“The Princess Bride” (S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure) by William Goldman is another book I can add to my list of books I’ve read this year. I’ve watched the movie that is based on this book countless times but I had never read the book until now. Normally I read the book first and watch the movie afterwards, however, I didn’t realize this movie was based on a book when I watched it as a kid. I loved reading this book but now I’m conflicted about which I like more…..the movie or the book. This is usually not the case with me because normally I like the book over the movie (this usually occurs 99% of the time).
The book did live up to my expectations. I was pleased with reading it and enjoyed reading it throughout the book. There are a few minor differences between the book and the movie but it wasn’t enough to ruin either for me.
Synopsis: What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride.
But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of
good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.
Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts
Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A
Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful
Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures.
Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
What would you do if you didn’t have any books to read? What would you be doing in your spare time?
I honestly can’t see myself not being able to read. Burying myself in a good book allows me to go to my “happy place” and helps me to relieve stress from the day. Nothing helps me get over a bad day more than a good book (except for maybe my awesome hubby or favorite little puppy dog).
Reading can also be informational because I know some people enjoy reading for learning purposes. Other people read in order to keep up with the news and what all is going on out there in the world. I think reading helps to enrich our lives is some form or fashion.
I purchased a book online the other day and it showed up on my door step today in perfect condition. I was browsing Books-a-Million’s website and I noticed they were having a 50% off sale on select titles and I happen to come across the book listed below. I thought the book looked interested so I purchased it. Now it looks like I’ll have something interesting to read for Halloween.
Synopsis: From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.
Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her.
With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her
parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She
plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular
crowd at school, things don’t go as expected.
from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited
about is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. Hendricks
doesn’t believe it. Until she’s forced to. Blood-curdling screams erupt
from the basement, her little brother wakes up covered in scratches, and
something, or someone pushes her dad down the stairs. With help from
the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take
down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.
I finished reading this book this evening. It is the final book in the “House of Furies” series by Madeleine Roux. I’ve liked all her books so far and this book didn’t disappoint. This book was hard to put down and kept me turning the pages. I won’t ruin the end in case anyone reading this is in the process of reading this series and hasn’t finished it like I have. The “House of Furies” series would be something good to read around Halloween time (along with her other works) for those of you who like a good dark fantasy.
Synopsis: The war between old gods and monsters comes to a thrilling climax in this final book in the “darkly delightful”* House of Furies series, from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum. (*Publishers Weekly)
Free from the
nightmares of Coldthistle House, Louisa and her friends have taken up a
posh new London residence. But there’s no rest for the wicked. Religious
zealots from the shepherd’s flock are gathering in the city, and
ominous warnings are being left on Louisa’s doorstep. With the evil
influence of her father’s spirit growing stronger—trying to take
over—Louisa knows she will be forced to pick a side in the coming war
between the old gods, whether she’d like to or not.
herself, Louisa is desperate enough to do whatever it takes—even if it
means returning to Coldthistle House and striking another deal with Mr.
Morningside. To uphold her end of the bargain, Louisa will have to
rejoin his supernatural staff to venture to a gateway between worlds, a
place of legend: the Tomb of Ancients. But, as always, there’s a catch…
Today, I came home to find out my hubby had purchased the Hogwarts Castle Christmas tree topper from Hallmark. It plays “Hedwig’s Theme” when you push the button on it. It is also suppose to interact with the Harry, Ron and Hermione ornaments that you can get from Hallmark as well. I’ve already got Harry this month. I’m going to get Ron next month and then get Hermione in October (Hermione doesn’t come out till October 5th so I have to get her last). Just to let you know, in order to get the ornaments to interact with one another, you have to buy a cord to connect them all together. You can connect up to 7 ornaments with this cord and it works with ornaments from 2017 and later. It cost me an extra $11.99 and I purchased it at the same time I got my Harry Potter ornament.
There are a couple of other ornaments that you can get that don’t interact with the tree topper or the other ornaments. One of them is the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes shop. That one is out already and I purchased that last month. The other one looks like the book cover from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. This one won’t be released until November 8th so I’ll have to wait till after I’ve purchased Hermione to get it.
This movie came out in theaters this weekend and I got to go see it. This movie actually ended up doing better in the box office than I thought it was going to. In the theater I went to, they only had this movie showing on one screen so I figured they didn’t expect this movie to make much if it’s only showing on one screen. My hubby even mentioned that there were more people in that theater than he was expecting (he went to see the movie with me). My hubby found out that the Hobbs and Shaw movie was the only movie to beat out this movie as far as sales and he said they didn’t beat it out by much.
Anyway, this movie was different than what I was expecting going into it but I still liked the movie. I don’t think my hubby liked it but he’s not big into any of the horror movies anyway. I liked how they left this open for a sequel (and whether or not we get a sequel will probably depend on how well this movie does) which makes sense because there are three of these books. But I’m not going to ruin anything for you in case you haven’t seen the movie yet and want to see it. Now I think I will go back and re-read the books (haven’t read them since I was a kid).
After watching the movies “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” in 2005, “Prince Caspian” in 2008 and “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” in 2010, I was looking forward to seeing the next movie in the series which was rumored to be the “Silver Chair”. I’d heard the rumors for years that they were going to be making that movie and I held out hope that I’d get a chance to see them continue making the other books into movies. I have found information regarding the series that announces that they are basically rebooting the series on Netflix (I provided a link below). I’m not sure how I feel about this at the moment. I’m currently reserving my judgement for when it comes out and I will decide then if they do the series justice or not.
What are your thoughts on the Chronicles of Narnia making the move to Netflix? Do you think it’s good or bad? Let me know by leaving a comment below….
Well, I can add another book to my list of books I’ve read this year. I had read “Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl” a couple of years back. It gave me the perspective of what it was like to be a Jew who was trying to hide from the Nazi’s during WW2 in the hopes that they can stay hidden until the war is over. This book gives you a completely different perspective and shows you what it’s like to be a Jew who actually got caught by the Nazi’s, separated from your family and sent to live in a concentration camp before finally being liberated. If you want to read something different that will change how you look at history, this will be a good book.
Synopsis: After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and on to living her life. In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.
So, have any of you visited Pottermore yet? If so, have you found out which Hogwarts House you belong in? Which wand you should have? What your Patronus is? Which House in Ilvermony you belong in? Have you ever been curious about any of these things?
I got curious and joined Pottermore so that I could found the answers to these questions (my results are listed below). I got my hubby signed up on Pottermore because I was curious to see what his answers were to the same questions (I won’t share his unless he gives me permission to do so).
I’m pretty happy with the results I got. I was surprised on which house I was sorted into. I thought I would be sorted into Hufflepuff, to be honest. I didn’t have any expectations on the other things prior to answering the questions. The only thing I wished they’d have is which pet should you have while in school. That I’d be curious to see….
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Patronus: Tortoiseshell Cat
Wand: Ebony Wood with a dragon heartstring core, 12 1/2″ and slightly springy flexibility
This is a book that I’m looking forward to. I’ve read the first three by Stieg Larsson and the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz. I haven’t read the fifth novel yet. I know, I know. If I’m going to read this book then I’ve got to get reading. But I just found out just now that this comes out on the 27th of this month. I didn’t know that they were making another Lisbeth Salander book again. It feels like they just came out with the fifth novel not long ago. Well, I’ve enjoyed the series so far and this one sounds like it will be an interesting one.