Friday, March 2, 2012

TGIF and Follow Friday (3-2-12)

Happy Friday, everybody! Where ever you are, I hope that you are having great weather like we are here in Pittsburgh. Today's forecast? 60 and sunny. Gorgeous! (But it's supposed to snow the next two days, so we only get a little teaser of spring). I hope that everyone had a great Leap Day ... I was working, but I think most people were. Now, onto the Friday fun ...

Parajunkee asks:

What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show?

Well, I don't like most movie adaptations of books since they are never as good as the book. Some TV shows work, though, but I think that's because they get so far away from the book that it creates enough distance between the two to resist comparisons (I'm thinking of Gossip Girl). However, I did just finish Maisie Dobbs (review will be up in a few weeks) and think that would make a great TV show (it reminds me of Downton Abbey, just a bit).

GReads asks:

Book Moments: What has been your favorite moment (scene) in a book that you've read so far in 2012? Please be kind & not include spoilers.

Great question! I would have to say The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost (link to my review) by Rachel Friedman had quite a few moments that had me thinking. Rachel points out (several times) that as Americans, we are born to work and make money. There's not much time for travel and exploration of the world around us. The way that she stated it, though, was just so thought-provoking that I had to put the book down for a few minutes to take her point in. We are raised with the idea that we will work (either once finishing high school or college), and we do it nonstop until we retire. Sure, we have a few vacation weeks every year, but not the amount that other people get in different countries. It just really made me stop and think and want to change this "just keep working and making money" attitude that we have as Americans.

So, what book would you like to see turned into a movie/TV show? Favorite book moment of 2012 so far? Let me know, and have a great weekend!


  1. Hmmm I've never heard that book but it sounds really good! Great pick :)

    Here's my FF!

  2. That sounds like a really interesting book. I wonder if the rest of the world appear to travel more widely because we come from much smaller countries where you guys in the States can see so many different places without leaving your own borders.

  3. I'm not a huge fan of book to movies- they usually disappoint me. And I'm very interested in The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost, especially because I travel for a living. I'm wondering what my thoughts will be on it. Check out my FF here.
    New follower! Happy reading :)

  4. I'm in Pittsburgh too... it didn't end up being all that sunny :( cute blog!

  5. That sounds like a great book! Definitely checking it out. :)

    Jess @ Gone with the Words
    My TGIF! Follow Friday post :)

  6. Hopping through. I'll have to check out Maisie Dobbs if it reminded you of Downton Abbey.

  7. I just saw that book in the bookstore last week! I really wanted to get it, but wasn't sure. Now I kind of want to have it and read it since I love travel stories :)