Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

I’m gonna go with 10 Book to Movie adaptations that I’m looking forward to, even if it not in line to happen as of right now.


1. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)

This one is in the works! Dreamworks has the rights to the movie, and everything appears to be moving forward, but there still isn’t a director or any cast associated with the movie.

I think this will be a fantastic story for the big screen 😀 and I honestly can’t wait to see it (whenever that might be).

2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)

This was just announced the other day, this is definitely going to happen, well, at least the rights were sold, so, fingers crossed.

This is one of my favorite books of the year, so I’m super super super excited that it might make its way to the big screen. I can’t wait to start hearing something about the casting 😀 .

3. The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

This will be a fantastic movie! Director Richard Linklater was attached to the project a while back, and so was the amazing Jennifer Lawrence.

I’m curious to see who they’ll get to play Don.

     

fantastic-beasts-084. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J.k. Rowling)

This one is so close, the first movie of the trilogy will be out in a little over a year.

The screenplay adaptation was written by J.K. Rowling herself and it stars the super talented Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

And, come on, Harry Potter universe!

5. Mockingjay (part 2) (Suzanne Collins)

It’s almost time for the last part of Mockingjay to hit the theaters and I can’t wait.

I think that The Hunger Games have been super well adapted to screen, and that is a rare thing.

So, I’m super excited to see the last instalment later this month.

6. Inferno (Dan Brown)

Confession time, I still haven’t read this book, but I read all the others of the Robert Langdon series, and I love them.

And I also liked the movies, they are always super watchable 🙂 .

So, I’m waiting on this one as well, scheduled to hit the screens in 2016.

7. Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)

This book has been optioned by Universal Pictures and I hope they hurry up with it already, because I want to watch it badly!

Elizabeth Banks was even connected to the project, being pinned as director – and I would very much like to see that, because Elizabeth Banks is amazing.

8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

Again, I still haven’t read this book – it was on my TBR last month, but I failed, I just wasn’t in the mood for it.

I’ll try to get to it before the movie comes out next year, because I’m so excited about this adaptation… Tim Burton is directing, people!!!

9. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

Once again, this has been in my TBR for a while, and it will likely remain there for a little bit more. This movie is set for December 2017, so I still have plenty of time.

Steven Spielberg will be at the helm, and so far, the only actor attached to the project is Olivia Cooke (from Me and Earl and Dying Girl). I like her a lot, so I’m happy about this.

10. Angelfall (Susan Ee)

Now, this is more of a hope right now. Back in 2012 this book was optioned for a studio, and at some point had director and some cast attached. But it has been 3 years and no more news came up. At this point is safe to assume that it might not happen, at least not now. It’s a shame, because this would turn out to be an epic movie, Penryn is a true female hero, and I would like nothing more than for my newest OTP to be on the big screen.

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (5): Day 1

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Hello! Jesalin @Life : books, the arts, and nature was kind enough to tag me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, so here we go people, for the 5th time!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (this is my 5th time doing this, so I nominate whoever wants to do it, ok?)

I’ll start this round with a quote from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, an amazing book that you’ve probably read, right? No? What are you waiting for?

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Characters that I would give Halloween a chance for

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Halloween themed freebie — your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)

I don’t do Halloween, like, at all. I don’t read scary books, I don’t watch scary movies, I don’t dress up or go out partying. I don’t do any of those things. So this week I decided to name 10 characters that I would totally do the Halloween thing for, or, people who are so cool that I would totally like to dress up as them.


1. Cath (Fangirl)

True, it wouldn’t be exactly hard to dress up as Cath, but it would be a blast. Cath is so relatable, that if I raid my closet I would probably have everything I needed to “be” her. (source)

2. Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices)

Dressing up as any Shadowhunter would be great, but I have a soft spot for Tessa Gray’s clothes 😉 . (source)

3. Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (Throne of Glass Series)

Celaena’s clothes are all amazing, but I love her tunics and pants, and that dress from Queen of Shadows? With the Dragon? WOW!!! (source)

4. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter series)

Dressing up as a student from Hogwarts would already be pretty great, but Luna is just special. (source)

5. Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

Feyre is a bit kickass, I mean, she gets to wear some gorgeous clothes – though not dresses at first – and she has a bow and arrows, so she has a Katniss vibe going on as well… (source)

6. Dahlia Moss (The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss)

I read this book recently (and loved it) and Dahlia just wears the most ridiculous things sometimes… I mean, a jigglypuff hat?!

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7. Shahrzad (The Wrath and the Dawn)

Shazi just has the most amazing set of clothes (and husband), so I would totally dress like her for one day… though I suspect that I would be thoroughly embarrassed by the amount of skin showing…

8. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

Does this need an explanation? (source)

9. Eleanor (Eleanor & Park)

I love Eleanor’s style, she’s so unique, and I love her so much, that I would totally be her for one day (if her family didn’t come attached). (source)

10. Professor McGonagall (Harry Potter series)

I’ve mentioned before that I think McGonagall rocks, and I would totally dress up as her for Halloween 😀 .

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Book Traveling Thursdays: Fall is finally here!

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Hello, welcome back to Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Fall is finally here! Choose a book that brings you nostalgic ‘fall feelings’“. Fall feelings?! Oh Man! I can’t think of any… the closest thing that comes to me is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell… it starts in August, and part of the action is during the fall. But I read it in the spring. But I have a fall feeling about it… maybe(?!). I’m going with it!


Original & Favorite cOver:

I love love love this cover! This is the original US cover and it’s just gorgeous! I own the yellow one, which is also nice, but not as nice as this one.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

                                  

Both covers from Portugal and Spain are very close to the original one, the only difference being the placing of the name and the raving from John Green. Wait, did you noticed it? Portugal has a cover for this book! This is the only Rainbow Rowell book that exists in Portuguese.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

    

The first British edition is so bad. I usually don’t mind these covers, but the drawings here have nothing to do with the characters and story. Then the Indonesian cover is pretty bad, I mean, what is that? Other pretty bad one is the one from Italy, because once again, it has nothing to do with the story. And finally the one from Latvia, the cover is not that bad, but the drawing is all wrong and why did they translate Rainbow’s name?

Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)

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Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

I knew that this book was going to be full of “fells” but wow… I didn’t quite expect this. I’m officially of the opinion that Rainbow Rowell is extraordinary and quite possibly a mind reader and a time-traveler… otherwise, I cannot explain how well she can describe the feelings of two 16 y.o., or how she can create these adorably flawed characters with whom I identify a lot.

I’m not going to talk about the story, because it’s a “simple” love story about two teenager who don’t quite fit in. But it’s much deeper than that, and you should definitely read it… like, NOW!

Rainbow’s books always have a specific characteristic that sets them apart from every other book. With Fangirl it’s the bits of chapters and fanfiction between Cather’s story, on Attachments it’s the e-mails between Jennifer and Beth in the middle of Lincoln’s live, here is the fact that we have both the point of views of Eleanor and Park! There’s this bits and pieces that are just so adorable to read from each other’s POV!

Now it will be a little SPOILERY!

That ending! OMG, I knew something happened, because since the first page we know that they’re no longer together, but wow, man, wow! A whole year going by without Eleanor contacting Park is heart wrenching!

And the postcard?! Oh my, I smiled like a silly girl. I know that most people want the postcard to say “I Love You”, but I don’t. I think that Eleanor’s first ILY should be said personally. I hope the card said “Nothing ever ends”, it would mean that she never actually forgot, it would mean that she read the comics and thought about him, it would mean hope. Maybe it said something along the lines of “I’m coming” or something like that, or maybe (and this is my favorite) it just said “Eleanor & Park”!!! Either way, there’s hope, and I cried and I loved it so damn much!

Soon I’ll have to re-read all of her books, because my favorite order is all scrambled up! Although I’ll give a higher ranking to Eleanor & Park than I did to Fangirl, it doesn’t mean that I loved it more, because I identified much more with Fangirl

Rating: 5 Stars

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