Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Blogger Hop May 27-30 & Follow Friday Fun

This is my second week doing the Book Blogger Hop, hosted weekly by Crazy For Books.  Be sure to stop by her blog to check it out! 

This week's question: What book-to-movie adaptation have you liked most?  Which have you disliked?

My favorite book-to-movie adaptation is definitely Harry Potter.  I think they've stayed pretty true to the books, and I think all the actors are perfect in their roles.  As for ones I haven't liked - and I'm sure I'm going to catch a lot of flack for this - the Twilight series, with the possible exception of Eclipse.  It's not that I don't like the movies per se, it's that I think most of the actors are so painfully bad that they butchered the movies.  By Eclipse, some of the worst of them seem to finally be learning to act, so I have some hope for Breaking Dawn.  One movie that I thought was actually better than the book - not something I say often - is The Notebook, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.  I saw the movie first - again, not something I normally do - then read the book and didn't really enjoy it that much.  I had a few other people tell me the same thing, so I know it's not just me.


I'm joining another new weekly theme this week: Follow Friday Fun, hosted by Parajunkee  Check out her blog for details/rules and to join!

This week's question: How many books do you read in a week?  And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

How many books I read depends on how long they are and how much time I have during the week, since I'm the slowest reader in the world.  On a good week, I can read two small-to-medium sized books.  If they're really long, it might take me an entire week, sometimes longer.  It also depends on how good they are - if it's something really good that I can't put down, I seem to be able to read faster.  Go figure.  I read all my books in actual book format since I don't own an e-reader, and I think my mind would wander if I tried to listen to audio books.

Happy Friday, everyone!  Have a great weekend!  I'll be back tomorrow or Sunday with my latest Library Loot post.  Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you were here, and I'll be sure to visit you in return!


  1. I haven't read HP but I saw the first three or four movies and they were good. I agree with you on Twilight movies, a lot of acting isn't good.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I loved the Harry Potter movies as well. I've only read the first book though. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, but I hear they get better so I really need to keep reading them.

    And yay! Glad we agree about Twilight! lol I also agree about Eclipse. They seem to be getting better at acting so hopefully Breaking Dawn will be good. Probably not, but oh well. lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog hop/follow friday as well!

    ♥ Sarah

  3. Two books a week isn't bad, expecially since you seem to be a busy person. :)

    I like the name of your blog. :)

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  4. Yay, I'm so happy you also believe that the movies based on Nicholas Spark's books are better. So far it's 3 for 3.

    I love your blog and am your newest follower!!

    Evie@Paromantasy<a href="</a>

  5. Honestly, I cannot remember Meyer's books well enough to say whether I thought the movies followed them very well. To me, both were extremely forgettable.

    It's nice to see that someone else reads at about the same pace! Everyone reading 4+ books a week was making me feel as though I was falling down on the job! Ack!

    I'm a new follower ^_^

    Here's my FF and BBH:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  6. I agree with Harry Potter, good answer.

  7. Hey

    Hopping by from FF. I'm glad there's somebody else who doesn't have an e-reader. I was starting to feel like i'd missed something.

    Harry Potter definitely.

    Liking your blog.

    Amy (new follower)

  8. You really should try an audiobook sometime, you might like it. I think audios are particularly good for keeping alert on long car trips.

    Happy Friday!
    I'm following you now.

  9. Hey you, 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

  10. I'm glad to have found your blog! I'm a new follower.

    I'm able to read around 2 books a week unless I am very busy and then probably only 1. I usually average about 75 books a year.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

  11. Totally agree with you on Twilight. The acting is SO bad. You're not alone at all on this one!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop.


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