Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 14

Book turned movie, and completely desecrated…. Oh, this is fun… So many to choose from…. The one that popped into my head as soon as I read the Challenge was… Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones (Mortal Instruments). I’d read the series, and liked it, so I thought, why not watch the movie? Augh, they cut out so much, and changed other stuff, that it was barely recognizable as the story from the book. I did however like the TV series that was on Freeform until being canceled, it was closer to the book. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 14

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 13

Your favorite writer… I really have to pick just one?! I’m not sure I can do that. Hmm, if I had to pick just one, I’d have to say Neil Gaiman. He has this ability to tell a story that people already know, in a way that makes it completely new. If you’ve never read any of his books, what are you waiting for, really? I would also recommend that you listen to at least one of his audiobooks, one that he narrates himself. It truly is a magical experience. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 13

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 12

A book you love, but hate at the same time… Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Obviously this is a classic that is on most must read lists. It’s very well written and that is one of the reasons that I love this book. However, just the premises of not being able to read books really gets my hackles up. So that is why I pick this book for this Challenge. Be careful how much control you let others have over you/society… (Read Banned Books) Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 12

SAL #24

Oops! So sorry I’m late posting this, I was out of town and forgot to bring my stitching with me to take a picture. So, I did make a bit of progress this time, though still not too much. Here is where I was last time… And here is where I’m at now… So, there is a little bit more to see. Don’t forget to stop by and take a look at the other members of the group’s pages! Until next time… Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, … Continue reading SAL #24

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 9

A book you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving… Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov This is probably the hardest one so far to answer. I don’t typically read books that I don’t think I will like. Just the act of reading is enjoyable! I guess you could say that I didn’t want to like Lolita. The story is obviously repulsive and very much taboo, but the writing is superb. The writing style makes the reader truly feel what the narrator is experiencing and expressing. I can see why it makes so many lists of must read books. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 9