Thursday, April 12, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme sponsored
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Q: What one book or books would you be nervous to see as movie adaption of because you believe the movie could never live up to the book?

A. It actually took me awhile to come up with my answer to my own question! I was nervous over the Hunger Games until I actually saw it at the movie theatre. It did fine thank you very much. My next book I would love to see as a movie is the entire Downside series by Stacia Kane. Ok, so, it's not a book but a series. Then of course there is the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre that I would LOVE to see as a movie. Even if it were the first book of the series, I would be extremely happy.


So, you've read my long winded answer to the question. What is your answer?
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Have an awesome Friday!

75 comments:

  1. I was seriously going to use SJ, but cut my choices down to three. You know I couldn't just pick one!

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by Jamie. Appreciate your support :)

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  2. Wow, I've never heard of any of the books you picked! I'll have to look them up. I agree about THG it was really good. Thanks for sharing!

    My F&F

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    1. Hey Jenni!

      Yeah, I'm one of those readers who is like a garbage can. You throw something out, and I'm bound to read it!

      Have a great Friday!

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  3. Haven't read any of the books mentioned but Ender's game is on my TBR list ^.^
    Congrats on being featured.
    200th follower ! New one . >.<
    My FF;
    http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-5.html

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    1. Thank you so much on being number 200, and for stopping by!

      Have a great Friday!

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  4. Hi! I actually haven't had a chance to read any of the books you listd YET.
    I was already a GFC follower but following you on Linky too now ;)

    Froggy
    www.froggaritasbookcase.com

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  5. i was nervous about HG too but the movie was surprisingly good. gives me hope for my favorite books!

    TRISH - My FF

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  6. I loved the HG movie! I'm so happy they did a great job. I haven't read the other two books though!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  7. Great question this week! I was really nervous about The Hunger Games too but I actually thought they did a great job too. I haven't read any of the other books you mentioned! I'll have to check those out.
    New Linky Follower!

    Here's my FF

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    1. Thank you Lori for stopping in, and following me!

      What really makes me nervous now is that the HG director has left, and we are stuck with someone totally new! Crap!

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  8. The Hunger Games was adapted so beautifully! If they could all be done so well, I would have no worries. I am unfamiliar with both of the series you've mentioned. It sounds like I have a couple of things to check out.

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower. :-)

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    1. Hi Marla, nice to meet you!

      Thanks for hopping by!

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  9. Somethings are just too sacred and the best part about reading a book is how we imagine it and everyone has their own imagination, but you are right The Hunger Games movie was really good.

    New Follower

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    1. Nice to meet you Jackie!

      Thanks for follow me :O)

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  10. Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! Just to let you know that there was a mix up with the linky since you were a last minute replacement. It's all fixed and you're now listed as the feature.
    My Hop

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    1. Thank you Alison :O)

      Happy Friday to you!

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  11. I was really worried about The Hunger Games too but they pulled it off practically perfectly. Very impressed!

    New follower. :)

    My FF

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  12. I'd be SO afraid for The Night Circus, because it was practically perfect in every way for me.

    Old follower!

    My FF

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    1. I've seen The Night Circus mention a few times today. Need to check it out...obviously!

      Thanks for hopping by!

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  13. I really liked how well they pulled of The Hunger Games, it was a lot better than I hoped that it would be and they get points for managing to stay as close to the book as they can as far as the story itself goes. I've heard of both those series you mentioned, but I haven't read them yet. They'll definitely be put on my tbr list, soon. I think the books that I'd be a little afraid to see Hollywood get their hands on would be Wither and Fever by Lauren DeStefano. I have this clear picture in my head of the way I imagined both of those books and I'm afraid that it might get botched. lol.

    Love your blog and you had such a great answer. Definitely following you, hopping through. Happy Friday! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Follow & Feature!
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    1. Suz,

      I can see your point regarding the Lauren DeStefano books. I still haven't read Fever, but it's on hold @ my library.

      Thank you for hopping by, and for becoming a new follower :)

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  14. Congrats on being featured & great blog! I'm a new follower. :)

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

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    1. Hi Jenny!

      Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by and checking me out!

      Have a great Friday!

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  15. Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you too via GFC :)

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    1. You are very welcome!

      Have a wonderful Friday!

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  16. Hi there :) just hopping through. I haven't read any of those books but, it must be hard for directors to try to produce a movie that captures a book as close as possible.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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  17. Great answer. I haven't heard of the Downside series. I will have to check it out. Thanks for visiting my FF. =]
    My FF

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  18. Oh... we have YOU to thank for this brain-knotting question, hey?!?! THANKS! (Sarcasm intended!)

    Ok... and nicely... I had to think a bit, and I managed ok. http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday_12.html#comment-form

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    1. Oops... I linked you your own link. *ahem* lemme try that again (pls don't captcha me!!!)

      -Burgandy Ice

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  19. New follower via the hop. Congrats on the feature.
    Nicki J Markus

    www.nickijmarkus.com

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  20. I was a little nervous seeing Hunger Games too -- but I was really happy with how the movie turned out!

    New follower! Here's my FF: http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.ca/2012/04/follow-friday-2.html

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  21. They really did a great job with the Hunger Games and while I loved that they didn't changed much in the movie, I was not incredible happy with the actors... I wished the would have picked another Peeta.. *sigh*

    Happy Friday and this was a great question! New Follower here!

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  22. I'm definitely a little nervous when all the books I love are made into movies. I'm so connected to them.

    I'm a new follower :)

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  23. you're right it must be difficult to have the Downside series by Stacia Kane turn into a movie, it's so different from other books. I've seen the Hunger games movies but I haven't read the books yet.

    I'm a new follower

    here is mine

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  24. I loved the HG movie :) New follower! My FF is here http://www.fictionflaire.blogspot.in/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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  25. It took me a long time to get used to the idea of a Hunger Games movie.

    Congrats on the feature! New follower

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  26. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    Old Linky follower :)

    The Muggle

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  27. New follower and great answer. Hope to see you around.

    Rebecca @Vicariously!

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  28. Hi! I'm new here! I like the Sirantha Jax books, I think they'd make awesome movies. And I don't think they'd be easy to screw up, though I can't imagine an actor who'd fit Jax. Or March. Hmmm.

    My Follow

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  29. New follower via GFC and Linky!!

    Very nice answer!!!

    Congrats on being featured!!!

    My FF

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  30. Congrats on being featured. I was a bit worried about The Hunger Games as well. It was a good movie but I still like the book better. I hate things being cut out. I haven't read the Downside Ghosts series yet but I do plan to. Following GFC and Linky.
    My FF

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  31. I understand you perfectly! I was *SO* nervous about The Hunger Games movie, but it was just amazing. I loved it.

    I haven't read Sirantha Jax series but it's on my TBR list! :)

    New follower~~

    Here's my FF. ♥
    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

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  32. I was nervous about HG too, and I still think the book was way better. LOL.
    I'm an old gfc follower and new linky follower. :)

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/04/ff-feature-and-follow-18.html

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  33. Congrats on being featured. I'm a new follower.

    I haven't seen the Hunger Games movie. So far, I have been happy with the movie adaptation of my fav novels - Twilight.

    I do think that nothing beats the books though. That is where the story began.

    Have a great weekend.

    Here's my ff

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  34. Stacia Kane is a great pick. I don't think the movies/a tv show would be nearly as good as the books.

    Patricia // My FF

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  35. I was nervous about HG as well...thankfully it was fabulous! Downside Ghosts could either be epic or a complete disaster so great choice! Congrats on the feature!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-23-and-tgif-12.html

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  36. I was so relieved that they did a good job with The Hunger Games. Congrats on being featured! New follower :)

    My FF Post

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  37. Hi, I am a new follower via GFC. I agree with you about the Hunger Games, the movie was great. Haven't read the other books you listed yet. Congratulations on being featured.

    Here’s my FF

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  38. Congrats on being featured! Old follower here. :D

    My FF

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  39. I thought the Hunger Games adaptation was very well done but I am so glad I read the books first to get a complete understand of the world and its horrifying politics.

    Old(ish) follower checking in. My FF post is here.

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  40. I thought the Hunger Games was good too. I noticed the stuff they left out but when I thought of the movie on it's own without comparing it to the book it was really good. Even comparing it to the book I think they did a good job.

    MY FF

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  41. I actually haven't seen or read the Hunger Games yet :( There are two series I'd be nervous to seen made into movies, but I also really want to see on the big screen: The Women of the Otherworld and Fever.

    Old Follower.

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-10.html

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  42. Those are some pretty good choices. It would be interesting to see what a movie would do to the stories. I am on the fence about adaptations because they don't always work. My own imagination is sometimes better at filling in the blanks than the movie is. I think a lot of it depends on the vision of the director and the understanding of both the book and the author's intentions. I am an old follower via GFC, so I followed via Linky this time. Congratulations on the follow this week!
    Kendra

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  43. I'm a new follower :) for me, it'd be Shadowman by Erin Kellison. Sure i'd like to see if they could do it, but then again I wouldn't want to see them butcher it.

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  44. I really liked the Hunger Game adaption!

    The Chaos Walking trilogy is an adaption that makes me nervous.

    My follow friday. Please stop by!
    New follower

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  45. Congrats on being featured this week! I also think the Hunger Games movie rocked! Stacia Kane's Downside series sounds like it'd make a good movie, if done correctly. I'm actually planning on starting that series soon since I keep hearing wonderful things about it!

    Old follower. =D

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

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  46. Wasn't a big fan of who they cast for Peta...Oh well :-)

    New Follower:

    http://toughcriticbookreviews.blogspot.com/

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  47. New follower! Followed you through Linky and GFC :)

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  48. Congrats on your feature! :D I'm a new follower. The Hunger Games movie was great, although I didn't like Peeta. The rest of the crew was pretty good :D Especially Haymitch.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-2.html

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  49. I wanted to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by Gizmo’s Reviews and either became a new follower, or just left a commentary regarding the question of the week which I was honored to be a part of.

    Thanks to all of you, my blog is slowly growing towards that magical 300 followers plateau that I am dying to reach!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  50. Hopping through new follower. my FF http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/04/follow-friday-13.html

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  51. hunger games i think will redeem book to movie adaptations!!!! thanks for stopping by mine!
    new follower!
    Tara's FF

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  52. New follower from FF :)
    http://books.rachelcotterill.com

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  53. New Follower (GFC)
    Congrats on being Featured! =)
    I haven't read the Downside yet...but have it on my TBR.
    -FranJessca
    Our FF: http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-11.html

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  54. Hi Shelley!
    Congrats on the feature!
    This is my second time around with the F&F and Im a new follower via gfc & linky!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Brianne @ http://memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-2.html

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  55. So happy to find such great review blogs through this hop! I'm following you now, and if you ever feel like stopping by my neck of the internet, we'd love to have you!

    Patch of Sky, http://ninetteswann.com

    Thanks!

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  56. New follower! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  57. Congrats on being featured this week! Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Im a new follower of yours :)

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  58. Oh, I was so nervous about the Hunger Games as well! Thanks for hopping by!

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  59. Thanks for the follow! Old follower here :)

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