I enjoyed reading this and I put the movie on hold at the library. I'm forty-fifth in line 😄
#RedRoseSeptember Day 30: Michael Ende, beloved author of #NeverEndingStory, has a museum at the International Youth Library in Munich which I‘ve had the privilege of visiting quite a few times while serving as an International Research Fellow in 2016 and 2017. Here is the link to my post detailing my first visit to my book castle which is reputed to be the largest international children‘s library in the whole world: https://wp.me/pDlzr-aak
And here is the second part 😊👍
So close, I have been working on reading every book from one author a couple of times but I always get sidetracked by other books. I'm easily distracted by shiny new books 😁
Movie adaptation I liked better than the book, Neverending story, could barely finish reading it not sure why I was so bored with the book.
Day 2 #BFC I finished The Neverending Story, got my second walk for the week in, and it looks like I will get 10,000 steps in today ✅🏃🏼♀️📚🎧💪🏻🎉
First 30 minute walk for the #BookFitnessChallenge 🎉🏃🏼♀️🎧📚✅
If you‘ve only seen the movie then you know the 1st 2/5ths (I did the math) of the book pretty well. While the film ends once Bastian enters the magical world of Fantasia*, the book follows his journey as he is twisted by his wish-fulfilling powers that steal his memories of Earth into a monstrous demagogue. His journey back to himself is a slow one, but rewarding all the same.
I recommend this classic to all fantasy fans.
Print > audio.
So Atreyu is headed back to the Ivory Tower to tell the Childlike Empress of his failure which means we are about to hit the big divergence point between book and movie.
I always thought of this as a halfway point when reading but I‘m actually 5 hrs down with 8 to go on audio.
I remember liking the darker, stranger 2nd part of the book but it seems to get no love in Litsy reviews and it‘s been years. We‘ll see if it holds up for me.
So I made it through the Swamps of Sadness on audio. Poor Artax was not so lucky.
The scene in the movie is so brutal (aided by the fact that the kid playing Atreyu acts the hell out of it) but in the book Artax is a TALKING horse which adds a whole ‘nother layer of agony to it.
“If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-
If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.”
Yes, I have a copy in English and a copy in German already. No, I cannot read (much) in German. But tell me, how was I supposed to resist this cover? 😱
This movie was one of my favorites as a kid, and I still enjoy it as an adult. As a child I never read the book, but I'm glad I finally did. 😍
There is so much Ende writes into the journey across Fantastica that dosent occur in the film. I felt like a child again while reading this. I was caught up in this magical dream world and I never wanted it to end. 💜💚 Falkor is still my favorite.💙💛
#LitsyAtoZ Letter N @BookishMarginalia
If I‘m honest, this could be about 100 pages shorter without losing much. It‘s obvious why the filmmakers only used the first half. Still, it‘s a heartwarming fantasy book with some great life lessons and the ending left me in happy tears (again). Book two finished for #24B4Monday and this will be on its way to @LauraBeth on Monday for #LMPBC #round5 #GroupR
Sorry I‘m a day late. Except for checking tags I did t Litsy yesterday. So I have some catch up.
In Alice in Wonderland the caterpillar is the sage. The confusing character who keeps asking “Who are you”. Meaning who is Alice and why is she important. This made me think of the Southern Oracle. It shows who you are inside and sometimes the answer is not awesome.
Another day, another doctor's appointment (I'm ok, just a regular check!).
Atreyu is keeping me good company!!!
1. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende / Il Nome Della Rosa by Umberto Eco
2. I've always like the kind of real love Erica Falck and Patrik Hedstrom have in Camila Läckberg's books, but I haven't read them all so I don't know if I'll change my mind about it in the future!
3. Cosa Non Farei Per Trovare Un Fidanzato by La Pina (it's an Italian book that hasn't been translated in yet, but it's so much fun!!!)
What a magical story! I was very familiar with the movie as a child, but found this so much more enjoyable. Half of the book is a story of Bastian rebuilding Fantastica which was a great adventure to go on. Well written, and very atmospheric I felt as if I were sucked into the world of Fantastica. Highly reccomend this book.
Greetings #LMPBC #Round5 #GroupR! My last group did a reveal ahead of time so others could weigh-in. These are the ones I‘m considering (top two are my top two). Please let me know if anything looks terrible, looks really interesting, or if I should scrap this stack and start over. I have a little of just about everything on my shelves, so if there‘s a genre you want me to look for, let me know. I‘ll tag the other books in the comments. 😁
I haven't had much time to myself lately because I'm finally back to work... therefore my reading has been pretty slow. But I'm loving this book so far 💕
I find it a little bit hard to understand sometimes because I'm not reading it in my mother-language, so all the names like will-o'-the-wisp or night-hob are pretty difficult for me to translate and imagine... thank God for WordReference 😉
Saw this pretty edition of the Neverending Story yesterday. It was in plastic and I was in a hurry, so I don‘t know if it is written in two colours... if it is, I might get it next time😊
1. The YA label is so ill-defined to me that I don‘t really understand its purpose.
3. George and Joyce, Sue and Rex aka RC aka Buck
4. Bill & Ted? The Last Unicorn? The Dark Crystal? The Neverending Story? Disney‘s Robin Hood with the fox? Bedknobs & Broomsticks? Willow? Labyrinth? The Muppet Movie? The Great Muppet Caper? It‘s kind of a crowded field.
#HelloThursday Childhood Edition!
1. La Strangera Griffignana, by Maria Vago (there is no translation for it in other languages)
2. Disneyland with my family!
3. Do homeworks count as chore?!
4. A stuffed animal I still have and I am pretty sure he's alive and protecting me from monsters at night!
5. If "The Neverending Story" is anything as the movie, it'd definitely be my favourite! I'll read it, I promise!
I don‘t know about this one. I grew up watching the 80s film during Christmas holidays. They used the first part of the book for the film and I had fun reading it. But then it got…maybe not boring, but definitely less engaging. With every chapter it felt more like Michael Ende wanted a way to poor as many fantastical creatures and adventures in just one story. It took me forever to finish it and left me quite dissatisfied.
I'm curious, how do other Littens feel about book series? It's getting increasingly hard to find stand alone novels, especially in genre fiction. I understand it from an author's and publisher's point of view, the profitability of multiple books as opposed to a one shot hit, but does anyone else get tired of waiting 3, 5, 10 or more years to see how the story shakes out? GoT has been going on for 23 years now, with the conclusion 👇👇
I was really excited to read this, as I loved the movie as a kid. The first half of the book, on which the movie was based, was great! Then the second half was a pretty big disappointment. I don‘t know if I ever saw the second movie, so I‘m not sure if it followed Bastian‘s time in Fantastica. But I can see why they ended the original movie where they did. It made for a much better story. 2nd half is a snoozefest.
I‘m turning in for the night. I‘ve done pretty well for the #24b42019, but tomorrow I‘m back to work and have a NYE party to go to, so I‘m not expecting to quite get to 24 hrs. We shall see! I‘ve got 60 pages left in the tagged book and an hour and 15 minutes left in Lilac Girls. I‘d love to finish them both up tomorrow!
This passage from The Neverending Story describes my (and probably your) book passion better than anything I‘ve ever read!
I bet you can‘t read it without your heart starting to flutter and a feeling of longing starting to fill you.
I‘m a little over 14 hours in to #24b42019 readathon, and it‘s going great! This book was a great choice for possibly my last of the year. 💕🍀🐉
One thing I look forward to on the one vacation I take a year is the book I choose to read over that vacation. This year I chose one of my all time favorite childhood stories The Never Ending Story. This will be my first time reading the book. My amazing wife @GypsyKat got me this beautiful edition for my birthday last year. Enjoying it so much already!
So I just got mad at my husband for calling him Puff the Magic Dragon and started crying.😂😂😂 BTW I just learned I have to teach him all about Falkor and The Neverending Story good thing I have the Blu-Ray and the Audiobook lol 😍😍😍😍.
Thank you @Endowarrior21 !!! Not 1, but 2 movies, 2 books, *and* another book! Plus the beautiful pillow case & the very cool bookmark!! I 💗 everything!! 💙💚💜The neverending story is one of my all time favorite books & movies and now I have my own copies!! 👏🏽👏🏽 And I can't wait to get into the other books and *finally* see The Color Purple again after all these years (I saw it when I was little & don't remember it at all 😁) Thank you!!💙💜
So viele Bücher hab ich erst einmal zur Seite gelegt, weil ich momentan wohl einfach noch nicht für sie bereit bin...kennt ihr das?
Nun versuche ich meine Leseblockade mit der unendlichen Geschichte zu überwinden.
Hat der Film euch als Kind auch so fasziniert? 😍
Habt ein schönes Wochenende!
#buch #buchliebe #buecher #buecherwurm #lesen #lesezeit #lesestoff #leseliebe #bibliophile #teaandbooks #bookaholic #bookworm #ilovetoread