Book vs. Movie: Let it Snow

Hello, my darling readers!
After Netflix dropped the Christmas movie Let it Snow on us, I thought maybe I should give the book it’s based on a shot as well. Let’s see how that turned out!

The Plot (as found on Goodreads):

A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

Book vs. Movie:

I already wrote a review for this film, so if you want some more detailed thoughts on that, head over here.

So, let’s keep it short here, shall we?
My expectations for the film were rather low. I was fully prepared for a super cheesy Christmas flick but it actually turned out to be rather decent!

Don’t get me wrong, you get your share of typical Christmas stuff but it’s not over the top. The casting was pretty good, we get for example Kiernan Shipka (aka Sabrina Spellman from Chilling Adventures). For some reason, Joan Cusack is also in this flick, playing a lady cover in aluminum foil. (What’s up with that?!)

The thing I liked most, however, was the soundtrack. Although there are some inevitable Christmas songs thrown in the mix, we also get The Clash and The Rolling Stones. Maybe I am the last person on the planet who didn’t know this song, but The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys is now on all of my playlists since hearing it on Let It Snow.

So, let’s move on to the novel. *Sigh*
Where do I begin? Although I was curious about the book, I immediately had second thoughts when I saw that John Green was one of the authors.
You see, just like the film, the book consists of three different stories that are only very marginally related. Each story is written by a different author.

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Book Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green

Hello Folks!

Today I’m gonna ramble about a book I read quite some time ago. For some reason I completely forgot to do a review!
Well, after I also wrote about a bunch of other John Green novels, I don’t want to withhold my opinion on this one!

 

The Plot:
Miles is about to begin his new life at boarding school. During his first days there he runs into Alaska, a remarkable girl who will make a big impression on him. They become friends, have some adventures together, but it wouldn’t be a John Green book without a little tragedy, would it?

 

The Rating:
Well, well. After reading The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns I was very torn on my opinion about John Green. I loved one book but hated the other. Anyway, I figured he deserves another chance and I heard so many great things about Looking for Alaska. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Paper Towns

Hello folks!
Today I want to ramble a bit about the latest John Green adaptation Paper Towns. I’ve wanted to read the book for ages and now that the movie is out I had to go and check it out before watching the film! Want to know what I think?

 

The Plot:
Margo Roth Spiegelman is a very special girl. There are many weird stories about her – all of them true.
Quentin is her neighbour, nothing more. Until she suddenly shows up at his window in the middle of the night. He is about to be pulled into one of those unbelievable stories. But after a night to remember Margo disappears… Continue reading

The 7 Sins Book Tag!

The wonderful Lisi Ledbetter from elmoknowsitall came up with this really cool book tag. 7 Questions for 7 sins. I’m super excited to answer all of them!

 

1. GREED: What is the most expensive book in your library and what is the most inexpensive?
To be honest, I never buy any expensive books, or better said nothing at all that is expensive. During the last few months I completely gave up buying books, as the Viennese library has almost every book imaginable in stock. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Fault in our Stars

After reading John Green’s book I was stoked to find out there will be a movie. I finally got around watching it, so here we go:

 

The Plot:

The store revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster. A teen-aged girl faced with cancer. In support group she meets a guy called Augustus Waters. The two become friends and eventually fall in love. They even travel to Amsterdam to meet the author of their favourite book. But before they return Gus reveals that he is about to die as his cancer came back.

 

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Time to Talk about Books: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

In 2012 John Green’s novel “The Fault in our Stars” was published. The award-winning book about a girl suffering from cancer soon became a bestseller.

The Plot:

The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in our Stars

Hazel, a young girl suffering from a form of cancer, a meets boy named Augustus at a support group. They fallfor each other (first slowly and then all at once like John Green would say :D). Together they experience some awesome things before it all comes to a tragic end.

The Rating:
If you hear what the book is about you think it’s nothing special. A story like one thousand others. But this book is different. Continue reading