8 Movies I Like More Than Their Books

We live in a movie age, where all the popular books and comics are being picked up, the classics are being redone, TV shows are taking over the world…so I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations. Okay, not just adaptations, but movies that I thought were … Continue reading

Dystopian Review: The Maze Runner

After The Hunger Games changed the world of YA fiction, The Maze Runner was the first big YA dystopian book written, well, for boys. Naturally, people ate it up. It was a refreshing idea by a male author about a male character that didn’t involve “the big choice” (Hunger Games‘s “reaping” or Divergent‘s “decision … Continue reading

Exodus: Gods and Kings — BellyFlop

When the movie Noah came out, there was an uproar. Blog posts left and right, commands to go see it, commands to stay away, and more offensive and defensive action than in a football game. Thus, when the next Bible-based major motion picture released — Exodus: Gods and Kings — we were all … Continue reading

Another Cinderella Story. . .And Why I Loved It

For some reason, the Cinderella story is the fairytale redone most often. It can be easily disguised in the time period of your choice, leaping over boundaries between realistic or fantasy. And it’s gripping every time. Frankly, Cinderella’s never been my go-to fairytale. I’m more of a Beauty and the … Continue reading

What Book Do You Most Want to See on the Big Screen?

There is no better…or worse…feeling than sitting in a theater waiting to watch a movie based on your favorite book. It might be great — the book sure was. Or…it might be awful. A lot of us have been there — Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Narnia, Harry Potter, Twilight … Continue reading

Anticipated Books and Movies in May

With summer approaching so fast (seriously…where did September go? 😉 ) I thought I’d share some books and movies I’m anticipating this next month. Books: Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson (May 6th) Okay, have you seen this cover? I preordered this baby back in January, and I’m still drooling. The fantasy series I hope to … Continue reading

How the Divergent Movie Affected My Writing

I write dystopian. So, of course I went and saw the new movie, Divergent. Yes, I read the book first. Don’t panic. Guilty confession: I didn’t have high expectations for the movie. In fact, I expected it to be average at best. I’m not an enormous Divergent fan, mostly because I felt like … Continue reading