Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which TMP reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at two stories from a 1979 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “Early Warning” Who wrote it?: John Gloag Where does it appear?: … More Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

Could it be a movie?: John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which Lindsey reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at a great American short story by John Cheever. “The Enormous Radio” Who wrote it?: John Cheever Where does it appear?: May 17, … More Could it be a movie?: John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which TMP reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at two stories from a 1977 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “The Rescue of Professor Parkinson” Who wrote it?: William Bankier Where … More Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)

Off Topic Thursday: Book buys and library picks!

I recently discovered a great used bookstore called Ukazoo that does buybacks and also stocks a pretty impressive selection of books, from biographies to fiction to textbooks to children’s literature. Since I’m running out of room on my shelves, I gathered about 40 books that I knew I’d never read again and headed to the … More Off Topic Thursday: Book buys and library picks!

NINE favorite book-to-film adaptations, Part III

The Namesake (2006), dir. Mira Nair, based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri Synopsis: Both the novel and film versions of The Namesake follow Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli and their family. At the beginning of the story they are newlyweds, having moved from India to Massachusetts after marrying so Ashoke could pursue a degree and … More NINE favorite book-to-film adaptations, Part III