Hello out there!

It’s September, school is starting, the TV season is getting underway… and we’re back! Thanks for your patience – this summer got a little crazy and we vanished on you. Now that we’re back, we’re shifting focus slightly – less frequent posts than we used to have but, hopefully, more interesting and thoughtful ones, focusing on the movies and books and TV we care about rather than trying to cover such a wide range of things. And as always, if there’s a title YOU particularly care about, let us know and we’ll pay it some more attention! See you soon!

Poll: Fall TV Coverage!

Fall TV is right around the corner – well, for me, I guess it started last night with Haven – so it’s time to decide what I’ll be covering here at Read the Screen. Based on last year’s interest levels, I’m going to keep writing about Bones and Elementary every week, and will cover those shows as completely as possible. I’m inclined to stick with Sleepy Hollow as well – thoughts? I could swap that out for something like The 100 or About a Boy, if you guys would rather read about those. Let me know. As you saw earlier today, I will be linking over to my Haven recaps at TheTelevixen, but that will be on my list of shows for news/videos/other general coverage, along with those above and The Vampire Diaries.

I’ve decided not to review any of the comics-based shows (Arrow, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine) on a weekly basis, because I felt like I was in over my head last year with Arrow because I know so little of the source material. If you’re interested in those shows, though, let me know and I’ll try to keep up with general coverage and check in on them occasionally.

Thoughts? Opinions? Other obvious shows based on books that I haven’t listed above because it’s Friday and I’m tired?

We’re back up!

As you may have noticed, we had technical issues and the site was down for most of the day yesterday. Sorry for the inconvenience! All of yesterday’s posts posted early this morning when things came back up, so I’ll be posting them on social media gradually as the day progresses as though they were posting today. We’ll have a few new posts today or tomorrow – I’ll try to at least get the Sleepy Hollow post up – and then we’re off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. Things should get back to normal on Monday! Thanks for understanding!

A Note on Comments

I’ve installed a commenting system called Disqus to help deal with spam. All the old comments should have imported tonight, so this morning I’ll be going through to weed out any more spam that made it through in the past, as well as fiddle with the settings. Hopefully it will work out well for everyone. If you have any difficulties in leaving comments, please let me know. Thanks!

Read the Screen on Social Media

First, let me take a moment to thank you all for being early readers of Read the Screen. It’s been a great first week and I’m excited to build from here. Now, there are several ways you can keep up with posts – you can, of course, simply check the site directly, or subscribe to the RSS feed. You can also create a customized RSS feed of any tag or category by adding /feed/ to the end of its URL. For example, if you want a feed of just trailers, use http://readthescreen.com/category/marketing/trailers/feed/. For a feed of all posts related to Jane Austen, it would be http://readthescreen.com/tag/jane-austen/feed/. Make sense? Let me know if you have questions.

But hey, want some more options? You can now be notified of new Read the Screen posts via your drug social media platform of choice. Follow us on:

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Welcome to Read the Screen

I love to read. And I love watching TV and seeing movies. So I’m always fascinated (and sometimes horrified) to see what happens when books are transformed into movies or TV shows, and while this element is often touched on in movie and TV coverage, there aren’t many sources focusing on it. So this site will try to fill that gap, supplying you with up-to-date information like casting news and trailers but also more in depth reviews of both books and their adaptations, and posts focusing on specific aspects the book-to-screen process.

To give you a taste of what to come, I can say that within the next week or so, I’ll have some thoughts on the adaptation processes of YA phenomena City of Bones and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the midseason premiere of Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary, and reviews of the books that inspired Argo (in theaters) and The Lying Game (returning to ABC Family next week). Our Classics Club series (more on that tomorrow!) will kick off with Jane Austen’s Emma. And amidst all this, of course, I’ll continue to bring you news, links, trailers, and more. Thanks for reading!