Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What's Been UP

The launch for Finding Me went well. There were a few hiccups but it all worked out in the end. Also, as a note to other authors, never schedule a book launch at the start of a vacation with your family. Sure vacation started two weeks after the launch, still, I was or should have been, busy promoting. Truthfully, I wasn't. My family kept me busy. So, I'm playing catch-up now. Honestly, I wouldn't have traded the time with my fam for anything. I love them dearly. Yeah, I got a tad sappy there...it won't happen again. 

One of the things we did as a family was catch two movies. You know how much I love movies. Right? I was so excited for each of these movies, too. So this is what I saw: 

10 Cloverfield Lane

It's a science fiction and psychological thriller mixed. What's not to love? I give it two giant thumbs up. Great acting, plot, and visuals. And can I just say that I like smart movies - or movies that make the main characters smart. They don't just flop around on the screen and do things that even a toddler knows better than to do. They make decisive, intelligent decisions - even if the decisions turn out to be a disaster. 


I scrambled to make sure I'd had the book read before watching the movie. Honestly, there was no point. They deviated from the book so much it made it hard for me to get into it. I tried to love it. I tried to like it but I couldn't. I'm not saying don't go see it. I'm saying don't walk into the theater thinking what you read is going to be even remotely displayed on the screen. It's not. My family loved it. I'll have to watch it again before I can begin to recommend anyone watch it. I hate to sound like a cliche but the book was so much better. 

What have you been up to? Seen any great movies? Read any great books? Share in the comments. 

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!


  1. I've been wondering how close to the book that last Divergent movie would be. I've not personally read them, but I know what happened at the end of the trilogy, so super curious to see if they stick to that or not. Will have to wait for the DVD, urgh! ;)

  2. Hi Dawn, I'm sorry I haven't visited in a while. So glad to hear your book launch went well! I'll tweet about FINDING ME right after leaving this comment. I watched SPOTLIGHT about a month ago and it was astounding.


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