Category Archives: Movie and a Book Review

How to be Single – March’s Book and Movie Review


  Quick Book/Movie Summary: Novel – by Liz Tuccillo (summary from Amazon) How to Be Single is about one woman’s attempts to navigate a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Movie – Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, and Dana Fox (Summary from Rotten Tomatoes) A young woman searches for love in New York City in …

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The Martian – February’s Book and Movie Review


Quick Book/Movie Summary: Novel – 2011 – by Andy Weir  (Summary From Amazon): Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking …

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East of Eden – January’s Book and Movie Review (And Giveaway!)


Quick Book/Movie Summary: Novel – 1952 – by John Steinbeck  (Summary From Amazon): Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and …

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Drugstore Cowboy – December’s Book and Movie Review


  Quick Book/Movie Summary: Novel by James Fogle (Summary from Amazon): This rich and compelling story of four traveling junkies who lives revolve around looting drugstores was made into the movie voted best film of 1989 by the National Society of Film critics and is published here for the first time. Movie: Screenplay by and …

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Z for Zachariah – November’s Book and Movie Get-Together


Z for Zachariah Novel (1974): Written by Robert C. O’Brien Movie (2015): Screenplay by Nissar Modi directed by Craig Zobel The set up: Our group (women ages 22-48) pick a book that has been made into a movie. We read the book and then get together for thematic food, to discuss the book, and then to …

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September Book and a Movie: Atonement


Book: Atonement (2001) by Ian McEwan Movie: Atonement (2007) directed by Joe Wright Screenplay by: Christopher Hampton The set up: Each month four of us (women ages 20-45) pick a book that has been made into a movie. We read the book and then get together for thematic food and to watch the movie. On the menu: We …

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Psycho: Movie and a Book for August


Movie: Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock Book: Psycho (1959) by Robert Bloch. The set up: Each month four of us (women ages 20-45) pick a book that has been made into a movie. We read the book and then get together for thematic food and to watch the movie. On the menu: We don’t know what the others are bringing. …

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