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BTT Books or Movies?

Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie? My first thought is that books and movies are entirely different things, but that’s not true.  […]

Seriously, WTF?

I am not a fan of Ellen Page.  Although I’m in the minority, I didn’t find her performance in Juno very realistic or endearing (I hate that I have even just linked to it’s Wikipedia page…).  People at work have attributed this to my age.  I thought perhaps my experience of adoption colored my views […]

Patrick Swayze Cancer Scare A Sad Reality

I just read some terrible news about Patrick Swayze. It’s possible that he is dying of pancreatic cancer. As much as I was hoping to not be true, Patrick’s publicist, according to PageSix.com has confirmed the news: “Actor Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Patrick’s physician Dr. George […]

The Rape of Anne Boleyn

Having had the better part of five days to think about the film adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl and the time to read the reviews of other bloggers and movie critics, I feel that there needs to be some discussion about the rape scene.  The more I think about it, the more appalled I […]

24 Hour Countdown

24 hours from now I will be sitting in the theater watching the film adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl. Despite my reservations, I’m starting to get excited. I’ve even talked a co-worker of mine into taking a half day off with me. Lunch at Red Robin followed by nearly two hours of Henry. Who […]

Gregory Discusses the Differences between Fiction and Film

Here is an interesting article that Philippa Gregory wrote about writing and reading historical fiction and the differences between her novel and the upcoming film rendition of The Other Boleyn Girl.  If I gain nothing else from seeing the movie, I really enjoyed reading this article. A big thank you to Butterflylady from HistoricalFiction.org for […]

Interview with the New Boleyn Girls

USA Today printed an interview with Scarlett Johannson and Natalie Portman. It’s not terribly enlightening, but you might want to check it out. No mention of the kiss…

A Royal Disaster?

The Other Boleyn Girl was my introduction to modern historical fiction, Philippa Gregory, and my beloved Tudors.  When I heard the news that a film based on TOBG was in the works, I was thrilled.  It was a such a powerful read and I was hopeful that it would make a wonderful movie. It didn’t […]

#50 ~ Fight Club

Fight Club: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk Throughout the year I’ve been talking with people at work about the books I’ve been reading. Two of my co-workers mentioned Fight Club. I’ve never had a desire to read this book or see the movie. They are six and 13 years younger than me respectively and I […]

The Other Boleyn Girl: The Trailer

I am excited to share that the trailer for The Other Boleyn Girl is now available online. I’ve just watched it and cannot wait for the movie! I recently won a half-vacation day at work for making my United Way donation. It’s a certainty now that I’ll be saving that for the afternoon of Leap […]