Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday! (5-27-11)

Happy Friday and Memorial Day Weekend to you all! I am very excited for this weekend ... I am working, sadly, but it marks the official start of summer. Lots of time sitting outside, reading, and lots of watermelon (I just love watermelon!) Well, with the end of another week means that it is time for the Book Blog Hop (hosted by Crazy for Books) and Follow Friday (hosted by Parajunkee).

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

Well, for which one I have liked the most, I would have to say Harry Potter. I think that those films capture the spirit of the books perfectly, and I am continually amazed at how well they translate the books to the bog screen. Sure, they leave some stuff out, but what they put in the movie is always so well done. I don't know what to do after this last movie comes out, though!

As far as least favorite adaption, I don't know if I can pick one as easily. I didn't really like P.S. I Love You. I think it mostly had to do with the way that Hilary Swank portrayed her character. Also, I did not like Dear John at all. I'm not a big Nicholas Sparks fan, but wanted to see this movie. The book was alright, but the movie just didn't match up with the book at all. 

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

It depends. It's a cop out answer, but it really does depend on the week and what book I am reading. I read at least 2 books a week, sometimes only 1, but sometimes more. If I am reading a chunkster, then that's probably the only book that I will read that week. And I am strictly the written word! I can't listed to audiobooks ... they move to slowly for me. I just like my hardcover/paperback books, no Nooks, no Kindles, just paper, please!

So, what's your fave book-to-movie adaption? Least fave? Let me know! And have a fun and safe holiday weekend!


  1. I'm visiting via Follow Friday.
    My weekly reading really depends as well.

    I hope you have a nice weekend.

    following you now!

  2. 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)

    Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  3. Hey Kristen, just stopping by on the follow & hop! I have issues with books made into movies!
    Come see why!
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  4. I wouldn't get to read much if it wasn't for my Sony Ereader. I always wish I could read more.

  5. I chose HP, too. Of course the movies aren't as good as the books, but I think Hollywood did well, considering how difficult it must have been to adapt a series like that to the big screen.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  6. I've heard a lot of people say they didn't like Dear John as a movie. That's to bad. I haven't read it so I don't know. I agree with the HP series. They did a good job.

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