Wednesday, January 18, 2017

So You've Finally: Watched Your DVR of the Golden Globes

Lets be honest, a lot of us probably didn't watch the Golden Globes live, we dvr'd it for later if we remembered to dvr it at all. If you've finally sat through the whole thing (minus commercials you lucky thing) you probably are curious about all the books these movies/tv shows are based on or you have a favorite movie/TV show and you want more like it. I hear you and am providing such a list.

A Long Way Home
AUTHOR: Saroo Brierley

Some people don't know this, but the film Lion starring Dev Patel is based off of this 2013 non-fiction book.

Deadpool Classic Omnibus vol. 1
AUTHOR: various

I'm still pretty amused that a superhero movie managed to get nominated for a Golden Globe. Deadpool has been around for quite awhile now and I say the best place to start with his story is the beginning with this collection of his earlier appearances.

Song of Ice and Fire series
AUTHOR: George R. R. Martin

I'm sure everyone and their mother knows GoT was a book series before it was a TV show. But just in case you didn't know...

Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
AUTHOR: Blair Tindall

The comedy series Mozart in the Jungle is inspired by this 2005 memoir.

The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson
AUTHOR: Jeffrey Toobin

While I'm sure the writers of the mini-series the People VS OJ used a lot of material, I understand a majority of the basis for the show came from this book.

The Dresser
AUTHOR: Ronald Harwood

The British TV film The Dresser is based on a play of the same name.

The Night Manager
AUTHOR: John le Carre

The mini-series which won quite a few awards at the Golden Globes is based on this 1993 novel by the same author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and other spy novels.

You loved Stranger Things (I'm so with you, might do a rec list for books when season 2 comes out)

AUTHOR: Stephen King

Honestly pretty much any Stephen King novel, particularly his early ones, are sure to please Stranger Things fans. But I especially recommend this one about a government trying to control a girl with powers. This girl and Eleven should totally become besties.

You loved The Crown (I binge watched it too, don't feel bad. Also will likely have a rec list for this show in the future)

Young Elizabeth: The Making of a Queen
AUTHOR: Kate Williams

There are a ton of great bios out there on Queen Elizabeth and her whole royal family. But if you were especially fascinated by the early days of Queen Elizabeth, this book is probably your best bet.

If you are now pumped for the Academy Awards:

85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards
AUTHOR: Robert Osborne

For history nerds out there here's a look the long history of the Oscars.

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