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The Princess Bride (William Goldman) – Adapted: Books to Movies



Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.
This month they chose The Princess Bride, a 1973 novel by William Goldman that centers on the love of Westley and Buttercup that sparks a whole adventure in Florin.

It was adapted in 1987 by Rob Reiner starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant and others.

The book has a fascinating history that translates into the book as evidenced through some of its literary […]

Katerina Cozias talks “Rising up from Mental Slavery” | Book Circle Online

Marisa Serafini talks with Katerina Cozias about her book, “Rising up from Mental Slavery.” Do you feel an urge to expand your financial success, create a stronger romantic relationship, carve out a better work/life balance, or gain increased freedom to do what you want, when you want? Perhaps deep down you do, but you are asking yourself: Am I capable? Can I really have all the things I dream of having? The answer to these questions is YES. […]

Heather Monahan talks “Confidence Creator” | Book Circle Online

Lauren LoGrasso talks with Heather Monahan about her book, “Confidence Creator.” The key to reaching your personal and professional goals and living the life of your dreams lies in the power of confidence. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. Heather Monahan will show you how anyone can master the essential techniques to building confidence and becoming your best self.

In Confidence Creator, Heather offers a resource she wishes she had when she was younger. Using personal stories from her life and career, Heather illustrates the tough lessons she learned along the way that helped her develop the self-assurance necessary for getting what she wanted […]

Dr. Javon Johnson talks “The End of Chiraq” | Book Circle Online

Lem Gonsalves talks with Dr. Javon Johnson about his book, “The End of Chiraq.” The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape is a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews, and artwork about Chicago, the city that came to be known as “Chiraq” (“Chicago” + “Iraq”), and the people who live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods. Tuned to the work of Chicago’s youth, especially the emerging artists and activists surrounding Young Chicago Authors, this literary mixtape unpacks the meanings of “Chiraq” as both a vexed term and a space of possibility. […]

Rainbow Barris talks “Keeping Up With the Johnsons” | Book Circle Online

Ashley Allen talks with Rainbow Barris about his book, “Keeping Up With the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting.”

Bow Johnson, a doctor and the beloved mother of five hilarious children on ABC’s hit comedy “black-ish” is writing a parenting book. Bow will share some of the outrageous scenarios she has faced as a mom and how she dealt with the situations and the consequences. Bow will show us that imperfect parenting can often turn out perfect children. The book will be featured prominently on the show. […]

Yesika Salgado discusses “Corazon” | Book Circle Online

Lem Gonsalves talks with Yesika Salgado about her book, “Corazon.”

Corazón is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn’t enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song. It is a celebration of heartache, of how it can ruin us, but most importantly how we always survive it and return to ourselves whole. […]

SKYJACK by KJ Howe | Book Circle Online

Zoe Hewitt talks with KJ Howe about her book, “SKYJACK.”

International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert.

On the ground, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, a Sicilian don who wants something, or someone, on that plane. Her old foe imprisons her in the hangar and takes to the air with the boys and the passengers still aboard, mysteriously demanding that Thea use the resources of […]

Rudy Francisco discusses “Helium” | Book Circle Online



Lem Gonsalves talks with Rudy Fracisco about his book, “Helium.”

Rudy K. Francisco is a spoken word poet and poetry author from San Diego, California, United States. He has written books, recorded EPs, won awards and gained acclaim performing around the US.

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy’s poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection […]

Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four (Gerry Conlon) – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

This month they chose Gerry Conlon’s Proved Innocent, an autobiography about one of four innocent people convicted of a terrorist bombing in Guildford, England, that tells of the miscarriage of justice that resulted in imprisonment for him and members of his family, including his father. It describes the struggle to clear his name.

A movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis was released in 1993 putting to screen Conlon’s […]