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Thursday, March 1, 2012

TGIF - Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

Question of the Week: 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?

With rare exceptions, I usually loathe books-turned-movies, so I wouldn't wish that curse upon any of my favourites. The best stories simply have too much going on to easily fit into a 90 min popcorn flick - characters and scenes, inevitably, have to be left out, and key themes are altogether lost in the translation.

Parajunkee also hosts a Social Hop for Facebook and Twitter, which I've taken part in the past two weeks. So, if you're one of those people who aren't on Blogger, or who just don't like Google Friend Connect, it's a great way to keep in touch and follow one another.

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TGIF is another blog hop designed to provide much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by GReads, it's an interesting way to recap the week, pose a question, and find some exposure with a different audience.

Question of the Week: What has been your favourite moment (scene) in a book that you've read so far in 2012? Please be kind & not include spoilers.

No spoilers here, but there was a scene towards the end of Tad Williams' Shadowmarch where Barrick, once and for all, sloughs off his whiny angst and stands up to his destiny. It's a critical turning point in the series, and the moment in which the character I loathed to find upon the next page became a hero I looked forward to finding again.

16 comments:

  1. I totally understand your answer, lol! I hate seeing beloved books made into a mess onscreen!

    New follower via GFC!

    Here's our FF

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

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  2. True, it's hard to capture everything just right on screen. Happy Friday!
    My Friday Hops

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  3. Haha great answer! I hate how they make a mess of books in movies like for the Eragon series (though I didn't even read the book).

    Old follower!

    My F&F

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  4. You are so right. They ruin the books more often than not.

    Here's my Follow Friday. Stop by if you get a chance.

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  5. Great answer. I agree so I chose something light and fluffy that you can't really ruin for my answer.

    Happy Friday! and I'm a new follower;)

    My FF

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  6. I usually don't care for book to movies either. They usually don't get the movie right. But sometimes they can be pretty good, as long as you don't think of it as a book to movie adaptation, which can be insanely hard!

    Here's my Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Nice choice!

    New follower via GFC and Linky!

    My FF

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  8. I'd hate to see my favourite turned into a 90 minute long cry-fest! I'm a new follower!! Hop on over if you have the time:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-friday-night.html
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  9. A very true answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow.html

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  10. I can totally get why you have that answer - it's a little scary to have to wait and see whether or not something you love is going to be butchered.

    I'm an old follower (Linky Follow). :)

    I hope to see you over at my blog!
    Happy Friday and have a fab weekend
    Ree @ Literary Obsession
    Feature & Follow Friday

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  11. New follower!

    I agree. Most times trying to make a movie out of a good book goes horribly wrong.

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday.html

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  12. That sounds like an exiting scene!! Great pick!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words
    My TGIF! Follow Friday post :)

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  13. I like your answer. And I totally agree. :)

    New follower!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF

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  14. I think that for a lot of us it's a love-hate relationship with books turned into movies (or series).

    New follower :)

    My Feature Friday

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  15. For some reason I love the books WAY more than the movie. Hands down!

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