OMG YES! Signing up for @passionflix was the best decision I have ever made. For just 5.99 a month you can see some of your favorite books come to life! Recently they just had the Driven series by @kbromberg13 released and the first three episodes are absolutely fantastic, and I’m (im)patiently waiting for the last three episodes to come out hahha. And now hey are doing The Protector by @jodi_ellen_malpas!!! I absolutely adore her books so needles to say ill be impatiently waiting for this as well. If you are the fence about signing up just do it!!! The movies are great and it’s only 5.99..... SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Movie: The Protector
Author: @jodi_ellen_malpas
Description: Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. The ex-SAS sniper was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again The job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet the lesser of two evils seems to be protecting the heiress, whose life is threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings.
He thinks he knows her type: beautiful and spoiled, with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But he soon discovers the real Camille--warm, compassionate, determined to be independent and happy after struggling with past mistakes. Now, his duty to protect her turns into something deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both. •

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Anyone else who loves this book watched this movie this weekend? I thought the movie was well made but I couldn’t refrain myself from comparing how the details were so different from the book.
This book was such a delight to listen too and I think the author put a harsh subject about WWII in a very subtle manner. It was very well narrated in the audiobook version as well!! Although, I enjoyed the Netflix original movie, I still would’ve preferred it to be a 10 hour long drama with every single detail from the book!
Book - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Movie - ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Book Review: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Plot Summary: Amy Dunne is missing on her wedding anniversary. Her husband Nick is the prime suspect. Is he really guilty or there's more to it?

The Lady's Opinion: Get over it, Instagram, Amy and Nick Dunne are fucking sociopaths. Just because a female character is dynamic and unsubmissive it doesn't mean it is a feminist icon, no matter how much it is marketed as such. This was a stupid attempt of portraying a lame book as GRLL POWER!!!! and boy, do I hate that. In the end, even though their marriage is a trainwreck, you get the feeling that they deserve each other.

Review: 1/5 because this was an absolute mess and a waste of time.

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Book Review: "Perfume" by Patrick Süskind

Plot Summary: The story starts in Paris, with the birth of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a boy who displays two very unique characteristics from birth. First, he has no body odour; second, his sense of smell is more accurate than that of any other human being. He becomes an apprentice in a perfurme-making atelier and, over time, becomes obsessed in creating the perfect smell, mostly based off young women's body odours, with grisly consequences.
The Lady's Opinion: I could not put this down. The way Süskind describes the sense of smell is umparallelled (he can even describe how a piece of glass smells like). The book gets more graphic and darker as you progress (until THAT unexpected ending), so be weary if you're not into gory details or bizarre reading experiences.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Book Review: The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje.

Now that "Warlight" is making the rounds on BG, let me go back to his major opus before that.

Plot Summary: This is the story of Hana, a nurse who refuses to leave her nameless and severely burned patient (he has an english accent, so everyone called him The English Patient) after WWII, living with him in an abandoned and partially destroyed Italian monastery. We follow her daily life and musings until she is joined by Kip (a British-Indian sapper) and David Caravaggio, a friend of her late father and former conman and spy. The latter provides new insight on the patient's true identity and backstory and the man himself starts to remember how did he end up there.

The Lady's Review: This might be one of the rare cases where the movie adaptation (1997) works WAY better than the source material. There are two reasons for this: 1) Anthony Minghella's and Ralph Fiennes' immense talent and 2) the language is so descriptive and detailed that in the end the reader is left wondering why it took so long for something relevant to happen (namely, the identity reveal). Although the writing was beautiful, I have to admit I was quite disappointed and, as I said to a fellow BG (@kenyanbibliophile), considering Ondaatje's style I am not holding my breath for Warlight either.
3/5 stars.

Book Review: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan
Me: No literary character annoys me so much as Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights.
Briony Tallis: Hold my beer.

Plot Summary: This book is divided in three sections. In the first section we meet Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old with a flair for the dramatics and a precocious gift for writing. Even though she thinks herself as clever, her perceptions on human relationships are totally wrong and she ends up sending Robbie Turner (her older sister's love interest) to prison for an unjust reason.

Section 2: Fast forward a few years. World War II is in full fledge and the English - among which is Robbie, who in the meantime voluntarily enlisted himself in the army - are preparing the most disastrous evacuation ever (also known as "Dunkirk"). Robbie walks all the way there only to find that he must wait for his turn to fit in one of the boats. Meanwhile, both Cecilia and Briony (the latter rejected a place in Oxford) become nurses during the war period.

Section Three: Briony is a young adult now. She has learned a lot about herself working in dire conditions as a nurse and longs for Cecilia's - who in the meantime is living with Robbie after he came back from the war - pardon after having named Robbie as their cousin's rapist all those years ago. They end up reaching a compromise halfway and Briony starts writing this book, thus breaking the fourth wall.
SURPRISE! PLOT TWIST! None of this last bits happened. Yes, Briony became a nurse and Lola, the raped cousin, did marry her rapist (hello Stockholm Syndrome), but that was pretty much it. Robbie Turner never came back from France, where he died of a septicemia; Briony never gathered the courage to meet her sister after that, not even before the latter's death. She did, however, get away with her stupid mistakes, becoming a famous author who wrote this book - Atonement - precisely to atone for her stupidity. She is now very old and secretly very ill - Alzheimer - so she wants to put everything on record before she can no longer remember.
The Lady's Opinion: The only silver lining in this is McEwan's gorgeous writing and clever breaking of the fourth wall. 3/5 stars.

Super excited to start this gem 😍 Who's already read it?? ❤

This is so me when I’ve read the book first and then see the movie 😂 I want my books to become movies one day, I mean I could actually see how they would look like on screen but, as the author, your vision will never be that of the producer and director of your movie(s). You just have to appreciate that your book is actually a movie! That is all ☺️ #booksturnedintomovies #book #books #bookstagram #instabook #movies #movie #movietheater #booklove #booklovers #bookaholic #booknerd #bookshelf #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #instamood #instathought

#QOTD:Do you love illustrated books?
Im not easily attacted by illustrations but #everythingeverything by #nicolayoon gives me a fit of laughter with cute illustrations now and then😍
I do not give in easily into #yafiction but this one I couldnt resist... I had to read it and I am definitely enjoying it so far❤️
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This is one of my most favourite books! The trailer for its film adaptation is out. Watching it makes me think I am going to love the film as much as I love the book! #wetheanimals #justintorres #booksturnedintomovies #favouritebook

I have never signed a more exciting contract in my entire life 🙌🏼🎬🎥 #screenplay #letsmakeadeal #producer #writer #authorsofinstagram #movieproduction #SpilledMilk #booksturnedintomovies #basedonatruestory

Last night I finished reading Carrie for the first time. Ive seen the movies (except the made for tv movie) countless times and it's one of my favorite revenge horrors. I was pretty surprised at the difference between the movie and the book. Stephen describes Carrie as a bigger girl and in all the movies, it's a skinny girl that plays her. I actually wish they had made the movies like the book with the interviews and investigations that surround what happened that night at the prom. I feel like the movies could have been better now. I've always said the Chloe Moretz was way to beautiful to be playing Carrie, even if she did a good job with the role, it makes the whole movie less believable, and I want to be captivated and made to believe what I'm watching is real. What did you guys think of the movies and the book if you've read it? #carrie #stephenking #horror #horrormovies #horrorlover #horrorbooks #booksturnedintomovies #books #bookworm

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