Hi guys! It’s time for Blogmas day 19 and because I already talked about my Favorite Christmas Songs and my Favorite Holiday Movies I decided that I wanted to show you some of my favorite children’s books. This books are not related to Christmas but I just think that this is a great time to talk about children’s books mostly because there’s no one who loves more Christmas than kids, right? 😛 . Also, while these are technically children’s books who still can read them. I’ve read them in the last 2/3 years so there’s no problems if an adult wants to read these books. So let’s see some of my favorite Children’s books. Continue reading
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Book Traveling Thursdays #14 – World Peace Day
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 World Peace Day was two days ago! Choose a book that deals with a war. For this week I decided to choose The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Because this is a book with a lot of different editions I couldn’t see every single one and decided to choose only between a few. Let’s go see some covers. Continue reading
Favorite Book to Movie Adaptations
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..
T5W – Favorite Fictional Cities
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 Favorite Fictional Cities. There are a lot of fictional cities that I would love to visit but I was able to choose only five for the sake of this post 🙂 . So let’s start this list.
5. The Shire & Rivendell – The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
The scenery from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings is just stunning so it’s normal that it has some of my favorite cities. I would love to go visit and if I could I would go to New Zealand to visit The Shire.
4. Luna – The Lunar Chronicles
Look at this image. How amazing does Luna looks? Of course that it would have to be in this list. Not only it’s beautiful but imagine that we could visit the moon.
3. Faerie Realms – A Court of Throns and Roses
I loved this book and the Spring Court description was just amazing. I would love to visit not only the Spring Court but also the other Courts too.
2. Hogwarts and Diagon Alley – Harry Potter
Let’s be real. You all would love to visit anything from the Harry Potter world. I just hope that I can visit the Warner Bros Studio to at least try to feel like I was in the Harry Potter universe.
1. Idris – The Mortal Instruments
I love everything that Cassandra Clare writes so it’s obvious that my favorite fictional city would be Idris. Basically I would love to visit Idris if I could.
These are some of my favorite fictional places. What about you? Which fictional cities did you included in your top? Tell me in the comments.
T5W – Favorite Maps
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 Favorite Maps. So let’s start this list
5. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
I have still to read this book but I started it last year and I was always looking for the map. The best thing of this map is that these are real places in New Zealand.
4. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
I loved The Hobbit and once again I kept looking to the map every time I was reading because I wanted to know where they were and how the journey was.
3 and 2 . Throne of Glass and A Court of Throns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
Both these maps are beautiful and I love to see where the different places are in these series. Another thing I love about these maps is that we can see where all the Faerie Courts are and how small the Mortal Lands are.
1. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Technically this is not a map of the world but I love The Marauder’s Map and it had to be my number 1 pick. I would love to have a map like this. And just so you know, I love this map so much that I want to buy a pajama that I saw at Primark that has the map printed. I would be happy with a pajama like that :).
These are some of the my favorite maps. What about you? Which maps did you included in your top? Tell me in the comments.
T5W – Books that Feature Traveling
Today I bring you Top 5 Wednesdays which was 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 that Feature Travelling . So let’s start it.
5. Paper Towns by John Green
I’ve read all of John Green’s books and I really liked them and if you’ve read Paper Towns you know that it has a road trip. This road trip was one of the best parts of this book and I really liked it
4. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Willem travels, a lot. He goes everywhere so I thought that it was a good idea to feature this book in this top 5. I can name you a few places: France, Netherlands, Mexico, India and there’s more. And I loved this book so yeah, here it is.
3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I loved Outlander and this book doesn’t only features traveling, because they travel a lot especially in Scotland, but it also features time-traveling so yeah, it had to be in my list
2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
You have heard about The Hobbit right? Everyone loves this book and Bilbo and the dwarves travel a lot in Middle-Earth. It would be a crime if I haven’t included this in this top 5
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What can I say to you about this book. We have a circus that appears during the night and no one knows how. I loved this book and practically in each chapter they were in a different place. So yes, this is my number one book that features travelling. And have I told you, this book is magical and amazing and I really liked it.
So this was my top 5 for books that feature traveling. Who would you add to this list?