It’s been a while since my last post, so bear with me as I attempt to get back into the habit of writing.
What have I been up to?
In 2020 I took a necessary break from writing, not just because my blogposts felt like they were all over the place at some point, but I also needed some time to figure out how to communicate the gratification as well as the mild frustrations that come with cultivating a reading lifestyle. A way to delve deeper into book-ish pet peeves and delights if you will.
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Don’t know what happened to the month of October but I know that this post, full of binge worthy book to movie adaptations, should’ve been published days ago!! However, in this instance it’s better late than never, cause chances are you’ve saved the darkest of adaptations for Halloween!!
So without further ado ….
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Title: Turn of the Screw || Author: Henry James || Audiobook Narrator: Flo Gibson || Genre: Classic, Gothic, Supernatural, Paranormal ||Year of publication: 1898 || No. of pages: 124|| Available at Amazon.com and Bol.com
James’s great masterpiece of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension, tells of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something, or someone, malevolent is stalking the children in her care. Is the threat to her young charges really a malign and ghostly presence, or a manifestation of something else entirely?
(synopses courtesy of penguin books)
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There are a lot of things that dictate what ends up on my monthly TBR-list, but off late nothing has shaped it the way Netflix does. The amount of books and graphic novels that are being adapted to Netflix original movies and series have increased at a rate that I, frankly, can’t keep up with. The aforementioned also applies to streaming services like Apple TV, Amazon, HBO and Peacock. However, for September 2020 I’d like to focus on Netflix, simply because they offer an excellent blend of genres.
So without further ado ….
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Did you catch the first episode of HBO’s Lovecraft Country?
This latest HBO gem is an American drama horror television series developed by Misha Green based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he joins up with his friend Letitia Lewis and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback”.
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