Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday! How about some Blog Hops?

GReads! question is one I've seen before, but it's worth another look:


Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?

I know the worst will get a lot of votes -- Eragon has to be up there for that award. I recently saw The Help and really thought they did a good job with that one. I think all of the Harry Potters were very good. Of course, every detail from the book can't be in the movies, but these were very true to the book.

This is a timely question, since I just watched Snow Flower and the Secret Fan last night and was very disappointed. This is one of my favorite books of all time. While I thought it was a good movie, it really was only "based" on the book. The book is about Chinese culture, the movie is a story about two Chinese girls in the present, and their ancestors as young girls in the past. When I see something like this, it really makes me want to read the book again immediately, so I can get back the "specialness" of that reading experience. The movie left a bad taste in my mouth.


Parajunkee and Alison are wanting to know:


Question: Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?

Ooohh. Good question. Well, I'm going to say The Help, even though that was part of my answer for the previous question. I also think, for certain dystopian lovers, Divergent and Blood Red Road, which were a couple of my favorite reads this year. For more dramatic reading, you can't beat Between Shades of Gray. For a good contemporary, I would have to recommend The Sky is Everywhere. There are some books still on my list that could probably be on here (Lola and the Boy Next Door and Daughter of Smoke and Bone to name a few), but since I haven't read them (they are on my list), I won't recommend them. Whew. I could go on, but I won't....



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11 comments:

  1. I had a hard time picking just one book to give! I mean, what's my dad going to like that my best friend will also like? These are all good choices!
    Happy #FF and Happy Reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  2. YA author and new follower from Follow Friday!

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  3. Wow, I haven't read ANY of those :( But I really want to read The Help and Lola and the Boy Next Door! They sound awesome! Great picks :)

    Here's my FF!

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  4. all awesome picks! :) love blood red road!

    Following you here!! Will you stop by my post?! I have a giveaway going on as well! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-great-ya-read.html

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  5. I honestly think many of the fans of the Inheritance cycle were disappointed with Eragon. It had the potential to be such a great movie - but it wasn't :(

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  6. I promised a couple of fellow book bloggers I wouldn’t “machine gun” my Follow Friday posts on the blogs I visit but this week’s Follow Friday has inspired me to make an important exception.

    The book I think everyone should read is a work of non-fiction called The Four Hour Workweek. The thing is, the book is very well written and entertaining so it reads like a work of fiction. What the book can do to enhance your life and change the way you live day by day seems unbelievable on its face which might mark it a legitimate work of fiction for the skeptics out there.

    If you read this work of non-fiction and really follow the advice it gives and apply the insights you’ll gain, your life will read like a modern tale fairytale.

    I encourage, implore and even insist you follow me back to my book blog so you can find out why I think EVERYONE should read The Four Hour Workweek – http://www.howardsherman.net

    TGIFF!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  7. Lots of votes for Eragon yes!

    Divergent is such a good book - great suggestion.
    I really want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Lola and the Boy Next Door too. May have to get one of them this weekend (I found some book tokens I haven't spent :D)

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  8. Wow, I picked Between Shades of Gray too. I loved most of those books. Great choices.

    Please stop by The Nocturnal Library. for #FF.
    Make sure to enter the giveaway as well, if you're interested in Aussie YA.

    Maja

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  9. I loved the movie of The Help but I haven't read the book. I also loved Divergent and Lola and the Boy Next Door. I have Blood Red Road, The Sky Is Everywhere, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my TBR list! Great Picks!

    New Follower!
    Visit my FF Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  10. Divergent, Smoke and Bone, Lola... all great gifting picks. I still haven't read The Help.
    New GFC follower from FF.
    My Follow Friday

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  11. Hopping through. I just finished watching the Help movie. It was great. I love the book too.
    My Hop

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