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In Theaters: Oprah, Reese and Mindy are Perfectly Cast in ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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The Ava DuVernay-directed A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeline L’Engle’s classic work, is in theaters now. While the reviews are still coming in, early indications are that DuVernay’s casting of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling is spot on! If the film is anything like the book, we could be see a 2019 Oscar contender for the best page-to-screen film of the year. If you are like us and looking forward to see what Hollywood has cooked up, you will definitely enjoy this piece from February 24, 2016 on the announcement of the film and the early buzz on Twitter. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle started all the trouble. I had never seen a book like it—a story that…

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Our ‘Favorite Thing’ About Oprah: Her Love of Books!

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On Sunday night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her speech not only brought the entire room to their feet, but it was also one of solidarity, giving validation and hope to those who’ve tried to speak and were shut down. While most of the press is talking about a potential Oprah 2020 presidential campaign, here at BookTrib we are talking about the woman and her love of literature! The Original Oprah’s Book Club launched in 1996, and ran for 15 years, ending in 2011— right before the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, the digital…

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Oprah, Reese and Mindy Dazzle in Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wrinkle in Time’

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BookTrib is partnering with Early Bird Books to bring you more great content, including this article about Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation. Read on for more! Over the weekend, Disney’s D23 Expo gave us our first glimpse at the upcoming adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The time traveling adventure is being brought life by visionary director Ava DuVernay, who directed the award-winning film Selma (2014). The film boasts an all-star cast, with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling playing the eccentric (and impeccably bedazzled) time travel guides. Fronting the planet-hopping, time-bending action is newcomer Storm Reid as Wrinkle’s kick-butt female heroine, Meg Murry. Additionally, Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw play Meg’s scientist parents. The trailer is…

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These 5 Online Book Clubs are Calling Your Name!

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At this point in my life, I’m not sure where I would be without a book club. Both social and fun, book clubs are the perfect way to take my favorite thing to do and add friends to it. Oh, and wine. (Lots of wine!) But we do read the books, I promise. And we also have thoughtful, interesting conversations about what we’re reading. So whether you love Twilight or The Iliad (or both!), book clubs can connect readers and friends on a whole different level. Which is why I’ve been so intrigued by all of the online book clubs I recently started hearing about. First, it was Our Shared Shelf, Emma Watson’s feminist book club, where the actress recommends…

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