Novel to Films Blogfest

LAST DAY...so here are a few mixed goodies.  Tomorrow I will pass on Liebster award.

1.    A Wrinkle in Time was my first taste of Fantasy.  I loved it.  The book was great.  The movie could have moved a little faster but still great.  Basically, there's a girl with three bothers, a boyfriend, and a mom.  The girl loses her dad who gets sucked up into another realm.  (I love realms!)  With the help of some peculiar friends she saves her dad and...happily ever after.

2.   What Dreams May Come is so rich it's just hard to explain.  A man and his wife are happy.  They have two wonderful kids.  The kids die.  The man dies.  The woman dies because she commits suicide.  The man crosses from Heaven to Hell to save his wife.  The afterlife is presented as a state of being rather than a place.  This is an awesome movie and book.  I love Robin Williams. 

3. The Green Mile Poster  Stephen King baby.  I loved this movie because it's not really a horror and touches you in so many levels.  The story about the lives of guards on Death Row leading up to the execution of a black man accused of child murder and rape, who has the power of faith-healing.   I love Tom Hanks...great actor.

4.Sleeping with the Enemy Poster 
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband. Her husband is a real bastard, but the only reason he found her was because she flushed her wedding ring down the toilet...at least that's how it happened in the movie.

5.Lord of the Flies Poster 
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.  The movie was just as good as the book.  Rumor has it that if these had been girls, they would have acted more civilized.  :)

6.  I didn't mean the cartoon.  There is seriously a movie out there of the Jungle Book.  There's Mowgli and a cute girl, and all his animal friends.  It was really a cute story.

7.Sundays At Tiffany's Book Cover.jpg  Yes, they made a movie of this.  The book was better.  My husband reads James Patterson.  I don't particulary follow thrillers, but this had a nice romance in it and a touch of fantasy.  There's a girl with an imaginary friend.  They grow up, fall in love.  He becomes real.  Happily ever after follows.  :)

8.   Another one of King's babies.  This is every writer's nightmare.  A fan who just doesn't want the story to end, so they're willing to mame or kill you.  I loved them both.

9.   Who doesn't love this book/movie?  The kid gets to fly a spaceship with a cool alien/robot friend, and he collects a cute pet.  I lost count of how many times I watched it.

10.   This was a freakin awesome movie...and I do love my aliens.  The guy alien is carrying a baby.  The man winds up raising the baby as his own.  They start off hating each other and then bonded.  If you've never watched it/read it, it is really good.

Okay, that's enough for today.  So glad I could share these with all of you. 

Have a great day!



  1. Reading Kipling's Jungle Book is one of the smartest things I ever did. Love that story the way he told it.

  2. A nice selection. Thanks. 'What dreams may come' by Robin Williams sounds interesting.

    Have a great week!

  3. Wow. This is a diversified collection.

    I totally agree with you on "What Dreams May Come." Great movie.

    And King's Green Mile! I'm pleasantly surprised with this one. Didn't take you for a King person. You amaze me with your wide interests.

  4. @L.G. I would have thought you read any other book except Jungle Book, really. I'm pleased to be surprised. :)

    @jacqueline. It really is a great story, sucks you write in. Be ready to cry...I sure did. You have great day too! :)

    @Bryce. I'm a big King fan. I can't say I've read all his books, but have definety watched all his movies...hence my love for horror. Happy to amaze you. :)

  5. Seriously, three of my pics didn't show up...curses to blogger!

  6. Have to <3 Misery (which sounds funny)

    From your newest follower :)

  7. Charming, magic space here :).

  8. @Kelley. Hi Kelley, welcome! You really have to check out Misery. :)

    @unikorna. Hey there. Welcome! Thank you for appreciating my magic space. :)

    I'm pressed for time today but will go blog hopping soon. This is a killer week. :)


  10. I've seen both versions of The Jungle Book, but I didn't know Enemy Mine was a book.

  11. @Alex. Yup, there's a book out there, don't know which one came first though. Loved your blog today. :)

  12. I love the Green Mile! It's one of those stories that forces you to become emotionally invested before it's over. Great list, Laila. :)

  13. Great list. I'm so glad none of them had animals in duress. I can't handle those movies anymore. I'm blubbering all over the place. It's pretty disgusting. Notice how James' name is bigger than the title. I guess that's the ultimate success. On the cover of my current psychological thriller, you have to squint to see my name. LOL.

  14. "Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities--forget about your worries and your strife.I need the bare necessities that's why a bear can't rest at ease--the simple bare necessities of life. Wherever I wander--wherever I roam...I couldn't be fonder of my own home....."
    One of my favorite records as a kid. I would play it over and over and over until I drove my parents batty!
    By the way, I meant to tell you that your picture of you and your hubby is very nice. What a cute couple!

  15. Mannn, you write almost as much in your comment section as you do on your post.

    Enemy Mine is one of my all time favorites. I will NEVER get rid of that book.

    Also, for me, Watchers in is that catagory too.

    A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books. I read it as a young adult when it first came out in the early 60s. I also read a Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I was a science fiction reader before that time and these books helped me cross over into the Hobbit and on and on and on.

    Have you read The Third Policeman. It is a novel by Irish author Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien. I read it in the 80s and loved it. At that time I hadn't read for pleasure in some time because I was working on getting my various degrees and certifications.
    if you have read it please let me know on my comment section because I have a question for you......kt

  16. @Desert Rocks. Thanks Eve,and in answer to your email. Blogger messed with me. I should know to preview my posts. It eliminated a bunch of my pictures. I found out too late in the day to bother fixing it...just drives me insame. Now you've got that bear necessity song in my head.

    @Kt...I keep hitting the "y", trying to call you KY...that's okay, makes me laugh each time. I saw a Wind in the Door, but not The Third Policeman. Is it good? And what was your question?

  17. Joylene and Carrie, I emailed you guys...don't want everyone else reading this to think I'm rude. :)

  18. Enemy Mine was a fabulous movie. Was there a book? Didn't know that.

    Oh, and thanks for thinking of me-The Liebster Award.

  19. Kiddo, you've got to read it and tell me what you think. I am going to dig it out of my closet and reread it.


  20. You forgot Neverending story! Ahhahhh ahh ahh ahhh ahhhhh.

    Also, I gave you an award.


  21. LOVED the Green Mile and Flight of the Navigator! Two of my favorites!

  22. A fantastic selection of films. A Wrinkle in Time was a stunning book!

  23. @Jeff. Thanks for thinking so. :)

    @Travis. Thank you so much. Had I known this in advance I would have added you to my Liebster post. :)

    @Lisa. Didn't think you would like Flight of the Navigator. It is good. :)

    @Ellie. I thought so too, one of my favorites. :)


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