Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (10)

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-for-Books where book bloggers answer the weekly question and hop around to other blogs and see what other bloggers have to say. The goal is to discover new blogs, "connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!"

This week's question is:
"What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"

This is a tough question because I always wonder, will they mess up the movie? Will they cast all the wrong people or change around my favorite scenes? There are some movies, like The Golden Compass, that I almost wish they hadn't made a movie version. Then there are other movies, like The Lord of the Rings trilogy that I am beyond happy they made movie versions. 

If done right, I would love to see D. J. MacHale's Pendragon series made into a movie series. There's a team of great heroes, adventure, a little romance, time travel, and a really great villain. I also think Janette Rallison's My Fair Godmother could be made into a really cute and fun movie. It's a great blend of romantic comedy, fantasy, time travel, and fractured fairy tales. I think Disney would do a great job with this one.


While you're hopping through, stop by my Recap  or the Review post to enter a giveaway and catch up on anything you might have missed this week. 

I would love it if you would check out my new review comparison feature and share your feedback.


  1. Hello and Happy Friday! Old Follower. Just stopping by to say hi! Have a great weekend :)

  2. My first blog hop and I love reading the suggestions that keep coming up.

  3. Hopping through. I am a new follower.
    Check out what books I want to see made into movies:

  4. I read the Golden Compass after I saw the movie. I liked it enough to want to read the book. Wow, they are sooooo different. Like two different stories. I would love to see OR Mellings, The Hunter's Moon make it to the big screen. But only if they did it right.

    I did't take part in the hop this week, but be sure to check out my giveaway-->

  5. Thanks everyone for hopping by!

    Sara, I didn't hate the Golden Compass movie, but you're right about how different it is from the book! They messed around with the story so much I can't imagine how they would have continued the story accurately in future movies (which it doesn't seem like there will be any). Thanks for the link to your giveaway!

  6. I meant to see The Golden Compass in theatres, but I never did! I am terrible about going to see movies, actually. I probably only make it to the theatre about twice a year. There's too many good books to read, I guess.

    You know what I'd loooove to see as a movie, though? Across the Universe. Just finished reading that one, and was so impressed. The only thing I'd be rooting for is that they don't screw up the casting, like they always do for Ursula Le Guin -- her characters are multi-ethnic/brown too, but whenever they do a movie version they cast pretty Caucasian ingenues, much to Ms. Le Guin's annoyance.

  7. THE SILMARILLION!!! Jackson can produce, but I want Guillermo del Toro to direct. ^^ To do it justice would involve a series of films. (It could be like the Sharpe movies, you know?) When you see me post my completed dream cast list on my blog, you will know that I've put far too much thought into this!

    And I would also like to see an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo that does justice to the character Haydee.

    I'm excited to see the new adaptation of Jane Eyre!

  8. Madigan, Oh I'm terrible at seeing movies too. I rarely go and when I do I like waiting until most everyone has already seen it. Otherwise I always get a tall person sitting in front of me. Usually though I end up forgetting then and missing the movie!

    I haven't read Across the Universe yet, but I'm glad to hear you liked it. I would be so annoyed if a movie mis-cast the race of the character. I even get annoyed when they change their hair color :P I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for an author.

    Bookish Hobbit, LOL! Yes, I would love if del Toro directed. His visuals are so captivating. I did love Jackson's handling of LotR though. :)

  9. I haven't even seen the latest Harry Potter movie yet, how bad is that?!?

  10. That is bad! I was able to catch it on the very last week it was in theaters here. :P Not much motivates me to go to a movie, but I make sure I see Harry Potter!


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