Literary Friday, ya’ll……

literary friday

 

It’s Literary Friday! Talk of Gone Girl is buzzing about today (more on that later!)

 

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: Karen White and Return to Tradd Street news, Gone Girl made the list for 16 books being made to movies to see, Wiley Cash’s latest, A Dark Road To Mercy is a mover and shaker (don’t forget to join in Twitter chat Jan 31’st hosted by Deep South Mag!) and so much more!

 

2. Always With A Book got to meet Sue Monk Kidd this week- read on for her exciting tale!

 

3. Giveaways, giveaways, giveaways! Always With A Book is giving away Wendy Wax’s While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (ends TODAY) AND Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs. Traveling With T (that’s me!) is giving away an e-copy of Wild Ones by Kristine Wylyys and The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette V Heugten.

 

4. So, back to the Gone Girl thing. The news on the internet today is that Gillian Flynn re-wrote the ending for the movie version of Gone Girl. Say what?! What are your thoughts on this news? Here’s mine: We prob should have seen this coming. It’s really not that surprising- I mean, don’t get me wrong- I wish THE ENDING would be the ending in the movie. But, it’s not going to stop me from watching the movie. I say pass the popcorn and hand me my large strawberry drink while I enjoy Gone Girl on the big screen!

 

5. Bloggers Made of AWESOME is back this week with Krysta from Pages Unbound! Read about her #literaryconfession!

 

6. I reviewed River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz this week- the right amount of suspense and romance for me!

 

7. What are your 2014 reading goals? Here is some of mine!

 

8. Don’t forget: Twitter chat with Jennie Shortridge 1/15! Use #srbkchat to join in the fun- it begins at 8pmEST and there will be 3 copies of LOVE WATER MEMORY given away!

 

9. You know, I said that Traveling With T had some good news- well, I just posted a new button in my sidebar- I’m a Harlequin V.I.B (Very Important Blogger). Which means that Traveling With T will be having access to more great giveaways (which is great for you!)

 

10. What are you #fridayreads? I just finished my ARC of Murder With Ganache by Lucy Burdette (loved it!) and will be starting The Goldfinch soon.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Literary Friday, ya’ll……

  1. Barbara Caballero says:

    I am finishing Imperfect Spirituality and Temptations of the West. I am starting I am starting the Spiritual Gifts of Travel, The Element, and The Behaviour Gap.

  2. Congrats on the VIB! You always have great giveaways as it is. I am surprised Gillian Flynn is rewriting the ending. I wish the movie would stay true to the bestselling books that people already love. The book ending certainly threw me ghost or a loop and I totally didn’t see it coming!

    • TY! 🙂 It was nice to get the email letting me know! I adore giveaways and am trying to have as many as I can here!
      I’m not surprised about the rewrite- but I wish it wouldn’t happen. The ending was great. Although, smart marketing on their part, since now I am dying to know how it WILL end. Will it be better or worse than the actual book ending? Pass the popcorn b/c I’m ready for that movie!

  3. I haven’t even read Gone Girl and I was disappointed to hear the ending had been altered. I love when movie adaptations stay true to the book and I wish we could count on authors to make that happen.

    • I loved the ending. It was shocking… But very fitting. I’m not terribly upset yet about the rewrite (ask me how I feel after I watch the movie). But I don’t necessarily think the movie needed the re-write. Yes, a movie sometimes has to pick and choose the scenes it will include (if they didn’t each movie would be 4+ hours) As long as the movie stays fairly true to the book, I’m ok. Usually.

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