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.