I am 29 years old, live in Southern California, and am currently unemployed.
I have enjoyed books for as long I can remember. Always having stacks of books pile beside my bed, dog-eared and bookmarked. I can’t remember a time in my life where I could not read. I was so thirsty for words, as a kid I would compulsively read highway signs while my parents drove by. I would read any book I could get my hands on.
As I grew older, I came to like certain types of books. I enjoy the romantic love story, the fantastical world, and any book that has a princess in it. I am a girl, after all. I fell in love with the novel Jane Eyre at the age of 16, and therefore became doomed as an English major.
When it came to movies, I was a Disney kid. By the age of 4, I knew every song in “The Little Mermaid” and would perform them to anyone who asked me. My mom would try to rent movies of genres that she thought I needed to be exposed to and educated in, such as the Gidget movies, the Tammy movies, Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, and anything with Sandra Bullock or Jimmy Stewart. (don’t even get me started on how many times I’ve seen “It’s a Wonderful Live”). However, I very rarely ever went to the movie theater. It wasn’t until high school that I began attending movies often, and decided that I rather enjoyed them.
For the past few years, I’ve noticed that a lot of the popular fiction that I tend to read would often be turned into movies. And I discovered that I liked reading books and then viewing their movie counterparts. This is NOT the case for everyone. Some people seem to obsess over the smallest minuscule different details between book and movie. They cannot seem to appreciate the movie of the book for what it is. A work of fiction and the art of words transformed into the visual arts of movie pictures.
I started this blog to only review books and their movie counterparts, but I found myself confined by the idea. I decided to review different various books and movies to review on their own, and anything else that strikes my fancy. A place for me as a book nerd and movie enthusiast to share my humble opinion with those who care to hear it.