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This week on Booking Through Thursday: Do you find yourself thinking that the books you read would be good on film? Do you wish the things you watched on TV or in the movies were available as book? Some really can't be converted, of course, but some definitely can (and it's not always the ones you think will work). There's something to be said for different forms of media, but a good story is universal…

A quick update: I haven't worked on my Girasole blanket very much. I am on the last repeat of Chart G now. It won't be finished before September. Oh goodness, I'll be so glad to finish it. Hopefully cooler weather will allow to work on it before the four month mark. Onto better news... On Saturday, I went to the first Twist Festival. It was good and I hope they do it again next year.…

I love books, but I also really like film and TV. I have watched a lot of book to movie/TV adaptations over the years, some good, some bad, some not at all like the book but still enjoyable. I thought it would be fun to end "Austen in August" by sharing some of the adaptations of Austen's works that I have seen over the years. For most classic novels, the best adaptations are usually for…

From The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle to Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, people can't accuse me of not having eclectic taste in books. I got these books on Kindle some time ago right when it was getting a bit of buzz. I didn't even know what they were about other than vaguely it was romance. Two of my best girlfriends read it, and both of them got into it. The more popular the books became, the…

This week I read and finished The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. It has been a busy weekend. I am making jelly for the first time (or trying to), went on a road trip to Twist, and will be out today with a friend to an art gallery and some food. So now major reading today. I have a lot of books that I want to read and I even read a bit…

On this week's Booking Through Thursday: Do you like to talk about what you read? Do you have somebody to talk WITH? The short answer is, I have a blog where 85% is about books! I do like to talk about what I read. I don't have a large group of friends to begin with and among them, I am probably one of the biggest readers. Of course, I do still have a couple of…

Good grief this thing has taken forever. Progress on the blanket that never ends: I am on the first repeat of the penultimate chart G. After finishing this chart twice, it'll be the edging. This blanket has taken the whole of summer. I am now focusing more of my spare time on this blanket because I want to finish it soon. The weather has cooled down so I can come home from work and knit.…

Hello! This week, I read Pride and Prejudice & Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, Love & Freindship and The History of England, and Death Combes to Pemberley. I haven't started anything in the last couple of days as I have been busy trying to finish this blanket I've been working on since May. Today, I do want to start and read as much as possible in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. This will be…

This was my first P. D. James novel, but far from my first Austen adaptation. I do not read a lot of modern mysteries, but I got this book for the Kindle when it was published last year. I even read the first couple of paragraphs back in December, but I have largely read from real books and my large TBR queue since then. The Austen in August challenge made me remember this book so…

On this week's Booking Through Thursday: What was the most emotional read you have ever had? The older I get, the more prone to tears when reading or watching movies. I am a sensitive person, but when I was younger, I didn't really cry or feel emotional as easily as I do now when reading. There have been a couple of emotional reads, but I can't name in which I outright balled or became verklempt.…

Another reread from the collected minor works of Austen. I won't do a proper post on Sanditon and The Watsons since they are unfinished, but I rather liked their beginning especially Sanditon's when I read them three years ago. These are just two of the juvenilia that I have read from Austen which features unpublished works she wrote as a youth primarily for her family. Austen wrote this story when she was fourteen. Like most…