Good afternoon, it seems like years since I last wrote a blog post for you all. My missing in action doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, it means life just has gotten in the way. So far the 2020’s have had their challenges, and I am not loving them. Hoping for better days and years ahead. It is my hope that you all are finding time to lose yourselves in great books.
I have some exciting news to share. News that you may or not know about concerning the book, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Back in August of 2016 I wrote a post about the book All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. At the time I said the book was brilliant, and here we are seven years later. The book is still at the top of my favorite books of all time and the story has stuck with me. It s is my hope that you read it, loved it and it too is one of your favorites.
In September of this year, I received an invitation to take part in a private online event to watch the first episode of the limited series coming to Netflix. One of the producers, Shawn Levy of Stranger Things fame introduced the first episode and following the show he did a Q & A with the author Anthony Doerr. Let me say, the first episode was incredible. The Q & A was fascinating. Shawn Levy’s passion for the story comes through in every scene of the show and drove him to get the series made.
The young actress who plays Marie-Laure Leblanc is a Shawn Levy discovery. Out of thousands of auditions, the moment he saw her, he knew she had to play Marie-Laure. Aria Mia Loberti herself is blind, and she sure shines in this series. She brings so much heart to the show and I can’t picture anyone else playing the role. Other names in the series are Hugh Laurie from House and Mark Ruffalo as Marie’s father.
I sat on the edge of the sofa to watch the sneak preview and just as the book pulled me in never wanting to leave, so does the show, I was hooked. The producer’s and actors bring the pages to life and I didn’t want it to end, it is a magical experience.
The limited four episode series drops on Netflix on November 2, 2023. Below are a few links, one to the trailer and a couple for a look behind the scenes. It is my hope that you all have Netflix. If so, please mark your calendars and get ready for Anthony Doerr’s, All the Light We Cannot See to come to life. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
In the meantime and until next time,
P.S. During lockdown I discovered another one of my favorite author’s, Fredrik Backman’s books, Brit-Marie Was Here was turned into a film. It too was wonderful, and a feel good story. Right now, you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
So grab your favorite drink, popcorn or movie snack and enjoy!