Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Just for Fun


I haven’t posted many links lately, so…

I was tooling around Mental Floss and found a few gems:

11 Harry Potter Facts, many of which I was previously unaware.  Did you know it was translated into Latin?

11 Authors who Hated the  Movie Adaptations of their Books.  There are some heavy-hitter Oscar winners on this list!  Forrest Gump?  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?!

Miscellaneous dribble from The Huff Post:

Some cool underwater staging of Alice images (this one’s my favorite).

Nothing terribly original, but some Old Book Projects.

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

4 thoughts on “Just for Fun

  1. I know this is a blog about books, but a list could be made of authors/composers who hate what Hollywood did to their stage plays.

    • Funny that, Amadeus is my favorite movie. Chicago is not too bad either. Debate!

      • AMADEUS is pretty good. CHICAGO is a good film but not even close to the way it is presented live.Take a look at A CHORUS LINE, and especially GREASE. Also HELLO DOLLY is a joke. I could go on and on.

  2. The underwater Alice pics are cool!

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