Make it or Break it: Books as Broadway Plays

All of the bestest Broadway plays have been inspired by books. Les Miserables, Wicked, HAMILTON.

This is my opinion, and therefore a fact.

But not all books are meant to take the stage, with a chorus shuffling their pages, a dance to glorify their action. So: Broadway and books. Which would work, and which wouldn’t?

  

Soooooo. Huh.

First of all, the songs would be half-metal half-Irish folk song, resulting in a very scrumptious soundtrack. Plus, all the fight scenes could be dance duels which would be both wildly entertaining and also altogether mortifying to Broadway as a whole.

Imaginative, yes. A good idea—in part, yes. But I can’t see the plot working with a stage.

WE’RE BREAKING IT, CHUMS.

  
I think Broadway could actually make this book and its ridiculous title work! 

Think about—cute, contemporary music, a little tap choreography, and you’ve got a play that some people will go to maybe because who even pays that much to see performances anymore albeit me.

MAKE IT. Why not.

  
YES. OH, YES, OH YES.

Middle Eastern music, Silky, intimate choreography—I’m thinking the Arabian dance in the Nutcrakcer-esque.

AND THE COSTUMES. I NEED TO PLAN THE COSTUMES. The set will be gorgeous, the music will be better, and I’ll be directing choreography, thankyouverymuch.

MAKE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK. BRB going to go make a Broadway play now.

  
Meh. I don’t see it.

As a book, it works out great. It’s cute, it’s heartfelt. But on stage, everything is big. It needs to be larger than life, and yet able to see the smallest of details. This book just can’t handle that.

Sorry, break it.

So what are your Broadway favorites? Do you agree with my choices? Are there award-winning productions you have in mind? CAN YOU HIRE ME FOR THE CHOREOGRAPHY PLS??

The Bookish Easter Basket OF MY DREAMS *hint hint* | Get Up Offa That Slump Extravaganza 

So basically I missed 90% of the blogging extravaganza because I got the flu. So. Sorry. 

Here’s today’s blurb:

Here’s the prompt: March 27 is Easter, and Easter, among other things, means a bunny delivers you a basket filled with goodies. What would be in your basket? And please, feel free to make our wallets weep because we will want All The Things and need them Immediately.

OR, you can Tell Us Your Ways: As we all know, blogging isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to write a post, other times it’s hard to stay organized and keep up with everything that goes into blogging–it’s almost like you need a system to help keep the flow going. If you have any methods to help make blogging work and keep it the most enjoyable and actually do stuff, please share your ways and cheat sheet!

Prepare yourselves for the basket of my Easter-ly dreams. Feel free to make them a reality. *winky face* *hint hint* *please please*

  
The Library Art Print by Bookworm Botique

Okay, I’ll accept absolutely anything from Bookworm Botique BUT THIS DESIGN HAS MY HEART. Because a) Disney and b) my walls need something magical to spruce them up and c) DISNEY DISNEY DISNEY.
  
Enjorlas (Les Miserables) Throw Pillow by katwhisky

PILLOWS. LES MISERABLES. ENJORLAS. CYNICISM.

Honestly. What’s not to love? It’s even huggable! It’s huggable cynicism!

 
 Candy Hearts with BOOKISH PHRASES ON THEM

I won’t even eat these. I’d just stare at their majestic beauty and drool. And cry. 

HA. Just kidding. I’d totally eat them.

  Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

I am broke.

So broke.

Ergo, these books are not in my possession. The person to change that shall be crowned owner of my soul. I will sell my soul for these books.

So.

What would be in your scrumptious Easter basket? Books? Puppies? Abnormally large chickpeas? Are you broke like me? Are you randomly rich and in the mood for philanthropy in which case PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME.

This Valentine’s Day, Let YA Books Fill the Romantic Void in Your Life

  

Eponine was pathetic. But you don’t have to be! YA books are here to keep you from being shot to save this scrawny, pathetic, heartsick Marius who no one really likes anyway excuse me I’m sorry but why is everyone ignoring Enjorlas  being sad and alone on Valentine’s Day. I’ve even compiled a list to fill that romantic void you have. You’re welcome.  

  
Sophie Kinsella smashes rom-coms and books together. 

Rom-Com. Plus book. Together. As one. Sophie Kinsella’s hilarity bleeds through into all her books, and an adorable little romance is always present.

If you’re looking for a fluffy and funny read, any of Sophie Kinsella’s books are perfect for you.

Stephanie Perkins will vomit cuteness into your life.

Paris. San Fransisco. New York. Not only are their some of the most beautiful, magical cities in the world featured in her books, scrumptious romances are too.

Looking adorableness in a delicious book form? Stephanie Perkins has got you covered.

  

Morgan Matson will make you laugh. Then cry.

Coming-of-age magic with a little romance madness, how could anyone resist. Morgan Matson makes you feel things.

Laughter. Tears. That’s a Morgan Matson for ya.

  

Everything Jenny Han is Adorable.

JENNY HAN. So. There’s delicious awkwardness, scrumptious sister-bonding, and the perfect rom-com romance. 

Awkward. Adorable. Jenny Han is the master.

  
Just One Day by Gayle Forman is perfection in Just One Book.

What do I love? Wanderlust. What else do I love? Coming-of-age deliciousness. And to top it all off—romance. 

Just One Day is so good you’ll want to eat it.

  
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Ha. Just kidding. This one might take you a little longer than a day to read.

See? Now you won’t be on your own for Valentine’s Day. You’re welcome, chum.

How are you going to be spending Valentine’s Day? (With one of these books, of course.)

 

Manga Classics: Les Miserables – Book Review

Title: Manga Classics: Les Miserables 

Author: SunNeko Lee (Art)Crystal Silvermoon (Adaptation), Victor Hugo (Original Story)

Genre: Romance, Historical Drama

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis: 

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy set in 19th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!

Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of Les Misérables!

My Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Les Miserables is a timeless tale, though the original novel can be pretty tough to get through for the average, modern day person. 

But this manga edition is easy to read, with all the beauty of the original novel.

The artwork is flawless, and I found it really interesting seeing all the characters in manga form.

If you’re looking for a heart wrenching, breathtaking and beautiful book, this is it!