Friday, August 9, 2013

FaceTime Friday | In which Christie & Heather Discuss Books, Movies, & More…

Hello, and welcome to our very first FaceTime Friday!

We figured this will either be a major bust or people will enjoy our humor and


extreme amounts of awkwardness.
[Your feedback is welcomed!]


If you are new to Turning Pages, let me first start off with a little background…
this blog is run by cousins, Christie & Heather who share a love for books. We live in separate states [NC & AL] so this is a way for us to stay connected since we only get to visit each other [at least] two times a year. 
**Warning: We have a tendency to get off topic.**
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The discussion went something like this…
Christie: I’ve read the book like 12 times give or take.
Heather: I am a slacker. I’ve only read it twice. Now I want to read it again.
We loved the the movie adaptatio
But still love the book.
Christie is Team Ian & Heather is [“WHY CAN’T I HAVE BOTH!?”] Team Jared.


Only [not so major] difference that WE noticed was that in the book, Jamie -Melanie’s brother – cuts his leg while they are out on an excursion, but in the movie he cuts it in the wheat field. 

“I wouldn’t mind having one of the souls as a pet.” – Heather

 Before seeing the movie, this is how we both pictured the souls to look like this –>[which resulted in a fit of laughter]

Only major complaint was that there wasn’t as much of the Ian and Wanda relationship in the movie as there was in the book. Their relationship was more developed in the book to where the reader was more torn between Ian and Jared.

Our what was to be FaceTime where we only discuss books and movie adaptations, evolved into a discussion on “gator shootin'” [which is that legal?] and comparing “Sunday best to Wednesday worst” [long story, but there’s a difference] other topics were discussed, but not blog appropriate.
*Side note:we wouldn’t mind Max Irons shoving us against a trailer in the rain.*
 Heather: “I don’t recommend being shoved against a barbed wire fence.”

SO, what are your thoughts? Did you like the movie? Did you like the book? How about both?
Also, have we scared you away from our blog? Haha.

Happy reading.
Heather & Christie

5 Responses to “FaceTime Friday | In which Christie & Heather Discuss Books, Movies, & More…”

  1. Chelsea Cochran

    This is cute and you guys cracked me up! 🙂 I still need to read this book *lowers head in shame* but I did watch the movie so it has me wanting to read it, especially now that you said there is more Ian and Wanda.

    • Heather Anne

      Yay! One person likes it so far, haha. We really wanted to do something a little different that showed off our personalities and why we are so close.
      The book takes some time, I won’t lie. I struggled with it at first, but it really is unique and unlike anything I’ve ever read. I know a lot of people hated the movie, but I thought the book was depicted in the movie very well. I know there is going to be a book 2 (The Seeker) and book 3 (The Soul). I hope they do another movie.
      But yes…a lot more Ian and Wanda in the book! And if I remember correctly, she is called Pet in the book, not Wanda.

  2. Katie Cross

    Um, love the idea! I think you definitely need to do more facetime posts, for my take on it.

    Ok, so here’s my issue with The Host. I haven’t seen the movie, first of all, but wasn’t the book a bit too much like Twilight?

    Okay, I get it. Every author re-writes versions of the same story. I do it myself, but I make a concerted effort not too. (It’s going to happen) but the love triangle thing? AGAIN? C’mon Steph. C’mon.

    There. Rant over. 🙂
    Katie Cross recently posted…Giveaway and Author Interview with Alana Munro!

    • Heather Anne

      It’s definitely something we are going to work on and hopefully make it a little more fun for readers. Just a random idea we had since we live so far away from one another.

      I honestly didn’t think it was close to Twilight. The idea was just completely different and Melanie was unlike Bella in so many ways, which was a good thing in my opinion.

      Haha, I agree with you on the love triangle thing, but I’d consider this one more like a square. The book explains it all SO much more.

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