About a week the bf and I took took his 8-year-old to see The Angry Birds movie. (It was much better than I thought it would be btw.) The bf had purchased the book of it at Walmart a few weeks before and asked her to read it. Her prize would be going to watch the actual movie. She enjoyed this. She read it in a timely fashion and so a few days after she finished (and school was over for the year) we took her, as previously mentioned. And she loved it, but the comment that stuck with me was “the book was better.” This statement baffled the bf since the movie was so ascetic pleasing. She said a particular school was longer and better detailed in the book. After hearing that, we both smiled and were extremely happy never expecting her or any 8-year-old to profess this.
Now I am a firm believer that most books are better than movies (or TV) simply because there is so much there that couldn’t be in the movie or is played out longer. I love movie (or TV) adaptations though, however, I just don’t chose those over the books.
Here are a few of movie/TV adaptations that I like:
This was my second cruise with my TMFL/BFF Tara. The first was last September when we did a New England/Canadian cruise. (A snippet of that cruise was posted here when the news that we would be going on another cruise together.) Much like before, I enjoyed this one very much. Since we had been on one before we knew the dos and the don’ts so we.
I don’t want to give a detail recollection of the day-to-day activities but I am going to hit on a few things.
I have noticed a few things since I started book blogging and reading others’ posts and viewing their pages…quite a handful, to say the least, have more than one book in their “Currently Reading” list/widget/sidebar.
Reading more than one book at given is not something I manage too well. If I am reading one story, I have to stick to that one story before moving on. I can multitask but when it comes to reading it is almost impossible. With that said, I have read multiple books at time a few times.
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme
I see quite a few of bloggers that I follow participating in this meme and since I want to become as active as I can and make my way in the book blogging world, I though this was a good thing to do and participate in for my blog.
After last month Blogging Extravaganza, I really wanted to continue to be more active on my blog and in the book blogging community. So when I stumbled upon BookStacksAmber‘s March Challenge update post I discovered a year-round Book Blog Discussion Challenge.
The 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiciton and It Starts at Midnight.
We came up with this challenge last year because we wanted to encourage our fellow book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! Well, it was SO successful last year that we decided to bring it back!
So often book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants).
I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and pledge yourself to posting more discussions in this upcoming year. I promise we’ll have lots of fun talking together!
I am setting my goal at 49 – Gift for Gab. I do not know if I will reach that goal, but with the goal it will allow me to be more talkative on my site and hopefully bring more readers and friends.
So, what do you think about this? Do you think I have set myself up to fail? Do you think this is a interesting blog challenge? Are you like me and new to book blogging and don’t really know where to start?