Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada quickly gained popularity in the reading world. Readers found it both charming and witty. So it was no surprise that a movie adaptation of the book was to follow. The movie starred two of today's most recognizable leading ladies, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The movie kept the book's plot intact and only made minor detail changes. Did you enjoy the consistency between the book and movie? Or did you want the movie to change it up a little?
Who did it better?
The world tends to fall head over heels for romance novels that also end up in the movies. Readers like the intimacy of reading the book as well as seeing the emotions portrayed in an on-screen tearjerker. And when it comes to tearjerkers, The Fault in Our Stars is definitely one that fits the bill. Are you one that found yourself more heartbroken by the book? Or was it the movie counterpart that sends you reaching for the tissues?
This week brings us a classic. Hinton's The Outsiders has stood the test of time. It has been read in schools and the name is instantly recognizable. And speaking of recognizable the movie adaption features a few people you may know! This movie served as a start to many big names such as Swayze, Dillon, and Cruise. Who was your favorite Outsider? Did the movie and its star studded cast win you over? Or did the book "stay golden" in your opinion?
Who did it better?
What's on your agenda for this week? I recently had a beach vacation, and I'm already daydreaming about another one. The beach is my favorite place to read. I hope you have some downtime in the near future, because I have a new release that's ready to be on your ereader! Grab your copy while it's still at the release price.
One hot night changed everything.
Life is simple...until it's not. As owner of a successful bar in Nashville, I have everything a guy could want. Well, almost everything.
I don't have her.
Josie Jensen. Bookstore entrepreneur, ice cream connoisseur. Smart. Funny. So off-limits I should get arrested for being near her.
In a moment of madness, I forget the golden rule: friends don't sleep with friends. It's the best and worst way to ruin a friendship.
Now we've moved from friends for life to baby on the way. My major mess-up? I once said I didn't want a family. Ever. And that woman has a memory like a steel trap.
I only want to protect her from my baggage--things I can't control.
What if being with me robs Josie of her chance for a perfect life?
There's nine months between secrets and the truth.
A standalone, HEA, best friends to lovers romance. Book Four in the Stand By Novels.
Words from the Reviewers....
Brinda Berry is writing perfection with the Possibility of Perfect. I've read each book in this series and love them all. You can grab this book, read it, and fall in love with Dane and Josie, but I recommend you get the entire series and start from the beginning if you haven't already! Brinda became one of my favorite authors from the first book I read. Now I eagerly awaiting each new book because I just can't get enough of her work!
I am truly a fan now. This is the fourth book in the series and I think the sweetest one. Each book is a standalone but I think all of them should be read. You won't be disappointed and you will see just how good of a writer she is. In this book there is a very sweet and a bit steamy romance between two friends turned lovers. The chemistry between them was so awe like. I felt they were so well developed that it was so easy to fall in love with each of them and root for their HEA.
Wow, This is Another great book from Brinda Berry. I am really enjoying this authors writing. This is Book 4 in the excellent "A Stand By Me Series". This is a brilliant book And had a great storyline. It is a real page turner and you won't want to put it down. Dane & Josie have been friends for years, till one night they take it further. I loved their chemistry and interaction. This is an brilliant, fun, emotional must have romance and I would recommend it to anyone.
The Netflix series for 13 Reasons Why has put the social media world on edge. The series is adapted from the Jay Asher novel and production was lead by Selena Gomez. The powerful content of the book touches on many sensitive subjects such as bullying, rape, and suicide. The 13 episode Netflix series took special care to bring the gravity of these issues to the screen.
Did you read the book, watch the series or both? What are your thoughts on the content of each?
Who did it better?
The Silver Linings Play Book led readers to feel the honest and raw emotions of leading character, Pat. However, Jennifer Lawrence's role as Tiffany in the movie landed her several awards for Best Actress. Should Pat (Bradley Cooper) have been more in the spotlight? Or are you glad Tiffany stole the show?
Who did it better?
Gone Girl was a showcase of drama and suspense and proved to be a book that was hard to put down. Then it killed at the box office. But did you notice anything missing on the big screen??? Many details as well as some characters were left out in the movie adaptation. Was there anything that you would've liked added?
It's been 15 years since A Walk to Remember made its big screen debut. Some may argue that this book and movie combination paved the way for a host of Nicholas Sparks hits. So which did it for you? The romantic words flowing through the pages of the book? Or was it the cinematic kisses shared between Shane West and Mandy Moore? Who did it better?
Speaking of Nicholas Sparks novels and films...Which is your favorite?
I love this book. It has everything I look for in a paranormal romance--humor and action, great characters, and heroine who wants redemption. I was lucky enough to read this one early and I can't wait to read more from Jenn Windrow!
Vampire Alexis Black is on a mission - to rejoin the human race.
Coerced into signing an ironclad contract by an Angel-with-attitude, Alexis must hunt down and assassinate at least one vampire, werewolf, or creepy crawly every night for fifty years to become human again. Too bad the contract didn’t mention the badass vampire who now rides shotgun in her brain, insatiable bloodlust, or her new I-hate-everything-with-fangs sidekick. If she can fulfill her end of the bargain, her humanity is restored, if not she will be destroyed.
But when a revenge-seeking bloodsucker threatens her city, Alexis must risk everything to ensure there’s a humanity to return to. Since her vampire nature is her greatest weapon to defeat the monsters that threaten her friends and future, Alexis must choose to accept her inner beast or watch those she loves die.
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"Evil's Unlikely Assassin is a promising urban fantasy debut that features all that's great about the genre--action, attitude, and ass-kicking." -Jaye Wells, USA Today bestselling author of The Sabina Kane and Prospero's War serie
Jenn Windrow loves characters who have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.
When she’s not messing with her own characters lives, she’s reviewing other people’s stories for the Vampire Book Club.
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Hey Everyone! Welcome to a new blog series that features a comparison of books to their movie counterparts. First up, Water for Elephants.
Robert Patterson is no stranger to the pressures of bringing beloved book characters to life. Did he do the protagonist of Water for Elephants justice?
Who Did It Better?