Hey fellow book lover! Have you ever heard that the book you are currently devouring is coming out as a movie soon? And you can hardly contain your excitement because you can’t wait to see that amazing story brought to screen. No?! Yeah, we feel you. We bibliophiles know the movie will disappoint because it never does justice to the book we’ve grown to absolutely adore. We’re looking at you Memoirs of a Geisha and The Bourne Identity. If you have ever felt the burn from a
mediocre terrible book to movie adaptation, then this is definitely the place to be.
At Reel Literature, our motto is “Love the book. Tolerate the movie.” We review books and their movie adaptations and let you know if the movie holds a candle to its bookish origins. Is the movie adaptation a visual monstrosity? Most likely. Does the film literally bring the pages to life? Probably not. Although book to movie adaptations are the bread and butter of Reel Literature, we will occasionally sprinkle in non-movie book reviews because WE LOVE BOOKS (as said in Oprah’s voice from her “I love bread” Weight Watchers commercial), and we want to promote the work of authors who represent marginalized groups. If you’re an author who fits the bill, and you want our “Reel Lit” take on your latest literary work, then request a book review!
You’ll also notice we do more than just write reviews. Want to chat with us and other book fans about our favorite quotes and themes from the book or random thoughts about the book-to-movie transition? Stop by the Reel Lit Quotefest! Looking to know what’s grabbing our attention in the Wide World of Books? Check out Literary News! If you want discussions, stories, and commentary from us and invited guest writers, then Features is the place for you! Ready to get started? Let’s Get Reel Lit!
So…you wanna meet the woman behind the curtain?! Hi! I’m the wizard behind the blog upon which you have stumbled. Thanks for stopping by and getting to know more about me! I’m a certified nerd who loves traveling, makeup, Beyoncé, baking, podcasts, sunflowers, and books of all shapes and sizes. Do you remember that scene in Beauty in the Beast where Belle finds the library in the castle? That is my animated dream come true, a library so huge that even standing on your tippy toes and stretching your arm beyond capacity can’t help you reach the top shelf. Swoon!
As a longtime book nerd, I hate to see an amazing book spoiled by a lackluster movie. Join me as I read the books that have definitely been watered down and most likely ruined by Hollywood. With a lot of humor and a little snark, I share my thoughts on all things books and the movies they inspire. Find me in these internet streets sharing book related news on Twitter and Facebook, pinning my next great read on Pinterest, giving the best bookish quotes on Instagram, and contributing to Book Riot.