Saturday Miscellany — 1/5/19

I seem to be having one of those weeks: I’m reading a fantastic book and — to make deadlines — a pretty good book and one I haven’t decided about yet. And I feel like I’m getting nowhere with any of them (the bookmarks keep moving, so I know that’s not the case). It’s pretty frustrating. Especially with library due dates and other deadlines looming. I tell ya, the reader’s life is hard, yo.

Anyway, I haven’t spent that much time web/social media surfing this week. But I do have a small list of odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye to share with you. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Asha Seth, rosemikeals42, nikkit321, andrayachristine and Solid lover of poetry for following the blog this week.

7 thoughts on “Saturday Miscellany — 1/5/19

      1. Dune, The Name of the Wind, 1984… I love the Dune flick, a remake can be made better? I don’t know.
        The Name of the Wind… I guess after the amazing special effect in LOTR and GOT, this can be done. I just have an idea in my head.
        1984. That first movie is pretty bad, and dystopian is hot right now… they are trying to get several audiences interested in this one.

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      2. I’m with you on Dune and 1984. But I’ve heard Rothfuss talk about all the effort he put into making the right selection and how he’s involved with the whole thing. I have hope for it. But . . . I have a few misgivings about it, too.

        I’m a little surprised by the Silver Chair — Netflix just got the rights to the whole series. Why bother with the movie?

        The Rook? I’m both eager for it and scared. The Bernadette trailer, similarly, gives me hope in the cast, but it seems to miss the point.

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      3. Is Rothfuss going to pull a Martin and focus on the film in lieu of finishing his series? 🤣

        I read The Rook awhile ago… It will be interesting to see that. On that, is it better to be very familiar with the story or just have some base knowledge going into a flick? Just some thoughts…

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      4. For me, if I want to enjoy the adaptation, the less familiar with the source material I am, the better.

        If I want to appreciate how well/poorly the show/movie deals with the source, then the opposite is true.

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