Review: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


Ed Kennedy has literally nothing going for him. He is 19, drives a taxi cab, lives in a ramshackle house with his dog the Doorman, and is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. In other words, he has no plans for his future. His life has been nothing but ordinary and he hasn’t done anything to make his situation better. Every day is the same in Ed’s life until he is witness to a bank robbery and helps to catch the culprit. Not long after, he mysteriously receives a playing card in the mail. The Ace of Diamonds with three addresses and times written on it. Each address leads Ed to someone’s home where he is prompted to help someone, to change their lives forever, or to simply do something for that person that makes them feel special. Will Ed live up to the expectations of the cards? Will he become the messenger?

Read the rest of my review at My Entertainment World

The Book Thief Movie Trailer

Speaking of books being turned into movies, I finally saw the trailer for The Book Thief today.
As many of you know, The Book Thief is one of my favorite books and since I heard it was being adapted for a film I have anxiously been awaiting the trailer. Well, ladies and gents, here it is.

My reaction: I was sobbing before the trailer was over, but in a good way. The novel is so beautiful and I feel that the trailer captures so much of the mood and tone of the novel, one of hope despite terrible circumstances.
However, I really hope that Death as a narrator/character is somehow incorporated into the film. That was one thing that really struck me while reading the novel and it is something that makes the story of The Book Thief so unique and memorable.

Of course the book will always be better than the film, but I can’t wait to see it and I hope that it is as wonderful as the trailer promises.


I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions! Let’s chat!

Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show. I have read a million books that I think would make wonderful movies/ tv shows. Some of my choices might be a little unconventional, but I have my reasons 🙂

Here is my list of books that if I had my way, would be fantastically, wonderful, fabulous movies.

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The Book Thief Review!

Good Morning! I decided to put together a quick post for you this morning about one of my favorite books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Check out my video review (discussion about the book), followed by two book trailers that I thought described the book very well!

Let’s chat! Have you read it, if so what did you think? If not— I think you should!


The above book trailer gave me the chills (so good!)