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Sun: 1pm to 5pm

The Cast of Beauty and the Beast Have Favorite Books!

Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast opens this week. Everybody knows that the Beast and Belle built their relationship on a shared love of reading, so BuzzFeed sent reporters to the premiere to ask all the cast members about their favorite books.

 

Matilda by Roald Dahl (Favorite of Dan Stevens, The Beast)
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Favorite of Luke Evans, Gaston)
Pi is an unusual boy raised in a zoo in India. Pi’s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. Life of Pi brings together many themes including religion, zoology, fear, and sheer tenacity. This is a funny, wise, and highly original look at what it means to be human.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Favorite of Audra McDonald, Garderobe)
This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Favorite of Nathan Mack, Chip)
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Favorite of Josh Gad, Le Fou)
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds–a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Middlemarch by George Eliot (Emma Thompson, Mrs Potts)
George Eliot’s most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr. Lydgate, whose pioneering medical methods, combined with an imprudent marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamond, threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people”.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

It’s a shame they didn’t get a chance to talk to Emma Watson, a notorious book lover, but if you’re interested in what she’s reading, you can check out her Feminist Book Club and read along with her!

 

Categories: Adults, Kids, and Teens.

The Cast of Beauty and the Beast Have Favorite Books!

Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast opens this week. Everybody knows that the Beast and Belle built their relationship on a shared love of reading, so BuzzFeed sent reporters to the premiere to ask all the cast members about their favorite books.

 

Matilda by Roald Dahl (Favorite of Dan Stevens, The Beast)
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Favorite of Luke Evans, Gaston)
Pi is an unusual boy raised in a zoo in India. Pi’s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. Life of Pi brings together many themes including religion, zoology, fear, and sheer tenacity. This is a funny, wise, and highly original look at what it means to be human.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Favorite of Audra McDonald, Garderobe)
This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Favorite of Nathan Mack, Chip)
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Favorite of Josh Gad, Le Fou)
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds–a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Middlemarch by George Eliot (Emma Thompson, Mrs Potts)
George Eliot’s most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr. Lydgate, whose pioneering medical methods, combined with an imprudent marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamond, threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people”.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

It’s a shame they didn’t get a chance to talk to Emma Watson, a notorious book lover, but if you’re interested in what she’s reading, you can check out her Feminist Book Club and read along with her!

 

Categories: Adults, Kids, and Teens.