My life isn’t entirely books, I’ll have you believe. Watching TV is also another much favoured method of procrastination around these parts. Thank you so much Tasha of The Bookie Monster for nominating me!
I. Create five Book-TV Pairings.
II. Tag your favourite book bloggers/booktuber.
You Should Watch: Supernatural
Why: Both have scary demons, brothers who would go through hell and back for one another, and super hot dudes. The Demon’s Lexicon also has the perks of having some awesome ladies! Who *gasp* doesn’t die. I love you though Supernatural, mainly you, Dean *swoons*
If You’ve Read: Ancillary Justice
You Should Watch: Sense8
Why? The appeal of Sense8 is its diverse cast with multiple nationalities, sexualities, gender identities, all being presented. Ancillary Justice has a protagonist who do not differentiate genders, everyone in the book is referred to as ‘her’ irrespective of common gender indetifiers. Sense8 tells of clusters of 8 humans who can coinhabit one another’s minds and ability. The protagonist of Ancillary Justice has lived through as many as a thousand lives!
DISCLAIMER THOUGH: I HAVE NOT FINISHED READING ANCILLARY JUSTICE YET.
If You’ve Read: The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
You Should Watch: Avatar: The Last Airbender + The Legend of Korra
Why: Mistborn has allomancy and ferromancy, allowing specific ‘burners’ to do crazy shit with different metals. Tin enhances senses, Steel pushes, Iron Pulls, Pewter Strengthens etc… Only the Mistborn have the ability to burn all the metals. Likewise, there are Firebenders, Waterbenders, Earthbenders, Airbenders in the world of ATLA – but only the Avatar can wield all four elements. Loads of fun, loads of action, and I freaking adore both to the end of the Earth!!
You Should Watch: Gattaca
Why: Both are about the underdog beating the system and surpassing those who claim genetic superiority. I love these themes whether in written or cinematic form and have a deep admiration for both Red Rising and Gattaca! The scene where the protagonists ‘upgrade’ themselves and cheat the system is especially reminiscent.
If You’ve Read: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
You Should Watch: Once Upon A Time
Why: OK THIS IS A COP OUT, ‘cos everyone would have read/watched these series. Both are fairy tale retellings that mixes several different stories. Both are inordinately addictive and totally marathon worthy.
That was way harder than I thought it would be. I will not be so cruel as to choose an unsuspecting soul to tag, I nominate these twitter volunteers:
- Mishma of Chasing Faerytales
- CW of Read, Think, Ponder
- J. M. Cabral of Book Freak Revelation
- Joey of Thoughts and Afterthoughts (OK So you didn’t volunteer, but you are totes a TV man!)
- Chelsea at Book For Thoughts
- Curiosity Killed the Cat
- Glaiza of Paper Wanderer (Anime and Book pairings pls ;))
- Carlisa of Confessions of Carlisa
- Skylee of The Night Girl
- Everyone who wants to do it, please feel free! I would love to know your book/movie/tv recs 😀