Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Books and Movies

Let's start with an ecard that I can closely relate to:

Sad, but true.

I'm reading Gone Girl for the second time after finishing the rest of Flynn's novels. She's excellent.  I read Sharp Objects years ago and wondered why no one was talking about this author.  Gone Girl put her on the map, but I've enjoyed all her books.

And, in the movie version, Ben Affleck will play Nick and Rosamund Pike (who?) will play Amy.  Can't wait!

My next read will be Wolf of Wall Street.

Perfect for Leo.

The trailer is awesome:

And, I'm pretty much beside myself in anticipation for the Salinger movie:

I'll be reading Catcher in the Rye again soon.

We considered naming Carter "Holden" because of that book.  It's just so good.  

John Green's Fault in our Stars will hit the screen soon.  The book was pretty good, but felt very young adult to me.  

It did, however, produce this quote which encompasses so much of how I feel about books.

 “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

Finally, I loved THIS list with details on books being made into movies soon.  Two of my favorite things in life.  

Anything I'm missing?


Lauren W said...

Movies? What are those? I vaguely remember sitting in a dark room with lights flashing on a screen. And books? Should I be reading those instead of playing Candy Crush?

Malinda said...

I've read all those too. Felt the same way about The Fault In Our Stars. I thought it was ok, but didn't understand all the hype about it.

starnes family said...

Lauren - I saw Gatsby again yesterday and thought of you! Go when the kids are asleep. Yes to books. Anytime you can sneak it in. Put the Ipad down.

Jo said...

I hope they do Gone Girl justice ... I really enjoyed it! I actually get annoyed if I loved a book and the movie is crap.