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September 18, 2017

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It is commonly said that the movie is always better then the book. One reason for this might that the books let your mind explore the details of the story. 

What are your thoughts?  Is there a movie that lives up to its book adaptation? Or better yet, do you have a movie that you feel is better the book?

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Published on September 18, 2017 22:00 • 1 view

September 10, 2017

Picture You might want to have your nightlights on for this one.  This weekend, a classic book and movie combination remake hit the big screens.  Stephen King is known for his bone-chilling thrillers and his popular classic IT follows suite. IT set the stage for the Halloween staple of creepy clowns. 

Are you going to hit the theaters to watch the newest remake? If so, how does it compare? Or are you going to stick with the original?

​How about the book? Is it as terrifying as the movies? Who did it better?

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Published on September 10, 2017 07:37 • 1 view

August 26, 2017

Picture The Twilight series quickly became one the largest pop culture icons from the last decade.  The book's popularity left readers eager for the movies to hit the big screen.  Fans were reading the books as fast as they came out and standing in line for midnight releases of each movie. Which book and movie combo from the series was your favorite?  Did the sequels live up to hype or leave you disappointed?

Who did it better?

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Published on August 26, 2017 10:20 • 2 views

August 25, 2017

Picture OWith back to school  in full swing this "Who Did it Better" will take you back to  Lit class.  The controversial nature of The Scarlet Letter made it a popular teaching tool as well as the perfect candidate for a movie adaptation.  However, the book and the movie had two very different endings.     Which do you prefer? The tragic ending of the novel? Or did you prefer the happily ever after ending offered by the movie?

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Published on August 25, 2017 14:46 • 2 views

August 11, 2017

Picture Grab the tissues, this week we feature another novel by Nicholas Sparks.  The Notebook, both novel and movie, has made its mark as one of Sparks most popular works.  The story of Noah and Allie was inspiring and stole the hearts of readers and movie goers.  It is arguable that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams set the bar for actors who find themselves portraying popular book characters.  Do you agree?

Did these leading co-stars steal the show?  Or is your favorite from another novel & cinema combination?

​Who did it better?

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Published on August 11, 2017 07:14 • 12 views

August 9, 2017

PictureTHE BEAUTY OF LIES is on sale for $0.99. This is the first book of the Stand By Me series and follows the romance of Harper and Leo. Harper moves to Nashville after discovering her deceased husband led a double life. Leo is a writer who could expose Harper's secrets.

Join Harper and Leo in Nashville in THE BEAUTY OF LIES.

"This is the third book I have read by this author and they just get better and better. This is a romance novel but it contains a lot of life lessons if you "just listen."  ~ Amazon Reviewer

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August 4, 2017

Picture Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada quickly gained popularity in the reading world.  Readers found it both charming and witty.  So it was no surprise that a movie adaptation of the book was to follow.  The movie starred two of today's most recognizable leading ladies, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.  The movie kept the book's plot intact and only made minor detail changes.  Did you enjoy the consistency between the book and movie? Or did you want the movie to change it up a little?

Who did it better?       

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Published on August 04, 2017 04:31 • 1 view

July 18, 2017

Picture The world tends to fall head over heels for romance novels that also end up in the movies.  Readers like the intimacy of reading the book as well as seeing the emotions portrayed in an on-screen tearjerker.  And when it comes to tearjerkers, The Fault in Our Stars is definitely one that fits the bill.  Are you one that found yourself more heartbroken by the book? Or was it the movie counterpart that sends you reaching for the tissues?

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Published on July 18, 2017 18:21 • 4 views

July 11, 2017

Picture This week brings us a classic.  Hinton's The Outsiders has stood the test of time.  It has been read in schools and the name is instantly recognizable.  And speaking of recognizable the movie adaption features a few people you may know!  This movie served as a start to many big names such as Swayze, Dillon, and Cruise.  Who was your favorite Outsider?  Did the movie and its star studded cast win you over? Or did the book "stay golden" in your opinion?

Who did it better?

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Published on July 11, 2017 17:49 • 2 views

July 9, 2017

What's on your agenda for this week? I recently had a beach vacation, and I'm already daydreaming about another one. The beach is my favorite place to read. I hope you have some downtime in the near future, because I have a new release that's ready to be on your ereader! Grab your copy while it's still at the release price.
Picture One hot night changed everything.

Life is simple...until it's not. As owner of a successful bar in Nashville, I have everything a guy could want. Well, almost everything.

I don't have her.

Josie Jensen. Bookstore entrepreneur, ice cream connoisseur. Smart. Funny. So off-limits I should get arrested for being near her.

In a moment of madness, I forget the golden rule: friends don't sleep with friends. It's the best and worst way to ruin a friendship.

Now we've moved from friends for life to baby on the way. My major mess-up? I once said I didn't want a family. Ever. And that woman has a memory like a steel trap.

I only want to protect her from my baggage--things I can't control.

What if being with me robs Josie of her chance for a perfect life?

There's nine months between secrets and the truth.

A standalone, HEA, best friends to lovers romance. Book Four in the Stand By Novels. Download on Amazon Words from the Reviewers....
Brinda Berry is writing perfection with the Possibility of Perfect. I've read each book in this series and love them all. You can grab this book, read it, and fall in love with Dane and Josie, but I recommend you get the entire series and start from the beginning if you haven't already! Brinda became one of my favorite authors from the first book I read. Now I eagerly awaiting each new book because I just can't get enough of her work!
​ ~ Michelle K
 I am truly a fan now. This is the fourth book in the series and I think the sweetest one. Each book is a standalone but I think all of them should be read. You won't be disappointed and you will see just how good of a writer she is. In this book there is a very sweet and a bit steamy romance between two friends turned lovers. The chemistry between them was so awe like. I felt they were so well developed that it was so easy to fall in love with each of them and root for their HEA.
​~ Cindy
Wow, This is Another great book from Brinda Berry. I am really enjoying this authors writing. This is Book 4 in the excellent "A Stand By Me Series". This is a brilliant book And had a great storyline. It is a real page turner and you won't want to put it down. Dane & Josie have been friends for years, till one night they take it further. I loved their chemistry and interaction. This is an brilliant, fun, emotional must have romance and I would recommend it to anyone.
~ Karen G


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