Friday, 27 May 2011

Follow Friday/ Book Blogger Hop (14)

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Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?


I only really read 'hard copies' as people say, the real books. As for how many I read a week - I'm quite a slow reader and I'm usually pretty busy, as I have college in the morning and work every evening during the week. But I will get through 2-3 on a good week. But occasionally I might only get through one. I don't like those weeks.


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Book Blogger Hop

"What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?"

Oooooooh! Tough one! I'm usually very critical when a production company even considers making a film out of a book I've read. Especially if i really liked it. 
One's that I've liked are Lord of the Rings (only my favorite films of all time), Harry Potter, Holes and also recently Tomorrow, when the War Began. I had a few problems with, but overall, I thought it was great! 

I'm sure there are loads that I've forgotten, but a couple that stick in my mind are Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging. I read those books when I was younger, and they were brilliantly funny. But the charm of the books was in the writing and how it was written, and it was ruined the second they decided to put it on the screen. I am Number Four was also pretty laughably bad. 

There are also loads of future movies coming out from books that I love. I'm not really happy about it at all. I know it's all about money making, but I'm honestly tired of seeing movies out of ever slightly popular book. The Hunger Games, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Uglies and City of Bones are all apparently future movies.

I'm just praying that they don't try and adapt the Gone Series. That just would NOT work as a movie on any level whatsoever. 

9 comments:

  1. Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love. Come and join Read My Review on my blog which currently has a Outdoors theme. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  2. I didn't like I am Number Four either but I though LOTR was great! Great answers. Happy Reading

    Ange

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  3. I know what you mean about being critical of possible adaptations. There's just so much that can go wrong. My favorite is Fight Club, though I saw the movie first so maybe that helped. Also, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The movie is actually pretty true to the book.

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  4. Harry Potter & LOTR are great choices.

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  5. Let’s kick off Memorial Day Weekend with some scandal and controversy.

    I absolutely loved every minute of the Lord of the Rings films and felt they hit the mark when they brought Tolkien’s masterpiece to the big screen.
    (ducking as rotten tomatoes are thrown at me as the torches are lit and the pitchforks raised)

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  6. Hellou~!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Thank goodness I'm not the only "slow" reader in the world! :)

    As for the movie adaptations.. I didn't know they're adapting The Forest Of Hands and Teeth! Ok then, i gotta move this book up on my reading list :) I'm anxious to see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Dark Tower by Stephen King and I pray they won't f** it up :)

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  7. I used to only read physical copies because I didn't have an eReader. Now that I do, I read from both. :)

    Yey! Harry Potter all the way!

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  8. I too have noticed that more and more book series are being turned into movies. I hope they get better at getting them right.

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  9. Hi hopping on by! Old follower.
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