Jul 9, 2013

Teaser and Top Ten Tuesdays

Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

"This is getting a little weird, even under the circumstances. I'm hundreds of miles from home, half naked in a room with two guys I barely know." p 212

TITLE: Of Poseidon
AUTHOR: Anna Banks

PUBLISHER: Feiwei & Friends
GENRE: Mythical Fantasy YA (Didn't feel "Paranormal" was right)
RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

*in no particular order
**Okay the order goes:
Book 1 one that I read and need to see and it's sitting on my desk 
3 that are being made into movies with releases coming out soon-ish, 
3 where I liked the book better, 
3 where the movie was as awesome as the book!
1. Warm Bodies
Okay, technically this one's out, but I have yet to see it. It's sitting on my desk, waiting for when I have time to watch it! So yes, I have high hopes for this one!

2. Divergent
OMG...so can't wait for this one! Loved the book, still have to read Insurgent! And I looooove Theo James! I have hopes that he can totally rock Four!

3. Vampire Academy (Blood Sisters)

Next year will totally rock for movies! Sooooo cannot wait to see this one finally come to life!

4. Hush, Hush
This is one that I know people either love or hate--although that can be said of any book really! But I really enjoyed this first one at least and I sooo cannot wait to see the movie!

5. Jaws
This was one where I actually liked the movie better. But I first must say I watched the movie like a thousand times as a kid before I ever read the book as an adult, so that's probably why!

6. Blood and Chocolate

This one was challenging. I LOVED the book. The movie, SUCKED as a movie based on a book, but the movie was pretty good on its own. Does that make any sense?

7. Timeline

This was one where the book was definitely a LOT better than the movie. But then again, the movie had to cut a LOT out.

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

While all the Harry Potter movies were good, I thought the first one was incredible! It stayed pretty true to the novel!

9. A Walk to Remember

The ONLY Nicholas Sparks book I ever read and it was at a time when I didn't have a lot of Paranormals to read, aka the Dark Times! The book was pretty good and I loved the movie adaptation despite some of the changes!

10. The Princess Bride

Yet another one where I grew up on the movie and didn't read the book til years later! I LOVE this movie and I LOVED the book too! Both were just awesome!


  1. We are looking forward to seeing the DIVERGENT movie too! I liked "A Walk To Remember" better as the book.

    Good teaser, here's our 4 teasers: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesday-teasers.html

  2. Wow, you have a lot of books reviews going on here. Great stuff!

    My teaser

  3. Nice Tease! Half naked in a room with two guys -intriguing.

    I'd love to see Hush Hush as a movie.

    As always, thanks for stopping by my TT.

    Marilyn@Marilyns Mystery Blog

  4. Nice Tease! Half naked in a room with two guys -intriguing.

    I'd love to see Hush Hush as a movie.

    As always, thanks for stopping by my TT.

    Marilyn@Marilyns Mystery Blog

  5. Ooh sounds interesting. I haven't heard of this book. I'm off to check it out.

    Have a great Tuesday.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

  6. great list. My two favorite movies... The Princess Bride and A Walk to Remember.

    Love the teaser. I loved this book.Hope you enjoy it!

  7. I wish I had remembered A Walk To Remember for my list. I really enjoyed it. Fab list :-)

  8. Wait... there's going to be a Hush Hush movie? I hadn't heard that. I loved the book - I hope they do it justice.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  9. That would be weird. I enjoyed this story and hope you do too. My teasers this week are from Playing to Win by Jaci Burton and Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George. Happy reading!

  10. Great teaser! It piqued my curiosity. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  11. Great teaser! I'm hoping to read Of Poseidon before the end of the summer.

    Here's my Teasers

    Also great top ten list. I totally know what you mean about how some adaptations are great as stand-alone movies, but terrible as adaptations because they don't stick to the book. I thought the recent Beautiful Creatures was like that. My sisters didn't understand why I didn't like it, and I had to explain that, on its own, it was fine, but just very different from book. Great list!

    My TTT

  12. Haha it's a double meme! I loved Of Poseidon I hope you are liking it so far!

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  14. I agree with the HP comment! :D I read Hush Hush a couple years ago and I really don't remember much of it. It was before I started reviewing books. I think I should read it again. :)

    I love that teaser and I love that cover! OMG, it just makes me want to read it already. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :D

    Old follower.
    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Teaser Tuesdays

  15. An interesting teaser. I did not know Divergent was being made into a movie. Yet another book I need to get my hands on! I'd say the worst adaptation was Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I had fun on the 4th of July, picking apart the movie with a friend's son. My teaser: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  16. I liked A Walk to Remember. I didn't know about The Vampire Academy coming out in a movie. That will be interesting to watch. Hopefully Hollywood does a better job then what they did with Twilight.

  17. I was not a huge fan of Of Poseidon, but there are definitely some great lines in it! :)

    Here's my teaser!

    As for your movies... I quite enjoyed the Warm Bodies movie, though the tone is much lighter than the book, and I am absolutely dying to see Divergent! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  18. The teaser sounds like fun to me...
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday 3 Fun Redhead Books

    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  19. WHOAAAAA! 2 guys and half naked? yummmmm!
    Great teaser and thank you for stopping by earlier!


  20. Oo wow! I'd say weird. lol. Hope you are enjoying. I do like the sounds of this one. :) Thank you for visiting my blog today.

  21. Oooh... excellent teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my teaser for Highland Games.

    Louise @ Between the Covers

  22. Clearly I need to read The Princess Bride. I love the movie and just watched it the other day. So good. I also love the teaser. I have been wanting to read that book forever. Thanks for visiting my TTT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  23. Nice tease!! Half naked in a room with 2 guys.... seriously!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  24. Sorcerer's Stone was really a magical movie and I love the rest of your list as well. I can't wait for the VA movies and Divergent to come out. Also, I'm quite interested in checking out Warm Bodies. And great teaser too, thanks for stopping by mine earlier, Jessica.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  25. Ooooh! I just downloaded this recently through the Sync audiobooks... I've heard it's awesome. I hope you're enjoying it! :)

  26. Great list! Warm Bodies the movie was fun :) I still need to read The Princess Bride, and of course I loved the HP movies :)


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