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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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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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True Story – October’s Book and Movie Get-together


True Story Novel: (2006) Written by Michael Finkel Movie: (2015) Directed by Rupert Goold Screenplay by Rupert Goold and David Kajganich The set up: Five of us (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, …

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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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My thoughts on The Bad Girl & The Wolf Gift


I’m doing kind of a double book review here as well as a self analyses as a reader.  The two books,The Bad Girl: A Novelby Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice, may seem like an unlikely duo. However, I reacted to both in the same way: I stopped reading them. I …

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