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Friday, December 19, 2003


Movies From Made From Books Reviews

I never see a movie based on a book without reading the book first. This allows me, and the author, to create that world. By reading a book before watching the movie, you are honoring the author's skill in creating that world that all the characters live in. The movie destroys all the hard work of the author, in one foul swoop.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife
The book came out in 2003, and the movie came out in 2009.

I saw the previews for the movie before I had heard about the book. My review for the book is here.

When I review the movie I will post it here. I hope to see the movie soon, and I will let you know my thoughts.

- The movie was a great disappointment. I was forewarned about the movie, but in order to keep my review of the movie unbiased I pushed the warning out of my mind. Here are some of the faults I had with the movie:
1) I did not like the way it opened (I will not state how it opened incase some of you have not read the book)
2) I did not like the lack of characters - we do not meet her family nor Henry! I would have loved to have meet Mrs. Kim! She seemed like a fascinating character in the book!
3) I would have loved if the movie would have shown the dates - as not to confuse the viewer. In the book it tell you the dates, which makes it easier.
4) I do not think it is that hard to match the description of the character IN THE BOOK with the one in the film. Imagine if Harry Potter (movie) looked nothing like that of his book character!!
5) Finally, they could've done a better version.

Overall rating: D-

  • Watchmen
"Who watches the watchmen?"

Like the Time Traveler's Wife, the preview for the movie sparked my curiosity. I wanted to see the movie but I knew I had to read the book first. My review for the graphic novel is here.

The graphic novel came out in 1987 and the movie came out in 2009.

I was very pleased with the movie. It closely followed the graphic novel! There were minor issues during the movie (like - the movie opened and it was not exactly the way the graphic novel opened). I would give this an A for being very close to the book.

Overall rating: A+


Baby Mouse
7. Babymouse: Skater Girl
8. Babymouse: Puppy Love
9. Babymouse: Monster Mash
10. Babymouse: The Musical
11. Babymouse: Dragonslayer
12. Babymouse: Burns Rubber

Jaz Parks

4. Bitten to Death
5. One More Bite
6. Bite Marks

Harry Potter

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Lieutenant Eve Dallas - 'In Death' *I have read up to book #32 even though there are no posts*

1. Naked In Death
2. Glory In Death
3. Immortal In Death
4. Rapture In Death
5. Ceremony In Death
6. Vengeance In Death
7. Holiday In Death
- Silent Night Featuring 'Midnight In Death' by JD Robb w/Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, & Claire Cross
8. Conspiracy In Death
9. Loyalty In Death
10. Witness In Death
11. Judgement In Death
12. Betrayal In Death
- Out of This World Featuring 'Interlude In Death" by JD Robb w/Laurell K. Hamilton, Susan Kinard, & Maggie Shayne
13. Seduction In Death
14. Reunion In Death
15. Purity In Death
16. Portrait In Death
17. Imitation In Death
- Remember When by JD Robb and Nora Roberts
18. Divided In Death
19. Visions In Death
20. Survivor In Death
21. Origin In Death
22. Midnight In Death
- Bump in the Night featuring "Haunted In Death" by JD Robb w/Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, & Mary Kay McComas
23. Memory In Death
24. Interlude In Death
25. Born In Death
26. Innocent In Death
- Dead of Night featuring "Eternal In Death" by JD Robb w/Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, & Mary Kay McComas
27. Creation In Death
28. Strangers In Death
- Suite 606 featuring "Ritual In Death" by JD Robb w/Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, & Mary Kay McComas
29. Salvation In Death
30. Promises In Death
31. Kindred In Death
- The Lost featuring "Missing In Death" by JD Robb w/Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, & Ruth Ryan Langan
32. Big Jack
33. Fantasy In Death
- The Other Side Featuring JD Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan, & Mary Kay McComas
34. Indulgence In Death

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series *I have read up to book 16 even though there are no posts*

1. Guilty Pleasures
2. The Laughing Corps
3. Circus of the Damned
4. Lunatic Cafe
5. Bloody Bones
6. The Killing Dance
7. Burnt Offerings
8. Blue Moon
9. Obsidian Butterfly
10. Narcissus In Chains
11. Cerulean Sins
12. Incubus Dreams
13. Micah
14. Danse Macabre
15. The Harlequin
16. Blood Noir
17. Skin Trade
18. Flirt
19. Bullet
20. Hit List

Meredith Gentry Series *I have read up to #7 but only posted a review for #7*

1. A Kiss Of Shadows
2. A Caress of Twilight
3. Seduced by Moonlight
4. A Stroke of Midnight
5. Mistral's Kiss
6. A Lick of Frost
8. Divine Misdemeanors

The Luxe Series

3. Envy
4. Splendor

Kitty Norville Series

6. Kitty Raises Hell
7. Kitty's House of Horrors
8. Kitty Goes to War

Mercy Thompson Series

1. Moon Called
2. Blood Bound
4. Bone Crossed
5. Silver Borne
6. River Marked

The Undead Series

3. Undead and Unappreciated
4. Undead and Unreturnable
5. Undead and Unpopular
6. Undead and Uneasy
7. Undead and Unworthy
8. Undead and Unwelcome
9. Undead and Unfinished
10. Betsy the Vampire Queen
11. Betsy Bride of the Vampire

Queen of Babble Trilogy

Blue Bloods Series

5. Bloody Valentine

The Parasol Protectorate Series

2. Changeless
3. Blameless
4. Heartless

The 39 Clues Series

3. The Sword Thief
4. Beyond the Grave
5. The Black Circle
6. In Too Deep
7. The Viper's Nest
8. The Emperor's Code
9. Storm Warning
10. Into the Gauntlet

The Percy Jackson Series

2. The Sea of Monsters
3. The Titan's Curse
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
5. The Last Olympian

Wicked Lovely Series

2. Ink Exchange
3. Fragile Eternity
4. Radiant Shadows

Dead Until Dark Series

5. Dead As A Doornail
6. Definitely Dead
7. Altogether Dead
8. From Dead Dead to Worse
9. Dead And Gone
10. Dead In The Family

Hush Hush Series
2. Crescendo
3. Tempest
4. Kiss Me Deadly

Need Series

1. Need
2. Captivate
3. Entice

Magic or Madness Trilogy

2. Magic Lessons
3. Magic's Child

The Stephanie Plum Series

1. One For the Money
2. Two For the Dough
3. Three to Get Deadly
4. Four to Score
5. High Five
6. Hot Six
7. Seven Up
8. Hard Eight
- Visions of Sugar Plums
9. To The Nines
10. Ten Big Ones
11. Eleven On Top
12. Twelve Sharp
- Plum Lovin'
13. Lean Mean Thirteen
-Plum Lucky
14. Fearless Fourteen
- Plum Spooky
15 Finger Lickin' Fifteen
16. Sizzling Sixteen

Lunch Lady Seires

4. Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown
5. Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit
6. Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Frenzy

About Moi

Books. Pages. Covers. Spines. Words. Sentences. Stories. Heroine. Love. Drama. Mystery.

I have always loved to read, ever since I could remember. The thrill of picking up a new book and wondering: who will be the new hero? Where will the adventure take them? Who willthey befriend? Their enemies?? Books have always taken me on an adventure, some I love and will gladly take again and again and again.... I hope to share these journeys with you so that you too might find a book you had never thought of.

A little about myself. I'm a junior in college and working my way to get my Master's in Education. I'll read almost anything either recommended to me, or ones I stumble across. I do hate to say this but - I do judge a book by its cover. Sometimes I will be surprised (either for better or worse) a book's story based on its cover.

I'm a mother as well. As my son gets older I will introduce more kids book to my blog (not for another three years!)

Finally, a little random fact -I day dream about traveling the world. I hope you enjoy my blog and if you have any recommendations for me, just shoot me an email (found in the contact section).