Thursday, May 26, 2011

Follow Hop 27May11

About Me:
I return follows but I would greatly appreciate it if you left a link in the comments to make it a bit easier on me.

I mostly review YA but I also read mystery, romance, historical, classics, and fantasy. Recent reviews include:  The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge, Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky, Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott, Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt, The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan, and Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt.

Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

I guess 8-9 books a week; split about 50/50 between hard copies and ebooks. Only very rarely do I listen to an audiobook: maybe 6 a year.

Book Blogger Hop
Q: "What book-to-movie adaptation have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?"

The adaptations that spring to mind first are the Harry Potter, of which the third is my favorite while the sixth is probably my least favorite (why was the Burrow destroyed?!)

I also think the LOTR films were fantastic and I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  A controversial choice is Ella Enchanted, which bears little resemblance to its book but introduced me to Hugh Dancy and thus is one I liked.


  1. Oh I forgot about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That's a good one though the new one is a little freaky.

    Rachel-Endless Reading

  2. How did I forget Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I didn't like the sixth HP movie at all!! Actually, I am not a big fan of any of the HP movies!

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  3. Hi and Happy Friday!

    Well done on 8-9 books! I am ebook fan & aim to read between 3-5 books a week, depending on time & book size :)

    My FF is here,

    Have a nice weekend.

  4. I actually have Charlie in the Chocolate factory (at least the new version) on my worst adapatations.

    8-9 is amazing!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  5. I also didn't understand why the Burrow was destroyed in HP6, because it never happened in the book so why in the movie?? Great answers. Happy Reading

    Ange @ Moonlightreader

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  6. Ummmm I liked the first Charlie, not so much the second...

    Hoping through on the blog hop. Have a great weekend! Here's ours:)

  7. Wow, 8 or 9 books a week is a lot! I'm impressed! I also love the HP movies, and LOTR is just the most epic thing-- in book or movie format-- ever. The Burrow burning down bothered me, too. I hate deviations from the books, and they usually do such a good job interpreting them. Anyway, I'm following you now-- have a great weekend! :)

  8. I was creeped out by both Charlies. But I saw the first when I was young. Seeing it again, it's not so bad. The second, much as I love Johnny, is creepy. I'm still trying to read H.P. before I watch the movies. (I've seen excerpts while my son was watching them, but tried not to cheat too much.) Someday I'll get that done.

  9. I definitely agree with you on LOTR and the Harry Potter films! And 8-9 books per week!?!? That's insane. I envy you lol. And I completely forgot about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a classic in and of itself! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

    My FF

  10. Wow, 8-9 is impressive! And LOTR was my 'like' as well!

    Happy Friday from a new follower!

    ~Shalena @ Writer Quirk

  11. Let’s kick off Memorial Day Weekend with some scandal and controversy.

    I absolutely loved every minute of the Lord of the Rings films and felt they hit the mark when they brought Tolkien’s masterpiece to the big screen.
    (ducking as rotten tomatoes are thrown at me as the torches are lit and the pitchforks raised)

    Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  12. Charlie was pretty good.

    I usually like the book much better than when it is turned into a movie. :)

    Stopping by from the blog hop.


  13. Wow, 8-9 books, that's more than a book a day. I am so impressed.

    I'm not much of a movie person. I was underwhelmed by Ella Enchanted (the movie).

    I think the third Harry Potter film is one of the best. It was the perfect blend of taking out parts of the story, and adding new content which gave you the same idea, but much more quickly. They did a good job with it, and I really liked Dumbledore in that one.

  14. Hi! Just hopping through. :)

    I love LOTR but I've never read the books so I didn't include it in mine. I completely forgot about Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! Love the first but I wasn't too keen on the second.

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