You know those books you loved that were turned into movies you didn’t? Or maybe you did. There are definitely good examples of this on both sides. In this episode we share some of our favorite books and what happened when they got turned into movies. Some were great adaptations. Others we couldn’t watch all the way through. We also talk about the ultimate food for movie-night-at-home: Pizza, with tips and recipes. Plus, more farmhouse remodel updates and some cool new things we’ve discovered.
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Books into Movies
- Sense & Sensibility (and other Jane Austen adaptations – they don’t mess with this classic author, thankfully!)
- A Christmas Carol – this animated version
- The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
- Lord of the Rings (but NOT The Hobbit movies!)
- The Hunger Games
- The Hiding Place
- Prince of Egypt animated movie
- The Killer Angels and Gettysburg (the movie made from a section of the book)
- To Kill A Mockingbird
The Bad (i.e., terrible movies from REALLY good books- obviously we’re linking to the books below because we hope you read them!):
- The Firm
- Troy (from The Iliad)
- Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil
- Under The Tuscan Sun
- Ready Player One
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas (we know the movie is many people’s favorite – we just found it creepy and added too much…)
And the book we’re looking forward to seeing on the screen (hopefully!): Red Rising
And we’d LOVE to hear from you – what are your favs or not-so-fav books-into-movies?
I shared this photo with AOC’s newsletter readers (sign up here to get behind-the-scenes like this!) and thought I’d share it here, too since we talked about the siding in the updates section. This shows where we’ve been able to salvage the original old-growth fir siding and where we’ll add new board-and-batten. The board-and-batten will continue around the back of the house, encompassing the new bump-out, and onto the other side, up to the 2-story section.
One thing I haven’t mentioned – this house has always been white. Isn’t that cool? I’ve always wanted an all-white farmhouse and I feel like we’re helping it to be what it’s meant to be. 🙂
We also talked about our permit being issued (yay!) and not being able to catch more gophers (boo!).
Movies and pizza nights go hand-in-hand at our house (well, and burgers, too). Here’s how to get great tasting pizza on the cheap – make it yourself in less time than it takes to go to the store!
- Homemade Pizza Dough for Less than $1
- Pizza Sauce
- Chicken Pesto Greek-style Pizza
- Individual Pizzas for entertaining (ignore the horrible early-blog pictures – the concept is fantastic!)
This is Really Cool!
Brian’s: EZVIZ S2 action camera for sports and water activities – think GoPro, but super affordable.
Jami’s: Apple AirPods – a need at this price? Probably not, but if you’ve got birthday money, these are really, really, cool.
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