The Martian – Andy Weir

After hearing so much about this book, which has become a movie, it has taken me a while to get around to read it, and it has lived up to its hype. I quite enjoyed the book, it was a really captivating thriller. And it’s nice to see a science based book be successful. It’s not a perfect book, but it is one that is an easy read (I finished it off in two days and the pages flew past – a little different to some of the larger books I’ve been reading recently which while engaging, due to their bulk, feel like you make much slower progress).

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Mockingjay – Part Two

I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with all four of these movies. For once, a book to film adaptation was successful and done really well. They were faithful enough to the books to please fans, and at the same time they added in magnificent scenes which couldn’t be shown in the books – Donald Sutherland was INCREDIBLE, just a perfect President Snow. Take note Hollywood, this is how book adaptations need to be done.

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The Secret River Mini-series

I originally read The Secret River by Kate Grenville over four years ago, and I was impressed enough to read the ‘sequel of sorts’ The Lieutenant  and then (and even buy) the actual sequel Sarah Thornhill. It is a wonderful Australian novel, centred in colonial Australia and the mistreatment of Aboriginal Australians.

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The Great Gatsby Movie

After reading the book quite some time ago, and not overly liking it, I’ve finally watched Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation.

The Great Gatsby Cast at the Australian Premiere in Sydney. By Eva Rinaldi
The Great Gatsby Cast at the Australian Premiere in Sydney. By Eva Rinaldi via Flickr

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10 Books You Want to See Made Into Movies

Top10TuesdayI’m going my own in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, and discussing what 10 books I’d really like to see made into movies. Can I make it a thing, that the movies are going to be done well???? A couple of these probably have movies in the work, and that’s awesome!

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Mockingjay Part 2 – Teaser Trailer

The time has come for the first trailer of the finale! And gosh it’s exciting! I’m so pleased to see a lot of events from the book. These trailers never fail to give me goosebumps. And now we wait for November…