I’m a Casting Movie (If Only)

To be a movie casting director, would be an ideal job. However, I am only able to do it in my mind. One of my favorite things to do when reading a book is to cast the movie adaptions of the book. I recently read the The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Below is my dream cast of actresses and actors for the roles: Isabelle, Young Vianne, Gaetan, and Julien (the sisters’ father.)

If I need to explain myself:

  1. They are wonderful actresses/actors,
  2. 3 of the 4 are actually French, and
  3. Kit Harington would be a great choice for Gaetan. He is handsome, but can be dangerous and whenever I envisioned Gaetan, it was Kit.

I know there are movie talks in the works; so Hollywood please try these actors out!

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I’m Reading…The Nightingale

thenightingalecoverTitle: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Published: : February 3rd 2015 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres: Historical Fiction
Pages: 440
Format: Ebook
Source: Overdrive

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Summary: From Goodreads

Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.Read More »

I’m Reading…The Amateurs

the-amateurs-book-coverTitle: The Amateurs by Sara Shepard
Published: : November 1st 2016 Disney-Hyperion
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Ebook
Source: Advanced Reader Copy

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Summary: From Sara Shepard Website
Five years ago, high school senior Helena Kelly disappeared from her backyard in Dexby, Connecticut, never to be heard from again. Her family was left without answers–without any idea who killed Helena, or why.

Eighteen-year-old Seneca Frazier wants to change that. After connecting with Maddy Wright, his friend Brett, and Helena’s sister, Aerin Kelly, on a message board dedicated to solving cold cases, she just might succeed where the police have failed. But Seneca is hiding some dark secrets of her own–secrets that could get in the way of the investigation.

And somewhere nearby, the killer is watching…ready to do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.Read More »

I’m Reading…Sprinkle Glitter On My Grave

jillkargmanSprinkle Glitter on My Grave by Jill Kargman
Published: September 6, 2016 by Ballantine Books
Genres: Memoir, Essays, Humor
Pages: 224
Format: Ebook
Source: Advanced Reader Copy

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Summary: From Goodreads
Imagine if New York A-lister Nora Ephron had a love child with America’s most-loved comedic scribe, David Sedaris. Their spawn would be Jill Kargman, the bestselling novelist turned satirist and star of Bravo’s break-out scripted comedy, Odd Mom Out. Now Kargman shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages. From the life-affirming outlook she got from her death-obsessed family (including the antithesis to her Goth aesthetic, ray of sunshine sister-in-law Drew Barrymore) to the appreciation for land (and limbs) she got from swimming with sharks off the South African coast, to the adrenaline-pumping experience that is a Gay Pride parade,Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave is a book about life, death, and everything that happens in between, that will both entertain and inspire.Read More »

I’m Reading…The Underground Railroad

CYxltN6WAAMMdqtThe Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteHead
Published: : September 13th 2016 by Doubleday (first published August 2nd 2016)
Genres: Memoir, Essays, Humor
Pages: 224
Format: Ebook
Source: Advanced Reader Copy

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Summary: From Goodreads
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journey.Read More »