A Book and Film Blog

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

10 Book to Screen Adaptations in 2016

Lately, I've been  binging my way through TV series'.  Empire ... The Mindy Project .. Keeping Up with the Kardashians ... (no shame). And all this screen time has just got me thinking about some of the book to screen adaptations I have my eye on for next year.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth


 The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

I was going to call this post "10 Book to Screen Adaptations I'm Excited to See". But alas, I remembered Allegiant.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Book Haul and TBR

Yaaas, it's Christmas soon meaning the perfect excuse for a mini book splurge! I've read a lot of 3/5 books this year - tragic times. So I picked these really carefully because I want to finish this year on a high.


Saturday, 28 November 2015

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

SO. Who else was seriously excited when you found out that Meg Cabot was writing a new Princess Diaries book? If you didn't know this was a thing ... SURPRISE - you're welcome. 

I read Royal Wedding back in June when I was thinking about starting this blog. I have much love for the series so I knew it'd be featured in one way or another. I assumed it would be a review. AFTER reading this book, I decided that I have way too many feelings about it, to put it into a nice little neat review.
I needed a full on therapeutic discussion/ analysis situation where I unpack my feelings. And alas, Book Chats were born. When I give you a Book Chat, trust that we will go IN on a book. 

 As I said, I was procrastinating, found out this was a thing - excitement ensued. Was this book necessary? Not really. The last Princess Diaries book was satisfying and sealed everything off really well. 

So of course there were haters who didn't want this book to happen. But I feel this was a book for the fans. When you become attached to a character, especially one that grew up with you, the dream is to find out how they've been getting on .. right?

I have to say the first ½  of this book, more than delivered.We start right bang in the middle of a royal crisis. Mia's dad, the Prince of Genovia, is arrested for racing a car in New York - he's going off the rails. What was so delightful about this book was seeing Mia coming into her own as a royal - but the spirit of Mia from the earlier books is still here. 

This is honestly one of the funniest books I've read this year. Rarely will a book make me laugh but the EASTER EGGS in this book are priceless and, there were so many references to pop culture that just made my heart fuzzy. Just thinking about some of the lines is making me laugh. And I'm currently in a library. And people are looking at me ... and I'm still laughing. 

Which brings me on to my second point,  I forgot how much I missed Grandmere! She's ruder, sassier and more sarcastic than ever. How a character can possess so many terrible traits but be so likeable is a mystery.



Saturday, 21 November 2015

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

This is currently a favourite of mine of book tube and I now feel it's time to share some of my own controversial bookish opinions.

A Popular Book/Series You Did Not Enjoy


Saturday, 7 November 2015

God Help The Child by Toni Morrison


 Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.

At the centre: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”

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