Book-To-Movie Adaptations: My Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Wishlist

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Let’s start with a confession: I love book-to-movie adaptations. I really do.

To be clear: I do usually still prefer the books. They just allow me to immerse myself into the world better and fall in love with the characters more. Most movies lack the time for me to really reach the same level of investment. They have to cut certain scenes, dialogues or even characters (even though I believe most book lovers would gladly watch a 4-hour adaptation containing every single scene of the book) and while it can be done and be done well, it can hardly ever hold a candle to the book.

Nevertheless, I can still really enjoy a good book-to-movie adaptation. I’m ok with them changing or cutting certain things as long as they stay true to the spirit of the book. I just love that this story that I love and adore gets brought to life in a different way. I love how it is able to reach more people and make other people fall in love with the characters that already have a place in my heart. I love getting excited for it, keeping an eye out for casting news, watching the trailer a hundred times over again and finally getting to actually see the movie on the big screen with a giddy heart.

But before I finally see the movie, I also love speculating about it. And that’s the reason for this post, which may eventually become a series.

Today I’d love to talk about the upcoming Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda movie.

Simon is one of my all-time favorite books: it’s cute, adorable, real, diverse and relatable. So of course I am super excited about the movie adaptation, which has recently started filming. There’s already quite a bit of information on casting and such, which can be found on Becky Albertalli’s tumblr.

So here is pretty much my wishlist for the movie, ranging from the general and important to the specific but smaller details:

Warning: May contain some spoilers for the book. Nothing on the identity of Blue though.

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Yuri On Ice Book Tag {Tag Thursday}

Yuri On Ice Book Tag

Hi guys, and welcome to this very special Tag Thursday! Why is this one so special, you may ask?

Well, it’s the first time I actually made my own ORGINAL BOOK TAG! Woop, woop! As you may or may not know, I have recently fallen in love (some may call it obsessed) with a little anime called Yuri!!! On Ice. Now, I never would have guessed I would become addicted to an anime about ice figure skaters, but here I am! I saw this show mentioned on Twitter regularly and got intrigued so I checked out the first few episodes and became hooked.

It’s about Katsuki Yuri, a Japanese figure skater who lost badly in his last Grand Prix. He’s suffering from crippling self-doubt and anxiety and is thinking about retiring until a video of him skating the routine of his idol, Victor Nikiforov, goes viral and none other than Victor himself shows up to coach him. This show is just so beautiful and funny and heartwarming. Yuri is such a relatable main character and the evolution of his relationship with Victor (an actual canon LGBTQIA+ relationship) is a joy to watch. I adored the 12 episodes and am keeping my fingers crossed for a second season!

And in the meantime, why not combine two things I love and do a little Yuri On Ice Book Tag?

Here we go!

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The Emoji Book Tag {Tag Thursday}

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Welcome to a new Tag Thursday! Today, it’s time for… THE EMOJI BOOK TAG!

I was tagged for this by the lovely Prabhleen from Booksarelife987. Thank you, Prabhleen!

This tag was originally created by InkBonesBooks on YouTube.

How does this tag work? Basically, you just select your  most recent five emojis and match books to them. Also specify what you use the emojis for. Here we go!

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Gilmore Girls Book Tag 2.0 {Tag Thursday}


Hi guys, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

As you may or may not know, I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. It’s one of my all-time favorite shows and it is my number one go-to show when I need some cheering up. So obviously I am also super excited for the revival (NEXT WEEK GUYS, NEXT WEEK!) and in honor of that, I wanted to do the Gilmore Girls book tag!

Watch the original video here.

So without further ado, oy with the poodles already!

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Creatures of the Night Book Tag {Tag Thursday}


Hi, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

Today I wanted to do a tag in honor of my favorite day of the year: Halloween! So what better way to celebrate Halloween than to talk about the CREATURES OF THE NIGHT?

I love me some creatures of the night, and this tag allows me to talk about all of my favorites! So let’s get get started! These are all my favorite books featuring each creature.

This tag was created by Katytastic on Youtube. Watch her original video here.

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Fall Time Cozy Time Book Tag {Tag Thursday}


Hi, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

Fall is by far and wide my FAVORITE season! I mean, spring and summer are ok too (winter is just evil and turns me into a big ball of sadness), but fall is AMAZING. I love the atmosphere so much. The world gets all these beautiful colors, the air turns crisp, the clothes turn cozy and there is magic in the air. Also, there’s Halloween! Have I mentioned I love Halloween already? If not, here’s my daily exclamation: Halloween rocks!

Anyway, since I’m completely in the fall mood, I really wanted to do a fall-themed tag. And thus was discovered: the Fall Time Cozy Time Book Tag!

Original tag by Novels and Nonsense on Youtube. Watch the original video here.

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag {Tag Thursday}


Hi, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

I’ve been in a bit of a Harry Potter mood lately (It has been 5 months since my last movie marathon and 8 months since my last re-read), so why not remedy that by a fun tag? Any excuse to talk about Harry Potter right?

So here is the Ultimate Harry Potter Tag, with 30 questions on the books and movies. If you haven’t read or seen these, obviously there may be some spoilers.

(Also, I don’t know who originally created this tag, so if it was you, please let me know so I can credit you)

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