Page to Screen

January 4, 2010 at 9:21 am 3 comments

I wasn’t kidding last night when I said I was going to curl up and enjoy some reading…


Three and half hours later I had read the entire book cover to cover. The beginning of the book had me instantly entranced. Absolutely beautiful, distinctive writing. The author described the wines as if he was describing the face of a beautiful woman. Every so often I felt like the author was telling me what was really happening to him right then and there, not just creating fiction.

But then the middle and end of the book kind of dropped the ball for me. Too much talk about infidelity and such. Kind of like The Hangover meets Napa Valley.

By the time I finished reading I was STARVING!! I still have tons of Christmas leftovers, that I’m darn sick of eating but refuse to waste. So I turned the potatoes into a frittata:



I sauteed some onions, then added the leftover roasted Russet, red, and sweet potato mix. To make it interesting I threw in a couple artichoke hearts, spinach leaves, and chopped fresh sage. Then I put it in a pie dish and poured some Egg Beaters on top and sprinkled it with cheese. Baked at 350 for about 20 min. Yum. I don’t even love eggs but this was definitely better than eating just potatoes yet again. I rounded it out with more left over rice casserole and green beans.

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Then just in case I didn’t get enough of Sideways, I watched the movie version (I’d recorded it on TV knowing I was going to read the book soon). I love watching movie versions of books, although I almost always prefer the book to the movie. (You can just pack so much more into a book.)

It was VERY strange watching the movie just minutes after finishing the book. I won’t go into too much detail in case anybody wants to read or watch it, but random, seemingly non-important details were changed (names, etc) and the order of events and ending were different. I’ll probably wait at least a day before watching a movie of a book again 😉

I would really like to go on a tour of wine country now though!



Do you prefer books or movies?


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather  |  January 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Jealous that you sat and read an entire book – I never seem to have the time to do that!

    I typically prefer books to movies. I always find it disappointing to see the movie after reading a book – so I normally don’t – one or the other!

  • 2. onelittlejill  |  January 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I haven’t read the book, but I did like the movie! I usually prefer the book though as well.

  • 3. shelly  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I love books but don’t prioritize my time to include them much with little ones needing so much time but I sooo look forward to the day I get to read books with more than 10 words on each page!!


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