The other day, my roommate and I were arguing about movies. Mostly the Harry Potter series. Her argument is that these movies are brilliant, and the books are even better. Personally I did not really enjoy the Harry Potter movies that much. The first one was not bad, but all the others didn’t really impress me. I realize that the book is usually better than the movie, but I’m not sure if I should waste my time reading the series. The storyline and some of the characters just do not interest me.
Is this book worth reading? Or will it be similar to the twilight series, where both the books and movies fell short.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Instead of posting about books, I decided to talk about a trailer of a movie coming out in summer that has caught my attention. My second post in this blog was written about a book called, “The Fault In Our Stars”, by John Green, and I briefly mentioned it was being made into a movie. About a week ago the trailer was released for the movie, and I’ve watched it about 3 dozen times. It is amazing how powerful the few minute trailer is, and I’m going to post it above so you can watch it for yourself.
I am extremely excited for this movie to come out, and I would encourage everyone and anyone to go out and watch it. It is supposed to be released in the United States on June 6th 2014, but I am not sure when for other countries, so keep an eye out for those dates!
The Hobbit, is a fantasy book that was originally a tale for children, but J.R.R. Tolkien transformed the tale into an exciting adventure for a much wider audience. This book was written long before the, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, and is set in a fantasy world filled with elves, dragons and wizards. The book takes the reader on many adventures with the main character Bilbo Baggins. The well thought out story has was published in 1937, and has remained a popular read.
They split up the book into 3 movies, so they could get in the whole story, and all the action! The first two have been released, and they are working on the third one now. The second movie got more negative reviews, since it did not stick as closely to the book as the first one. I personally think they worked the story well into the movie and both films are extremely successful. If you ever get the opportunity to read the book, or watch the movies, I would recommend doing both!
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
Tolkein, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. Print.
“The Fault in Our Stars”, by John Green is a book about a teenage girl named Hazel who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is hesitant to go to a support group, but decided it would be good for her. She finds herself meeting a boy named Augustus, and goes through many experiences with him. This is all I’m going to say about this book, because it is absolutely brilliant and it is a must read. John Green found a way to write an emotional book that tugs at your heart, but at the same time writes with incredible witt and humor.
Last summer I attended an event in California called Vidcon, which is a convention for the YouTube community to come together and meet and watch their favourite YouTube stars in person. John Green, and his brother Hank Green organize this event, and are also famous and respected YouTubers. I had the opportunity to go to a meetup where John and Hank talked about their career and experiences, as well as answered questions from audience members. John Green is not only a very talented author, but also a positive role model for many people.
This book is also being made into a movie, and is expected to be released in the summer 2014. If you ever get a chance to read this book, or go to a meetup with John Green, I would highly recommend it!
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. New York: Penguin Group, 2012. Print.