Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Harry Potter Project

The Harry Potter Project

I love the Harry Potter series. I'm sure you all know that since I'm hosting the Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2012. I am also going to re-read the series again. This time I am going to do an indepth review. If you would like to join me please do. I would like to have a discussion about the meaning of the books. What did you found interesting? What did you get from the story? Dicuss the characters. Who is Nicholas Flamel? Tales of Beetle the Bard, what other stories does it remind you of? Let dig in. The more people the better. First book review/discussion end of January 2012.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blogoversary 11/22/2011

Blogoversary 11/22/2011

I must say that I am surprised at the lack of reponse for these 3 free books. I have read She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True. I liked them both (read before I started blogging). There was one comment on the Blogoversary post Marce. So Marce if you would like the books they are yours.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blogoversary 11/22/11

It's been 3 years?! WOW time has flown. I thank you all for the support and fun. I love do this. To say thank you I'm having a Blogoversay Giveaway. This is not to gain new followers; this is a thank you for the followers I already have. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post that you would like to be entered into the giveaway and since this is a book blog recommend a book you would like to see reviewed here. The winner will be announced on 11/22/11.

The giveaway: I got these from a library book sale (support your local library...they need it)

3 books authored by Wally Lamb
She Come Undone
The Hour I First Believed
I Know This Much Is True

Thanks again y'all

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stepahnie Plum the movie

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

I know I'm late but they have release the trailer for Janet Evanovich's One for the Money. The movie is based on the first book in the Stephanie Plum series that is 18 books deep now. Explosive Eighteen is slated for release on November 22nd. I have to read the Plum series from the beginning. I listened to most of the series on audiobooks. If any of you have ever listened to an audiobook you know that the narrator makes or breaks the book. The narrator for the first couple of books was flat but the Lorelei King either found her voice (since I'm not sure she hasn't narrated the whole series) or she saved the series in audiobook format. She gives the story life something that was missing in the first couple of books. Anyway on to the movie.

I am not thrilled. I watched the trailer and it did not have me wanting to see the movie. In fact, I'm pretty sure that I'm going to wait for the DVD. So here's what I think. The Plum series would work better as a tv show. Not everything work as a movie. And if they wanted to go the movie right I would've done a HBO, Showtime, or even Lifetime movie. Hey it works for Nora Roberts. It was the right decision for her to make. Like I said, the Plum series would have been great for tv. There are many cop/detective/crime shows but none that has the comedic action that make the Plum series different from the pack.

I am also not in love with the casting choices. Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum. She may be ok but I know that Sandra Bullock would've nailed it. I know y'all may disagree but Julia Roberts would've done a good job. And believe it or not Alyssa Milano would've made a great Stephanie. Yeah I said it, Alyssa Milano! Jason O'Mara as Joe Morelli. Eh, I think this may work. He is cute and a little rugged looking. He can pass as a cute cop. Daniel Sunjata as Ranger is a no. Sunjata is cute. He is sexy. But he is NOT Ranger. Rey Curtis, Mario Lopez, Benjamin Bratt there's more but you get the point. Ranger is suppose to...well...make us have to change our panties. And Sunjata just doesn't do that. The actress who's playing Connie doesn't quite fit the image either.

What they may have gotten right. Sherri Shepherd as Lula. Sherri is funny and will probably bring the sass and attitude that is Lula. By the way, Lula is favorite character (ok so Ranger is but we're not counting him). Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur seem to be a good fit from looking at the trailer.

Watch the trailer and let me know what you think. I just think they could've done better. All these books and years to think about making the books at "reality" and this is what they came up with. For all you authors out there, when you are contemplating making your books into a movie consult your fans. Yes it's your vision but we are the audience. We are the people you are trying to get double the money out of (paying for the book & paying to see the movie). Listening to us, take what we want in consideration and you'll probably be rewarded in sales.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reading Challenges

It's getting towards the end of the year so you know what that mean. 2011 reading challenges are coming to an end. So how did you all do? I did horrible. I had many setbacks toward middle of the year and did no reading for months. However, that doesn't mean that I'm going to join less challenges next year. NAY! I will have just as high of a reading goal.

If you are already planning what challenges you are going to join next year head over to my bookclub on Shelfari call I Love Reading Challenges. You will find many reading challenges for the upcoming year (we will start updating on December 1st). My coadmins Tenia F (Slytherin student in the Hogwarts Reading Challenge) and Cora R are friendly and will answer any questions you may have if I am not available. I fact if it wasn't for the two of them I just don't know what I would do...they are great!

If you have a reading challenge you would like us to know about please either join I Love Reading Challenges and post it there, leave it in a comment along with any links, or tweet it to me. 274 people are members of I Love Reading Challenges so chances are someone will be interested in joining your challenge.

**Coming soon more updates and information about Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2012