The Book Corner – Current Readings

Good Morning, World!

This post is merely an update on my current readings, as the title says… So let’s get it over with!

The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18712886?source=ebfg_tw

And this is my fancast…

  • Jemima West as Kelsea
  • Jack Falahee as The Fetch
  • Josh Duhamel as Lazarus/Mace

I know they already picked Emma Watson to play the protagonist, but well… I disagree.

I just don’t see her as Kelsea.

Now, Jemima is undisputably beautiful, so it may not be that easy to think of her as Kelsea either, especially since the author often remarks how plain her mc is when it comes to looks, but at least she has the right features.

Also, I think she’s extremely underrated as an actress; I loved her in City of Bones, and I honestly believe she WAS Izzy.

And yes, this is a completely different role, but I’m sure she would have been great in it as well.

As far as the book goes, according to my kindle, I’m halfway through it (48%)  so I won’t say anything yet.

I know what you’re thinking now: then why writing this post?

Honestly, I just was in the mood for it.

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By the way, a couple of days ago I finished Cruel Beauty.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15839984?source=ebfg_tw

And here it is my usual fancast:

  • Alycia Debnam-Carey as Nyx
  • Thomas McDonnell as Ignifex

This was an odd, odd retelling.

Like, really odd.

I did enjoy it, though I didn’t exactly love it.

I particularly dug the whole mythology + folklore thing, and I really appreciated the fact that she wasn’t flawless to begin with. I also liked Ignifex, though I would have liked to see him a bit more active in the story. Honestly, I didn’t really care for Nyx’s family; I understand it was an important part of her personal journey, but I kinda got bored reading so much about it.

At first it was indeed a bit of a slow read, maybe we would have been better off without the umpteenth reminder of her supposed task, but oh well.

All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon: I gave it 3 stars on goodreads.

But what do you think? Did you like Cruel Beauty? And what about The Queen of the Tearling? Am I being too obnoxious about the casting? Let me know 😉

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27 Dresses – 27 volte in bianco

Ho appena finito di vedere questo film per la seconda volta.

Inutile dire che mi è piaciuto, altrimenti non lo avrei rivisto, ma credo che in questo caso sia più esatto dire che adoro James Marsden… =P

Ma chi non lo adora d’altronde? Lo trovo perfetto per il ruolo, mentre invece al posto di Katherine Heigl (che trovo simpaticissima, in ogni caso) ci avrei visto meglio altre attrici… Non so, una Emma Stone, una Kristen Bell, una Katie Cassidy o perchè no, anche una certa Mrs Gellar… Sarah Michelle, ovviamente!

Comunque sia, il film non è la solita commedia romantica banale e  sconclusionata,  realizzata solo per mettere in mostra attori “tutta apparenza e niente talento” e fare soldi facili…

Al contrario, l’dea di fondo è originale, la storia ben raccontata e alla fine delle 2 ore vi posso garantire che l’ultima cosa che penserete sarà “il solito filmetto insulso e mieloso”,

Certo, c’è sempre il rischio di cadere nella classica “depressione post happy ending” che assale circa il 95% delle spettatrici single e almeno il 60% di quelle effettivamente impegnate, ma che ci volete fare… Non tutte siamo così fortunate da incontrare bellocci come il nostro James o anche Josh Duhamel ( vedi “When in Rome” -” La fontana dell’amore”, altro film davvero carino) ai matrimoni!