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Follow Me Friday (#6)

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Book Blogger Hop
It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old. 

Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop
Question this week:  Q:   "What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?" 
I have most like the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I know that everyone is probably going to say that or Harry Potter.  But really... you must admit these were good adaptations.  We even went to the theater for 16 hours when the final film came out and watched the first two (extended) movies and then saw the premiere of Return of the King at midnight.  These tickets sold out across the country in 20 minutes.  Good thing at the time my aunt was the secretary of the CEO (AnSchultz) of Regal Cinemas and he was able to land us 4 tickets to the sold out show!!  

And the one I disliked.. well that is easy.  Eragon.  Worst adaptation.  Oh and all the Stephen King books.  They never make good movies at all! BUT for those that are interested in all things King like myself.... there is a book that has some of his stories that were made into movies in one book. Now the movies aren't so good but the stories are great.  Stephen King Goes to the Movies   
Goodreads description:
Stephen King revisits five of his favorite short stories that have been turned into films: The Shawshank Redemption (based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption") was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and best actor for Morgan Freeman. 1408 starred John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson and was a huge box office success in 2007. The short story "Children of the Corn" was adapted into the popular Children of the Corn. The Mangler was inspired by King's loathing for laundry machines from his own experience working in a laundromat. Hearts in Atlantis (based on "Low Men in Yellow Coats," the first part of the novel Hearts in Atlantis) starred Anthony Hopkins. This collection features new commentary and introductions to all of these stories in a treasure-trove of movie trivia.


Also here is my goodreads group Stephen King Fans.

Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.



So the question this week is: How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them or listen to them?

I haven't been reading as many books as I usually do these past two months.  Guess I have been too busy!  :( So I read about 1 a week. I have been reading more and more on my Nook Color.  Otherwise I get books from the library. 

Well everyone leave me your info!  I would love to check out your Follow Me Friday posts!
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13 comments:

  1. The only Stephen King based movie I liked was the Shawshank Redemption, though the book was obviously better! Other than that, they just screw up his books don't they?

    Here's my post: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-blogger-hop-2.html

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  2. I'm with you on the Eragon part that movie was bad. Have a great weekend!

    Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

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  3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was AWESOME!!! Great choice! If you have time come check my FF out at http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/05/follow-friday-5-book-blogger-hop-5.html

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader

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  4. I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies in my life since I don't like a whole lot of scary movies. Saw Secret Window and the Langoliers when I was younger. I did read the novella for Secret Window and I actually liked the movie a bit better, I guess because Johnny was in it!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  5. I think it's interesting how Stephen King's books-to-movies are either pretty good or pretty awful (and not consistent in either direction). I liked Shawshank Redemption very much, and I thought the TV series of The Stand was pretty good.

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  6. 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 – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  7. Just hopping over from the blog hops :)

    I agree with you on Stephen King's books-to-movies, but I will admit that The Shining and Pet Cemetery (movies) scared the beejeezies out of me. If Jack Nicholson approached me, I'd probably run away, lol.

    Hop on over to my blog when you get a chance, and have a wonderful weekend!

    Mandy @ Embrace Your Oddities

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  8. I read an interesting interview with Stephen King, when he said that unlike most writers, when it came to make a book into a movie, he was happy to take the money, and then wash his hands of it. So, apparently, that's why some of his movies have been great, and others only so-so. I'm not a horror fan, so I'm no expert! I don't think I've seen very many of his movies or books, if any.

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  9. I am not sure why my followers aren't showing up on the side? So I hope no one tried to follow me and couldn't. I agree about King. He does just take the money and then wash his hands of it.

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  10. I HAVE to read that Stephen King book!! It is going on my wishlist @ Amazon as soon as I finishing typing ^_~

    I have EXTREMELY strong feelings about Eragon, but I agree about the movie! Crap!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower ^_^

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  11. I have to admit i can't stand the Lord of the Rings, watched the first two - just not my sort of thing.

    Agree with you on Eragon though. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  12. Too true about Eragon.. such a disappointment! I've never seen the LotR movies, but if they're so good, maybe I should give them a go..

    Have a great week!

    NoraBell, The Bookery

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  13. Great minds think alike. Thanks for hoppin over!
    Happy Reading!

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