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10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

10 Book to Movie Adaptations I Actually LOVED

Most of us bookish sorts talk about film adaptations with contempt.  We see the stories we know and love adapted into monstrosities that make our hearts ache and misrepresent everything we love to the non-reading public.  Believe me, I can relate.  I watched this happen with particular favorites, like Ready Player One and The Dark Tower. All that said, I’ve also come across several book-related films that I have particularly enjoyed.  Some of these weren’t even particularly faithful adaptations… but they managed to retain (for me) the spirit of the book and brought to life characters I adored.  In the bookish community, […]

Posted May 14, 2019 in Memes // 22 Comments //
What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, and as such, I decided to go deep into the TTT archive and come up with something close to my heart.  You, my lovely followers, will know that I’m not always on top of the hottest books.  Sure, I read Children of Blood and Bone the month it was published, but it took me a year to get to The Hate U Give and I just read the hugely popular The Perks of Being a Wallflower last month (it was published in 1999).  I love reading older books, ones that may have been hyped […]

Posted July 10, 2018 in Memes // 23 Comments //
The Unique Blogger Award

The Unique Blogger Award

Beautiful people are beautiful. 🙂 Back in December, the gorgeous Jade over at Drink Coffee and Read Books nominated me for the Unique Blogger award, now just the other day Loretta at Laughing Listener did, too!  So first of all, you ought to go check out their blogs, because they are wonderful. Rules: Display the award Thank the person who nominated you, post a link to their blog Answer the questions they’ve written for you Nominate 8-13 bloggers Give them 3 questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family! From Jade What books might we be […]

Posted May 11, 2018 in Blogging Awards // 13 Comments //
Stories from around the world.

Stories from around the world. <3

It’s so easy to fall into our own culture without looking outside ourselves and finding the places and the stories that exist outside out own continent.  I think movies like Black Panther are important in that way – praising the beauty of people rarely seen and reminding us that there’s a greater world outside our front door… and we are all one people. Before I write any more of this post, I want to apologize for the whiteness of all these characters.  The beauty of writing an internationally inspired Top Ten is that we have the opportunity to showcase various […]

Posted March 27, 2018 in Memes // 22 Comments //
October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Well my dears, it’s here! October has packed her bags and gotten away from me again.  Every year I feel like I’m chasing the autumnal delights of this month, and I just can’t keep up with it!  It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year, and it just slips away.  I come out at the end panting like it’s been a marathon but the loot was well worth it!  The leaves are off the trees, the air is getting crisp… winter is just around the corner. Well this month was actually WORSE than the […]

Posted October 30, 2017 in Checking In // 11 Comments //