Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Movie VS Book: Me Before You

If you want to watch a movie that doesn’t leave your mind for the upcoming week than go to Me Before You. Or read the book. Or do both. I did both. I read the book first and then a week later I went to the cinema. I went as soon as the movie premiered here in Holland. I just needed some time to find to write about this awfully good movie and book.

Normally when I read books and I finish it, I cry, feel bad for the whole night and the next day and then I can start picking up normal life again. After reading Me Before You it took me longer than a day and night. The story doesn’t let me go. Right now, three weeks after watching the movie and four week after reading the book I’m typing this and I still get a weird feeling inside of me.

Lou is the best woman in the world. I love her so much, her wanting to help Will is so sweet. Will is a quadriplegic and Lou is going to take care of him. Her contract is only for six months. Lou believes it’s a try out six months contract but later on she find out why it's  a six months contract.

I’m not going to tell you more but the moment I found out why I was shocked. How, why, WHY?!
And I actually believed that the end would have been different. And I was crying. It didn’t surprise me since I’m an emotional wreck but still. Normally I feel bad or sad. But right now I was also sort of angry. Why would Will hurt Lou so badly. But I do understand Will’s decision.

Now, the book and the movie. I must say: this was very well done! Of course, the characters were more stereotype in the movie than in the book. In the book you read chapters of other characters also instead of only Lou’s point of view. You read Will’s father point of view and Lou’s sister. That makes things so much different and much more alive. Also Will’s family isn’t broken in the movie. His sister is nowhere to be seen. Also, the father who is cheating is not a part in the movie. Which makes the movie sad but less deep. The books shows that there was so much more going on in the peoples life.
Also, a very important part of Lou in the maze is skipped. But if I compare the book to the movie, no weird scenes are added or anything. Which makes me also LOVE the movie.

And it made me love Lou more. Her fashion is perfect in the movie. I love her for being her, her bumble bee leggings and white and red dotted heels. That is very well done in the movie. Just like I imagined Lou to be. Emelia Clarke did a good job. Also, Sam Caflin who plays Will did an unbelievable job at playing a quadriplegic. It’s weird to say something like that but I can’t imagine how hard it is to play that you can’t move your limbs. Being the whole filming process in the same position in the wheelchair. All I can say is that this a good movie AND book.

My friend Saschia didn’t read the book first. So in the movie she was crying harder than I did. I cried harder when I read the book. But she immediately wanted the book to read it. I don’t know if she’s actually reading it but I can’t wait to hear what she has to say after reading the book!

Xx Rianne
Monday, 11 July 2016

Life update: My 100th blogpost, blog fears and going to the USA!

This post is a little bit special to me because it is my 100th blogpost! How crazy is that, huh?! I had no idea that I would enjoy blogging so much. I thought it was just a phase I was in. But I’ve realised that I’m actually really serious about blogging. It took me a little while to figure that out because I was/am very insecure about my blog. I’m always thinking about what others would say. What will they think of me? What if I make a grammar mistake? Would they think I’m stupid? Do I fail if a blogpost doesn’t get that much views as someone else’s blogpost? What if they don’t like the things I’m writing about?

I’ve realised that these things are freaking me out. I don’t want them too but it happens. And when I tell people that I blog they all react very positive. But I’m still scared even though they tell me that I shouldn’t be. So right now I’m just writing to my online audience with not many people around me actually knowing that I blog. Oh the fear…. I only tell people when they’re asking for it and that doesn’t happen very much… Are others with the same fears out there?
But, now something else. After all, this is a ‘Life Update’ and I think that you all should know that I go to the USA in January!! Wednesday the 13th of July I will know for sure if I’m going. So it’s still a bit tricky to tell you guys this three days before everything is official. But I’m almost kind of sure that I get my last 2,5 points and go to my 4th year and then go for 2 weeks to the USA! I’m so excited to see what it’s like over there. I’m going to do a research project on prejudice. About how we Dutchies think of Americans and what Americans think of us Dutchies. I can’t wait to go Grand Rapids, to visit Chicago and Detroit and go the Cornerstone University and explore life there! It’s just so excited and that’s why I already told you all before everything is 100% sure I’m going. So I’ll update this blogpost on Wednesday or Thursday if I’m actually going. I hope I won’t forget it because life is going crazy. Friday was my last day of school, today I’ve worked and then 3 more days of work and I’m off to France for 2 weeks!

I can’t wait to relax and do nothing but enjoy the sun and the freedom. We go camping and I won’t take my laptop with me. Which means I also can’t write any blogposts while I’m gone. So for the next two weeks there won’t be any blogposts. I think even three weeks. We come home Saturday at midnight and I don’t know if I have time on Sunday or Monday to write a blogpost after a very tiring and long car trip. So, at least the next two Monday’s no blogpost and maybe later in the third week a post. But I’m not going to promise anything.

You know what? Just keep an eye on my blog every now and then and you’ll see when I’ve uploaded a new blogpost. You can also subscribe to get an email when I’ve put a blogpost online! Also, I still am active on my Instagram and a little bit active on Twitter. I’m not the best tweeter of the world you might have noticed but I'm really trying ;) See you there!

Have a nice holiday!

Xx Rianne


I made it! I go to my 4th and last year of my study! I also booked my ticket for the trip to the USA in January. I hope I can keep you up to date about the trip. Somewhere in November I'll get more information from school and I hope I can take you along on this adventure. But for now, I'm going to pack my bag. We're leaving tomorrow night for a fun camping holiday in France! All the love!