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Reels & Reads: Stardust

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Hello Book Nerds! Welcome to March's installment of Reels and Reads. What is Reels and Reads? It's a (roughly) monthly post where I try to compare movies to their books without being too nitpicky (SPOILERS, obviously). After all, we all know that the book is almost always better.



March is all about Stardust.



This is one of the few times that I saw the movie before I read the book (well, I listened to the audiobook). Indeed, I fell in love with the movie (it is one of my absolute favorites) years before I realized it was based on a book. 
The story in a nutshell: Tristran Thorn crosses the wall (which no one does) to retrieve a fallen star and win the heart of his one true love. Along the way he runs into bloodthirsty princes, evil ancient witches, and lightning-catching sky pirates.
Let's start with the littlechange that bothered me in a BIG way:

There are no little changes between the book and the movie. There are only massive changes. Seriously. The character names are the …

Reels & Reads: Insurgent

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Hello Book Nerds! Welcome to February's (slightly late) installment of Reels and Reads. What is Reels and Reads? It's a (hopefully) monthly post where I try to compare movies to their books without being too nitpicky (SPOILERS, obviously). After all, we all know that the book is almost always better.
February is all about Insurgent.
Better late than never, right? This was quite a popular title at the library this month, so I had to wait my turn. I loved Divergent, but I just had a hard time getting into Insurgent.  The book felt drawn out and I was bored through most of it, but the movie felt rushed.
Let's start with the littlechange that bothered me in a BIG way: Hmm, little change? I think most of the changes were pretty big: the box, scanning people to see what percent Divergent they were, the wildly different simulations, Tris' rescue... Ugh, I just can't even with this movie. 
At least they got the blue armbands of the dauntless traitors right.
Oh, no, I've…