The Sunday Snuggle W36/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I’m getting super excited already for Halloween. My boyfriend and I will be hosting a small party at our place (Clio’s Boardgames will be there!) and play boardgames and have pizza and wear costumes. I decided this year to go as a witch, but I can’t decide if I go as a cute-goth witch or as an “old hag” witch. The second takes lots more effort to do the makeup, and I’m not sure I’ll have that much time (since I’m doing some other people’s makeup too), but it sounds so much fun!! What do you guys think?

I listened to Book Riot’s Get Booked and also SFF Yeah! podcasts! I hadn’t listened to podcasts forever, so that was nice! 🙂

I wrote a list of cheap books on Twitter this Thursday, so I’m sure most of these are still cheap today, in case you wanna get new books but not pay much money:

I’m trying now to work on my Netgalley ratio (it’s at 62% omg), so I will be focusing for the next weeks on the NG books I downloaded already! A few of them will also be on my Spooky October TBR, which I am so excited for!! Because of that, I’m not getting any new books for now, except for the stuff on Scribd, which I have signed up for until 17.09 anyway.

But I did buy a few ebooks, because they were free on Amazon (click on the covers to go to the Amazon page):

age of innocence edith wharton far from the madding crowd thomas hardy mansfield park jane austen

The Scarlet Letter (AmazonClassics Edition) by [Hawthorne, Nathaniel]

And I also got Crooked Kingdom, because I want to finish the duology this Fall!

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Review: The Poppy War, by R. F. Kuang

the poppy war r f kuangRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Fantasy, Adult Fiction

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The Poppy War tells the story of Rin, who against all odds passes the Keju and got a placing in Sinegard, the most prestigious military school. As she trains to become a soldier, the Third Poppy War is going to start, and it might cost her everything: her friends, her blood, her humanity.

This is an intense fantasy story! This book is an epic based on Chinese history, more specifically on the Opium Wars. Before you decide if you want to read this, do know that this is an adult book, a very, very dark story and full of trigger warnings, especially for drug addiction and violence. Continue reading

My Least Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Hello bookworms!

We all have had this experience: we read a book, we love it, we obsess over it, and then! they make a movie out of it! and we are sourly disappointed. It happens far too often, even if we try to manage our expectations! So here are the ones that I disliked!

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Eragon

Huuummmm…. can we just get a whole new Eragon movie and pretend this never happened???

Divergent

The Divergent movie felt so generic to me… I remember reading the books one after the other until late hours on workdays, because I was so obsessed with them! But the movie disappointed me. I couldn’t relate to the characters or care much for the story.

Alice in Wonderland

Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan of Alice in Wonderland in the first place. And then this movie made the already whimsical story and made it dark and, in my opinion, a bit too ridiculous. I know people who LOVE this movie, but I disliked it so much. I don’t mind dark movies at all, or dark fairy tales. But this was too whimsical for me, too nonsensical.

The Golden Compass

Ugh… this is still one of my favorite book series ever. I LOVED Nicole Kidman in the movie, but that is about it. I expected this movie to become one of my favorite ones ever, but I was so disappointed. Another one to pretend never happened and re-film, in my opinion!

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What are your least favorite book adaptations?