Everything Everything Casting, More Sarah and Becky, Divergent Shocker and more! {Bookish Bites}

Bookish Bites

Hi guys, and welcome to my first ever ‘Bookish Bites’!

I wanted to try this kind of post because there is sometimes so much bookish news out there that I’d love to talk about. New books being announced, movie or tv show adaptation news, cover reveals, title reveals, you name it!

And while I do flail about them on Facebook or Twitter, I don’t really talk a lot about it here. But I still wanted to do that! So I though it might be nice to recap some of these in one big post every few weeks. What do you think, would that be nice to talk about, or would it be old news for you by then? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Anyway, here’s some of the latest news in book world!

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Favorite Book To Movie Adaptations {Top Ten Tuesday}

Favorite Movie Adaptations

As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a freebie. And I was being a good little blogger and had planned my topic ahead: I would talk about some of my favorite LGBTQ books. And then… I forgot and already posted that topic last week. So when I realised my little error I had to come up with a new subject pretty quickly. And the decision has been made to do…

My favorite book to movie adaptations!

I love reading and books, but I also LOOOVE movies and tv. Any kind of storytelling actually. And while the saying is that the book is always better than the movie – and I do agree with that 99% of the time – I am also not that huge a critic on book to movie adaptations. Sure, they often miss things that are crucial to the story, or they get the casting wrong or they don’t make the movie a 4 hour spectacle with every little detail in it. But, if the overall concept is good and I can enjoy the movie as a whole… I’m happy with it.

So here are some of the book to movie adaptations I enjoyed THE MOST:

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Book (and Movie) Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy WeirTitle: The Martian
Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: February 11th, 2014 (first published 2011)
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Science Fiction – Adult

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked this book

 

What it’s about:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’ surface, completely alone, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive — and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark’s not ready to quit. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and his engineering skills — and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength – he embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive, using his botany expertise to grow food and even hatching a mad plan to contact NASA back on Earth.

As he overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next, Mark begins to let himself believe he might make it off the planet alive – but Mars has plenty of surprises in store for him yet.

Grounded in real, present-day science from the first page to the last, yet propelled by a brilliantly ingenious plot that surprises the reader again and again, The Martian is a truly remarkable thriller: an impossible-to-put-down suspense novel that manages to read like a real-life survival tale.

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Movie Trailer: Me Before You

Me Before You Movie PosterThe movie poster and trailer for Me Before You have finally been released and I am super excited!

Me Before You is a movie based on the 2012 novel written by Jojo Moyes. The film will star Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance.

Will Traynor used to enjoy life to the fullest, until an accident made him a quadriplegic and took away his desire to live. Lou Clark just lost her job and is forced to take a new job: taking care of Will. This arrangement will eventually change both their lives forever.

This was the first book I read this year and I absolutely loved it. (See my review here) It was a beautiful story and from what we can see in the trailer I think the movie will do it every bit of justice it deserves! Emilia and Sam look absolutely perfect as Lou and Will and the scenes we see in the trailer look just as I pictured them while reading the book. Now we only have to wait some more until June 3rd!

Watch the trailer:

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