What Makes For Good Adaptation?

It's good to be blogging again after our three week trip to Taiwan. I have several posts in the works about that trip, but today I want to write about a really great article I read today on Lit Hub with the rather long title: "How Should a Literary Adaptation Be? We Asked the Critics … Continue reading What Makes For Good Adaptation?


Books that Would Make Awful Films

  The other day, I read this article on LitHub about books that would make terrible films. It's an interesting concept, especially when you think about how many books are made into movies and how many stories seem perfect for this kind of adaptation. I've only read one book on the author's list,¬†One Hundred Years … Continue reading Books that Would Make Awful Films

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today's topic is all about "books you could re-read forever." There are a lot of books I read, but there aren't many I re-read, and even fewer that I would read multiple times. The books that make this list tend … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday

Page to Screen: Me Before You

Film Adaptation--love it or hate it, it's an undeniable part of our culture. For my part, I love it. Even when it's done poorly (and goodness knows it is), it still has the power to get people talking critically about art and adaptation. Some Pertinent Facts: Film release date: June, 2016 Director: Thea Sharrock (in … Continue reading Page to Screen: Me Before You

Caribbean Trip Highlights

In December, my Nana and I went on a cruise together to the Caribbean and had a really lovely time. Though I'm not really a huge cruising fan as a means of travel, it does give you a very nice, relaxing vacation. I had just submitted all of my grad school documentation, so it was … Continue reading Caribbean Trip Highlights

From Page to Screen: Chocolat

Literature adaptation. It causes almost every reader to cringe, but I am totally obsessed with it. This feature looks at films and their book counterparts and analyses similarities and differences between the two. The goal is not to see which one is better, but to see what artistic decisions are made and what they bring … Continue reading From Page to Screen: Chocolat

Throwing Things Out or My Journey with the Konmari Method

I live in a very small apartment. It's adorable and close to everything. About a hundred years ago, this building was a Basque boarding house. Every apartment is different and a little bit special. I've very much enjoyed living here except for one thing--we have too much stuff. To be fair, we are middle-class Americans. … Continue reading Throwing Things Out or My Journey with the Konmari Method