Books VS. Movies Part Uno

So, so many books have been made into movies lately that it’s hard to keep up.  I’ve begun to wonder if Hollywood is beginning to run out of ideas for original scripts.  Mostly these books are YA fiction, but many are other genres being made into movies as well.  Sometimes it’s hard to know if it’s a book before being made into a movie, especially if it’s not on the bestseller list or if it’s kind of an obscure title. I follow many blogs, Twitter accounts and other sources for this information, so usually I’m in the know, but sometimes they slip through!  “Shelley, in your infinite wisdom, what did you think of this book becoming a movie?”  They always say ‘infinite wisdom’, it’s SO embarrassing, but who am I to correct them?? 😉  Anyhow, there are a great many directors who Continue reading “Books VS. Movies Part Uno”

Well, Hello There!!

Welcome! It’s been about ten years since I’ve had a personal blog and I’m happy to be back! I am glad you’ve chosen to visit my page and have found your way through the digital jungle to my site.  While here please check out my blog posts that I swear I will (try) to keep up with twice weekly, my poetry, and my book and movie reviews/recommendations.  Of course I think they are worthwhile, but do with them what you will!  I will be sprinkling in stories of my life which constantly proves that God has a sense of humor.  I’m a 34 year old single woman who may or may not be incessantly clumsy, incredibly awkward, and somewhat bad at dating. If nothing else, it will prove interesting!  Plus, I have an adorable dog and who doesn’t love that?

Who is this Shelley character anyway? Why the hell should you read this, and what do I do besides write poetry, read a bunch of books, and watch a bunch of movies and then share my weird life stories with strangers on the internet? Well, I promise I’m not a hermit who just sits at home compulsively doing all of the above…sort of.  I guess I am kind of a hermit, but I do work and have friends and what not.  I do have some credentials, however.  I’ve been a Language Arts teacher for 6 years, have a Master’s in Library and Information Science, read books as if I have a gun to my head, and watch movies as if my life depends on it.  If that doesn’t do it for ya, I honestly don’t know what will.  Obviously, I’m a freaking expert.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite new blog on entertainment, literacy, and life.  It’s gonna be one heck of a ride! Thanks for joining me!

Shelley

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