#AMonthofFaves On the Screen or in Your Ear

December 11, 2019 Uncategorized 16

As you may have noticed, I’ve been struggling a little to fit in posts since about the beginning of November. However, I stopped by Tamara of Traveling With T‘s blog today and saw that today’s topic for #AMonthOfFaves is favorite things you’ve been listening to and watching. I have two particular, bookish recommendations I want to make, so I decided to write them up tonight 🙂

What I’ve been watching

I put off watching this adaptation for ages, in large part because I didn’t love the book. However, my husband suggested watching it this past weekend and I’m glad he did! For one thing, this book was made to be a movie – fun, light, and full of action and world building with great visuals. I also loved the way the world was updated to include not only 80’ss culture, but characters from more modern games. It made the world feel like a more believable future from our current time. Equally importantly, the movie turned down the stalker level on Wade’s behavior towards Artemis by at least 80%, which made it much easier to enjoy their story.

 

 

 

What I’ve been listening to

It turns out that I like a nice, meandering podcast with lots of fun digressions – like My Favorite Murder, for example. In Book Fight, I’ve discovered a podcast I find equally fun, but more thoughtful and focused on a less ethically fraught topic. I definitely don’t think everyone who likes MFM will enjoy this. However, I think some MFM fans will find that this has a similar dynamic that appeals to them as much as it appeals to me.

16 Responses to “#AMonthofFaves On the Screen or in Your Ear”

  1. louloureads

    I couldn’t get through Ready Player One as a book, but I really enjoyed the film! And Book Fight sounds great. I actually don’t like My Favourite Murder, precisely because the combination of fun digressions + ethically fraught subject doesn’t work for me, but I do like the dynamic and it sounds like this would be a good choice for me.
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    • DoingDewey

      I finished the book on audio, but I found it too light and I think that works better for me as a movie.

      If you check out Book Fight, I hope you enjoy it too 🙂

  2. Helen Murdoch

    I am starting to get into podcasts. My favorite from this past year is Ear Hustle, which is about life in San Quinten prison. It sounds like a strange topic, but the hosts are great and the stories very compelling.

    • DoingDewey

      As with reading, I’m willing to listen on pretty much any topic if the story is told well, so I’ll check that out! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  3. Heather

    I really liked Ready Player One (the book), so I was hesitant about the movie, but I think they did it very well. I was pleasantly surprised.

    • DoingDewey

      I’m glad you enjoyed the movie even though you were happy with the source material too! I didn’t feel like they changed much; I think it was just more the sort of light story I expect to get from a movie 🙂

  4. Rennie

    Ooh, Book Fight sounds so good! I need to check that one out. I’m always looking for new podcast recs, I seem to burn through my regulars so quickly. Thanks for the tip 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      To each their own! It seems like opinion is pretty divided on these, with some people preferring the book, some the movie, and some enjoying both 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Even though I liked the movie better than the book, I can definitely see enjoying both. I think I mostly liked this story better as a movie, but they were very similar.

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