Could it be a movie?: Becoming Clementine

World War II is one of the most often-chronicled historical events in literature and film. It seems that every year there are at least a few new stories that emerge of brave soldiers taking part in a great adventure. Jennifer Niven contributes a fresh take on the usual “fighter pilot” story with her novel Becoming Clementine, a book about a woman working as a pilot … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Becoming Clementine

Book vs. Film: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

This post was written for the Beyond the Cover blogathon, hosted by the wonderful Now, Voyaging and Speakeasy! To view more fascinating posts about books adapted to film, visit the hosts: Liz and Kristina. Nancy Drew is one of the best-known names in the world of mystery. The character first came to life in 1930 with the novel The Secret of the Old Clock. The … Continue reading Book vs. Film: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Could it be a movie?: Denise Grover Swank’s Rose Gardner Mysteries

Back in March I became slightly obsessed with a series of mystery novels known as the Rose Gardner Mysteries by Denise Grover Swank. Though I have yet to read any books outside of this series by Denise, in the Rose Gardner books she proves that she has a real knack for creating great characters. Rose’s transformation as each novel progresses is so strongly written, and … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Denise Grover Swank’s Rose Gardner Mysteries