Jane Eyre (2011) Book VS Movie

Jane-Eyre

Book written by Charlotte Brontë, 1847
Movie directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of literature. Poor and plain, Jane Eyre begins life as a lonely orphan in the household of her hateful aunt. Despite the oppression she endures at home, and the later torture of boarding school, Jane manages to emerge with her spirit and integrity unbroken.

She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself falling in love with her employer—the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. But an explosive secret tears apart their relationship, forcing Jane to face poverty and isolation once again. One of the world’s most beloved novels, Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.

Source: Goodreads.com
Source: Goodreads.com

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Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book, though the movie wasn’t bad.

Book Rating: 4.5/5

Movie Rating: 3/5

Things the book did better: More of Jane’s life in detail, liked the way it was presented from the beginning (the movie starts in the middle-end and does flashbacks and then moves on toward the end), the fortune teller scene wasn’t omitted, the characters felt more real.

Things the movie did better: Seeing the settings and clothing helped me better picture the story.

Verdict?: The book. The movie was good but seemed to leave out a lot and moved too fast for my liking. Not bad by itself though.

Should the movie be re-made?: Nah, though I know there are more versions and I’ll probably watch them.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

 

jnc

Camp NaNoWriMo: Week 3

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Hey guys!
We’re on week 3 of Camp NaNoWriMo and I’m almost finished. I have a little over 5K left, though I will probably write somewhat more to finish up the book. 50K is just an initial word count goal.

I just added a new character death and have plans to change the ending. The last part of this book is as exciting to me as it was when I wrote it. I can see it playing out as a movie so well. I cannot wait to write the new ending!

 

Here’s my stats so far:

Total Word Count: 44,611.
Words Remaining: 5,389.
Days Left: 8.

 

I feel like I am just flying by with this edit. I’m currently looking for beta readers so if you are interested, please let me know.

 

Are you doing Camp NaNo? If so, what are you writing and what are your goals? How are you doing with them? Best of luck! One more week to go!

 

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Hey guys, today I’m going to be doing another book tag. This one was created by Emma of emmmabooks over on YouTube.

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

I think it’s still being discussed as a possibility, but definitely After by Amy Efaw. You just can’t end a book like that.

2. Totally should’ve had a spin off series

I’m not sure if I am a fan of these or not but it would have been interesting to see one based off of the Harry Potter series. So many characters and a rich world to work with.

3. An author who totally should write more books

Danielle Vega. It is so hard to find compelling YA Horror and The Merciless nailed it. I hope she will continue to write more in this genre. Also R.J. Anderson, who wrote the Ultraviolet books. I never got to the second but I remember the first blowing me away.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

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Adrian and Rose. There. I said it.

5. Totally should’ve ended differently

The Delirium series. While the shock factor worked for the first book, it was predictable in the second. I wish the last book had wrapped up better. Just thinking about it makes me feel conflicted.

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

The Casteel series by V.C. Andrews. Fans have been saying this for years. Come on, Lifetime.

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

I really would have liked to see the Delirium series or The Selection as a show. They both had pilots and while I liked the Delirium one, it also showed way too much for a pilot. I never got to see the one for The Selection but I think it would make a neat show just based off what I’ve read and heard about. The Cahill Witch Chronicles would probably make a great show, too. We need more witches.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer and  Requiem by Lauren Oliver.

9. Totally should have a cover change

The Bloodline books by Richelle Mead.

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

The V.C. Andrews books with the stepbacks. That was such a cool feature.

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

Maybe not book one,but I think the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer would have been better if it had stopped at New Moon or Eclipse. Because I actually really enjoyed those three and even now I still like those even though I have complicated feelings about the characters. I had to get rid of Breaking Dawn though. That one was just awful.

I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this one. Link me back and leave me a link of your answers for this one. If you don’t have a platform to blog or vlog on, feel free to leave comments before. Would love to hear your opinions!

jnc

Camp NaNoWriMo: Week 2

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Hey guys!
We’re on week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo and I’m actually ahead–I’m more than halfway finished!

There hasn’t been any major changes in the plot yet but I have decided that I am going to change the ending and also another part. I kinda feel bad that I am just soaring through so fast but that’s just how things are going. I really love this book. It has to get published!

Here’s my stats so far:

Total Word Count: 29,071.
Words Remaining: 20,929.
Days Left: 17.

 

And that’s with me missing a few days. I get quite a lot done on weekends and weeknights when my husband is working. I don’t imagine it will take too much longer to finish. I might have to get this one bound like I did Peace Represent just to have it on my shelf. I’m that proud of it!

 

Are you doing Camp NaNo? If so, what are you writing and what are your goals? How are you doing with them? Best of luck!

 

jnc

Books in March 2016

Hey guys, sorry for the delay.  For 2016, I have challenged myself to read 100 books. In March, I read seven.

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Favorite: Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Classic: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Least Liked: In the Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

 

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I actually really liked most of my reads this month. Even my least liked was still enjoyable–just not a series I want to continue pursuing.

 

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My favorite read for March 2016.

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My classic read for March 2016.

What did you read in March and what were your favorites?

 

jnc

Camp NaNoWriMo: Week 1

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Hey guys!
So, if you don’t know, Camp NaNoWriMo began a week ago. I decided to use the event to edit and re-write my YA Horror novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year–Evil in the Walls.

The edit is going really well so far. No major changes have really been made yet (those all seem to be toward the end) but I have found errors, re-wordings, and continuity issues even though I’ve already edited this before.

The first chapter still takes my breath away–I just love it!–and I am still enjoying the characters and the story. I feel like it’s one of my strongest yet.

Here’s my stats so far:

Total Word Count: 14,250.
Words Remaining: 35,750.
Days Left: 23.

I’m slightly ahead despite missing about three days so far. I tend to get a lot done on weekends.

 

Are you doing Camp NaNo? If so, what are you writing and what are your goals? Best of luck!

 

jnc

March Writing & Reading Goals Check (April Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR MARCH:

 

✓ Read Burn for Burn for TBR list
✓ Read The Fellowship of the Ring for my classic book
✓Finish editing the first part of Creeper
✓ Participate in PitMad
✓ Read The Name of the Star for TBR list
✓ Read at least 7 books
✓ Finish editing Our Reasons
do book pictures for the month

 

I didn’t get a chance to do my book pictures yet but I am planning to get that accomplished this week. Still, I am very proud of myself for getting the first part of Creeper edited. I am probably going to hold off on editing Our Reasons until I get more feedback.

 

Here’s my goals for next month:

 

GOALS FOR APRIL

✓ Read The DUFF for TBR list
✓ Read The Wizard of Oz for my classic book
✓ Edit/Re-write Evil in the Walls for Camp NaNo
✓ Read at least 7 books
✓ do book pictures for the month

 

Keeping it easy since Camp NaNo is in session.

 

Wish me luck!

 

P.S. I’ve finished re-vamping the blog–let me know what you think. I had to work within the restraints of my new theme but for the most part I’m really liking it! It was time for a change.

jnc