In the last post “Books betiding into Movies in 2015- Part 1“, I offered you a list of eight books that are going to be some wonderful movies this year, or at least I hope. Well here are few more.
Me Before You
Release Date: Aug. 21
I think this book is one of the most popular books of the 2014, though I it’s still in my TBR list. In this love story, young Louisa forms a bond with Will, the paralyzed man she is employed to help. Emilia Clarke (yes the Targaryen) is playing Louisa.
One of my favourite book from the pile I read last year. Another added to ‘must see movies list’. Daniel Radcliffe will play Igor, the hunchback assistant to Victor Frankenstein, James McAvoy.
Continue reading “Books betiding into Movies in 2015- Part 2”
This post is especially dedicated to my not so book-loving-but-movie-loving friends. I’m concluding a list below of books that are turning into movies this year. I want you to read them before you watch them. Every year many of the movies that I watch and like are surprisingly based on books. I always like the idea of reading a book that is soon turning into a movie. After reading the book, when the movie comes out, I compare the visualisation shown in the movie with my imaginary visualisation of that book.
Release Date: March 20 | Watch Trailer
Divergent Series fan, mark your calendars. I remember watching it, I felt it did a good job even though I am not a fan of the series.
Release Date: March 27 | Watch Trailer
Newlyweds George and Serena move from Boston to North Carolina in 1929 to start a timber business. The pair is ruthless in building their empire, and when Serena finds out that she can’t have children, she sets out to kill George’s illegitimate son. Characters will be played by Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Continue reading “Books betiding into Movies in 2015- Part 1”
When I first saw James Franco on the screen in Oz the Great and Powerful, I though.. hmm… okay. And went off to home without giving it a second thought.
Next time I hear about him, he’s out with a book!
And the book is no memoir of his living days in movies or his nights with women. The book’s a collection of stories, a bit cult. I am talking about Palo Alto, set among the Californian streets where Franco spent his own childhood. I remember giving it three out of five but the book was a professional piece of work and I admire his literary voice in that. Next thing I get to know is, he’s done an English major with a creative writing concentration from UCLA and is now doing PhD in English from YALE University.
My admiration for him is not about being an actor turning to a writer, it’s about his passion for the literature. For me, he’s just another reader who’s passionate about books and reading. Soon, after a bit of googling, I came across an article in which he shares some books that he read.
I find some of these titles interesting and though about sharing them:
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates Continue reading “WHAT James Franco Reads?”
This post is based on the Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #1 where I talked about what and why Librivox. Click on the link see for yourself.
In this post, I’ll make sure that you get familiar with Librivox. Here are some tips for getting started on Librivox.
All the readers on LibriVox are volunteers, finding a good audiobook can sometimes be hit-or-miss. Here are some tips I’ve found useful when searching for audiobooks on LibriVox: Continue reading “Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #2”
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
I followed Spencer Johnson from ‘Who Moved my Cheese?’ to the book, One Minute Manager, co-authored with Kenneth Blanchard, a simple, quick read that contain précised advice about how to manage oneself and people around him.
The book claims that millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager’s techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its employees which is what the book tries to focus. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: One Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson ans Kenneth Blanchard”
If you read books and you surely get lost into them by procrastinating the world to continue to read ‘just one more chapter’. But the book-fatigue knocks in and tells you to stop. But you don’t want to. You want to read as long as you can breathe. That’s what you love to do, willingly. But what about the demon, book-fatigue?
There are times when it is tiring while reading. The strain in your eyes and a glimpse of ache in your back tells you to give yourself a little rest and think about the future. It’s not the last book you are reading on this planet. Many more to read.
To overcome that resistance you do think that there must be an alternative. What if I could hear them?
Hear the words as of they are music to ears, hear them and soothe my own thirst for reading. Well, when there’s a will there’s a way. Continue reading “Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #1”
There are so many books releasing this month. Some of them are looking interesting and torturing my curiosity. Some have attractive titles while some have eye-catching covers. But here I am putting down a list of five books that I think are worth reading for you and me both. For the sake diversity (#WeNeedDiverseBooks), I try to pick one from different genres.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Why?: This one is straight forward and considered light in comparison to his recent works. Though it’s still 400 pages. Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: Five New Books to read this August”