TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s Topic is one of my favorites so far – TV shows that are based on books!

#1 Good Omens

One of my favorites of 2019. The show is so good, the minute I was done with the final episode, I started over. David Tennant, Michael Sheen in a show based on a book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. What else could you want?

#2 The Man in the High Castle

Although I found the book a little underwhelming, the show impressed me quite a bit. Some story arcs dragged on a bit throughout the seasons but ultimately it was a very well done show.

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TMP Television Edition: Dystopian/Apocalyptic

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring show with apocalyptic or dystopian settings!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale

Don’t even get me started with this one. I’m obsessed. The story is frightening, Elisabeth Moss’ performance is outstanding. I cried. Several times.

#2 Black Mirror

Each episode of Black Mirror tells a different tale. All of them are disturbing and mostly dystopian. One of the best shows out there!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Dystopian

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about dystopian books. Let’s go!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember seeing the trailer for the adaptation of this book and thinking that I need to get my hands on the novel. Devoured is the accurate description of me going through the entire series.
Although I am not sure I would still as infatuated with the story now as I’m not a teenager anymore.
Actually, the review for The Hunger Games was one of the first things I ever posted on this very blog!

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Although the book had always been famous, it certainly gained new popularity when the TV show aired (we’re currently on season 3 on that front). The Handmaid’s Tale is chilling and extremely thought-provoking, so if you haven’t already, make sure to give this one a go!

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Top 5 Tuesday: K – L – M – N – O

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day.
This is post #3 dealing with K, L, M, N and O.

K – Kingdom of Ash

You all knew I was just waiting for a chance to name a Sarah J. Maas book. Kingdom of Ash is the final book in the TOG series and wrecked in just about all ways possible.

L – The Lovely Bones

Usually, I read the book before watching the film. In this case, it was the other way around, so I figured I knew what to expect. The book was somewhat different from the film and not necessarily in a good way. I wasn’t as thrilled by this book as I hoped I would be.

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The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 – A Review

Welcome, my darling readers!
It’s been a while since Amazon released the third season of the hit show The Man in the High Castle. I took me a while to write this review – but better late than never!

The Plot:

I’m trying hard to recall what actually happened in this season, it’s been a while.
The Nazis continue with two things: the destruction of American legacy (scripted by Nicole) and the exploration of their Stargate thingy.
In the meantime, the Resistance is still going strong…

The Rating:

Let’s be honest here. The reason it took me so long to write this review is because I found the season extremely unimpressive.

I’ve never been a fan of Bella Heathcote’s character Nicole and this season didn’t do anything to change my opinion. When it comes to Juliana I’m also getting more bored by the minute. To be honest, I don’t really care about her character or storyline anymore.

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T5T: Books for Slytherins

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses.
Today, I’ll share some recs for the final Hogwarts house: Slytherin. Believe me, when I say I saved some really good stuff for them!

#1 A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin:

If I had to choose one books series that represent the very essence of Slytherin, it’d be ASOIAF. Those novels scream the word ambition which is a major trait of the Slytherin kids. There’s lots of scheming, plotting and killing going on which I also imagine them enjoying. There are many ruthless and badass characters. It’s almost as if Martin had written the books just for Slytherin. 😉

Cover from Goodreads

#2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:

I saved this one exclusively for the Slytherins. It kept popping up in my head with most of the other houses too, but here it’s the ultimate fit. Lisbeth Salander would most certainly be sorted into Slytherin and you can’t convince me otherwise. The books by Stieg Larsson have this dark and unsettling vibe about them the Slytherin would relish. They’d devour the series!

Cover from Goodreads

#3 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick:

There’s not really a logical reason why I think the guys and gals from Slytherin would like this book. But out of all the Hogwarts houses, I can simply imagine them being the most interested in alternate history. They’d totally spend house debating the outcome of imaginary battles and the aftermath. So TMITHC would be a fascinating read for them, although I am also a little scared it would give them some bad ideas.

Cover from Goodreads
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