Once a year, I get to enjoy the fruits of my day job. The Toronto International Film Festival officially kicked off Thursday evening with a star studded opening gala and it looks like the next ten days will be go, go, go in my Canadian home town. There will be 366 feature length and short films playing at the festival this year and a number of these are either about books or based on books.
From Darius Films' THE ART OF THE STEAL starring Kurt Russell about a motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief who teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world to BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR - the French language adaptation of the graphic novel by Belgian artist Julie Maroh, there is something for every literary lover at TIFF.
If you can't get to Toronto, don't fret, a number of these movies will be released theatrically shortly after the festival so you'll have plenty of opportunity in the near future to watch films that are hot and some that are not.
Of course, a festival is not a festival without awards, top honours and lists from best to worst. Here are two lists that will help you to fill your September reading quota and perhaps build a new sanctuary to enjoy them in.
Check out the Top Ten YA Releases for September 2013 which included New York Times Bestseller and Niagara Writers Retreat 2013 faculty member Ellen Hopkins' latest novel SMOKE and Holly Black's THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN.
Once you've decided which novel you'll start with, you can crawl into your favourite space to enjoy your new adventure. Don't have a nook? Need some inspiration? Here are twenty beautiful reading nooks to inspire you.