(Unsplash)

(Unsplash)

LIBRARY: You’ve seen the movie, now read the book

In her first column, librarian Sharie Hertzog shares some good book options for your favourite shows

By Sharie Hertzog

Sharie Hertzog is the library supervisor at the Agassiz Library. This is her first column for the Observer.

This year we have all spent a countless amount of time binge watching our favorite movies or television series.

We watched them because they tweaked our fancy or we originally read the book(s).

At the library we know that every time a new Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, or Primetime movie airs, watchers clamor for more and readership of the latest book-to-film skyrockets.

Such is the case with the new Netflix series Bridgerton, based on Julia Quinn’s novel The Duke and I.

The Queen’s Gambit, also by Netflix, is based on Travis Walter’s novel by the same title. Lubpin, though not based on a specific book, is based on the character Arsene Lupin, created by Maurice Leblanc in 1905.

Readers and watchers alike wonder what is next? What can I watch/read that is like this?

We all need something to stave off the tedium that Covid-19 has brought upon us all.

Everyone knows books and movies series such as the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, but there are so many, many more.

Academy awarding winning Brokeback Mountain was adapted from a short story written by Anne Proulx, who also wrote the Shipping News.

For all the kids out there, you might be familiar with the Percy Jackson series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Disney+’s Artemis Fowl, Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events and Amazon Prime’s Alex Rider. Alex Rider, FYI,was written for teens by novelist heavy-hitter James Patterson.

RELATED: Blockbuster movie with links to B.C. tells story of inspirational teacher

How do we navigate this world of literary and cinematography bliss?

My suggestion to you is talk to your library staff. If you liked Netflix’s Bridgerton series and you’re on the waitlist for Julia Quinn novels, try Lisa Kleypas’ novels or one of our staff-picked grab-and-go bags for historical romance.

If you have finished watching Amazon Prime’s Yellowstone series — as far as I know, not a book — you might want to watch the Netflix series Longmire, a mystery written by Craig Johnson.

How else can the Library help you with what to watch/read next? I’m glad you asked!

Fraser Valley Regional Library has movies and books galore. If you don’t have cable, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Netflix, etc, that’s not a problem. The library lends movies and TV series, and provides access to online streaming sites, as well as books.

Friendly staff can help you find your next read, next movie or next book-that-was-made-into-a-movie.



news@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police during a Feb. 23 traffic stop. (RCMP photo)
Police from Chilliwack and Abbotsford seize drugs in traffic stop

Chilliwack RCMP worked with the Abbotsford PD to seize four kilograms of suspected fentanyl

(Black Press file photo)
Chilliwack RCMP looking for man who tried to grab boy near Robertson elementary school

A man in a parked minivan reached out the driver side window as a young boy passed by

Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Some Canadians are finding butter harder than usual, resulting in an avalanche of social media controversy around #buttergate. (Brett Williams/The Observer)
#Buttergate: Concerns around hard butter hit Agassiz and beyond

The first in a three part series on dairy farming, palm oil and Canadian consumers

real estate sign
Chilliwack’s February real estate numbers show homes flying off the market

President of the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board said he’s ‘never seen anything like it’

A sample of guns seized at the Pacific Highway border crossing from the U.S. into B.C. in 2014. Guns smuggled from the U.S. are used in criminal activity, often associated with drug gangs. (Canada Border Service Agency)
B.C. moves to seize vehicles transporting illegal firearms

Bill bans sale of imitation or BB guns to young people

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)
‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

Photo: Surrey RCMP
Surrey RCMP arrests two boys, age 16, during dial-a-dope investigation in Whalley

Sergeant Elenore Sturko said one boy is ‘alleged to have been in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest’

A recently published study out of UBC has found a link between life satisfaction levels and overall health. (Pixabay)
Satisfied with life? It’s likely you’re healthier for it: UBC study

UBC psychologists have found those more satisfied with their life have a 26% reduced risk of dying

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A vial of some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL
Federal panel recommends 4-month gap between COVID vaccine doses due to limited supply

The recommendation applies to all COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in Canada

Emergency crews are on scene at Walnut Grove Secondary School after a report of a bomb threat at Walnut Grove Secondary School on March 3, 2021. The school was safely evacuated. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
UPDATE: Bomb threat forces evacuation of Langley high school

Police asked the public to avoid 88th Avenue and Walnut Grove Drive

Most Read