Hi guys! Last month I started a new monthly series called Beyond the Books where I talk about all the random things I’ve been watching or loving during that month and you seemed to have liked it so let’s keep doing this. If I thought that July was a great month August was even better, at least in terms of TV shows watched. I watched a lot of things and that hasn’t been happening for a long time. It’s good to be back to my normal self that loves to watch TV shows XD. So yeah, August has been a good month Beyond the Books so let’s see what I’ve been watching and listening to. Continue reading
Hi guys! In the past few months I’ve been thinking about talking about more than books because as much as I love books I don’t spend all of my days reading (shocking… I know XD). So after thing about it for a long time I decided to have a new monthly post called Beyond the Books where I’ll be talking about all the random things I’ve been watching or loving during that month. July is actually a great month to start because I have a lot of things to talk about. Continue reading
Today is thursday which means that is Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme created by me and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. This weeks theme is October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Choose a book that has a character whose life was affected by breast cancer. Because I never read a book where someone had breast cancer (at least that I remember) I had to twist the theme a little bit and because of that I’m going to talk about a book that deals with another type of cancer. This weeks book is A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. If you don’t know yet the main character Jamie has leukemia in this book. So let’s start this list. Continue reading
Hi guys! Today I decided to talk to you about my favorite book to movie adaptations. I don’t know if you’re like but most of the times I’m really pessimist about the movies even before the release because I had a lot of disappointments already (*cough* City of Bones *cough*). Because of that I decided to talk about some book to movie adaptations that I actually really like and also a few movies that I haven’t read the book yet but want to. (Note: The books are in a non-specific order)
Favorite Book to Movie Adaptations
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
I loved this book and the movie was so well done. The cast was amazing and everything was great in the movie. Maybe Hollywood should start using the authors as screenwriters because Stephen Chbosky did a great job on turning his book in an amazing movie. And not only he was the screenwriter but he was also the director. How amazing is that?
2. A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
I think I already told you how much I love Nicholas Sparks books. I’ve read all of them but normally I don’t watch the movie adaptations. I think I’ve only watched 3/4 movie adaptations of his books. This one is still my favorite and makes me cry every time (even when I know everything already).
3. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
I think that The Hunger Games movies are so well done. I loved especially the first one. There where a few things I would have changed (like you know, Peeta’s leg) but I still loved the movie.
4. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
I have to be honest here. In this one I saw the movies before I read the books (and I still have two to read) but these movies are epic and changed a whole generation. I think I don’t need to explain a lot right?
5. One Day – David Nichols
This movie is one of the cases where I liked the movie more than the book. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book but for some reason I really loved this movie and everyone should watch it because I don’t know anyone that actually saw this movie and it’s sad.
6. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Another one that I think that doesn’t need explanation. This book is amazing and everyone involved in the movie was able to make a really good (and devastating) movie. If you haven’t seen it yet you really need.
7. The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Let’s talk about another movie that makes me cry every time?? The movie was beautiful. Okay I didn’t like Ansel as Gus but I’m able to forget that and appreciate the movie every time I watch it.
8. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
The first time I read The Hobbit I was thinking: “How are they doing 3 movies from this tiny book?”. Well, insert a lot of amazing scenes that weren’t in the book and that make the movie even better. But let’s be real, some of the scenes were still boring but I love this universe and it has beautiful views.
9. The Spectacular Now – Tim Sharp
Another book/movie that I normally don’t hear people talk about. I love coming-of-age stories and I liked the book but seeing it as a movie was even better. This is another one that I think that everyone should read/watch.
10. The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
I know… the movies were not that good but I loved them (well, I didn’t like the last one) and I don’t care about what other people say about the movies. Every time this is on TV I will watch it and love it.
Honorable Mention: The DUFF – Kody Keplinger
I’ve watched the movie last week and loved it. I loved the book and I was afraid to watch the movie because I knew how much they changed the plot but it actually worked. It was actually a good movie.
Books that I want to Read
1. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
2. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
3. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
4. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
5. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
These are some of my favorite book to movie adaptations and some books I want to read. I probably forgot a few movies but what can I do 😛 … Tell me in the comments what are some of your favorite book to movie adaptations and which books do you want to read..
Hi guys! Today is day 2 of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thank you again Lara @katnisspotterbooklover for tagging me to do this challenge :). If you want to see yesterday quote click here. If you want to see my first 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge for day 1, 2 and 3 click here, here and here.
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
Nominate three new bloggers each day. (I’m not tagging anyone because I think that a lot o people did this already. If you haven’t and want to do this challenge tell me in the comments and I tag you 🙂 )
Today I decided to choose a quote from one of my auto-buy authors. I have this thing with Nicholas Sparks and I’ve read all of his books. I’ve been like this since I was 16 years-old and I still try to read his book every time he releases one. For today I decided to choose a quote that has been in my life since the day I read and watched A Walk to Remember. I just love this quote and every time I watch the movie I say it with Shane West just because.
What do you think of this quote? I’ll be back tomorrow with another amazing quote from an amazing book for the last day of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge 😀 .
It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Books I’ve Read in One Sitting. Because this is something that happens quite often I needed to reduce my list a little bit but I made (with a little bit of cheating included, like always). Let’s start this list.
5. A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
I know that a lot of people don’t share the same opinion as me but I love Nicholas Sparks and I don’t have problems in saying that. I’ve read all of his books and this one is still one of my favorites. I read it in on afternoon. But want a recommendation? Don’t try to watch the movie right after you finish the book. It’s not a good idea. Believe me, I know it.
4. My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga
This one of my favorite books I’ve read this year so far and I just couldn’t leave it. When I started it I knew I would be reading it until the end in that day.
3. Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Funny story, I’ve read these books in one weekend. Yep, that happened. I started Anna and the French Kiss on saturday afternoon and finished it. After that I decided to read Lola and the Boy Next Door on sunday afternoon. I just had to read them without stopping.
2. Confess, Hopeless, Losing Hope and Slammed – Colleen Hoover
Normally when I start a book by Colleen Hoover there is a big probability of finish it on that day. Actually on that night. That happened with these four books and with all of them someone stayed up reading until 4/5 am. It just happens. I just need to read them in one sitting because I need to know how everything ends and what happens.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower -Stephen Chbosky
I’ve read this book at least two times and I always read it in one sitting. When I start this book I just can’t leave it in the middle and I have to read everything. This book is just amazing.
This is it, the top 5 books I’ve read in one sitting. Tell me, which books have you included in your tops? Have you included any of these books?