What Makes For Good Adaptation?

It's good to be blogging again after our three week trip to Taiwan. I have several posts in the works about that trip, but today I want to write about a really great article I read today on Lit Hub with the rather long title: "How Should a Literary Adaptation Be? We Asked the Critics … Continue reading What Makes For Good Adaptation?

Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society

"The time to make up your mind about people is never." There may be no type of adaptation more tricky to pull off than a remake. Unlike a more subtle retelling, a remake matches its subject--sometimes line for line and scene for scene. In many ways, remakes have more riding on them than an original … Continue reading Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society

From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I'm totally fascinated by (some might say obsessed with) adaptation. If you believe, as I do, that nothing is truly original, then pretty much every cultural product is some form of adaptation or interpretation. I think of it as an extremely creative process: how to make unfamiliar the familiar (fairy tale adaptation); how to bring … Continue reading From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books that Have Inspired Me to Do Something

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about the things you've been inspired to do after reading a book, like climb a mountain or tell the truth. It's interesting to see how reading really does impact our lives and how it changes or aspires … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books that Have Inspired Me to Do Something