and since I seem to have my writing chops back, I decided I still have things to say about books. Books that influence me and information about books and reviewing books and books!!
Since I’ve been gone, I closed up shop and my online bookstore is no more. I’m still happy to share information on pricing antiquarian and collectible books but the business is gone. I do still post some books for sale on eBay and Amazon and when I do, I’ll probably link to them here somewhere but right now, I have nothing for sale.
I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately. As much as I love the physical book, I admit to owning, and loving, my Kindle. I use Bookbub to get a line on free, or very inexpensive, books to download and I’ve discovered some writers I enjoy so as I discover interesting writers, I’ll also share them here.
Thanks to all the people who kept reading and commenting during my hiatus. I may not post every week but I will be posting. Happy reading!!
It doesn’t have to be Christmas for a book to be the perfect gift.
How many of you had a special book that you read when you were a child? Do you remember a book, or story, that stuck with you throughout your life that brings a smile to your face whenever you think about it? How wonderful would it be to give that kind of gift to someone you care about?
The beauty of books is that they don’t have to be expensive to make an impression. An inexpensive used book can still transport a child, or adult, to another world. A science fiction book can be the foundation for life-long learning. A biography can be the impetus that encourages a child to aspire to be like their hero.
I recall happily reading Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time when I was in the fourth grade. I learned the word “tesseract” and I had a vague understanding about the fourth dimension and movement within time and space. It didn’t make me an expert but the information has stayed with me all my life. We recently went to see the movie, Interstellar, and even though most of the space travel talk was well over my head, I could maintain some semblance of understanding due to having read A Wrinkle in Time as a child. That is knowledge that created a bridge in my life that spans over four decades!
Even though movies and music can also impact our lives as we grow, what other medium can be given so freely and can hold its value, whether sentimental or monetary, better than a book?
Take the time to find out what your family member or friend wants to read. Find an old book you loved reading and share it with someone you love. Look for a first edition of your son or daughter’s favorite book or maybe find a copy signed by the author. That book will become a valued treasure in the years to come.
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