The Sunday Exchange (11/4/18): Share a Post about a Text You Understood Differently upon Returning to It

Sunday ExchangeIntroduction

The Sunday Exchange is a new weekly feature we are introducing at Pages Unbound where we ask you, our readers, to share a post from your own blog that matches the week’s theme.  The goal is to allow you to share posts you are proud of or think other people will find interesting and to help other people find fun posts to read.

This Week’s Theme

Share a Post about a Text (Book, Film, Show, etc.) You Understood Differently When You Returned to It

The “Rules”

  1. Share your post title, the URL of the post, AND a brief explanation of what the post is/why you think people might like to read it in a comment on this blog post.
  2. Try to make the post fit the week’s theme.
  3. Please share only one post each week.
  4. The post does not have to be recent. It can be from any time in your blog’s archives.
  5. Consider visiting some other bloggers’ posts.
  6. We won’t be closing the comments after a week has passed, so *technically* you can still add your post later, but it may not get that much traffic if you share your post a month later.

That’s it! We hope you participate, and check back next Sunday for a new theme and another chance to share!

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Movie Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service

My memories of Kiki were always of a bright, fun film.  I loved that Kiki could fly around on her broom, have adventures, and talk to her cat!  When I rewatched the film one day, however, I saw it was a little more serious than I remembered!

12 thoughts on “The Sunday Exchange (11/4/18): Share a Post about a Text You Understood Differently upon Returning to It

  1. mgerardmingo says:

    This summer, I read Steven Hyden’s recent book on classic rock’s decline, “Twilight of the Gods,” which reprints some of his articles that I’d already read years ago. It was of course interesting to revisit those piece from a new perspective, but I was even more keen to observe how Hyden reworks and retools his previous writings for the new project.

    Title: “Play the Hits, but Play Them Slant: On Steven Hyden’s ‘Twilight of the Gods'”


    • Briana | Pages Unbound says:

      I remember when you first posted this, and it was so refreshing to read because I like The Force Awakens! I’ve actually seen the six earlier films a second time since then (when I commented I had only seen them once), and I think I do like them more than I did the first time I saw them. But I wouldn’t have bothered to give them another chance if I hadn’t liked The Force Awakens.

      That said, I thought The Last Jedi was kind of a mess, but someone told me the (writer? director? someone in charge?) changed in the middle, so things that were supposed to tie together got changed and now just…don’t.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Michael J. Miller says:

        Well J.J. Abrams wrote and directed TFA. Disney asked him to do TLJ too but he said he wasn’t ready to make it as quickly as they wanted it. He likes to see how his films do, see fan reactions, sit with the story for a bit, and map it out from there. Disney, not wanting to wait, brought in Rian Johnson to write and direct TLJ. So there was no cohesion with the two films. And Johnson has said his revelations (Rey’s parents for example) *may* be upheld by J.J. (who’s coming back for Episode IX) or they may not. It seems like each new writer/director can do whatever they want and that does open it up for major disconnects in the story. I’ve always been a fan of J.J.’s – since the days of ‘Alias’ – so I’d’ve liked to see what he’d’ve done with all three films in his control.


      • Michael J. Miller says:

        Yay!! What did you think?!? Even with my “it’s complicated” relationship with the Disney Canon I ADORED ‘Rogue One.’ As to your becoming a Star Wars fan yet, well as Obi-Wan Kenodi said, “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world” :).


  2. Grab the Lapels says:

    A few years ago I watched Like Water for Chocolate on Netflix simply because I knew the name. I didn’t know anything about the film except that I often confused the title with Water for Elephants. This past year, I recommended that my book club read the novel, hoping that it would be just as fun. Turns out, the book relies on magical realism much more heavily than the movie, and I loved it even more. It makes more sense to have multiple moments of oddity in real life rather than just the food. The people also seemed more real in the novel. Here is my book review:


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