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Aug 12

Comic Con Book-to-Screen Announcements by Genesis Gaule

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM by Genesis Gaule

From books to film to tv shows, the annual San Diego Comic Con always has exciting news for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books--and this year was no exception! So while you wait for the next Marvel blockbuster or want to dive deeper into the ever expanding world of Star Wars, the library has you covered.

Book-to-Screen adaptations were also announced! Here are the books on our shelves that will be coming to a screen near you:

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

by Amy M. Reeder & Brandon Montclare
Disney+ | TV-Y7 | Winter 2022

After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex (Devil Dinosaur) into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the BFF duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger. // Junior Graphic Novel, Superheroes, Action // Also in e-book

The Silmarillion

by J.R.R. Tolkien
Amazon | TV-14 | September 2, 2022

Amazon's "Ring of Power" series, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', will follow characters both familiar and new as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. // Epic Fantasy, Adventure

The Gray Man

by Mark Greaney
Netflix | PG-13 | Now streaming

When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who's put a bounty on his head. Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, this film adapts the first book of Greaney's The Gray Man series. // Fiction, Thriller

The Sandman

by Neil Gaiman
Netflix | TV-MA | Now streaming

After years of imprisonment, Morpheus—the King of Dreams—embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power. // Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Theatrical | Not Yet Rated | March 2023 

Based on the popular role-playing game, this movie set in the campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms follows a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic. Want to explore the Forgotten Realms before the movie drops? Read Starlight Enclave by R.A. Salvatore. // Fantasy, Adventure

New to the game? Check out our D&D guides and manuals to get started.

Vampire Academy

by Richelle Mead
Peacock | TV-MA | September 15, 2022

In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women's friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society -- one as a powerful royal, the other a half-vampire guardian. // Fantasy, Drama

Interview with a Vampire

by Anne Rice
AMC | TV-MA | September 18, 2022

In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac lives in Dubai and seeks to tell the story of his life or afterlife to renowned journalist Daniel Molloy. Focusing more on the gothic romance aspects of the story than the horror, this adaptation of the book shifts the book's timeline from 1791 to the New Orleans Storyville red light district right at the turn of the 20th century. // Fantasy, Horror, Drama

Returning Shows:

A slew of returning shows based on books were also announced! Including:

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
    Also in e-audio
    A tale of the bungling of Armageddon featuring an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch. // Supernatural, Fantasy
    (Amazon | TV-MA | Season 2: Winter 2022)
  • Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
    In a world where magic exists, but only some can access it, the evil Dark One pursues the reincarnation of The Dragon destined to stop him. // Epic Fantasy, Adventure
    (Amazon | TV-14 | Season 2: 2023; renewed for season 3)
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    Following their father's murder, three siblings move into a house filled with reality-bending keys. // Graphic Novel, Horror
    (Netflix | TV-14 | Season 3: Now streaming)
  • Walking Dead by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    This popular zombie apocalypse series returns with a spin-off and a new mini-series in 2023. // Graphic Novel, Drama, Horror
    (AMC | TV-MA | 2023)
  • Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
    Prequel to Game of Thrones, “House of the Dragon” focuses on the first to reign from House Targaren. // Epic Fantasy, Drama
    (HBO | TV-MA | Now streaming)
Sep 04

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Reading by Miranda Millette

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 4, 2020 at 11:54 AM by Genesis Gaule

My favorite thing about books are the emotions that come with them. Complete surprise, giddy excitement, aching sadness—whatever it is, a book has to be pretty phenomenal to have you feeling the emotions as completely as the characters do. My most favorite books are my favorites because they had this emotional element that created a connection with me as a reader. Book lovers, do you know what I mean?

Has a book ever left you in tears? The closest I’ve come to this is after the devastation of a particular moment had me lying in shock on my bed, the voice in my head wailing for a good ten minutes before I could continue reading my book (The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness). The conclusion of this series also left my mind screaming, my reaction amplified as there were no more pages to turn to quell my shock. (I happened to read this series over quarantine while school was online, so I may have been reading instead of working on my project for art class or writing my essay for english…)

Meme of Jack Sparrow lying on the ground with the caption help. That feeling when you finish a book

What about a book that leaves you stifling the urge to throw it across the room? After a cliffhanger in the middle of a series (Dread Nation by Justina Ireland), it was a battle not to do this. I was so astonished, however I was grudgingly applauding the author and her work. (Unpopular opinion: I’m all for a well placed cliffhanger or a shocker such as the tragic death of a beloved character, because then it makes the book more memorable!!!)

What about a sudden plot twist that you never could have expected? One book (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo) had me silently sitting in my chair, my brain whirling but me slightly smiling because of the pure genius and unexpectedness of the protagonist’s scheme (and, in turn, the author’s genius to create this plot). This book astonished me because of the author’s ability to cause readers to not realize that the hero was tricking us along with the villains.

It’s incredibly amazing how authors can continue to surprise us readers. I often wish that I could reread my favorite books like it was my first time, with no idea what the pages hold and no memory of their plots. But since I can’t magically give myself amnesia for this sole reason, I will continue to get more books in hopes of having another great adventure.

Meme of Bilbo from The Hobbit running towards the camera with the text I'm going on an adventure!