Fantasy books that were _______ than the movies

fantasy books better than movies

The above linked article talks about fantasy books that were made into movies.  Some of the movies actually were better than the book, but some did the books a great disservice.  I loved the movie, The Princess Bride, for example.  The book was not as good.  The book seemed to drag along and never really get anywhere.

Some of these, I saw the movie, but didn’t read the book.  The Wizard of Oz.  The Lord of the Rings.

The article explains each of the movies vs books better, but I agree with the ones that I know.

10 BETTER: THE HOBBIT

WORSE: THE LORD OF THE RINGS

BETTER: ERAGON

WORSE: THE WIZARD OF OZ

BETTER: THE GOLDEN COMPASS

WORSE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

BETTER: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

WORSE: STARDUST

BETTER: INKHEART

WORSE: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 

Another Little Women Movie

little women movie

I loved several of the previously made Little Women movies, the 1933 and the 1994 one.  I also enjoyed the one that PBS put out as a series last year.  I did not see the modernized version that was on the big screen at the end of 2018.  I hope to love this one discussed in the above article, though.  I will keep an open mind waiting for it to come out.  I missed the release date, I think.  I don’t know when it is.

 

Checking things off my list

I remembered to bring my swim things yesterday morning, including the things that I forgot to put in the bag last night. I grabbed my swimsuit and clothes to wear to a graduation party tonight, also. I changed purses so I almost forgot my work keys, but didn’t.

I looked up the times of the movie that I plan to see tonight for $5 Tuesday, since it’s near the gym that I will be swimming in tonight, before the party. I looked up directions to the theater, the gym, Whole Foods, and the location of the party.

I finished writing some older blog posts that have been sitting there waiting to be published.

I also unintentionally ruined the ending of Where the Crawdads Sing for a coworker. I’ve been so good with my poker face, and I knew she had been twenty pages away from finished when she went into the break room to read. She came out and put the book in her locker and announced that she wasn’t expecting that to happen, so I assumed she’d finished. So I asked a question. She hadn’t finished! Oh no.

I managed to remember to get to an ATM before heading across the bridge to get closer to where the party will be. ATM was broken, so I needed to find another.

I struggled through a little traffic and arrived at the movie theater fifteen minutes after the movie started. I decided to go to the one that started after that one. Only front row seats. Ok. No movie today.

I took myself to a late lunch at Koja. Then went and picked up the cake and bread for the party. I arrived early for the party, and it was very nice to sit and chat a bit before it got going.

I don’t think that I got everything on my list done, but, the important stuff got done.

The Outsiders

Books we are glad that mom shared with us

Thirty day book challenge, day 23

When I was in junior high, this book was what everyone was reading, especially since the movie was coming out. C. Thomas Howell and Matt Dillon were the heartthrobs at the time. Rob Lowe was also in it. We had to read it for school, and many classmates attempted to skip reading the book and just write the book report based on the movie. There were enough differences between the book and the movie that it screamed “cheater” to all of us who loved both the book and movie.

Mom didn’t really share this with me, but I was able to help my own daughter read through it when she had to read it in high school. I don’t usually reread, but this one was worth it.