I have a very strong belief that the movies are not inferior to books, and movie adaptations are definitely not inferior to the books that they are based on. If you ask me, there is a layer of snobbiness to the idea that the book is always better with no exceptions and I don’t agree with it at all. If you like the movie more, then that’s fine. If you don’t want to read the book, that’s also fine. But that is not what I am here to talk about.
Today, I wanted to share some of my absolute most favourite movie adaptations! I have read the books that most of these books are based on, and it’s not a big deal to me if I go my whole life without reading the book a movie is based on. Some fiction movies are based on non-fiction books that I will never have an interest in, and I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
One thing that I really want to do is read more books by black authors because the amount of books I have read by black authors right now is terribly low. I did study some of Alice Walker’s short stories while at university but now I feel like that’s not enough.
We should always make sure that we amplify black voices, but now we need to do it more than ever and support black authors.
This post is only comprised of books that I want to read and haven’t read yet, but here are some videos and posts by black bloggers and BookTubers who give better recommendations than I could ever give:
On Tuesday, I spread a lot of passion and positivity by talking about my love for monsters (which you can read if you clickity-click *wink*). Today, I want to have an informative (I hope) and slightly passive-aggressive talk about something a little less positive. I want to talk about why I’m not going to follow your blog.
We can’t be followed by every single blogger in the world and not everyone is going to be mutual with us. There are a lot of reasons why someone else won’t follow a blog, but these are my main five reasons. And no, I am not pointing fingers because I am not that kind of girl.
If you haven’t already guessed by now, I really love monsters. I love monsters so much that I named this book after a monster blog that I haven’t even read. Yet. I’m planning on getting to it soon! I have a box set of the entire Monstrumologist series so I have no excuse.
The prompt or this week’s Top 10 Tuesday is “reasons why I love”, and originally I’d planned to talk about something else, but I decided to do a sort of intro to why my blog is themed the way that it is, and talk about my love of monsters. And this is a love so huge that I’ve studied monsters three times and hope to be an author who writes about monsters.
I’m linking up to Top 10 Tuesday today! Be sure to swing by That Artsy Reader Girl if you want to join in!
I feel like right now, we need comforting things more than ever. We all have different definitions of what’s comforting, though. Some people like to listen to calm music to chill out, while I like to listen to things that are very likely to give me a headache. The same goes for comforting books.
My way of looking at “comfort reads” are both my absolute favourite books ever (which could be of any genre) and books that make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside like I just got a big hug. I should probably get rolling with this post before my rambling stops making sense! 😅
I was inspired to make this post after reading posts about comfort reads by May and Ilsa! Be sure to check out their posts and give them some love 💖