Goodreads Description: “From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!”
Yesterday I was looking for a short read (well listen), so I seen Mary Poppins and decided that would be the one. It also seemed like a fun book to get me through half of the day at work. I also really love the movie, so why not?
Reading the book made me realize that the movie is completely wrong in so many ways. I feel like if I read this book before ever seeing the movie, I would have absolutely hated the fact that it was so different. It’s also said that the movie is based on the first four books in the series, so I may read those at some point.
I only gave the book 3 stars because well, I’m so used to the movie (and love it so much) and it annoyed me that they were so different. I didn’t hate the book and it was pretty enjoyable, just not completely. Even Mary Poppins was portrayed differently in the movie than in the book. I can see why it had to be different in some ways though, so I’m not being completely unfair.
BUT! I love Mary Poppins (the movie) and probably always will. I grew up watching that on repeat a million times a day. The book was good and I’m sure a lot of people would love it. It’s just hard to fall in love with something that you’ve seen differently for so many years. It was a great short read though. I’m glad I decided to read it.
And on a random note: I am beyond tired. My furbabies woke me up at 6am to be fed and the pup to be walked. Thankfully the boyfriend did all that for me. He usually does on the weekends. I still haven’t been back to sleep though because my kitten (I still can’t bring myself to call him a cat) has been jumping on and off me all morning. He’s also been carrying around his ribbon toy and it’s kind of annoying. It’s loud because the end is plastic. He cries if you take it away, so I decided to just let him have it. He’s spoiled. Both my kitten and my dog are.
I would suck as a mom, lol. I’m glad kids are not in my plan for my life; not that I even have a plan. I don’t make plans or things like that and because of that, I am a lot happier. I’ve come to realize that life is so much easier when you’re not worried about future things or not accomplishing goals you set. I just live my life day by day and take things as they come. I never let too much bother me because there’s no use in that.
Anyway, I might try to get some more sleep before the boyfriend gets home from work. We have a Valentine’s date with the library and a new Goodwill. 🙂 I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
What books have you read that became a movie? Were there any that you were really disappointed with?
3 thoughts on “Mary Poppins.”
I read the Mary Poppins books as a child and loved them… then I saw the film and I believe that’s where my cautiousness about films of books started. Have you watched Saving Mr Banks which tells the story of PL Travers working with Disney to make the film?
I haven’t watched Saving Mr. Banks yet, but I really want to. Hopefully I can check that out soon.
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