Tag: Books to Film

Book Vs. Movie: Nerve (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie: Nerve (SPOILERS!)

Nerve is one of those movies I’ve meant to watch for four years.  I remember being interested when I first saw trailers in 2015, and somehow, never got around to it.  I read the book last summer, and decided it was time. Going into the book, I had low expectations.  The little bit I knew about the book and the movie told me that they were very different.  Ultimately, I didn’t love Nerve as a book, but that didn’t stop me from watching the movie.  Because the core of the story – the game itself – was interesting.  And every once in […]

Posted May 11, 2020 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Book to Film: The Jungle Book

Book to Film: The Jungle Book

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before, but these page-to-screen posts are my favorite to write.  I get to revisit stories I’ve enjoyed in a different format, and there’s that rollercoaster of emotion that every reader gets watching an adaptation, reader to squee at the correct interpretations and groan at the incorrect ones.  You guys know what I’m talking about, right? Like many classics, The Jungle Book has been adapted multiple times.  While I may go back and review other versions in the future, I wanted to focus Disney’s 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of the man cub […]

Posted April 17, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Book vs. Movie:  Little Women (2019) (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Little Women (2019) (SPOILERS!)

I’ll admit, the first time I saw a trailer for the 2019 Little Women movie, I balked.  This has nothing to do with the trailer or the fact that this movie was being made… and everything to do with the fact that I loved the 1994 version and dislike when there are remakes of perfectly good movies. But I love Emma Watson and I love Saoirse Ronan, so between that and the 100% always positive reviews, I wore down and went to see the film at the end of January.  And man, I am going to acquire so much hate for this post […]

Posted March 26, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
From Page to Screen:  The Hunger Games! (SPIOILERS!)

From Page to Screen: The Hunger Games! (SPIOILERS!)

Good morning everyone! As far as my From Page to Screen series goes, this one is long overdue.  I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games – both the book series and the films – and this is a ripe movie vs. book discussion because they’re both really good. For those of you who haven’t popped into one of these posts before, the posts are typed live while watching the movie, so what you’re getting are my active thoughts and comparisons.  As such, these posts are long, but I try to highlight the most important aspects in bold.  I hope you find […]

Posted February 25, 2020 in Bookish Things // 5 Comments //
Book Vs. TV Show:  The Rook (Pilot Episode)

Book Vs. TV Show: The Rook (Pilot Episode)

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to discover The Rook, a fun paranormal series that takes place in England and features Myfanwy Thomas – a young woman with extraordinary abilities and complete amnesia. I was surprised and delighted to see a preview for the television adaptation pop up when I was messing around on my smart TV earlier this year, and knew I wanted to give it a try. I mean, while the book isn’t quite my genre, I really enjoyed it and thought Myfawny was a fun character with a lot of snap to her. So, TV show? […]

Posted November 29, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Book vs. Movie:  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

I’m going to open here with some honesty: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was one of the most satisfying book to film experiences I’ve ever had. Before we go any further, I do want to emphasize the quantity of spoilers to follow.  There will be a lot of spoilers.  It’s a bit difficult to talk about a movie adaptation without talking about the movie, so if you haven’t seen Scary Stories yet (especially since it just came to theatres at the end of August), please tread carefully.  Thanks, loves! Also, I do include some GIFs from the film in […]

Posted September 17, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //