butterflybaisers87 is not currently reading any books.
I’m 25 years old, female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since December 26, 2008. My reading interests include Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Young Adult.
- The Count of Monte Cristo finished
- Happiness Quotations finished
- The Three Musketeers finished
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame finished
- Dracula finished
- The Lost World finished
- Around the World in 80 Days finished
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band finished
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth finished
- Little Women finished
- Frankenstein finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Famous Women Throughout History finished
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
- The Hound of the Baskervilles finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Greek Mythology finished
- Les Miserables finished
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde finished
- Through the Looking-Glass finished
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finished
- Twenty Years After suspended
- The Vicomte de Bragelonne suspended
Content. Still looking for my bashert.
I think a lot of the books I've 'read' for high school I didn't actually make it all the way through. Song of Solomon jumps to mind on that front. I faked my way through that book because I got so annoyed with the first few chapters.
I've tried reading Little Women a few times, but can't get deep enough into the story to become enthralled with it. Lately, I've tried to read Around the World in 80 Days, and I think I'm just not getting through it because I'm trying to read it at work, and my head just isn't into it.
The BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is amazing. I think The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is pretty well put into a movie. Being a purist, I hated Ella, Enchanted.
The Princess Diaries took quite some liberty with the books (such as setting, character descriptions, etc), but I think it captured the essence of the book fairly well (then again, I saw the movie before I read the books).
In general, I agree that shorter stories make better films. Trying to take a 600-page book and fit it into a 2 hour movie is difficult, and a great deal will be cut in the process, possibly making the film worse. Directors who take artistic liberties with the book, while still keeping the essentials, are good as well, because often they do so in a way that satisfies the fans of the books. Those who try to remain very true to the books often fail and make a weak movie as a result.
The Giver. It's a quick and easy book to read (so those who don't like to read might still opt to read it), and yet has so many insights into the true value of diversity.