As I grew older and movie adaptations became more than just the latest Harry Potter film, I became quite jaded and indifferent towards book-to-movie adaptations.
Admit it, your high school lunch period was pretty awkward if you weren’t sitting with your friends or at least someone who was a good laugh and could ease any table tension. When I saw this topic listed for Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish, I jumped at making my own list because, clearly, I take lunch tables way too seriously.
My love affair with the black-and-white films of Hollywood’s Golden Age began when I was an unsuspecting little child. I made one of my weekly visits to the local library, and after picking out several books, I stared up at the tall, formidable shelves of VHS tapes (clearly this was way before the initiation of DVDs). Something attracted me to a low, forgotten shelf where several Shirley Temple movies resided. I selected one of them at random, and the rest was history.
Today, I have been thinking about the incredible Robin Williams, as so many others around the world are also doing. Unlike other celebrity deaths, Robin’s passing has really shaken me and I still haven’t quite processed that he’s gone. In the past day, I have seen nothing but love for him come from his fans and personal acquaintances. I think this speaks enormously of his personality and how deep his influence in the world was.
One of my favorite feelings is when I find a character in a book or TV show who embodies a quality I have or value. I then hold these characters very close to my heart and
become obsessed with admire them and their fictional doings.Today, I’d like to share with you the characters I relate to the most and explain my connection.
This is a fun little challenge I’ve seen so many book bloggers and vloggers do over the past year or so. The concept is to make a bucket list – a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket” – but the items listed take place in a fictional world that originates from your books. I started keeping a fictional bucket list way before I started a blog, but now I have a platform to share my top five things on this list! Here we go!
I’ve still been trying to figure out what kind of features to include on this blog and how I should maintain a regular posting schedule. Hopefully all of this will be resolved before school starts up again.
But for now, I thought it’d be nice to update you with what I’ve been reading and watching lately! Summer is a great time to explore different literary genres or start a new show on Netflix, and I’ve definitely been getting into new kinds of entertainment this year.