It is a truth universally acknowledged that this blogger will totally, utterly, and completely love anything that has anything to do with Pride and Prejudice. After watching Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle spar as Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in the BCC adapation as an eight-year-old, I was hooked. It can be a modern retelling, a sexy continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship post marriage, even a very loose adaptation, if it’s related to Pride and Prejudice I will like it. And after watching the adaptation I thought I was least likely to enjoy two days ago at an early showing, I can officially say the streak holds strong. Because even though I do not like zombies or fighting scenes or blood, this movie was SO MUCH FUN! Continue reading
With a few exceptions (cough Ella Enchanted cough cough) I love when books I like get made into movies. Even if the movie isn’t great it generally makes the book more popular and it’s cool to see someone else’s interpretation of it. And sometimes they are amazing! Here are some upcoming book to movie adaptations I’m looking forward to. I had to rely heavily on the Internet to find out what was in development, so don’t blame me too harshly if some of these don’t turn out to be true. I read about each of them somewhere, I promise! Continue reading
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York, and I am on my way home to Annapolis to start celebrating the holidays. This invariably means watching Love Actually, and some other holiday movie favorites. I thought it would be fun to see who everyone would marry, date, or dump from the movie. You can pick any of the characters from the film (male or female!), but just to give some guidance for those who want it I’m going to list Colin Firth’s character, Hugh Grant’s character, and Liam Neeson’s character. Let me know who you would marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump in the comments. Happy Holidays friends! Continue reading
I literally am in disbelief that I haven’t done this match up yet. In light of part one of Mockingjay coming out last week I thought that it was definitely time to see who you would all marry, date, and dump. I’m a Peeta girl through and through … but I also really fell in love with Finnick during this book. I’m excited to see which characters you like the most! Let me know your picks in the comments. Continue reading
I’m a late adopter of The Maze Runner books. I only started the book this summer after urging from a lot of you. I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did. I loved the level of suspense it created, while also presenting an interesting logic problem for the reader to try to parse through along with Thomas. Full disclosure, I was pretty sleepy when I went to the midnight showing last night. I was also a little frazzled from getting very lost trying to find the theater and meeting new people (the second years in my writing program were the ones who offered the invited). However, my impression of the film was that the suspense is done very well, but the logic problem part of the book is basically ignored.
Happy Top Ten Tuesday (the feature that has recently been voted my most popular type of blog post)! This week we’re all supposed to be stepping out of the bookish world by listing our favorite movies or television shows, but I decided to stay in the literary world by listing my favorite movies based on books. Let me know what yours are in the comments! Also don’t judge me too harshly. Remember the word favorite doesn’t always equal the word best (cough cough … I’m looking at you Twilight. Continue reading
I told you there was going to be lots of The Fault in Our Stars love on the blog this week. I know that I have already done marry date or dump posts featuring boys from John Green books and girls from John Green books. I’ve even done one featuring the author himself. But I wanted to do one that was more specific to TFiOS. I had a hard time trying to think of a cohesive three girls or three boys (the closest I got was Hazel’s Dad, Gus’s Dad, and Patrick the support group leader). Instead of giving you all that crazy conundrum, I thought I’d do my first mixed gender post and give you Hazel, Augustus, and Isaac. Choosing one of them to dump feels impossible to me. Continue reading