Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known literary characters. The character and the stories about him are in the public domain and have been since the 1980s (some stories were not in the public domain in the U.S. until 2013). The author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published most of the stories about Sherlock in a newspaper called The Strand. Sherlock Holmes is referenced in many different mediums and also adapted into many different mediums.
AsapScience is a YouTube channel that was created by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown. They use their channel to educate people about science by answering some of the everyday types of science questions. Mitch and Greg eventually decided to write a book, including some of the questions they answered in their videos, as well as new ones that are exclusive to the book. If you haven’t checked out their videos yet, head on over to their YouTube channel.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released on July 31, 2016 and is the final story in the Harry Potter series. While J.K. Rowling had said that she wouldn’t write anything else after the seventh book, this story eventually came about. It is in the format of a script and is meant to be performed as a play. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Palace Theatre in London, England.
I picked up this book after watching the movie adaptation, “What’s Your Number?”, starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. I am going to start off with a look at the movie, then discuss the book and the changes made from the original source material.
The Mortal Instruments is a series of books by former fanfiction writer, Cassandra Clare. The series comprises of six books in total, and three companion books, which centre around a group of teens/young adults that are part angel and part human who are trained to kill demons that enter into the human world and to protect the mundanes (regular humans).
Many of you by now are familiar with The Hunger Games in some shape or form. It is a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins which spawned four feature films based on the books. It is classified as a young adult novel series and set in the dystopian future in Panem. The book follows heroine Katniss Everdeen as she changes the world she lives in.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is a non-fiction book written by Sam Maggs. It is a great book for all geek girls and aspiring fangirls alike. If you’re new to the fandom world, it gives you great ideas where to start, and if you’re more familiar with it like myself, it can open up your fandom world even more. If you’re an expert? Well, it’s still a very entertaining read.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is the newest series from Rick Riordan. The first book in this series is called The Sword of Summer. It focuses on the cousin of Annabeth Chase who is the son of Norse God, Freyr, the god of fertility. The series is heavily influenced by Norse mythology, just as the Percy Jackson series was influenced by Greek mythology and Heroes of Olympus relied on both Greek and Roman mythology.
Since I’m sure nearly everyone in the world is familiar with Harry Potter, I’m not going to write an overview of each individual book. Instead, I’m going to review the series and its movies as a whole. I will also talk about the effect this book series has had on people and media, including my personal experience with the series.
I finally got around to watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It is a really cute take on the Pride and Prejudice story with a modern twist. There are 100 episodes, all around the 3 to 4 minute mark and 10 Q&A episodes, which are interspersed with vlogs from other characters such as Lydia Bennet, Maria Lu, and Gigi Darcy.