Dec 9, 2011

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's topic is: Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?


MY ANSWER: Hmmm...what book do I think EVERYONE should read. Well besides saying just about every book I've ever read, I would say......care to take a guess?
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13 to Life by Shannon Delany

Yes, I am a little obsessed with this series and I really can't explain why. No key reason. I fell in absolute love with the cover when I saw it the first time and the story followed up for me!




TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week's topic is: Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?


MY ANSWER: OOh this is a tough one. It's hard to remember which movie I think did the best job. Truthfully I see a lot that just never meets my expectations, which is why I now must totally separate the movie from the book and see them as 2 different stories.

But to answer the question, the best adaptation would probably be The Princess Bride. It's been a few years since I read the book, but I do remember its movie was really good at living up to the book's potential. 



I also thought the first Harry Potter movie did a good job. The first two I thought were done really well. Of course some things were missing though.


The worst would have to be Blood and Chocolate. I totally LOVED the book and was excited to see the movie. Only the movie was NOTHING like the book except for character names. There were a few teeny tiny details that were the same, but not much. Separately the movie was pretty good, but as a movie adaptation from a book it sucked.





30 comments:

  1. I still need to read 13 To Life! Every time you talk about it I go make sure I have marked it to read...I need to just go buy it:)

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  2. I never heard of 13 to LIfe! may have to check it out!

    Trish - My FF & TGIF

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  3. Thank you for saying that about Blood and Chocolate! I totally loved the books, too, and when I heard about the movie, I looked it up and read the summary. I refused to see that story because it wasn't the one that was written. Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Oooh, 13 to Life looks like a great book! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I really need to read 13 to life! It sounds amazing!

    Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I've heard good things about 13 to LIfe! I would like it if someone gave it to me.
    Happy #FF (new follower) and Happy Reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  7. I feel like such a bad reader, but I have never actually read The Princess Bride :0( It is one of my favorite movies, though, so I'm glad to know it's close to the book!

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  8. 13 to Life was such a good book!! I totally agree that others should read it :) Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

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  9. I should read The Princess Bride. I never have and I haven't seen the movie either!

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  10. I haven't read 13 to Life but I have heard a lot of great things about it. Thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead.

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin

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  11. I promised a couple of fellow book bloggers I wouldn’t “machine gun” my Follow Friday posts on the blogs I visit but this week’s Follow Friday has inspired me to make an important exception.

    The book I think everyone should read is a work of non-fiction called The Four Hour Workweek. The thing is, the book is very well written and entertaining so it reads like a work of fiction. What the book can do to enhance your life and change the way you live day by day seems unbelievable on its face which might mark it a legitimate work of fiction for the skeptics out there.

    If you read this work of non-fiction and really follow the advice it gives and apply the insights you’ll gain, your life will read like a modern tale fairytale.

    I encourage, implore and even insist you follow me back to my book blog so you can find out why I think EVERYONE should read The Four Hour Workweek – http://www.howardsherman.net

    TGIFF!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  12. Thanks for coming over to check my hops, now I'm returning the favour but I'm an old follower too! I'm going to have to get this book. People who are often so passionate about something means it's either really good or really bad. Can't wait to get my hands on it if you say it's good!

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  13. Just hopping through, great pick!
    Follower!
    Cassy @ Late Night Reads

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  14. Old follower. Just hopping through. I wanted to let you know that the first few books of the anita blake series is not graphic at all. It only gets sexual mid-way through the series. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  15. 13 to Life is a great pick. Old follower hopping through.
    My Follow Friday

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  16. Do you know? I haven't heard anything about 13 to Life. Absolutely nothing. :o Going to go check it out now, thank god for the Goodreads link!! <3

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  17. I've had 13 To Life forever and really need to read it! Everytime I see it I think of you though ;)

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  18. I'm so in love with the Princess Bride! I think it was actually more interesting in the film version than in the book, though both were great.

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  19. 13 to Life will now be on my TBR :)

    My FF

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  20. I enjoyed both reading and watching The Princess Bride, although I've seen the movie many times and only read the book once. Now I want to watch it again! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my blog =)

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  21. I hate to admit this, but I had no clue that The Princess Bride was a book (my bad!) I'll have to add that to my TBR, I'm sure it's an awesome read!! And I can't wait to read Harry Potter (I need to before my son is ready to).

    My FF

    Kristin @myparahangover

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  22. I'll definitely have to check out 13 to Life! That looks super good! I'm so terrible.. I never knew The Princess Bride was based on a book :X hehe oops..

    Have an awesome weekend!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  23. I really want to check out 13 to Life! Have a great weekend!

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  24. Princess Brid the book... cool, how come I never knew it was a book. *blush*

    http://niinas-reading-and-reviewing.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-follow-gift-choosing-edition.html

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  25. I haven't heard before for 13 to Life. But seems like an interesting read. ^^

    Also a new follower here, have a nice day!
    Aleksandra @ My Bookshelves.

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  26. I've never read this book, but it sounds nice.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  27. We have an awesome Giveaway on our blog. Feel free to stop by and check it out =)

    http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2011/12/author-interview-international-giveaway.html

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  28. So I haven't read the 13 to Life series, but you're right, the cover really draws you in. Love the trees in the background, almost as much as the eye.
    I agree with The Princess Bride adaption too. It's one of my favorite movies:)

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  29. 13 to Life's definitely going up on my wishlist! I trust it's real good getting the spotlight of this question. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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