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2014 Book Adaptations Calendar, Part One

Reblogged from BookLikes:

If you love books and movies, we've got something for you. This year will bring over 30 book adaptations! But remember: Don't judge a book by its movie. Read first. We've prepared book to movie calendar for those who love reading and watching. Enjoy!


Lone Survivor - Movie release date: January 10


Sherri Loves to Read: I feel 

honored having read this book. And I feel even more honored to know there are men out there in this world who will fight for our country with this level of guts, determination and love of country.

Read more: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10



A Most Wanted Man - Movie release date: January 19


Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John Le Carre's psychological novel.


Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.



Movie release date: January 17


Based on character created by Tom Clancy. Movie title: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit


Patricia Reding, Author: I do enjoy a book that will take me away for a good while! In this case, the 800+ pages kept me occupied for a couple of days and each time I put it down, I looked forward to going back for more. What fun! Read more about Clancy's book: A Spy Thriller and Horror Story Wrapped up in One



White Bird in a Blizzard - Movie release date: January 20


White Bird in a Blizzard is an upcoming French thriller co-produced, written and directed by Gregg Araki.


A young woman's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.


White Bird in a Blizzard evokes works of Kathryn Harrison and Joyce Carol Oates - and confirms Kasischke's arrival as a major literary talent.



I, Frankenstein Genesis - Movie release date: January 24


Do you know Frankenstein story?


Her Fine EyesThe modern horror genre has evolved a bit more in paying attention to world building, and in telling the story via a narrative that imparts some of the excitement of the tale. But Shelley's foray is original and thought-provoking, even two hundred years later.

Read more on Frankenstein.



Labor Day - Movie release date: January 31


Kinga's BooksThere are a few reasons why I listened to this book. 

1) It’s called ‘Labor Day’ and I listened to it on the Labor Day. This one is actually more of a coincidence than an actual reason but let’s put it there anyway.
2) It takes place in New Hampshire in early September, which is when I arrived in New Hampshire twelve years ago to spend a year there. This is the nostalgia reason.
3) I suppose I’ll come clean and say it: the audiobook is read by Wilson Bethel who looks like this...

Read more: Joyce Maynard - Labor Day


The Monuments Men - Movie release date: February 7


The Fish Place: What is it about art? Everyone has different tastes, but some art is just, well mind blowing isn't the word. We all share that gut reaction, evn if the pieces of art that evoke them are different from person to person.War has been fought for art.

Read more: The Monuments Men.



Vampire Academy - Movie release date: February 14


Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog):

Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the “Vampire Academy” series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read more about these awesome characters! Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, “Vampire Academy” is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world by storm!

Read more: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead



Winter's Tale - Movie release date: February 14


LAUREN B. DAVISOne of those rare books I read over and over. Helprin is a master of magical realism. Haunting, transporting, a magical machine. Splendid prose, a flying horse, the Short Tails roaming the rafters of Grand Central Station, a tubercular heiress on a rooftop, and Peter Lake -- master mechanic and second-story man of New York's Belle Epoque.

Read more: Winter's Tale.



Endless Love - Movie release date: February 14


KaetheI did go on to read the book which is a very compelling story of an obsessed guy, seriously, disturbingly obsessed. It is way cooler than the Brooke Shields film might suggest.Lessons learned: good books are often made into mediocre films, and one should never laugh at someone else's "good book", especially if one hasn't read it yet.

Read more: Endless Love.



 Therese Raquin - Movie release date February 21


Based on Thérèse Raquin - Émile Zola/ Movie title: In Secret


Books for Young Humans: Way back in the late 20th century when I was a teenager and the genre fiction 'industry,' with its absurdly blood-soaked TV tie ins hadn't been invented, I (and many others my age) slumped on the sofa with the novels of  DH Lawrence - yes, really- with EM Forster, Emile Zola and of course, a bit of Shakespeare. This is what was available and if you had parents who were not great readers, this was rebellion.

Read more: Returning to classics would be the greatest teen rebellion.



A Long Way Down - Movie release date: March 7 (U.K.)


TCWriter: Long Way Down is an odd book, but as is typical of Hornby's work, it's engrossing and brilliantly written. It begins on the roof of a building, where four people - intent on committing suicide by throwing themselves off - have run into each other.

Read more: A Long Way Down



Divergent - Movie release date: March 21


me reading books: This book was awesome and great fun to read. I love a writer that can be ruthless with their own creation. In the YA section I have only come across two so far – Rowling, J.K. and Suzanne Collins. Veronica Roth is now number three on that list. She created an interesting environment and put a story filled with action mystery and – yes – love into it


Read more: Veronica Roth - Divergent




Heaven in for Rental - Movie release date: April 16


TrishI needed this book at this time in my life. Extremely uplifting to me. This is a story of a young boy who experienced a trip to heaven during an emergency surgery. It describes the struggle his family went through and how they made it through many hardships.


Read more: Heaven is for Real.



 The Fault on Our Stars - Movie release date: June 6


Pavlina readmore-sleepless: Words cannot express how fantastic this book is!! 

It's one of these books which have to be experienced to be properly understood... This book left me thinking and thinking... I cried like it was personal experience...


Read more: The Fault in Our Stars 



Movie release date: June 6


Based on All You Need Is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka / Movie title Edge of Tomorrow 


Gypsy Librarian on Books: This was interesting and different. The protagonist is a soldier who fights alien invaders with a suit of armor known as a "jacket." His problem is that he keeps dying and then coming back to battle again. And then he meets the supersoldier known as the Full Metal Bitch.


Read more: All You Need Is Kill


Movie release date: June 13


Sequel of Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell / Movie title: How to trail your dragon 2


A Lazy Bookluver: I have to admit that after seeing the movie, I wanted to read this book. Cressida Crowell writes a cute and fun story about Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. The language is written in a way that kids at a young age will enjoy it even if it isn’t at their reading level.

Read more: How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell



Wild - Movie release date not set: 2014, in post-production

meganbaxter: Cheryl Strayed loses her mother at 22, is divorced by 26, and lost. She decides, with little prep and more will than planning, to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. And she does. I admired this book for refusing to make neat little narrative bows out of her life and experience.

Read more: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


Serena - Movie release date not set: 2014


Mel's Reviews: I want to start out by saying this is an excellent story, and worth reading. I loved it. I really don’t want to say too much about it, because if I do, I may ruin the book for people.

Read more: Serena



Before I Go To Sleep - Release Date not set: 2014


Rayne Hall, Fantasy and Horror Author: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although the pace is slow and not much happens, the suspense is high, and I always had to read on to find out more.

Read more: Before I Go to Sleep



Which movies based on books can't you wait to see?


Part two to be released soon :)

Reblogged from Brin's Book Blog:

From -- It was awesome to see ASHFALL make this list!

The Soulkeepers - G.P. Ching

A little too religious for my tastes but not bad over all. I might read the next one if it's free on the kindle but I won't buy it.

Import Finished!

My import finished during the night, so nice to know all my books and reviews are safely here.


I'm transferring over from goodreads as I type, I have 47 hours left to my import. But due to goodreads actions I can no longer support it. I'll still use it for now to keep track of my reading until I'm use to this site, but I hope to only use this site in the future besides maybe a few groups I maintain on goodreads. I haven't reviewed in awhile (too busy) but all future reviews will be on here and my blog and I will no longer do librarian edits for goodreads.


So hi to anyone who may read this. I'm hoping this will lead to better things, but I'm saddened to leave a site I've invested so much time in.

Small Damages - Beth Kephart

The writing style just wasn't my cup of tea.

Marguerite De Angeli's Book of Nursery & Mother Goose Rhymes - Marguerite de Angeli This book was going to get two stars because it isn't bad (could use some organization) but not really my cup of tea. Then I found this:

They that wash on Monday
Have all the week to dry;
They that wash on Tuesday
Are not so much awry;
They that wash on Wednesday
Are not so much to blame;
They that wash on Thursday
Wash for shame;
They that wash on Friday
Wash in need;
And they that wash on Saturday,
Oh! they're sluts indeed.

Which made me laugh out loud, which I really needed and if there is another meaning to slut, I don't care this made me laugh. And gave it an extra star.
Gates of Paradise  - Melissa  de la Cruz

Lets start with my stupidest problem with this book: The Grey t-shirt. Go look at the cover, see the t-shirt? Now go look at the rest of the series covers, besides the mask and the veil (which really aren't cloths) there isn't a stitch of clothing. So to put a piece of clothing on the last book of the series's cover irritates me.

Now on to my real problems with the book:
-Too much storyline, this series has had books where next to nothing happens so to have the last book crammed with stuff bothers me. Particularly storylines that made no sense for the characters to follow up on when they are all worried about finding the gate and Lucifer killing them. Instead some of the storyline should have been wrapped up in earlier books. It also didn't let us see enough of characters reactions to other characters chooses. We also really didn't have anytime for suspense and with all the pov's we know what's going on everywhere so there is no surprise of what someones going to do.

Spoilers of both stuff that upset me and made me happy inside:

First the bad in no particular order:
-Too happy of an ending, almost no characters we care about in any way died and those who do mostly come back from the dead.

-We spend all these books knowing God sent them down here as punishment and drinking/depending on blood is part of this punishment. But in this book we meet vampires who can do without blood, ruining the punishment.

-We don't meet God, we spend books taking about him and the punishment. Heck we even meet Lucifer, God shouldn't be that hard to write in. But even when God grants the vampires the choose of returning to heaven and other wishes, we never get to see him or this event.

-Oliver becoming a vampire, it was to be a punishment not something cool and wanted.

-Oliver getting with Schuyler's sister, it's too perfect and even though I wanted him to be happy this was too easy of a solution.

-Jack coming back to life, his death was a big sacrifice but was ruined by him coming back to life. Also why did it take him 3 years to go/get back to Schuyler?

-Bliss's story, I know there is a book but the only options to read it is 4 ebooks (I don't have an ereader and though I do have a kindle program on my computer, I rarely use it and at the moment it isn't working right) or a book I can't find. So I have next to no idea of what happens in it. But we are treated like everyone has read it and not given enough back ground on what happened there.

-And how did Bliss become a Wolf/hell hound?

-How easily Schuyler's father's family accepts her, also I feel that this storyline should have been dealt with before this book.

-Why the heck, when you know people are trying to kill you, would you get in a limo you only think was sent by a friend. Wouldn't you at least check with the friend or pull the driver out and use your powers to check their intentions?

-All they had to do to get back to heaven was kill Lucifer? This is way to easy, they should of had to something more to make up for what they did.

-The whole two dad thing makes little to no sense.

-Also parts of the history and world of vampires have never been clear and I would have loved to have seen them cleared up.

On the other hand I did like
-The story of Allegra's pregnancy of Bliss, which we have heard about for many books, but finally get to see. But I do wish they had made clear who the people where under different names earlier in the story.

-Mimi and Kingsley working on fixing hell

-And I am glad for some happy endings but it was too perfect.

All That Glitters - V.C. Andrews

It really pissed me off. I spent the first two books kind of liking the main character, who always tried to do what was right or at least would not hurt people. But towards the end of this book she makes a very stupid design that didn't not fit with her character and in general it was a very stupid idea, that could not work. It wasn't even a interesting stupid that I want to watch and see what happens. Instead I spent the last part of the book skimming.

Honestly I'm not sure if I'm going to read the 4th book because this one had me so mad, but I might read the 5th for the back story.

The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson


Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson 4 or 5 stars, I finished it and just sat there and stared at it because I had no idea what to feel. Loved the book but the ending was so sad.
Flurry (Estates of the Realm, #1) - J.G. Hewitt I want to start this review with an apology(go to the next paragraph if you just want review). In November the author asked if I would be willing to read the book if the sent me an e-copy of it. And I said I would be happy to and I would try to read and review it that thanksgiving weekend while I had some time off from school. Well that didn't happen and I end up finishing it in December and haven't gotten around to reviewing till now. So I want to thank the author for giving me a chance to read it and apologize for the reviewing taking so long.

This was a cute book, it wasn't the most original though. It had elements commonly seen in the genre. Forced marriage, a game that makes huge life decision, lack of resources controlled by the government, instant love (cute in this case), and of course a rebellion. But the world is interesting and I want to see where the story goes. The symbol for the rebellion is correct in it's symbolism. And over all it is a well written story that I wish had been more original, but I want to see where the story goes and if the world improves or grows on me.
Kristy's Great Idea - Ann M. Martin I've read a lot of these, but I won't add them (I'm thinking I read into the hundred + of the series) unless I reread or start going through my bookshelves (real life bookshelves)where I have a few of them.
Dirty Little Secrets - C.J. Omololu I'm not sure if this is a 4 or 5 star but for the moment I'm leaving it at 4.
Fatal Care - Leonard Goldberg Not bad, but I figured out the mystery with in the first few chapters.
Dark Angel - V.C. Andrews Honestly I'm not sure when I read this one because I must have forgotten to mark it as read on here.

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