Saturday, 17 March 2018

Blogger Book Nook: Books to screen

I'm glad that I am very much into books a lot more this year as reading is my favourite pass time.. I'm sure this is something you would have noticed if you read my blog regularly. 

For starters I set up my own book group on Facebook: Hooked on books with Joanna Victoria as well as that I also have set up my own hooked on books guest series and started a monthly post on the books I've been reading.  On top of that I've been joining in with other book groups Bookish Mamas, Book bloggers library  and blogger book nook.

The blogger book nook is definitely a good one with many threads, Q&A's, A long with a monthly book prompt which I'm joining in with for the first time.

1. What’s your favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?

I actually have a few. I really enjoyed The hunger games trilogy. I wasn't too sure what to expect from the films but I love them just as much as the books.

Room is also a favourite of mine. I read the book before the film hit the cinema's and its definitely one of my favourite books. When I knew it was going to be made into a film I made a date with the hubby so that we could go and see it. 

2. What’s your least favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?

I've found that there is quite a few actually. First of all Harry Potter I loved the books when growing up but I've not loved the films at all. Twilight is another I read when growing up and again I just couldn't get on with the films at all. Last of all I have to mention my sister's keeper. It had the potential to be a great film however I was hugely disappointed.

3. What book would you most like to see on screen that hasn’t been adapted yet?

This is a tough one as there are so many great reads out there. I definitely think more of Jodi Picoult's books have the potential to do well, if done much better than my sister's keeper. 

4. Do you always read the book before watching the adaption?

Yes. Well I try to, there have been a few times when I’ve watched a film without knowing it is an adaptation. So I'd say 9 times out if 10 I read the book first. I definitely prefer to read books first as most adaptions don't always go by the book completely. Plus I like to imagine the characters and places myself before seeing them on the screen.

5. Does seeing your favourite characters on screen ruin how they appear in your imagination?

Sometimes, I think it depends on who plays the character/s. I do find quite a few times that the characters on screen don't turn out how I imagine them to be.

Mini review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.  

I found it to be a gripiping read it does feature murder, domestic violence and sexual assaul.  Obviously they are series themes, however the book also has light heartedness too. The book follows 3 women Madeleine, Celeste and Jane and focuses on their lives. They all have children that are in kindergarden in the same year and each of their lives are very different however they are connected in ways they don't realise at first. The book flicks between each characters lives in the lead  up until the murder on triva night where someone is murdered. 

I really enjoyed the book the characters are believeable and the book is written well. I've only just started watching the series as I've wanted to make sure I read the book first. 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Big Little lies, Exercising and Joma Jewellery

These past two weeks seem to have gone in a blur for me. We had an appointment for Blake last week to see someone about his developmental delay. There is talk of him maybe having autism so he is now going to have to go through tests before we get a definite yes or no. We've also had Mothers day where we got to have a lovely afternoon tea together.  

Anyway lets get on with what I have been loving the past two weeks.

Over the space of two weeks I've managed to fit in 3 books that I absolutely love. 

A cottage in a woods by Cass Green 
I found this book so gripping it was hard to put down and I found myself reading through it very quickly. This is definitely a great physiological thriller and I fully reccomend giving it a read.

Blood Sisters By Jane Corry 
Another thriller by author who wrote My husbands wife. The story is of 3 girls. One good, one bad, one dead. There seems to be mixed views on this book. If you have read it I'd love to know what you thought of it.

Big Little Lies By Liane Moriarty
This has to be my favourite read from the past two weeks. I'm a huge fan of Liane Moriarty's books and so I picked up a copy of big little lies from my TBR pile. 


The past 2 weeks i've not watched much as i have spent most of my free time reading. I watched Girl on a train finally as i read the book awhile ago, Unfortunately I was very disappointed with it. 

Other than that as I've been reading Big Little Lies as of last night I've started to watch the series that I was given as a Christmas gift. I like to read the books before I see it on the screen so I had been holding out until now.


On Wednesday we heard the sad news of professor Stephen Hawkin passing away at the age of 76. I'll leave you with a quote below.

I made the desicion this week to get back into exercising. I've decided to do it slowly and start with doing 15 mins 3 times a week and build myself up. I've got the Joe wicks exercise Dvd and so far I've been enjoying doing the exercises.


Blake got me a cute bracelet for Mothers day by Joma Jewellery which I've been wearing. It's silver plated and the follow your heart one which is really sweet and its one I'll be wearing all the time.

 And lastly..

I've been getting into creative writing. I've got a few books that gives you things to write about. Very similar to the journals i love with prompts but with writing promptsto get my imagination going.


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Hooked on Books with A Cornish Geek

 Hi Everyone welcome to another instalment of Hooked on books. You may not know but I run a book group on Facebook called Hooked on books with Joanna Victoria which you are welcome to join to talk all things books. 

Every Wednesday I will be bringing you a brand new guest series. I’ll be featuring  some lovely bloggers  who will be sharing their answers to reading/book related questions. I hope you manage to find some more wonderful blogs to read.  If you’re a blogger and want to take part then get in touch!

This  weeks instalment features Emma from A Cornish Geek

Cornish and proud, uber geek, bookworm, stationery obsessed, proud mumma and self-care enthusiast.  

What book(s) are you currently reading?

Just started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - for the first time! Hufflepuff paperback edition. 

What book is next on your “to be read” list?
I've got quite a long TBR but I think I'm going to prioritise The Hate U Give next. 

What is your favourite genre to read?
It depends on my mood but lately I'm really loving feminist non-fiction.
Who are some your favourite authors?
Jodi Picoult, Sarah Knight, Holly Bourne, John Green, Jane Harper, Jane Austen.

What are your top 5 favourite books?
This is a super-hard question but I'm going to pick a range of titles: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb, Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. 

Paperback vs digital books - which do you prefer and why? 
I've only ever read physical books. I refuse to get an e-reader. I like to hold a book and I like pretty covers. 

What was your favourite book or series of books as a child?
The Magic Faraway Tree. I really want to re-read it. 

Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book? Why do you do it?
Nope, I enjoy the journey as much as the destination, if not more than. 

 Do you hang on to your books once you've read them? Or do you prefer to pass them on to a charity shop / a friend?
I save every single book. Taking part in book swaps is really hard for me as I spend ages pondering over what to part with. 

Do you read one book at a time or do you have multiples on the go?
I dip in and out of coffee table books but generally have one novel on the go at one time. 

Describe your ideal reading nook
I only ever read on the bus - the commute is the only time I get to myself these days. If I'm pages from the end of a thriller I try and finish it in bed but reading in bed normally sends me to sleep. Ideally I'd love to curl up in a good armchair though.

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