Cupcake of the week: Banana Caramel Cupcakes
Reviews posted this week:
- The Beach Trees by Karen White
- The Truth About Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani
- A Game of Character by Craig Robinson
Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?
I read about 5-7 books on a normal week. I review as many as I can as soon as I can but I tend to develop a backlog. I usually prefer a good ol’ paperback but I also read e-books on the Sony Reader from Hades. I HATE audiobooks. I won’t touch ‘em. Alan Rickman could record my favorite book and personalize it for me and I still wouldn’t bother with it…I’m lying. If Alan Rickman personalized an audiobook for me, I might consider giving it a listen.
Q: "What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
The movie to book adaptation that I most loved was A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries starring Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, and Leelee Sobieski. It’s based on Kaylie Jones’ novel. I loved both the book and the movie equally. It just edges out Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Anne of Green Gables (the first two—the third SUCKED).
I disliked Pride and Prejudice (2005). Intensely. I initially thought I would love it because I love Keira Knightley but I hated it. They took out all of the subtlety that I loved so much about the novel and the 1995 series. I mean Darcy’s proposal occuring outside, amongst some picturesque columns and such, in the rain. No, no, no. And that scene at the end of the film, added only to assure American audiences that they did in fact get married, was terrible. I’ll stick with the 1995 version even though I have made a sort of peace with the 2005 version.