30 day book challenge - day 10.

30 day book challenge - DAY TEN.

10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

The book is always better, but that said, I really enjoy these adaptations:

- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because they are excellent. Especially the extended.

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, despite some rather large differences. Adheres to the spirit of the original and fantastic acting. Almost perfect Nurse Ratched.

- Fight Club, because just as awesome as the book. In that sort of grungy, oh-god way.

- Controversial opinion: I really love the Keira Knightley adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (gasp! more than the Colin Firth version) because I think it’s perfectly cast and she is such a very good, lively Lizzie.

- Said The Shining first, but just remembered that I watch Girl with a Pearl Earring much more often and do love the way it interpreted the novel. So that. Also Scarlett Johansson :D

@2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #film adaptation #book to film #lord of the rings #one flew over the cuckoo's nest #ken kesey #tolkien #fight club #chuck palahniuk #pride and prejudice #keira knightley #the shining #stephen king 

30 day book challenge - day 4

30 day book challenge - DAY FOUR.

4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from

First off, let me clarify that “hate” is usually too strong a word. In general, I do dislike a lot of characters - mostly because they are weak in a “I am now going to lash out to better people” type of way [see Ruth, William,…]. Weakness always bothers me more than outright evil. Also bad is characters who are destructive AND self-righteous. Killer combo right there.

Characters I’ve felt negatively about include:
- Ruth, Never Let Me Go
- Tom Buchanan, The Great Gatsby [because ARGH YOU AAAARGHH]
- Honestly, most of the people in Wuthering Heights - a book blog post about this is still to follow.
- William Rackham, The Crimson Petal and the White
- Shaddam Corrino, Dune and its preludes [because incompetent AND destructive? GREAT. Just great.]
- several others, but these stand out.

@2 years ago
#book challenge #30-day book challenge #30 day book challenge #day 4 #dislike #william rackham #shaddam corrino #tom buchanan #the great gatsby #gatsby #ruth #never let me go #wuthering heights #heathcliff #cathy earnshaw #catherine earnshaw #cathy linton #catherine linton #mrs. linton #hindley #hindley earnshaw #the crimson petal and the white 

30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



@2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #book nerd #quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #john waters #henry tilney #caroline bingley #bingley #tilney #jane austen #pride and prejudice #northanger abbey #scout finch #to kill a mockingbird #harper lee 
30 day book challenge - day 10.

30 day book challenge - DAY TEN.

10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

The book is always better, but that said, I really enjoy these adaptations:

- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because they are excellent. Especially the extended.

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, despite some rather large differences. Adheres to the spirit of the original and fantastic acting. Almost perfect Nurse Ratched.

- Fight Club, because just as awesome as the book. In that sort of grungy, oh-god way.

- Controversial opinion: I really love the Keira Knightley adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (gasp! more than the Colin Firth version) because I think it’s perfectly cast and she is such a very good, lively Lizzie.

- Said The Shining first, but just remembered that I watch Girl with a Pearl Earring much more often and do love the way it interpreted the novel. So that. Also Scarlett Johansson :D

2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #film adaptation #book to film #lord of the rings #one flew over the cuckoo's nest #ken kesey #tolkien #fight club #chuck palahniuk #pride and prejudice #keira knightley #the shining #stephen king 
30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



2 years ago
#30 day book challenge #book #books #reading #book challenge #book nerd #quote #quotes #book quote #book quotes #john waters #henry tilney #caroline bingley #bingley #tilney #jane austen #pride and prejudice #northanger abbey #scout finch #to kill a mockingbird #harper lee 
30 day book challenge - day 4

30 day book challenge - DAY FOUR.

4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from

First off, let me clarify that “hate” is usually too strong a word. In general, I do dislike a lot of characters - mostly because they are weak in a “I am now going to lash out to better people” type of way [see Ruth, William,…]. Weakness always bothers me more than outright evil. Also bad is characters who are destructive AND self-righteous. Killer combo right there.

Characters I’ve felt negatively about include:
- Ruth, Never Let Me Go
- Tom Buchanan, The Great Gatsby [because ARGH YOU AAAARGHH]
- Honestly, most of the people in Wuthering Heights - a book blog post about this is still to follow.
- William Rackham, The Crimson Petal and the White
- Shaddam Corrino, Dune and its preludes [because incompetent AND destructive? GREAT. Just great.]
- several others, but these stand out.

2 years ago
#book challenge #30-day book challenge #30 day book challenge #day 4 #dislike #william rackham #shaddam corrino #tom buchanan #the great gatsby #gatsby #ruth #never let me go #wuthering heights #heathcliff #cathy earnshaw #catherine earnshaw #cathy linton #catherine linton #mrs. linton #hindley #hindley earnshaw #the crimson petal and the white