All posts tagged: Harry Potter

Book vs Film: ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’

One of the tasks in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge was to read a book that had been adapted into a film, and then watch the film! As I was already doing a reread of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I thought I’d use it as an excuse for a rewatch of the film adaptation (like I needed one). The Goblet of Fire is my absolute favourite of all the Harry Potter books and it had been a while since I’d watched the film. So long, in fact, that I’d forgotten how very different the two were and I am now reminded of why so many people dislike this adaptation so much. There are lots of differences and I could have written the longest post ever about it, but I decided to just pick a few things. Below is my very first Piktochart! That website is SO MUCH FUN and I will be looking for any excuse to use it again (maybe another ‘Book vs Film’ post – who knows?). Anyway, I’ve compared …

My 10 Favourite Book Characters On Screen

A few days ago I was tagged in a blog hop by Lisa Hope. Lisa’s post was about her ten favourite screen characters. Unfortunately I watch more tv and movies than I should and as a result of this, I have too many favourite characters. Therefore it is a nigh on impossible task to whittle them down to ten. So I thought I’d tweak it a bit and narrow down the scope to my ten favourite book characters to be brought to life on the screen. This is probably the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do, and there are so many characters I would love to have included – and I’m sure there will be many others to hit the screen in the future which will somehow wheedle their way into the top ten. I’d be interested to know people’s thoughts on my list, and to hear what people would have in their own top ten! So please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Now who shall I tag? I think I’m supposed to tag …

Book Review – ‘The Casual Vacancy’

At 5:15pm last Thursday afternoon, I walked into my local book store in the city, grabbed a copy of the book and placed it on the counter, readying myself to pay. The sales assistant started scanning it through and as she did so, I asked her how many of this particular book she had sold already. ‘I think about ten now. I’ll be interested to see how many we sell before we close tonight.’ Ok, so ten doesn’t seem like a lot of copies, but you need to know that particular book had only been on the shelves since 5pm that afternoon. That’s right, in the space of 15 minutes, ten copies of that one book had been sold. As I walked out of the store, I looked around at the other customers and every single one of them had a copy of that same book I was leaving with. I wouldn’t exactly say that I have grown up with Harry Potter. I probably didn’t discover the magic of J.K. Rowling until my mid teens. That …

Booker Award

I’m starting to feel a little bit like Michael Phelps these days, what with the all the award nominations I’ve received. Actually, I have received nowhere near as many nominations as he has won gold medals, but I still feel pretty damn special! So I’d like to thank the ever so kind Wanton Creation for nominating me for this award. It is by far my favourite so far! Here are the rules: 1.  Nominate other blogs, as many as you want but 5-10 is always a good suggestion.  Don’t forget to let your recipients know. 2.  Post the Booker Award picture. 3.  Share your top 5 books of all time I’ll start with my favourite books of all time. This is an ever-changing list and there are so many books that I love that it is impossible to narrow it down to 5. So I’ll just list the first 5 that come to mind (but there is probably closer to 20 or 30 that could be on this list). Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card –I just …