Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

Hellllllllo readers, it’s Tuesday, which means it’s time once again to say thank you to the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s post is a topic that I find a little difficult because I have forever been a book then movie kinda girl. However recently I have been watching films without reading said books because I just don’t have time *cries.* Something has to give and I’ve got to be a little more strict with my TBR. Here are a list of ten book-to movie adaptations I may have not read but I do need to see.

The DUFF (2015)

I have heard some brilliant things about this films mainly from my wonderful group of friends and I didn’t know it was a book until I actually started at looking at book-to-movie’s I still needed to watch. The trailer looks brilliant and I think it will be one of those really feel-good movies that I watch and find a smile just unmoveable on my face. #holla

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Although I really don’t like horror movies I’ve seen a trailer for this I believe and it just looks fantastic. It doesn’t come out till 2016 which is getting terrifyingly close but I think I’ll have to drag T to go and see this if we can both hold our nerve.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

JDJGKJTUDOFKJF I recently watched The Maze Runner after meaning to read the book for about a year and a half but I adored this film and now I NEED to see the second. T and I tried to see it when it came out but Lizzo had left it too late and the only showing was 11.30 on a Sunday night; not practical for us old-timers but I will go see it.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

This is another film where I left it waaaaay to late to read the book and then all the films started coming out and I just gave in on my reading dreams; I cannot wait to see how it all concludes.

Paper Towns (2015)

This one I haven’t quite decided whether to read the book first but I have an utter adoration for Cara Delevingne so I will be seeing this at some point, soon hopefully.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1999)

Have read/listened to the book – still haven’t seen the film but I will. Don’t hate me.

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

I only found out recently that this was made into a film – I read the book and quite enjoyed it although it appeared to get a lot of mixed reviews on amazon/goodreads. Either way very tempted to give this a watch.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

I need a little help with this one; is it worth a watch? Love the book not sure on whether the film is worth a watch; let me know in the comments.

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

I can’t for the life of me remember if I have seen this film but either way if I can’t remember I should probably watch this again.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Still not ready to see Leo and Rose together in a film together yet – I know I’m a sappy but I’m not ready. Maybe one day I’ll finally watch this.

Ten movies I need to watch, a couple of books I still need to read before I do so. What would add or take off my list? Let me know in le comments.

101 things in 1001 days: Watch a Marilyn Monroe film

Good evening readers, hope you enjoyed the review yesterday. Today’s post is another 101 things in 1001 days. I’ve actually been keeping really up to date with the list which is wonderful. Some of the things on the list are taking a lot of time to get off the ground, I’ve been trying to grow a plant from seed to flower for some time now, but there is a good range of different things to-do. So, the ones that are quick and easy to get started I am trying to get through to free up some months in the future. Today is another film related post so hope you enjoy.

This one came up mostly due to the same reason as my post wanting to watch an Audrey Hepburn film. I love Marilyn Monroe, she is a style icon even now, she was a real woman and she was utterly gorgeous. But once again my love for her is built on fickle and shallow foundations. So, when I was last pottering around Hanley shopping centre looking for Christmas presents for my girls back at home I picked up the film ‘Some Like It Hot.’

So Monday, whilst sick from work, bundled up in a woolly jumper, fleecy pyjama bottoms and cosy knitted socks I sat down to wrap presents with this delightfully funny film on in the background. I actually really enjoyed it, I forget how much I enjoy old comedy films and I need to see more of them because they have some much content and it focuses on the actors rather than the special effects that we see in most of the films released today. Monroe was delightfully lovely and although Mumma B had warned me from watching it because she is a little ditsy I thought it was all rather wonderful. I liked the story and the way it was told and I almost forgot about the job I was supposed to be doing! Additionally Tony Curtis is a very handsome man and I felt a little for his old-school charm. Overall a truly loveable film that I can’t wait to watch again.


101 things in 1001 days: Attend the midnight premiere of a movie

101 things in 1001 days

Good afternoon wonderful people; it’s another 101 things in 1001 days post! I have been doing so many different bits recently and I can’t help but tell you all about them. The list was created as a new starting point for my new independent life in Stoke-On-Trent and I was using it as a type of recovery for my existential crisis but now it’s a way of pushing myself to get out there and start doing all the bits I’ve always told myself I should do but never quite get round to. One of the things I’ve wanted to complete since missing the midnight premieres of the Harry Potter films is to go to the midnight screening of a new film that I’m desperate to see. There are a lot of film related points on the list and it’s because I get into the habit of watching the same films over and over and over again. I was looking at an article on the Guardian about the top one hundred must see films and I think I had seen around five. This is shocking!

Anyway back to the original point; I’ve always thought it must be really exciting to go the midnight premiere and know you’re watching it before anyone else; well as close too! So I went to see ‘The Hunger Games, Mocking Jay Part 1.’ The Hunger Games trilogy has escaped me rather like numerous popular series including Twilight and The Game of Thrones series. I have a terrible habit of not liking being told what I should read and instead I wait until the hype is over and then I get a copy if I’m still interested. I don’t know why; it’s like ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ It’s a book that is completely up my street but it took me months to get a copy and then months to read it. Anyway I left it so late that one rainy afternoon last year my friend bought the first film of The Hunger Games round and having nothing else to watch I gave in on my plan to eventually read the books and settled down to watch. I was kind of hooked from the word go, but by this point I didn’t want to read the book because I’m a bit book snobby like that (another terrible habit of mine as a reader,) so instead I’ve been diligently waiting for the next films to come out. The second was being shown, rather unhelpfully, the day after my first and only all-nighter during university and I was basically hallucinating by nine o’clock in the evening so I had to wait alllllll over again to finally get to see a film I was really excited about on the midnight opening. We wandered down at just after eleven which felt very odd as I would much rather have been getting into some snuggly pjamas and getting into bed but the three of us wandered down to the cinema quite happily meeting our fourth companion there.

Did I love it; yes! The first and second films are quite similar in plot line and although they experience different elements during the games they run along the same theme; this one was completely different. I loved the atmosphere in the cinema, sometimes you go and see people texting or chatting but there was a complete hush over the entire audience. Walking home with my friend Ollie at nearly three in the morning and bundling myself up in bed to get up at seven am was not so fun, but I really enjoyed the film and I if I was really excited about seeing a film I would definitely think about seeing the midnight premier again 😀 ❤

101 Things in 1001 Days: Watch a film starring Audrey Hepburn

101 things in 1001 days

Good afternoon my lovely, lovely readers; it’s time for another 101 things in 1001 days post which I hope you will all enjoy. Now this point on my list is due to my terrible habit of putting off things that I really want to do, but instead just don’t. I have explained this before but if I really want to do something instead of getting it done, I put it off, and put it off. It’s so ridiculously silly because I want to desperately do the task in hand. So I put them on the list and then I have to!

See, I love Audrey Hepburn; she is an absolute star. I think she is the ultimate female, stunningly beautiful, a style icon and one of my big female crushes. Posters of her adorned my walls throughout my years at university but, I am a fickle fan. My love for her is completely shallow; I have never seen any of her films, which means yes, all the posters denoting her in Breakfast At Tiffanies, ultimately mean nothing to me. I have tried to watch the film before but just never got round to it. So on my last trip to the Potteries in Stoke on Trent, I picked up a copy (and a copy of the Breakfast club which I have also never seen) and a few nights ago I snuggled up in my favourite spot, with my duvet, a bowl of salt and vinegar spirals and a glass of wine and sat down to watch.

Wonderful, truly wonderful. If you love a little love story this is perfect; Hepburn is naïve, a little crazy, irrational and outlandish. Her character flits about charming everyone whilst also being in her own little world. Please, someone take me to a party like the ones she throws in her darling apartment; we could sit in the smoke fug and drink and natter whilst comparing outfits, it would be my pleasure. Hepburn and George Peppard, who plays her love interest, display such charming personas and their intoxicating performance together led me to feel a little warm inside and I loved the way that he was so desperate to capture the obvious love that is felt between the two of them but his inability to grasp it and make her his is so lovely and kept me so very entertained. It’s chic and heady and yet also funny. The characters are so droll and witty I couldn’t believe it when I read bad reviews; this film is delightful. The evocative cinematography and the humour combined made for a wonderfully charming and enchanting film. I loved it and my love for Miss Hepburn has increased a mile.


30 Day Challenge!


Good early evening my lovely fellow bloggers. I am having a relax this evening before a days hard slog in the library tomorrow (working on an essay as always) and thought I would write a new post for you. So the question today is a book that you have wanted to read for a long time but haven’t yet. There are many books that come under this category for me. This is because there are a number of reasons I haven’t read a book; maybe I have attempted to read the book and didn’t like it so I need to try it again, or a book that I have been meaning to read but haven’t had the time to give it the attention it deserves, so once again I haven’t read it! This is (again) a difficult question!

One of the books I am desperate to read is 1984 by George Orwell; I have not picked up the book let alone read it however I have heard incredible reviews and many gasps when I tell people I haven’t read it. I think the main problem is that I’m worried that if I do not have enough time I will not be able to get the full experience. However, it means that I keep putting it off, and then putting it off and still I haven’t read it however I will! (One day)


Another book I have been meaning to read for a while is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The main reason for reading this book is due to the mixed reviews I have heard about it. Some reviewers have argues that it did not meet expectations which goes against personal reviews that I have heard. It also interests me because I am yet to see the film. One of the main rules for me is if I am going to see the film and I want to read the book I will purposely read the book first, (it’s a personal preference!) For me comparing the film and the book means reading it first! So that’s why it’s a book that I need to read but have not done so yet!



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