Books that are on my spring list!

Spring is near, and so is the end of my classes. So I have a bit of a break until my following two types and would like to finish some reading. I often read for enjoyment, but life happens, and my pile of to-read books gets more prominent daily. So here are five books that I am planning to read this spring:

But have you Read the Book? by Kristen Lopez. Lopez discusses 52 books that were adapted for film. The movies ranged from Clueless to One’s Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I am interested in reading why she picked these and how well the book was adapted for the screen.

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American Mother: The True Story of a Troubled Family, Motherhood, and the Cyanide Poisonings that Shook the World. This book was selected as part of my True Crime book club. I am an avid reader of this genre and was excited to be part of this book club. This is our first book club selection, which is a strong one! I started the audiobook version of this and planned to finish it by the end of March.

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The Ghost Club by Kate Winkler Dawson Did you know that Arthur Conan Doyle and William Bulter Yeats would meet monthly in London to discuss ghosts? They formed a club called The Ghost club, founded by Harry Prince, a well-known ghost hunter.

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Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan: A man from a tiny town in mid-1980s Ireland comes to terms with a challenging situation on Christmas that affects and rocks the small town he lives in. This book has Peyton Place town vibes, and I am here for it!!

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“Don’t Fall off The Mountain” by Shirley Maclaine: I was aware that actress Shirley Maclaine was a writer, but I was not aware of the number of books she has written over 50 years. So I decided, why not start reading her books in the spring? She is an exciting writer and is very immersed in knowledge about other forms of life.

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What books are on your to-read list for the upcoming new season? Comment below!!!

Movie of the day: The Brood (1979)

Today is one of my favorite directors’ birthday: David Cronenberg. This evening I will be sharing some fun facts about The Brood (1979):

The Brood stars Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. This is the first movie I have seen by David Cronenberg. I remember getting a Netflix-recommended view because I had just turned in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain (1973). Not sure how the two movies correlate but I took a chance and got it mailed out to me. I was not sure what to expect but the twist at the end and the fact that I had to watch it a couple of times to grasp the heaviness of this film.

David Cronenberg was inspired to write this movie because he was going through a divorce, and child-custody conflict with his wife at the time.

This is the first movie with an Howard Shore soundtrack.

During the production of the movie in Canada Oliver Reed was arrested for public nudity. He made a bet with the production crew that he could walk naked in the cold from bar to bar.

The production of the film started on November 14, 1978.

Roger Ebert called this movie “a bore.”

First film of Cindy Hinds who played Candice Hinds.

Do you have a favorite movie of David Cronenberg? Comment below!

Until next time!

Source: internet movie database

Halfway point… this is going by too quickly!

I’m in my second semester of school and I am already halfway done. To say it’s been a new experience in learning is an understatement. But I am learning so much that I don’t mind less sleep and motivation to do little else. I will continue to write a blog or two weekly depending on if I find a subject that interests me. I have started a true crime audio book club and am excited to start on that journey. Right now I am looking forward to sleep and perhaps watching a movie or two this week. Does anyone have any recommendations?