I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to give everyone a head’s up for some of the upcoming posts on the blog here, with a special emphasis on one in particular. First off, while I generally try to follow the schedule of blogging every other day, this week I will be posting three days in a row on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! Here’s what you have to (hopefully) look forward to:
Tuesday: My Top Ten Movie Adaptations
This was a hard list to compile, as there are so many books-to-movies I love, but of course I have been sharing some, and will continue to do so, on Wednesdays with Awesome Adaptations. But for this list I reserved my absolute favorites, and while many of these books and movies have been discussed on this blog before, I think it’s a nice range of genres.
Wednesday: An Awesome Non-Fiction Adaptation
Here’s a hint: Wednesday’s post will be about a movie featured on the previous day’s Top 10 list, and I will delve deeper into the differences between the book and movie (complete with book quotes and a scene from the movie!).
Thursday: Choosing the Losing Love Triangle “Team”
This was the post I really wanted to highlight, as it is a part of a larger event taking place.
A Novel Idea is hosting Love Triangles 101, a fun discussion event all about the dreaded (or desired?) love triangle we find frequently in stories, particularly in young adult books! I will be discussing the woes of choosing the losing team, but be sure to check out the other bloggers involved in the event as well (click on picture for event schedule). I’ll be sharing the day with one of my favorite bloggers, Asti from A Bookish Heart, so definitely be sure to check out her post on the same day! Other posts I am looking forward to: Signs You’re in a Love Triangle, Love Triangles from Literature to Film, and Love Triangles in Jane Austen.
Next Weekend: Star Trek 101?
After all this, I will probably be taking a break until Saturday or Sunday, and by then I hope to be ready for my Star Trek post! This is actually for all you non-Trekkies who feel uncertain about the series. As some of you know, I am a big fan of the series, but this only came about in the last few years after I married my husband. Though he introduced me to some Trek while we were dating (namely The Original Series), he waited until we were married to expose me to the vast majority of it. We would have watched more while dating, but after watching the first few episodes of The Next Generation I said NO WAY. It was just not good in the beginning! I’m no glad he made me give it a second chance because the show grew and developed, and not only did I come to love that particular incarnation of Star Trek, but the subsequent series of Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise as well. (Oh, and we did watch the animated series as well but… no comment.) And of course there are the movies, most of which I have a love-hate (or just hate-hate) relationship with, but more on that later.
In order to help prepare me for this particular post, I would love to know from Trekkies, what episodes of Star Trek would you recommend to someone who has never seen the show? And to the non-Trekkies, what are some of your conceptions or ideas of Star Trek? If you’re not interested in the show, why not? Be honest, and this should help me pick episodes that would be the right fit to ease your ideas and help you realize that it’s actually awesome!