From Book to Movie

From Book to Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Here is another From Book to Movie piece focusing on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. After re-reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and finishing Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Season Three, I’ve been trying to find the time to watch the movie adaptation, and finally did! Casting: I continue to believe the main actors (Harry, Hermione, Ron,…… Continue reading From Book to Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Holiday · NetGalley

Book Review: Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker by Julian Adair

Genre: Children/Christmas/Holiday Pages: 32 Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley. The descendants of Klara Stahlbaum come together on Christmas in 1908. Young Marie learns about the legend of “The Hard Nut” and its affect on Frederick and the Rat Queen. She can’t help but be entranced by…… Continue reading Book Review: Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker by Julian Adair

Book Review · Children · Classic · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Holiday

Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Genre: Children/Holiday/Christmas/Fantasy Pages: 138 Publication Date: December 1, 2017 (Original: 1816) Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Kindness, Helping others, Friendship It’s Christmas time and Godfather Drosselmeier has another round of unique gifts to share. There is one gift that captures little Mary’s attention though – a nutcracker. It is meant to be shared among the family, but since Mary has…… Continue reading Book Review: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Book Review · NetGalley · Nonfiction · Religion

Book Review: Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2017-2018 by The Irish Jesuits

Genre: Non-Fiction/Religion/Christianity/Christmas/Advent Pages: 99 Publication Date: September 1, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley. During this Advent and Christmas, the Irish Jesuits slows down the season in order to reflect on its true meaning. Broken down by days/weeks, the reader is provided passages, some thoughts, and time to reflect. At the end…… Continue reading Book Review: Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2017-2018 by The Irish Jesuits

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Book Review: Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza by Maxine Sylvester

Genre: Children Pages: 167 Publication Date: September 21, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Friendship, Persistence, Bullying, Teamwork, Kindness *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.” It’s almost Rudi’s birthday and Ronaldo is just as excited as Rudi is for this special day! Amazing Magician Monty the Moose is coming, there’ll…… Continue reading Book Review: Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza by Maxine Sylvester

From Book to Show

From Book to Show: A Game of Thrones, Season #1

After recently finishing the book, A Game of Thrones, and listening to Davos’ Fingers Podcast, Season One, I decided to re-watch the first season for one of my newer sections, From Book to Show. Aside from the extra and unnecessary sexual scenes, the first season does a fairly decent job in capturing the feel of the first book. Casting: The casting…… Continue reading From Book to Show: A Game of Thrones, Season #1

From Book to Podcast

From Book to Podcast: HP and the Sacred Text – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Here is another From Book to Podcast! I am revisiting the podcast, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, hosted by Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile. In case you need a reminder, this podcast starts from the beginning of the Harry Potter series and breaks down each chapter by specific themes. The two hosts hold a ~30 minute discussion exploring…… Continue reading From Book to Podcast: HP and the Sacred Text – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban