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Just watched the pilot for ‘Mr. Mercedes’

I am always curious when it comes to film adaptations of books I have read.

This was one of my favorite books from Stephen King so I am curious how this mini-series would turn out. I liked when Hulu did 11/22/63

Overall, the first episode was really good. It captured everything I needed to know and it ended on a good cliffhanger. The story was told well where I was hooked enough even if I h ad never read the book.

I didn’t like the Scottish accent in the guy who plays Bill. It just doesn’t work with everyone in American accents.

It’s on the AT&T Network or something so finding streams of it is harder. I hope it’s not that hard when I watch the next episode.

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‘The Circle’ movie was decent but the book is still better

Remember when I expressed my concern over The Circle? Well I saw it a few days ago and it wasn’t as bad.

BUT THE BOOK WAS BETTER!

Hey, I am going to go into some spoilers so prepare yourselves. 

Isn’t that always the case? The book is a lot more detailed. But I understand the difficulties a movie has to go through with time constraints and limitations in all details.

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I really hope ‘The Circle’ doesn’t disappoint me

About a year ago I saw “The Circle” at Barnes & Noble and put it on my list of books to read. I would later find out that the book was being turned into a movie.

Why wouldn’t it be? The idea and concept of the story was intriguing and I wanted to read it. So I bought the book and read it about a month before the movie’s release date.

I liked the book. I felt compelled to sympathize with characters. It wasn’t overly serious but it also was a perfect commentary on what we have become as a society.

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I really liked the first episode of 11.22.63

I finally watched the first episode of 11.22.63. This as you know is based off the Stephen King book about preventing JFK’s assassination. It is my favorite book from King. I had dreamed of it being a movie but I knew with so much detail it would best be served as a series. Now it’s here on Hulu and I love it.

Of course as I am watching this I have to judge this and compare it to the book. So far, all the important details remain the same. There are some name changes and time changes but that doesn’t affect the story at all. Instead we get a real riveting adaptation of the book in visual form. What I like most about it is that because I already know the story, I can anticipate what happens next and still get excited to see how it unfolds.

It sucks that I have to wait until next week to watch but it will be worth it. I hope people like it. The book is good and I hope the show does it justice.

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11/22/63 is coming to TV and I am so excited

This is my favorite Stephen King book of all time. Plus since you know I am obsessed with JFK assassination theories, this is perfect.

I love the book so much I might need to read it again.

This trailer is really promising. I have time when this comes out. I will binge it all!

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The pineapple cake preview

Remember when I said I had some story ideas? Well, I realized that I may never write these as a book, but a short story isn’t out of the question.

I decided to take one of the ideas and start to write it. I am not sure where it goes and how long it takes. I have never written anything of this magnitude before, especially as a fiction story.

But who knows? Maybe it will turn out OK. Here’s a sneak preview of what I have so far:

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The story of how I got to meet Dr. J

What a great experience for me.

But at the end of the day...

Several weeks ago I found out too late about a Stevie Nicks signing at a Barnes & Noble in LA. That devastated me because I love Fleetwood Mac and she’s my favorite. However that day, I also found out that Julius Erving would be signing his new autobiography a couple weeks later. I knew for sure that I could not miss it.

For these kind of events, it’s actually free. Of course, you have to pay a price for waiting in line and buying the book to sign. But other than that, it’s a pretty great deal.

I woke up at 6AM this morning to make sure that I was in line when the store opened at 9AM to get a wristband that secured a signed copy of the book. 6AM is early but if you understand LA traffic, it was the right call. I actually got to the shopping…

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