Category Archives: Films

Tolkien, The Hobbit and Middle-Earth

Last Wednesday we went to see The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. Whereas I’ve read The Lord of the Rings several times, I’ve never read The Hobbit, so the story was new to me. It meant that I could watch the film, … Continue reading

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Book or Film? The Help

I have difficulties with films of books, so I don’t often watch them. I’m usually thinking as I’m watching – ‘it’s not like that in the book’ and irritated when the story is changed, parts are missed out or even … Continue reading

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Star Trek

Today we went to the cinema to see Star Trek and it was absolutely brilliant! It far exceeded my expectations and they were high as I’ve read good reports about the film. My ears were deafened, I jumped out of … Continue reading

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Books versus Movies – Booking Through Thursday

    Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is: Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the … Continue reading

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Hero – Booking Through Thursday

You should have seen this one coming … Who is your favorite Male lead character? And why? Last week I opted for Elizabeth Bennet as one of my favourite female lead characters, so it’s no surprise that this week that … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Author Challenge – Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882. She was the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen and the wife of Leonard Woolf. Fearing that she was going mad, she weighed her pocket down with a large stone and drowned herself … Continue reading

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Best moustache-twirling

Booking Through Thursday Well, after last week’s record-breaking number of responses (92 last time I checked–an all-time BTT record), I was tempted to use this week’s question to ask what you all thought about Harry Potter 7–but since a decent … Continue reading

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