Friday, April 13, 2012

Follow Friday 4/13/2012

Oh, hi, remember me? Probably not! It's been ages since I've done a Follow Friday! I finally have some of that free time stuff again. If you follow, please, please tell me whether you're new here. I'll visit you either way, it just helps me prioritize. Kay? K.

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?

Here's my attitude toward the book-to-movie thing: It will NEVER be as good. No, it just won't. So I try to always treat the movie as a separate thing and not judge by comparison. That got me through Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and Hunger Games and Blood and Chocolate...

The one I AM a tad nervous to see is American Gods, if that comes to fruition. I've been telling people what an awesome book it is, and if they make a movie that really tanks, I'm going to feel crappy for having recommended it. So far, though, there seems to be no script or casting prospects, so maybe it will never happen. 


  1. Oh, I'd like to see that movie. LOL.

    I'm an new gfc and linky follower. :)

  2. Movies based on books vary from those that follow as closely as they can to the book, to the ones where the moviemakers just bought the book rights because the book had a catchy title. You can't judge one by the other.

    1. That's a really good point. Not all film adaptations are even trying to be like the book.

  3. I've never read American Gods, I'll have to look into that one. I agree that they never live up to the book.

    Thanks for stopping by and for following. I'm now your newest GFC follower.

    P.S. Love your penguin, so cute!

  4. People should never judge a book just from it's movie adaptations. They are totally separate things. D:

    By the way, I love your blog's name and it's header! So cute.
    New follower via GFC!
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  5. Movies as good as the source material CAN HAPPEN. It is just a rarity that requires a talented studio with attention to detail and not just looking to make a quick buck. On rare occaisions the movie can even be better for some readers who aren't good at inferring hidden truths. A movie adaption that I have recently enjoyed as thoroughly as the novel is a Japanese one: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu.

    Just as there are some things any movie could never do as well as any book, there are just as many things that movies can do that books simply can't. (yet)

  6. I so agree! I try to avoid the movies if I can.

    Hope you're having a lovely Friday!

  7. :) I actually liked the Hunger Games movie :) I didn't like the book but really enjoyed the movie - which never happens for me.

    Happy reading this week!

    Happy Follow Friday!

  8. Great post and thanks for stopping by :D

  9. Hmmm, never heard of American Gods. I will have to look that one up. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Hopping through. I agree that movies are pretty much never as good (there are a few exceptions). It's hard to convey all the emotion of words to visuals.
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  11. you're right, it's never the same thing, the book is always better.

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  12. I can't see how movies would live up to readers expectations.. I mean, when we read we create the world, too. Those books become our little babies, and all the emotions we feel while reading the book, be it angst, sorrow, joy.. Those just very often go lost in translation. :(

    Patricia // My FF

  13. Thanks for stopping by our blog! Followed you via GFC!


  14. Hi!! Thanks for visiting!! :)

    Your blog is so cute with the hearts and the Penguin in your header is so adorable!! Very cute!!

    Hope your having a wonderful weekend!!:)

    I'm a New GFC & Linky follower

  15. Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Im an old follower of yours :)

  16. Thanks for hopping by for FF!! Sorry for such a late reply. :) Have a great week!


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