I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so glad to reach the end of the week. I haven’t got through quite as many books as I’d planned to, but that’s mainly down to an embarrassing addiction to LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. In fact, I’m sorely tempted to stop updating you on this week’s bookly progress, and just post picture after picture of LEGO Captain Jack…
Or not, cause I’d actually like to keep the few followers I have. Anyway, here’s this week in a pleasant, listy format.
- So. We have nice, shiny reviews of Who’s Afraid of Jane Austen? How To REALLY Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Henry Hitchins, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark and The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey. I also reviewed Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card without getting too crabby at the hours of my life spent that I’ll never get back.
- Should you so desire, you can see what’s on my wishlist this week by clicking here.
- I also shone the spotlight on Lady Chatterley’s Lover using Jodie’s The Time Will Come meme over at Books For Company.
This week I’m reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence and then I’m moving on to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’m so excited to finally read it, I’ve been dying to get hold of it for weeks now!
I’m sure many of you will sneer, flip your hair and stomp off in disgust after reading this, but I’ll accept the possible punishment of being stabbed by crazed Harry Potter fans because it needs to be said. Those films are awful.
I’ve seen every single one of the damn things, and I admit that the later ones have improved, but I’ve hated them since the beginning.
It’s the actors. That’s all it is. They couldn’t have chosen three worse main characters if they’d tried. If I could choose one actress to shoot in the head it would have to be a young Emma Watson. It is it really necessary to talk with your eyebrows? Or open your mouth so wide bats could safely nest inside?
To be fair, I don’t have a problem with her in the later ones. She’s much much less annoying since about the third one. I still don’t like her but I can deal with it.
Everything else about the Harry Potter films I like – the settings are beautiful, the supporting characters (especially Alan Rickman) are wonderfully cast and they keep to the plot to an acceptable extent. It’s just….*shudders* her.
Oh yes. Book adaptations I actually like. I’m usually fairly good at thinking of the film and book as separate entities so I don’t automatically hate the adaptation like some people.
Lord of the Rings is a good example. I really enjoyed all three films. Answering this question has made me realise how much my opinion is based on how well cast the characters are. I liked LotR mainly because of Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo… they were all perfect for their roles and could actually, you know… act (that helps in an actor, I’ve found).
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