Category Archives: Film Based on Books

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
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I liked Gone Girl so much in book club that I decided to add this in for my “book by an author you love that you haven’t read yet” category in the Popsugar Reading challenge. It is one of the … Continue reading

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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So, funny story. I’d heard vaguely of Still Alice a good bit recently on various sites and noticed some good reviews about it, so I knew it was about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. However, I also remember hearing about that same … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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So, this is the series that wrecked my Goodreads goal for the year (by like 20 books, but whatever). AND, it was so not worth it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, overall, I think I liked the series as … Continue reading

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Recent DNFs
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First off, let me just say that it is still rare that I put a book down unfinished. I’ve tried over the last year or so to walk away from books that are just not good, so that I can … Continue reading

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The Hobbit (2012)
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Ok, so I make no pretenses that The Hobbit has ever been my FAVORITE book. I enjoyed The Lord of the Rings movies as much as the next gal, but would never reread the books (too long, involved, and BORING), … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (2012) film: Two Dorks, One Movie
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There is just something about this story that draws me in. I’ve never quite been able to say what it is, though. But whatever it is, it was compelling enough that I ditched work to go see this movie with … Continue reading

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Another CRAZY mini-multi-book review…
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As you may have gathered from my extensive current reading list — and I promise it has NOTHING to do with how many books I must finish before 12/31 to complete my Goodreads goal, ahem 😉 — it’s that time … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones series on HBO
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Ok, so Kelley would probably call me a “Johnny-come-lately” (or some equally pejorative but far trendier term), but after re-reading the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire series (and enjoying it for a change!) and needing something adult to snuggle … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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So the hubby and I watched the English language version of this film last night. It, like the book, was a tad draggy at parts, but managed to keep our interest long enough that we finished it. I’m unsure how … Continue reading

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