Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow Friday Fun (15) & TGIF @ GReads (11)

Weekly recap - what's been going on at Ramblings of a Daydreamer:

Follow Friday Fun Week 15: This weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Check out their blogs for details/rules, and to join!  Also, be sure to check out this week's featured bloggers on each of the girls' sites!

This week's question: What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character? 

The first one that comes to mind is Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, because I just finished reading it earlier this week and loved it. I pictured it as a movie in my head, so I’d love to actually see it on the big screen. As for the cast, I have absolutely no clue. I hardly ever picture characters in books as actors, so it’s really hard for me to cast characters. If I heard suggestions, I could tell you whether I thought they fit or not, but it's really hard for me to actually come up with possibilities on my own...weird, I know.


TGIF at GReads Week 11: TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads - be sure to check out her blog and join in the fun!

This week's question: Banned Books: How do you feel about the censorship of the freedom to read? Do you think the education system needs to be more strict on what children are exposed to in books?

As a reader and a writer, I don’t agree with censorship. Hell, even as a music lover and a TV/movie watcher, I don’t agree with censorship. I think we should have the right to read, watch, and listen to what we want, and to speak our minds about all of it. 

I’ve read a bunch of banned books. Some of them were part of the curriculum in high school (The Diary of Anne Frank, To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men, to name a few). A lot of books that have great lessons and messages also happen to have some questionable content. I think it all evens out in the end, and I know that a lot of the mandatory books I read and loved in high school, I probably never would have read on my own just for pleasure. Other than curriculum books, I think libraries should carry a wide variety – if kids want to read, that desire shouldn’t be hindered, it should be encouraged and nurtured.

Well, happy Friday, book lovers! Hard to believe tomorrow's the 1st of October. With this being banned book week, how do you feel about banned books? If you participate in either of these memes (or even if you don't), I'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment and I'll be sure to visit you in return. :-) Have a great weekend!



  1. Hopping through. I've heard so many good things about Amy and Roger...I want to read it. I can see it being a great movie.
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  2. I haven't read that. I have the characters of my books so perfected in my mind, I don't think I could cast their parts. Thanks for stopping by. I am a follower.

  3. I haven't read the Epic Detour yet, but sounds good! I think people who try to ban a book are narrow-minded. As Oscar Wilde said: “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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  4. i think some of the books banned is ridiculous but i have another take on censorship.

  5. I can't wait to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! :)

  6. Thanks for visiting my site, I'm now following you back. Haven't heard of the books you listed but will definitely look them up.

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  7. Amy & Roger is a great pick for this one! It's definitely one of my favorite reads!

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  8. Amy & Roger is a fantastic pick! We haven't had a great road trip movie for a while, and I could see this one just taking off. I kind of picture the kid who played Luke Cafferty on Friday Night Lights as Roger. I don't even know why.

    Old follower hopping by! Happy reading!

  9. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour!!! I can't believe I almost forgot about that one! But wow; I would love that as movie.

  10. Hi, I enjoy reading your blog and thank you for visiting mine.

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  11. Hi, new follower here! Great Halloween header you have!

    Anyway, I haven't heard of the Amy & Roger book, but will certainly look it up. If you think it would make a great movie, then it must be really good!

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    Happy Sunday!! : )

  12. I haven't read Amy & Roger but I've heard about it.


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