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Tuesday | Interesting Ten – Books to Films 2019

This Tuesday the ‘Interesting Ten’ list of books that are adapted to films anno 2019.

If you have read one of those books, maybe you want to compare it to the film that will be in theatres this year. Or if you are a big fan of an actor or actress that is starring in the film. Or maybe a fan of the director or the producer… and ten more reasons why you are probably in a way interested in one of these films.

So in short this list a a list of ten books that will be adapted this year to the screen, their status in filming and their film trailers. These ten books to films are the ones I am most interested in so hereby my question and a list ordered alphabetically:

In which books to films are you interested?

A Dog’s Journey

Written by: W. Bruce Cameron
About: Through the life of the humans he meets, a dogs finds the meaning of its own existence.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FRUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Dennis Quaid / Abby Ryder Fortson / Daniela Barbosa / Kevin Claydon / Kenneth Liu

Trailer:

After

Written by: Anna Todd
About: The book ‘After’ is the first one the same named series written by Anna Todd. Tessa enters the student life as a dedicated and ambitious girl. Until she meets Hardin, a boy with dark secrets, a troubled past and an on and off rude attitude. A good girl bad boy story.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance
Release date: 18 April 2019
Starring: Josephine Langford / Hero Fiennes Tiffin / Meadow Williams / Peter Gallagher and Jennifer Beals.

Trailer:

The Aftermath

Written by: Rhidian Brook
About: A post-war story about a British couple, Colonel Lewis Morgan and his wife Rachael Morgan, who start a life after the war in Hamburg. In 1946 they move to this British Occupied Zone. The house they move into, will be shared by two families. The rightful owners and the Morgan family. How will this develop?

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DEUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Release date: 28th March 2019
Starring: Keira Knightley / Alexander Skarsgård / Jason Clarke / Kate Philips / Fionn O’Shea
Fun fact: the film is accompanied by music from Claude Debussy

Trailer:

Artemis Fowl

Written by: Eoin Colfer
About: Artemis Fowl is a series about an incredible smart boy and the film will be about the first two sequels of the series. Artemis is a bit of the unimaginable boy. A millionaire who never worries about money, a genius mastermind and a criminal in hacking stuff.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 7th August 2019
Starring: Ferdia Shaw / Miranda Raison / Judi Dench / Nonso Anozie / Lara McDonnell

Trailer:

Avengers | Endgame

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby
About: This is a sequel to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ when the universe is left in ruins. The Avengers come together again to restore order in the universe and reverse the actions of Thanos.

Film status: Completed
Release date: 24th April 2019
Starring: Bradley Cooper / Evangeline Lily / Josh Brolin / Scarlet Johansson / Brie Larson

Trailer:

Dark Phoenix

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby

Film status: Completed
Release date: 6th June 2019
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence / James McAvoy / Nicholas Hoult / Sophie Turner / Michael Fassbender

Trailer:

Dumbo

Written by: Helen Aberson
About: A young elephant has oversized ears and suddenly at a normal day he discovers he can fly because of those ears. It is a classic Disney story and this new remake will be in cinemas this year.

The official film special book on Amazon: AUS | CA | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 27th March 2019
Starring: Eva Green / Colin Farrell / Danny DeVito / Michael Keaton / Nico Parker

Trailer:

Five Feet Apart

Written by: Rachael Lippincott / Mikki Daughtry / Tobias Iaconis
About: Stella Grunt is a teenager with a severe long disease. In an out of hospital most of her life. Six feet apart, thats the closest someone is allowed to come near her. She lives an organised life until she meets another teenager named Will Newman, who desperately wants to get out of the hospital forever.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | IT | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 14th March 2019
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson / Cole Sprouse / Claire Forlani / Parminder Nagra / Emily Baldoni

Trailer:

The Informer

Written by: Anders Roslund

Film status: Post-production
Release date: 16th August 2019
Starring: Rosamund Pike / Ana de Armas / Joel Kinnaman / Clive Owen / Ruth Bradley

Trailer:

The Sun is also a Star

Written by: Nicola Yoon

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | FR | UK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Yara Shahidi / Charles Melton / Faith Logan / Gbenga Akinnagbe / Jake Choi

Trailer:

Summary motivation

I am very curious for ‘A Dogs Journey’ and ‘The Aftermath’ to read beside watching the film one day. The book ‘Artemis Fowl’ I have read a long time ago. The first sequel of this series I read in English. But at that time I did not understand everything so I think if I like the film, I should reread it and give the series another try. I am also curious for the books ‘Five Feet Apart’ and ‘The Sun is also a Star’. And I love to compare later on these books with the films.

Do you like it to compare a book with a film?

Greetings by Sophie

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Life of an IT student | Media and Entertainment Management Books I

In my series of Life as an IT student I write monthly about my experience as a student in IT, studying ‘Informatica’ at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. This is not my first nor the only study I studied. Before I started with this study in IT, I have studied for three years ‘Media & Entertainment Management’ at Inholland University of Applied Sciences and a year of ‘Law’ in part-time at the same university as well. And inbetween the Inholland University of Applied Sciences and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, I have studied ‘International Bachelor Arts & Culture Studies’ at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

It’s a lot …

For the courses I follow, the project we undertake and extra curriculum stuff, I need and read a lot of study books and documents. Many books are written about specific subjects, some books are more general. This weekend I made a list of books I use(d) for study and/or are related to study… over 50 books!

Hereby the first list of required books I use(d) during my study ‘Media & Entertainment Management’.

  • ‘Auteursrecht in hoofdlijnen’ written by N. van Lingen
    (only 2nd hand available)

  • ‘Basisboek Communiceren’ written by Olav Severijnen / Mart Bakker / Nicole Pas
    Publisher: ThiemeMeulenhoff bv
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Basisboek Crossmedia Concepting’ written by Indira Reynaert / Daphne Dijkerman
    Publisher: Boom Lemma Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Communicatie Handboek’ written by Wil Michels
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘De Muzikantengids’ written by J. van der Plas
    Publisher: Django Music & Publishing
    Bol.com: NL

 

  • Flow’ written by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly


Publisher: Harper Perennial
Amazon: US |
Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Grondslagen van de Marketing’ written by Bronis Verhage
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Marketing Communication Strategy’ written by Ko Floor / Fred van Raaij
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Marketing Strategie’ written by Ruud T. Frambach / Edwin J. Nijssen
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Organisatie en Management’ written by N. van Dam / Jos Marcus
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Projectmatig werken’ written by Stijn Schenk / Jan Verhaar
    Publisher: Boom Lemma Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Statistiek om mee te werken’ written by Arie Buijs
    Publisher: Noordhoff Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

 

  • ‘The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide’ written by Anthony Q. Artis 
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Amazon: US
    Bol.com: NL

 

  • ‘Trends’ written by Fons Maenhoudt
    Publisher: Fons Maenhoudt
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Vlekkeloos Nederlands’ written by D. Pak
    Publisher: Uitgeverij Pak
    Bol.com: NL

  • ‘Wat is onderzoek’ written by Nel Verhoeven
    Publisher: Boom Lemma Uitgevers
    Bol.com: NL

Do or did you have to buy many books for study?

And do or did you like them?

Greetings by Sophie

 

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The Affiliate Experience | The Start

Hello readers! An important update on my blog about my motivation for blogging and for the almost four-year anniversary of this blog and much longer in blogging itself…, starting with affiliate marketing! Whut? What is that? Well, hereby my motivation and explanation. A very personal written blog post.

The term ‘affiliate’

Last week I learned about the term ‘affiliate marketing’ and from Sunday until today (Wednesday night) I have been busy with setting it up for my blog and also explaining it immediately in a blog page – which can now be found in the menu named ‘Affiliate’. Because since I know about the term and I recognise it’s use, a lot of bloggers and website owners or other social media users, use it. But it is not often mentioned and seems now and then even a taboo to talk about it. I don’t like that, transparency is very important in blogging – no in life in general already in this digital era – so I just start-off with this blog post with a motivation and explanation of it all. And I keep you updated because this is gonna be a series blog post about my experience of being an affiliate now while blogging and if it works or not.

The boxed expectations of being a blogger

When I started with my blog I had no intention to make a little bit of money with it. I love to write and I love to talk so why not combine it so you don’t have to repeat your stories and things you find interesting over and over again? And when I told my story about blogging to others, most people thought I am making money with it and they have this dream vision of that I’ll be as rich as most popular YouTubers nowadays. No, please! I don’t like to hear that! Nor to hear and discover that they expect you to make money out of blogging.

Blogging does not make your rich nor must not be you big intent of writing. Write out of the love for it! I don’t know where the expectation of every blogger or vlogger making money with their stuff comes from. If I’m lucky to experience this once in my life, I’ll write another story about how did it happen. But for now I don’t assume it will happen.

I blog because I love to talk and I love to write! And when I talk I can talk for a few minutes to an hour and when I write I can write from a few hundred words to thousands of words. But in my blog posts I try to keep it limited to less than <1500 words per blog post. And I love being a (digital) creative. Design a website, design an application, code it and go from simple structures to more complex ones. Create some mini macramé bracelets, draw something and so on… I like a challenge and this feels like a challenge and improvement in efficiency.

Example

(Book)Stores provide more information about their books than I do in my review. I write about the feeling and the experience of reading it and the how’s so and so. Not about a fact like price or quantity or shipment or originated (except from language). Those are variables that can change. Not stated facts. But from now on you can see that extra information in your favourite store through the link. And if you want, purchase it. Easy right? So, enough talk about motivation?

Affiliate

Transparency is very important with blogging so the moment I started with an affiliate program, halfway February 2019, is the moment I started writing this Affiliate page. Most of it I repeat in this blog post because this blog post is the start of a new series of blogs: ‘The Affiliate Experience’ to give insights in what it is and how it works and if it truly works in my case. I review books, films and series and now and then I write about travelling, events or products and tools I stumbled upon. So in short… I write about the feeling of an experience and the tools that are useful for such experiences.

How affiliate marketing works

By writing about my experiences and those tools and products, I already promote them a bit. Why not make it easier for you as a reader to give a link: where you can borrow or subscribe or buy or find more information about the product too?

So how it works is as follows: now and then I provide a link within the text I write.
Such as this: Sophie’s Blog | Home Page.
If this is an affiliate link and is in such a paragraph not immediate clear, I will make it clear in the name.
Such as this: Amazon US | Home Page.
Otherwise I provide below the paragraph or below the whole blog post, a clear list with the links provided for every kind of affiliate program I am part of so you have a lot to choose between!

Example

This means that if you for example live in The Netherlands and are used to order stuff at Bol.com or Coolblue.nl, you can still do that! If I provide a link for those stores, you know – the same or otherwise mentioned – the product can be bought there too. So it is not shop restricted.

The commission

For every product that is bought through the link I provide – without Google interference or a time span of more than 14 days – I get a few % commission. This varies per shop and varies per product. It ranges from 1% – 10% (very rare). Most common is a commission rate between 2% – 6% per product. Every product category and every product has it’s own commission % specified for most affiliate programs. So it is complex for an affiliate. But for you as reader of my blog it is simple! It’s even a win win!

Another true (US) example

Do you want to try one month free Kindle Unlimited and enjoy the freedom where you can explore over one million titles of books and can explore thousands of titles of audio books? Unlimited reading, unlimited listening and suitable for every (common) device!
Try it out here: Kindle Unlimited
Also available for other countries; it is just another link. See the list below.

A little explanation which companies and why I am an affiliate for those and a list of countries / geography.

Amazon.com

Amazon is the nearly worldwide for most consumer products in the daily life you can think of. No cars though… but a lot of other stuff. Now and then I have to order for example some IT study books at amazon or specific camera lenses. Also Goodreads is part of Amazon and I keep track of my reading habits through Goodreads.

Because it is worldwide and originated in USA, it is easy for my US citizen readers, and all the other country citizens of the list below, to buy their stuff there. A list of the Amazon Affiliate program(s) I’m part of:

Full Amazon product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).

My personal links per affiliated country:

Amazon is not situated in The Netherlands nor Belgium nor Luxembourg, so… there is an Amazon.nl website but it is distributed from somewhere outside The Netherlands (one of the above mentioned programs). So please order through 

Bol.com

Full Bol.com product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).

Bol.com is one of the Dutchies biggest consumer small product suppliers. At Bol.com you can e.g. buy little presents, clothes, beverages, animal supplies, toys and of course books! And they have an ebook / reading program with Kobo.

My personal link: Bol.com

Coolblue.nl

Full Coolblue.nl product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).

Coolblue is the shop where everything is a little bit bigger. And they have real shops to visit and test the products too! No books but stuff like bicycle parts, kitchen, television and so on… Partly a competitor of Bol.com but not completely if you compare the above mentioned! So I wanted that to make sure. 

My personal link: Coolblue.nl

Donner bookstore

Full Donner booklist through my blogs can be found here (in creation).

The Donner bookstore, located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; is my all time favourite bookstore! I’m visiting this bookstore regularly, came there already since I was little or probably before I was born as well. And throughout my life, I bought most of my books there. For already 25+ years! So because I like this store so much and because it has a special place in my heart… every time when I write a bookreview, I will include a link to the book at this bookstore as well (if available). For my fellow Rotterdam area or travel distance citizens: you know then which books to find there too when I write about it :).

Thank you!

Thank you for taking time to read this long blog post. I hope you learned a bit more about what affiliate marketing is and maybe you recognise it on other sites from now on as well. And if you already knew, I hope you like my approach and like what I’m now trying.

If you have any advice or any questions regarding this blog posts and the shops related, feel free to ask by replying with a comment or Contact Me page.

Loves from Sophie

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Life of an IT student | January 2019

Hi readers,

January has had already it’s time of the year. And what an incredible start!
The month started of course with the New Year and was quite busy. The following couple of days I was working and the last four weeks of the minor Crossmedia Journalism started and the preparation for the exams. Besides studying and working those first two weeks, I also attended the Young Adult book club evening of the Bored to Death book club. We discussed the book ‘Noughts and Crosses’ written by Malorie Blackman. It is a book written in the beginning of this century and therefor we had to imagine a bit more how it would fit back in those days. It was a lovely evening with lots of fun.

The last two weeks of January were crazy busy. There was another literature book club night of the Bored to Death book club, held at the ‘Kaapse Maria’ café. This time we discussed the book ‘Nights at the Circus’ written by Angela Carter.  It was a fun and lovely evening and interesting thoughts about the different story parts in the book. This book club night was my little break in-between all the deadlines and to do’s. In total I had to finish four different projects of different sizes, had to give four different presentations and three exams. All part of my study.

Did not even upload a photo on Instagram, nor had enough time to read more than two books, nor had enough time for all the other ‘living-a-life’ stuff. No, the upmost priorities were these two weeks study and work.

Next month a new part of study challenge is on the way and a couple of nice small events and living life back to normal and starting with a sports and food challenge. So in total it sounds like a lot…but if I manage to do this all, it’s fine.

How did you start your New Year?

And do you have any New Year resolutions?

Greetings by Sophie

Blog

Blogposts structure of 2019

Hi readers,

2019 is already a month on the go and the past month I thought about starting the new year with some new changes / adjustments / improvements . An improved blogstructure!

I bought a lovely calendar of Dutch’s most famous quotes brand: Loesje.
And I bought a agenda from the same series as well. In the calendar I organise my blogposts and make some extra notes about all my ideas. The agenda is just a agenda for the personal life and to have a good overview of all the different appointments in my life this year. Of course stuff like deadlines and presentations for study, days I’ll be working as a student software tester, days to spend with friends and family and free time for some events, blogging, sports, household and selfstudying/preparations for everything thats coming up.

The new structure I thought of kind looks like this:

  • Monday #Book review
  • Tuesday #Top Ten / Interesting Ten
  • Wednesday #Series review
  • Thursday #Travel
  • Friday #Film review
  • Saturday’s #Healthy & Saturday’s #Tech
  • Sunday’s #YouTube

Writing a blog post for every day is quite a big challenge and it takes some big effort to investigate and write down everything I have gathered since the beginning of this blog in March 2015. But I am looking forward to this challenge…

How my life in 2019 (probably) looks like?

  • Studying Computer Science / Software Engineering with a particular interest in Data Engineering.
  • Working a couple of days per week as a Junior Software Tester
  • Writing, creating and redesigning this blog
  • Reading for The Bored to Death bookclub in Rotterdam
  • Working on some smaller (tech) projects
  • Socializing with friends and family
  • Somewhere sports… yeah still have to figure out how exactly. Having a warmth-allergy doesn’t make it easy to start something and go recklessly for it without proper guidance. 
  • Travel bits because I want to keep exploring the world, start small and in a couple of years more far away travels.
  • Blogging… writing and designing and communicating

Meanwhie I am also studying, working on some (tech)projects, reading for The Bored to Death bookclub, working as a Junior Tester and developing myself furthermore in (programming) languages.

I am still so curious and feel challenged by improving my languages the next couple of years. Such as:

  • Dutch (literature e.g.: style, words, sentences)
  • English (more fluent, better descriptions of emotions)
  • German (basic)
  • French (basic)
  • Italian (basic)
  • A Scandinavian language (Norwegian or Swedish)
  • A Celtic language (Scottish Gaelic or Irish)
  • Latin (basic), it is an ancient language but interesting for it’s use in history.
  • Greek (basic) and there is old-Greek new-Greek. I’ve had classes about old-Greek, still interesting with all the history and mythology and stuff.

And of course as an IT student I am also interesting in improving in my programming languages and architecture designs.

And I’ll try to use the new WordPress block editor, which looks at first nice because you can embed a lot of stuff.

So this is the ‘Blogposts structure of 2019’ update.

Have you used the new WordPress block editor already?

And what do you think of it?

And what do you think of my new ‘Blogposts structure of 2019’?

Greetings by Sophie