Winners . . . and Heathcliff

Happy release day to my dear friend Gayle Forman and her latest, Just One Day!

The randomly selected winners of yesterday's giveaway are Sara of Forever 17 Books, whose favorite romance last year was Huntley Fitzpatrick's My Life Next Door and Vy, who listed three: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, Something Like Normal by Trish Doller, and another vote for My Life Next Door. (A LOT of you love Huntley's novel!) Sara and Vy, please let me know here in the comments if you have not yet received an email from me.

So . . . if you're looking for a good love story, the comments section of that post is a great place to put together a list. And speaking of romance, I've always been more of a Jane Eyre girl than Wuthering Heights, but HOLY BALLS DO I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT THIS SECOND UNGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH:

Soooooooooooo pretty.

Happy sigh.

I love that they chose black actors—for the first time on film!—to play Heathcliff. In Emily Brontë's novel, descriptions of him leave plenty of room for interpretation ("a Lascar" and a "dark-skinned gipsy in aspect"). How wonderful to see something NEW onscreen. It doesn't hurt that the elder Heathcliff, James Howson, is quite handsome. ;-)

What films are you looking forward to this year?


  1. Warm Bodies as I am a big zombie lover but also, The Host!!

  2. The mortal instruments and Beautiful creatures!

  3. The Great Gatsby, Much Ado About Nothing, City of Bones, Frozen, The Hobbit, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Host (I run a blog for it so I should be excited) I'm also hoping Catherine Hardwicke's new movie Plush gets a 2013 release date.

  4. Anonymous8:01 PM GMT-5

    Lol I'm reading this as I'm watching Jane Eyre on tv (the one with Michael Fassbender as Rochester *swoon*) I didn't know that a Wuthering Heights movie was being made!! It looks so good, I'm excited now!!! Yay! :P

  5. I am SO excited to watch The Great Gatsby, City of Bones, and Catching Fire!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. What am I NOT looking forward to? I caught a sneak screening of Beautiful Creatures before it was done so I'd like to see it finished. I'd also look forward to seeing Catching Fire, The Host, Iron Man 3.

  7. Oh. What a question you have asked. My answer: Les Miserables (not out in my country yet), City of Bones, Iron Man 3, The Hobbit Part 2, Catching Fire, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolverine, Warm Bodies, The Great Gatsby, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Thor 2 and, finally, Perks of Being a Wallflower (My country is still late on this one).

  8. Is this only just coming out in America? I saw it in the UK quite a while ago. It's definitely the closest to my interpretation of the book and visually stunning. You're in for a treat!

  9. So, did you like this version of the book?
    I recommend Django Unchained, it was great ;)