Tag: Holes

Book vs. Movie: Holes (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Holes (SPOILERS!)

Posted June 15, 2020 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Fact:  It makes a huge difference when the original author is involved in writing an adapted screenplay. In the case of Disney’s 2003 adaptation of Holes, Louis Sachar’s involvement as the screenwriter created a story that was pretty darn close to the original book.  As of late, my experience with Disney’s adaptations has been pretty sour (see my Book vs. Movie post on A Wrinkle in Time for some… exhaustion in that matter) and so when I’d listed Holes for one of these posts, I dragged my feet.  I had seen the movie before (I was 14 when it came out) so I […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

Posted May 8, 2020 in Bookish Things // 8 Comments

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. Who remembers going to Scholastic Book Fairs when they were younger? Those things were the best, right?  I am so glad they’re still around, because they were a highlight of my school year.  I still remember that moment when it felt like books were going to go digital and I remember one of my concerns being these book fairs… so many kids would want to go just to get out of class and go, and they’d find a book and it would change everything.  Not that it is an impossible stretch in a technologically driven world, but […]

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January Wrap Up:  ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues

January Wrap Up: ALL the Books Hauled, a Little Editing, and New Year Blues <3

Posted January 28, 2019 in Checking In // 10 Comments

I set out into 2019 with the intention to slay my reading list, and I feel like I’m at a really good spot!  I think I’m finally settling back in after destroying myself in November.  The blogs fairly well scheduled ahead, and I’m reading my ARCs more or less as I get them. Things in my blogging and bookish world are good, y’all?  I really hope this is an omen for the rest of the year. OKAY SO. Remember how in my 2019 Blogging Goals post, I spoke about how I was instituting a book buying ban on myself for 2019? Well […]

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Off-The-Grid Readathon II Review

Off-The-Grid Readathon II Review

Posted January 25, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon! This is the second time I’ve done this readathon and I really enjoy it. It gives me the opportunity to get out of my head and away from social media and mindless drivel for a bit and into the world of a book… and really focus on it. In review, the Off-the-Grid Readathon is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and Justine @ I Should Read That. It’s a three-day event where you read whatever you want, but the condition is, you’ve got to put your electronics away […]

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar

Posted January 23, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Holes was required reading when I was in fourth grade, and I gotta be honest, it still holds up 20 years later. This book tells the impossible story of Stanley Yelnats IV, who is sent to prison because he was convicted of stealing a pair of charity auction shoes from a homeless shelter.  He’s put away pretty swiftly, sent to attend Camp Green Lake for juvenile delinquents.  The state hopes it will help him build characters. Of course, it’s really all the fault of his dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. At Camp Green Lake, the boys each dig a five-by-five foot hole.  Not because they’re looking […]

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