One of my favorite activities at the start of the new year is checking out what books will be made into a movie or TV series. Of course, it's not an all-inclusive list, since news about adaptations comes out randomly throughout the year, but it's a fun way to start planning my year of films to see. With 2019 being a somewhat . . .
In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .
When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know who she is. After Googling the name on her credit card, he’s in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active . . .
The Goldfinch Motion Picture Rating: RRelease Date: 2019Director: John CrowleyRuntime: 149 mins.Adapted From: The Goldfinch Please Note: This review contains spoilers for both the film and novel, The Goldfinch. Read at your own discretion. After a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Theodore Decker is left without a mother, without a home.…
The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there’s only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in . . .
I've been dying to watch this movie ever since it came out on Netflix. But you know me... Can't watch the movie till I read the book. I usually prefer reading series as opposed to listening to them on Audiobook, but I knew it'd be ages until I ever decided to buy the To All the Boys series. So I just went ahead and listened to the . . .
Okie doke. Let's go. Okay. I've been waiting to watch Love, Simon until I could get my hands on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I noticed the film on HBO, I decided to just go ahead and listen to the audiobook at work, as I wasn't actively searching for the physical copy, anyway. I really enjoyed the audiobook and was excited to watch the film. So last weekend, I . . .
Stella is a typical teenager—she goes to school, hangs out with friends, and makes YouTube videos. But she also has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease she's determined to not let kill her. All she has to do is make her way up the transplant list and get herself a new lung. That gives her an extra 5 years. She needs . . .
Do you consume the book or the movie adaptation first? And what factors contribute to your decision? This has always been a matter of importance to me, though I've found other people (my girlfriend, for instance) aren't necessarily concerned with the decision. To most people, especially those that don't read, it's not important. If one . . .
Vee is not the adventurous type... Her best friend Syd, however, can pretty much do anything---and does. When Syd suggests Vee do something wild and dangerous, Vee surprises her and does just that: she becomes a player in Nerve, a game where you complete dares for prizes. Seems easy enough—especially backed by her deliciously hot . . .