Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday Memes: No to the Movie Adaptation

Hi All!!  I'm joining in for the Feature and Follow Hop which is hosted by Parajunkee & Allison Can Read, if you want to join in just follow hosts and the featured blogs, Gizmos Reviews &  Book Briefs (methods of following should be available on their pages.  

Feature & Follow Question of the Week:
Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

I really think that I would be nervous to see any romance novel turned into a movie.  For some reason, romance novels are best read.  They don't necessarily fit into the romantic comedy movie genre and I think contemporary or historical romance might come off a bit corny.  Then I would be ashamed to admit that I love reading those books, which would make me really lame and I don't like to be lame.  When I think of these types of books, I think of books like the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas.  I just LOVE those, but on the big screen... nah.



If you decide to follow me, please choose the method of your choice.


There's GFC, Networked Blogs, Email, and RSS.  Choose whatever floats your boat!!



If you have a bit of time, take a look around.  The Easter Hop Giveaway is still going on, but ends today April 12 at midnight.  You can enter if you hurry!  I've also shared my struggles with managing my wishlist/TBR but have finally come up with a nifty way.  So check it out!  You can also take a look here if you want to see two of the most eye-catching covers that have been on my mind recently.  And finally I've recently had two AMAZING experiences with audiobooks and I had to share.

Have you heard about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon?  It's coming up soon.  You can sign up on the site and find some helpful Tips & Tricks here.

Happy Hopping!!
Blog Widget by LinkWithin

41 comments:

  1. I love your answer :O)

    New GFC follower

    Shelley @ Gizmo's Reviews

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday_12.html#comment-form

    ReplyDelete
  2. I just read the first in this series and I LOVED it! Thanks to you I have a new series to get into. And I agree, I don't think these types of books would translate well into a film UNLESS they went balls to the walls and gave these stories the time necessary to develop on screen. Instead of capping it and leaving stiff out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad!! I agree. They would have to put the the kind of money in that they put in for Twilight and the Hunger Games and those of that sort.

      Delete
  3. Yes, I love the Wallflower series too! I've actually never though it being made into films but huh, it was certainly be interesting. I'm a new follower via RSS. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm just not sure if it would be as cute on the big screen. Thanks for the follow :)

      Delete
  4. i have never read a romance book! if you could recommend one to me...what would it be? i would consider reading a romance book soon...altho i'll admit - i'm scared to journey into the romance genre.

    TRISH - My FF

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would actually start with the Wallflower series that I mentioned above. There isn't too much... you know. It's really about a the friendships. You definitely need to give at least one of them a try so you can say you did.

      Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas is the first in the series.

      Delete
  5. I'm not a really huge fan of romance books, which is probably why I don't really recognize the books or the author that you've mentioned. I think the closest that I've come to reading romance were the few Nora Roberts books that I've read. lol.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Follow & Feature!
    H A P P Y R E A D I N G ! ! !
    susanhaugland@att.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nora Roberts has written some of my favorite romance books. I think those count.

      Delete
  6. Hi there :) just hopping through. New Follower through GFC

    Capturing a romance books intimacy and energy is very hard to pull off!

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hopping through. I agree that romance novels are best read. Perhaps because the imagination is sexier than the screen.
    My Hop

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've heard such great things about this series. I'm starting it this month. Not sure it would upset me to see an adaptation. Historical adaptations are usually pretty good especially if done by the BBC.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. BBC does a great job especially with historical elements. I still think the romance would be difficult to pull off.

      Delete
  9. I think it's always difficult to have a book we love turn into a movie, because it always will be different.

    old follower

    here is mine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree to a certain extent. I find it difficult to trust people who know what they are doing to get it right :)

      Delete
  10. I haven't read any Kleypas, but I think, oops, Milliane said it already. :D

    Patricia // My FF

    ReplyDelete
  11. Well, I do think that straight romance novels might be hard to turn into movies - though I've seen a few tv movies that weren't THAT bad.

    LOL

    And I'm sad, 'cause I think the Wallflowers would make a lovely Mini-series :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! That Bad...

      I think it is lovely but I don't think a mini-series would do it justice.

      Delete
  12. Most fantasy books for me. Yes Lotr was awesome, but I fear they would not do as well with other books

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can see it with the fantasy books. My imagination probably comes up with more outrageous things than the TV people would.

      Delete
  13. Great post!! I haven't read any of these books but they sound interesting!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy FF! Just sneaking through to say hey. I hope you're stop by & visit me too.

    Jenny @ Into the Morning Reads

    ReplyDelete
  15. Definitely romance must be read. You just can't get the same level of emotion from a picture an author can write with words.

    New follower!:)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I completely agree with you!
    Romance is meant to be read because you feel the emotions and feelings of the protagonists :)
    Great answer :)

    New GFC follower

    MY FF
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-5.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. I can totally see that. That makes sense. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the Wallflowers series, too! Yes, since romance has such an internal, emotional element to it, it's hard to bring to the screen. That's probably why we haven't seen more film adaptations of pure romance novels.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can definitely see that and I support that decision for the most part.

      Delete
  19. I havent read any of those books yet. I have been a long time follower of yours as you know. You are almost done with Law School!! How does it feel?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not as exciting as I expected because I still have to study and take the bar. But I will say it is so difficult to get motivated to study when I'm ordering graduation invitations. I'm a horrible lazy 3L.

      Delete
  20. Bahaha. I don't like to be lame either. I haven't read any of these books. I will have to check them out and add one to my TBR.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! Who likes being lame anyway (aside from my brother)?

      Delete
  21. I totally agree about romance novels being better as books. They always work out better for me that way. :)

    Sorry for my late reply! Thanks for hopping by!

    ReplyDelete

I absolutely LOVE all comments! So please feel free to chime in with your thoughts, questions, opinions, or whatever else you have to say.

Don't forget to check back as I reply to comments. Dialogue is good right?

09 10