Thursday, March 1, 2012

Friday Memes #10

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Today’s Question: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?

Okay, here’s the truth: I never ever wish for this to happen. I would really rather that they stop making movies and television shows from books and just stick with original ideas. Too many of my favorites have been ruined, and even if they do it well, it changes how I see the book and the characters. So even though I do sometimes enjoy adaptations, I never HOPE for it to happen.

That said, they’re not always bad. The Vampire Diaries, for instance. I didn’t really enjoy the book series at all, but I’m in love with the TV show, partly because it’s so different than the series. And the Twilight movies have provided me endless hours of entertainment and good-natured mocking, so that’s fun too. And Lord of the Rings is stunning. And who doesn’t love to see Harry Potter come to life?

Okay, so maybe I don’t hate it as much as I made it sound. :P I guess I can enjoy it when it happens, but I don’t actively imagine what my favorite series would be like on the screen.

  
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Book Moments: What has been your favorite moment (scene) in a book that you’ve read in 2012? Please be kind and not include spoilers.

What an awesome question! I absolutely love those moments in books. The ones where you can’t help but stop reading and clutch the book to your chest in happiness, or something happens that just totally destroys you and you start sobbing (or is that just me?), or those two characters that just have so much chemistry finally get together. Those moments are soooo delicious and magical.

I don’t know that I can pick just one, but here are a few of my favorites from 2012 so far. I’m avoiding spoilers, so a lot of them are probably going to be very vague. :P

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver – The end. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth – There’s this one twist that I COMPLETELY did not see coming and it was so awesome. I might have freaked out a little as I was reading.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley – Um. Pretty much every moment. Seriously.

When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen – So the love triangle in this book is not your typical love triangle, and I had suspicions about something but I was like, “Nah, there’s no way she would actually do that,” and then she DID and it was so great.

Fracture by Megan Miranda – This book was a lot of heartbreak and angst for me, but there’s this brief moment that happens up against a tree on the side of the road… (Not as skanky as it sounds, trust me.)

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris – A scene at the end that is shocking and heartbreaking and made me cry.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard – Oh man, so many good ones. The scene on the dock (and everything leading up to it) is probably my favorite though. <3

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick – This might seem weird, but there’s a Bad Event that happens in this book, and that was kind of the moment for me, because I had been anticipating it for so long that it was almost a relief when it finally happened. (This book is full of so many lovely moments too though, don’t worry. The condom shopping was a highlight for me. :P)


Okay I’m stopping now. Happy Friday, everyone!

14 comments:

  1. Never read the Vampire Diaries but I love the show, and as for Twilight, the ONLY reason I can even watch those movies is because I loved the books so much. I wanted to see it come to life. After the first movie, I realized if I went in knowing the movie would suck it wasn't as painful lol.
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  2. I totally understand where you're coming from. A lot of times, movies can ruin the spirit of books. But, a lot of times, I'm able to disconnect myself from the book while watching a movie and still enjoy it lol.

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I hope you enjoyed the "Twilight Twitching" as much as I did.

    I would love to see The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare on the big screen!

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  4. I'm kind of with you, I never really hope for anything. But, sometimes we get lucky with TVD and HP. I'm hoping that THG is going to turn out a lot better than Twilight series did. I'm sure it will, because we all know Suzanne Collins >>>>>>>>>>>> Stephenie Myer!

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  5. I understand where you're coming from with the movies (Hollywood lost its originality long ago) but I can't help myself from wanting to see my favorite books made into movies. They just need to do a better job with it and not do stupid things like change the ending, change characters or pick bad actors.

    I've heard such good things about Graffiti Moon I can't wait to read it!

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  6. I actually liked The Vampire Diaries as a book better than the show! Don't get me wrong, I love Ian as Damon!! He plays him sooooo damn good! But for some reason I still thought the books were better. To each their own I guess!

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  7. I can not wait to read My Life Next Door!!! It's been on my TBR list for quite awhile :) good to know it's amazing! And Pandemonium.. arghhhh that ending! So good.

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  8. GAH! I'm with Ginger! Can't wait to read My Life Next Door! Great picks!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words
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  9. you're right it's always so difficult to choose. It's the reason I didn't choose a really wonderful read but a book I think that would be nice in a movie.

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  10. I see your point, too. I'm almost always love the books better than the movie adaptations of them.
    And I haven't read the The Vampire Diaries books, but I love the tv series. :)
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  11. I agree with The Vampire Diaries! I honestly could not get into the books, I tried and tried. I love the Stefan's Diaries though (they are not written by LJ Smith, go figure).
    You picked sum gr8 romantic scenes. Mine is not so romantic. I had a heck of a time picking out a scene so I took from the last book I read.
    Nice blog, new follower <3
    TGIF

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  12. Wanderlove and Graffiti Moon are two books I've read and loved - and I truly agree that there are a lot of swoon-worthy moments in there <3

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  13. Wow! So many!! Wanderlove is looking good. Your the second person to mention it.

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