Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow Friday (2) and Book Blogger Hop (2)

This is my second Follow Friday (hosted by Parajunkee) and Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Crazy for Books).

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

Umm, it depends on the week, but I generally read two or three books a day (depending on the length or how un-putdownable they are), so I would have to go with about 12 books a week. (There are some days when I am too busy with school/family/other stuff to read much at all.)

I read most books in paperback and hardback, but I have a PC Kindle as well as an Adobe Reader (also PC) that I read maybe two or three books a week on.

This week's question is:

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

I really like the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings adaptations, as well as both the Pride and Prejudice mini-series and movie. I actually liked the Stardust movie adaptation better than the book (which hardly ever happens with me!).

I really didn't like what they did to Eragon. It was a really fun book and they completely destroyed the story in the movie. Another awful adaptation would be The Seeker, based on The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. It was a marvelous book and they mangled it. There are quite a few movies in the works for books that I am interested in (Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games, a new Captain Blood, The Hobbit, Airborn, etc., etc., etc.) and I really hope they do a good job on them. They should know by now that people don't like it when their favorite stories are messed up.


  1. Hello. Your newest follower here. Great choices for favorites. I haven't seen any of the Harry Potter movie yet, but I love all the other ones you picked. Have great weekend. Keep it shiny!

  2. Hi there! New follower here. :]

    I like the Harry Potter movies as well! Although, I haven't watched all pf them yet. I think I'm on the fourth movie? Ah well, someday I'll catch up. I've never watched Pride and Prejudice yet. Same with Lord of the Rings. I still have to read those books too.

    Eragon wasn't a great book in my opinion so I doubt the movie would be any better. I want to watch The Hunger Games movie but I'm a bit iffy on the casting. I'll have to wait to see what fellow fans will say about the movie!

    Anyway, take care and have a good weekend!


  3. I agree with your picks for both great and worst adaptations. I couldn't even finish watching Eragon I thought it was so bad.

    PS - another new follower here :-)

  4. Eragon was a crime against cinema.

    I like your blog.

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)