Should authors have more say when their novels are adapted to TV or film? Short answer: Absolutely. But the long answer is a lot more complicated. For one, authors write novels for a reason. That’s how they like to express themselves. TV and movie writing is a completely different ballgame. When I studied screenwriting in… Continue reading Should Authors Have More Say in Adaptations?
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#WW I Avoided Certain Books. Here’s Why.
#WW I Avoided Certain Books. Here’s Why. Right now, I’m basically reading all the novels I’ve avoided over the past year or so. Why did I avoid these reads? I can honestly just guess—since it’s difficult to remember—but I thought it’d make for an interesting topic. The first novel I picked up was The 5th… Continue reading #WW I Avoided Certain Books. Here’s Why.
Novels to Movies
Before I start, I have to apologize! I've been really busy with numerous things in my life. I'm working really hard to finish the edits of Seconds Before Sunrise while completing my senior year in college. I'm also spending a lot of time with my family, but I promise I'm trying to post every other… Continue reading Novels to Movies
Movie Mention: On the Road
Website Update: 1:00 a.m.: My Facebook Author Page hit 150 likes today! Thank you for making my Friday that much better. Yes. This movie is based off of Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road, and, before I continue, I have to clarify how much of a fan I am of Kerouac. I first studied him in… Continue reading Movie Mention: On the Road
Movie Mention: Warm Bodies
Happy Valentine's Day! On Monday night, I went and saw Warm Bodies--the movie that takes our normally feared zombie creatures and turns them into potential dates. When a young zombie man, R, saves Julie from becoming a zombie herself, the two trigger a heartbeat in the living dead, changing everything. Click here for more information… Continue reading Movie Mention: Warm Bodies
Relax & Read: The Host
Happy Doomsday. I hope we're all still alive, unlike the Mayan calendar predicted (which isn't true if you've researched, but that's not the point...Right?) However, since the end of the world is supposedly today's main event, I thought I would share a novel with that concept. "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer takes place on earth… Continue reading Relax & Read: The Host
Relax & Read: Beautiful Creatures
I was going to save this post for the future, but I couldn't stop myself today, because I somehow just found out that this YA novel is ALSO being made into a movie. (Comes out in February of 2013) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl will transport you into the magical south the… Continue reading Relax & Read: Beautiful Creatures
Movie Mention: City of Bones
So...I've written about how much I LOVE Cassandra Clare's YA series, The Mortal Instruments (read about what I said here), and a movie adaptation comes out August 23, 2013. So, yes, I know this is WAYYY early, but I couldn't help myself. The teaser trailer came out last night, and here it is. Watch it!… Continue reading Movie Mention: City of Bones
Movie Mention: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Well—I was FINALLY able to see this wonderful movie, even though I had to drive 40 minutes to find a theatre that was playing it here in Kansas. (I swear these things don’t normally happen in the Midwest—contrary to popular belief, we do have a lot to do for entertainment.) And for those of you… Continue reading Movie Mention: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Movie Mention: Interview with the Vampire
Now that I’ve given you all a great YA Halloween read, I thought I’d suggest a good Halloween movie. (But I wouldn’t clarify it as YA, because it is more on the violent side). Everyone nowadays seems to be in the vampire craze (or at least was in it at some moment). I have… Continue reading Movie Mention: Interview with the Vampire