Books, Television

Rereading with Some Trepidation: The Stand

the stand

I’m about halfway through a re-read of The Stand. I read it for the first time when I was probably way too young and remember loving it. But I’m having some bumps on this reread.

Which you know it’s been decades people change you never read the same thing the same way no matter how much you might have loved it. But it does make me wonder- 1. Does knowing the fate of these characters change the reading experience?

2. Did I actually like the mini-series better and simply confuse that with the book?

And news about the upcoming remake makes me wonder about that version as well…

Continue reading “Rereading with Some Trepidation: The Stand”

Books, Television

Adaptation News: Good vs. Evil & Blacks vs. Greens

Drogon

I’ll get to the dragon news but in already filming news have I been sleeping on the fact we’re getting a new adaptation of The Stand? It’s only my favorite King book and I actually really liked then 90’s miniseries.

How in the hell did I miss that?

Continue reading “Adaptation News: Good vs. Evil & Blacks vs. Greens”

Books

The Book Lovers Survival Tag

The Book Lovers Survival Tag

So I don’t often do tags but I saw this one on Youtube specifically Tashapolis’ Channel and I’m a sucker for the what would you take with you on a deserted island question so I jumped. The original tag was sponsored by Penguin Teen for A Map for Wrecked Girls. But I just liked the idea.

Chose 5-8 books you would need to survive on a deserted island:

Continue reading “The Book Lovers Survival Tag”

Other

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Facts About Me

TTT

10 Facts (Bookish or Otherwise) About Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks topic is slightly more personal than I usually get but here goes:

1. I took my last job because I could go to a bookstore on breaks.

2. I was once asked in a Barnes and Noble not to help the customers (I helped one person! Then the others approached me!) because I did not work there!

3. I don’t think I’ve ever left a book unfinished. Probably in large part due to my OCD but still.

4. These are the books I remember liking the most from my uncensored childhood reading days. When I told my mother that recently she responded, “Maybe we should have been more careful about what you read.” 🙂

I really want to reread them now.

5. I love chocolate. A lot.

6. I’m a dog and a cat person. As long as they don’t interrupt my reading!

7. I am very, very shy. And after many years of being so I do get a little tired of people pointing it out to me and then saying, “We’re going to have to do something about that.”

IMG_1516

8. I want to get better at photographer. It’s always been a thing of mine but all I wind up thinking is, “I really should be reading right now.”

9. Favorite places I’ve been: Denmark & England but I freaking love Las Vegas!

10. I long to be a writer! Books. Articles. Songs. Plays. Shows. Anything… Everything… One day…

 

Books

The City of Mirrors

26891429

The City of Mirrors

Author: Justin Cronin

Grade: A

The City of Mirrors is the last book of Cronin’s Passage Trilogy and despite having a couple of things that usually drive me nuts I thought it was a fitting end to the series and I really enjoyed the story. Both this book and as a whole.

(Some possible spoilers for the first books…)

Continue reading “The City of Mirrors”