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A Michigan dairy-farm gal living for eternity as a soon-to-be librarian, avid reader, wanna-be writer, and never-ending learner.

And the Adapt That Tony Award Goes to…

Could it be that the wrong show won Best Musical at the Tony Awards?

Gazing “North & South”: Adapting Gaskell’s Novels with ‘Male Gaze’

Do you ever sit around and ponder the origins of movies? Or obsess over John Thornton's (played by Richard Armitage) eyes in the 2004 BBC adaptation of Gaskell's North & South? Nope? That's just me? Well, you better abandon this post... Continue Reading →

Dear Netflix’s ‘Anne with an E’: Be a Kindred Spirit

After the PBS adaptation last fall, will you be streaming "Anne with an E" tonight on Netflix?

Dreaming of Reality: Hulu’s Adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale

First published in 1986, the dystopian fiction novel filled readers with terror at the thought of such a reality. Now it's coming to life on your television screen.

Inside Outlander: Did the graphic novel make way for the popular Starz show?

Where did the extremely popular TV series of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" get its subtle bite of humor? Perhaps from her graphic novel adaptation "The Exile."

Adapting for a Particular Audience: Creating Art or Losing Integrity?

Did highlighting the action destroy all of the adaptation potential of Focus Features film "The Eagle?"

‘Life appears to me too short to be spent’ Reading Classics: A Casual Case Study Involving Jane Eyre

Manga, comics, graphic novels, board books... Are traditional classics still classic in alternative mediums?

Making Sense of an Ending

Do we have the right to choose our own ending? The adaptation of Julian Barne's award-winning novel opens in theaters this weekend.

The Shack: Facing Eternal Questions in Film

The #1 New York Times Bestseller comes to the silver screen March 3, 2017. People have burned it for heresy and hailed it as groundbreaking... But are you going to watch it?

Love Adapted: 14 Book-to-Movie Adaptations for Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect movie to watch with someone you love tonight? How about one adapted from a good book! Check out Adapt That's 14 suggestions.

I Challenge You to a Battle of Revision

Hello. This post is about the adaptation of The Princess Bride. You enjoyed the movie. Prepare to read.

Going Darker: ‘Fifty Shades’ Returns

Are you ready for something darker?

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