A Little Predictive Text Tale

One hundred words suggested by my phone – going left to right. Let’s see what we get tonight.


Thanks 😀 I don’t know how much more do you have to be at the airport in a few weeks to get the chapter post office is in the mail and I will get it to you today and I will be at work tomorrow I will meet you in person and I am very sorry for a late to the game on the chain link fence and a few other things you don’t have any alliance with 5 members of the family is doing well with a new life with you and I’m so sorry for a late lunch.


 

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Ten Books That Deserve A Movie

Hollywood loves to turn books into movies (albeit their translation can be hit or miss), and these are ten books that I think deserve to be turned into a movie. Heck, I may even be convinced to pay $$ for a movie again.

  1. The Divine Comedy by Dante – Now here is a trilogy I wouldn’t mind waiting for. Yes, bits and pieces of it have been used as inspiration (What Dreams May Come) but the book has not been made into a movie yet.
  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – This one was supposedly in the works for a 2018 release, but has since changed back to “in development.” Looks like it may have been scrapped.
  3. The Republic by Plato – This one may seem odd, but the allegory of the cave alone would made a fantastic movie.
  4. The Thief of Always by Clive Barker – This one was rumored in 2010, but never happened. Great book and would make a fantastic movie.
  5. The Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card – While this book has some dark elements to it, I think it would make a fantastic movie.
  6. Leviathan by Scott Westerfield – Dystopian series that focuses on an alternate reality’s World War I.
  7. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – Now before anyone jumps in about all the movie versions of this book…yes, there are many “versions” of the book, but none that are a true rendition of the book. Where is the Persian? Where is the newspaper announcement? Where is the hall of mirrors story?
  8. The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin – This is a great kid’s book about a vampire that drinks books — he sticks in a straw and drinks the ink on the page. Would make a fantastic movie.
  9. The Cat Who…(series) by Lilian Jackson Braun – While any of this series would make a great movie, my favorite was The Cat Who Could Read Backwards.
  10. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen –  Gritty story about a serial rapist who surgically removes his victim’s wombs.

 

What books do you think deserve to be turned into movies?

Moment of Silence

Gayle looked at him. Glared would be more precise. “Don’t you dare,” she whispered.

Dave grinned. He had to, didn’t he? She was the one who caused this. She should have never fixed that omelet for breakfast before the sunrise service. It was two miles up the hill and two miles back down then they’ve sat here on the wooden pew for over an hour. His stomach was churning something fierce.

“DON’T YOU D–”

Just as the preacher said, “A moment of silence” he could no longer repress the growing bubble.

Dave lifted his leg. His fart echoed around the church and sounded like a cannon exploded from the back row.

 

Nope Book Tag

The wonderful Welcome to Our Campfire tagged me in the Nope Book Tag that has awesome questions about books.

Questions:

  1. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
  2. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy
  3. Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
  4. Popular pairing: A Ship you don’t support.
  5. Plot Twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
  6. Protagonist action/decision that made you shake your head nope.
  7. Genre: A genre you will never read.
  8. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
  9. A trope that makes you go nope.
  10. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you refuse to read.
  11. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
  12. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.
  13. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say nope.
  14. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
  15. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
  16. NOPE! Author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit.

My Answers:

  1. Shogun. Do NOT get me involved for over 700 pages only to end with a one-page war and summary of yep, everyone got what they wanted. BASTARD!
  2. Hmm…..hard question. The protagonists don’t usually drive me nuts…its the side characters that do.
  3. I have given up on a series, but if you only read (or partially read) one book, can you really call it a series? One that I just could not get into was Magnus Chase.
  4. I don’t really think about that when I read, but usually do when I see a movie or TV show. I am a sucker for old “love doesn’t need to be said” books, so…
  5. One plot twist that I didn’t see coming (but LOVED) was between Hannibal and Clarice. The book was sooooooo much better than the movie, but I am in the minority in that one.
  6. Don’t think I have had that happen.
  7. Romance. I should clarify that as modern romance/chick lit. I avoid these as much as possible.
  8. I am too broke to afford to buy any books. In fact aside from free ebooks, I don’t think I have bought a book that was NOT on major sale or thrift store in over 20 years.
  9. Modern romance. I am tired of authors writing non-romance books but feeling the need to throw in the “hook-up” just because. It’s like the gratuitous sex scene in movies.
  10. Twitter authors. Sorry, but the amount of ads that get shoved on my feed just puts me off their books.
  11. Anything gratuitous. Usually those things are thrown in there because they think it is needed to make the book more “marketable”. This is all BS. It’s like Hollywood saying “people are demanding these movies” when in reality, they are creating the demand. I actually saw a literary agent who wanted to see a YA Fifty Shades of Grey.
  12. Hmm….hard one.
  13. Bentley Little’s The Collection. One story in there can rot in hell.
  14. Hmm…another hard one. I think I will have to go with Alex and his droogs.
  15. The entire book Watership Down…Piggy…Larten Crespsley…Erik…there are so many.
  16. Stephen King – Apt Pupil.

Now…who to tag….

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip

Tales from the Mind of Kristian

The Abject Muse