When deciding what to blog about this week, my mind first went to Halloween. People have been getting in the Halloween spirit all around me, and I’ve secretly been dreading every reminder of it because I totally dislike spooky, dark things. I was always a Christmas kind of girl. I decided to write about two things I am big on and those are books and movies!
Next month will be a big month for movie adaptations and a few of them have me bursting with anticipation. There’s nothing like a good action-thriller or mystery to keep me engaged and on the edge of my seat. History buffs like myself, who love a good documentary, will love 12 Years a Slave. And although book lovers will often soapbox about how a book is always better than a movie, a few of these films might give their paper counterparts a run for their money!
The five that I’ll be standing in line to see: The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the 2007 memoir by Jordan Belfort. It’s a classic riches-to-rags tale that will have audiences anticipating Belfort’s next book; Ender’s Game, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 military/sci-fi novel of the same title; Thor: The Dark World; The Book Thief tells a tugging World War II story set in Nazi Germany and is based on the award-winning 2006 YA novel by Markus Zusak; and finally, 12 Years a Slave based on the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup. Happy Halloween!