April Anticipations!

I love gushing over all of the book and movies releases and I am back with another!


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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This is a spinoff of Becky’s other book, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens (which is now a fantastic movie that you NEED to go watch!) but follows Simon’s best friend, Leah who is struggling with her sexuality and who she is. I am so excited to get my hands on this book because I really loved Leah and thought she was such a realistic character. I cannot wait to see the world through her eyes and read whatever story Becky has in store for us next month! April 24th 2018

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

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The Fates Divide is the second book in Veronica Roth’s new sci-fi series, which starts off with Carve the Mark. I have not read the first book but I have heard good things so maybe I will get to it sometime soon! From what I know, it follows two different characters that somehow get thrown into each other’s world…that’s about all I know but it sounds good enough to me. April 10th 2018

Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz

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I read the first book in this series, Alex & Eliza, which follows one of the founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, and his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler and their journey to meeting each other. I liked the first book but wasn’t blown away by it, however I am still excited to follow their life after their marriage in the next book! While I am not American, I have always been fascinated by American history and now all these books and musicals are coming out in regards to it and I am just having the best time. April 17th 2018


Avengers: Infinity War

I didn’t know I wanted to watch this movie until I watched the trailer and realized literally EVERY superhero to ever walk on the screen is in it. Not only do I think it will be epic to see all my favourite superheroes work together, but I think it will be interesting to see how having so many main characters on screen at once. I do think it will be hilarious and action packed and I am itching to watch it. April 27th 2018

I Feel Pretty

This is an Amy Schumer movie that follows a woman who has never felt confident about her body, but when she hits her head one day she wakes up and starts viewing herself as this “perfect” and pretty person, even though she hasn’t really changed her appearance. Not only does this look hilarious, but it also has a really good message that you should love yourself for who you are, and not compare yourself to others. April 27th 2018

Those are some of the books and movies I am looking forward to in the month of April and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Balancing Multiple Writing Projects

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March 2018 Talk!

I cannot believe February is already coming to a close. It was a great month of movies and books but now that that is over, it is time to look onward to March! March is filled with many anticipated movies, as well as one book I am looking forward to. If there are any other new releases your anticipating though, comment down below but for now here are mine!


A Wrinkle In Time 

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This is a book-to-movie adaptation based on the children’s book, and while I haven’t read it, the trailer for the film looks so whimsical and interesting. I believe it follows a young girl and her friend as they search for her missing father, but for now that is all I know about it. If I have the time, I would love to pick up the book before watching the film but I am sure watching the movie will motivate me to read it anyways! March 9

Love, Simon 

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Another book-to-movie adaptation that I am incredibly excited for, and is actually one that I have already read the book for. The book is called Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and follows our main character, Simon who has a secret; he’s gay. However, his secret is jeopardize when a classmate threatens to out him before he’s ready, holding Simon’s emails with an anonymous boy at school hostage. I just know this movie is going to be great, and also it stars Nick Robinson so what could be better? March 16

Ready Player One 

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Yep, another book-to-movie adaptation and ugh, I still haven’t read this insanely beloved book. Since this comes out later in the month, I am still hopeful I will be able to squeeze reading the book in, but we’ll see. Again, all I know about this is that it takes place in the future that takes place in the Oasis, a virtual reality world, and when the creator of this world offers a fortune as a prize for a virtual treasure hunt, our main character Wade Watts can’t resist. SO excited to read the book and see it in theaters because it sounds epic! March 29


Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 

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This is the fourth continuation of the Shatter Me series, which is a beautifully written and heart gripping story. It follows our main character, Juliette, a girl whose touch kills. She was placed in an insane asylum to keep everyone safe from her, until one day she is broken out and desired as a weapon against enemies. This book is filled with adventure and romance and twists and turns, and I am excited to see what this new book has in store! March 6

Those are all the movies and books I am looking forward to in the month of March, and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading + Writing Update

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January 2018 Talk!

This is my first talk for the new year and I am so excited to jump into 2018 in just only 14 days! If you didn’t know, in these “talks” I discuss all the new book releases and movies that are coming out in the following month that I am personally eager about. Hopefully some of these you are excited for as well, but if they aren’t, definitely comment on some books and movies you are looking forward to on the month of January!


Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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This is a book written by two YouTubers I watch, and I am so proud and excited to pick up their book! Sasha Alsberg is the BookTube channel @abookutopia, and was the first BookTube channel I ever subscribed to. She is amazing, as well as @LindsayCummings, a wonderful AuthorTuber that I have also been subscribed to for sometime now. Their book Zenith, is set in the Mirabel Galaxy, and takes place when an all girl’s crew, called the Marauders, routine mission goes wrong. I am really excited to read this because it has been ages since I read a sci-fi book and I have a feeling I will absolutely adore this novel! This book is released on January 16th.

Keeper by Kim Chance

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Keeper is a book by an AuthorTuber, @KimChance who I watch, and I am really excited to see how far she has come and pick up her book in January. It has a really interesting plot and I am dying to get my hands on it! Keeper follows sixteen year old Lainey, who after being attacked by a witch, she discovers that the attack wasn’t random, and that she is a type of a witch called a Keeper. This kind of witch can unlock the power of a magical spell book that is missing, the Grimoire, and Lainey has to find it before an evil warlock gets to it first. I haven’t read many witch books but I am thrilled that this will be one of them! This book is released on January 30th.


The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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This is a movie that has been long awaited after being postponed due to Dylan O’Brien being injured onset…luckily his injuries were minor so he is well and the film is finally being released into the world! I have to say, I did enjoy the first movie enough, and the second one was okay, but I am not entirely sure how much I will love this movie. Since this is the third installment, I won’t say too much other than the first movie/book follows our main character, Thomas, who wakes up in a strange maze filled with dozens of boys who all don’t have any recollection of their pasts. As time passes, the boys begin to realize there was a reason that they were placed in this maze, and that it isn’t a simple one. This movie is released on January 26th.

Those are all of the books and movies that I am looking forward to in the month of January, and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update 🙂

Upcoming YA Book to Movie Adaptations

Books and movies are most likely some of my favourite things EVER, so when they come together it is amazing…well sometimes. Anyways, here are few movies that are coming soon or are currently in production that are originally YA books!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – This movie is coming out on September 30 which is next week and I am so excited to see it! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a very intriguing and interesting book about a boy named Jacob who travels to the island his grandfather grew up on looking for answers after his complicated death. It has a really creepy and different feeling that I hope they portray well on the big screen!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling – At first I was really confused when I heard this was becoming a movie because the book is very thin but after seeing the trailer I couldn’t be more pumped! The actors look amazing and the concept is something I am interested to see. If you didn’t know, instead of following the wizarding world in Britain, this movies follows a wizard who is part of the American wizarding world. I cannot wait to see this movie which is coming out on November 18.

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle – I haven’t read this book but apparently it is in production so I will definitely be checking it out! Let it Snow is a collection of short stories that take place during the Christmastime. I don’t know much more than that but keep an eye out next year for it in theatres!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – This movie has actually just recently started filming but I am extremely excited to see this in theatres! The two main actors are Nick Robinson who played Ben Parish in the 5th Wave and Amanda Stenburg who played Rue in The Hunger Games! This book is about a girl named Maddie who is allergic to everything and has not been outside for many, many years. One day though, a boy named Ollie moves next door and she instantly falls in love but its hard to be in love when you are allergic to the world. Amazing book and I am so excited to see this movie hopefully next year!

Those are a few somewhat upcoming releases that I am excited for and if you are aware of anymore please comment! I am aware that a few series such as The Throne of Glass, Red Queen and Legend have been optioned so fingers crossed that it comes through!

Top 5 Anticipated Book-To-Movie Adaptations!

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I would have to say about 85% of the movies I watch are book-to-movie adaptations because I they are just absolutely amazing, so in this post I will be talking about my top 5 most anticipated book-to-movie releases! Make sure you comment your most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations and also your thoughts on my new blog style!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is about a girl named Lou, a very bubbly and lively person who becomes the caretaker for Will, a man who is stuck in a wheel chair and just not loving life. The story follows them as they grow to love each other and it just seems like an amazing story! I haven’t read the book yet but I will before I go and see the movie! This movie came out on June 3.

Nerve is apparently a book to movie adaptation but I never knew that until about now. This trailer just looks really cool and fun but also a bit terrifying…basically we follow a character who plays this game called Nerve which is a real life game of truth and dare and if you complete the dare you win money and if you don’t…well you loose everything. I am so excited for this movie and it comes out July 27!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is another book-to-movie adaptation and I actually have read the book! This book is about a boy named Jacob who’s grandfather just died after warning him about something. Curious, Jacob heads back to the place his grandfather grew up and finds some breath taking and frightening truths. This book was amazing so from the looks of it the movie might be to. Yes, there were some…differences that I found but we can’t have everything so I still have high hopes! This comes out September 30.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new movie in the wizarding world we love but this time it is in the USA! I am super excited for this movie and I am sure 99.9% of you are as well 🙂 This come out November 18.

Those are some of my most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations and I hope you liked it!





Books or Movies?

There are many, many amazing books out there in the world but there are also many amazing movies too…so which one is better?

In my opinion, with the exception of a few, I prefer books just because you can let your creativity fly. You get to imagine what the characters look like, the setting and it is like a movie playing in your head. As much as I find movies entertaining, I would have to choose books. With a lot of book to movie adaptations things take a turn for the worse or something isn’t portrayed correctly and it just makes you sad. But, when you read the book, you only get disappointed if its a bad book. It doesn’t have to follow something that was already created like a movie. There are some exceptions though, where I would choose movies over books. For example the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings books just because they are so old and complex that it is hard for me to understand and focus on.

That was just a short little blog post and I hope you liked it! Comment your opinion below!

Top 5 Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptations

I love to watch movies but I would have to say that book-to-movie adaptations are my favourite to watch and luckily there are a lot out there but I managed to cut it down to my top 5 favourite! (These are not in any particular orde and some of these movies I have not read the books off…)

Catching Fire is the second movie in the Hunger Games series and this was my favourite of the 4 but I pretty much like Mockingjay part 2 almost as much as I like Catching Fire. In Catching Fire, we watch as the victors from previous games get reaped to go to a special quarter quell which includes Katniss and Peeta but there is a bigger plan behind the games this time. I really loved this movie and I gave it 9/10 stars.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth movie in the Harry Potter series and I am like almost positive it is my favourite out of the 6…I just really enjoy watching it and I think it does justice to the book just like all the other Harry Potter movies. I would probably also give it a 9/10 stars!

If I Stay is a single movie but it is in a duology of books written by Gayle Forman. I have to say this is one of my favourite “romantic” movies just because its fun and heart wrenching and I always find myself watching it! 9/10 stars.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is such a fantastic movie and it plays with my emotions so easily! The actors in it are amazing and just everything about the movie is perfect, especially the romance that takes place between the 2 characters considering they actually were dating! 9/10 stars.

Perks of Being a Wallflower is probably one of my ultimate favourites out of this list because it is just amazing. I don’t even know what else to say…it has Logan Lerman and Emma Watson so of course it is going to be fantastic but the story behind the movie is just so touching and I really did cry during this movie…9.5/10 stars.

Okay! Those are my top 5 favourite book-to-movie adaptions so comment yours below 🙂