Thursday, July 12, 2007
Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen
1. In your opinion, what is the best translation of a book to a movie?
- I read more than I go to the movies, so there are still lots of books that I have not seen the movie adaptions of. Some of my favourites are The Green Mile, one of the few Stephen King books I have read and enjoyed; Anne of Green Gables, the two original mini series, the newer one was not based on the books at all; Lord of the Rings, for the HUGE books that these movies were based off, I think that Peter Jackson did a good job; Chronicles of Narnia, both the old BBC movies and the new version were well-done; The Notebook, I really liked this Nicholas Sparks book and the movie was one of the few chick-flicks I enjoyed; The Shawshank Redemption, another Stephen King work that went well from book to movie; etc.
2. The worst?
- Message in a Bottle was a horrible movie based on Nicholas Sparks book of the same title; the new Anne of Green Gables mini-series was terrible compared to the books; there are probably others that I am not thinking about.
3. Had you read the book before seeing the movie, and did that make a difference? (Personally, all other things being equal, I usually prefer whichever I was introduced to first.)
- I always read the book before seeing the movie. I prefer to read, so I would rather do it that way. Normally if I see the movie first, I never read the book.
Thirteen Series (Trilogies) That I Want to Read (but am holding off on because I have too many on the go as is.)
1. Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough
2. Emperor series by Conn Iggulden
3. Second Sons trilogy by Jennifer Fallon
4. Curse of Chalion trilogy by Lois McMaster Bujold
5. Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier
6. Drenai series by David Gemmell
7. King Kelson quartet by Katherine Kurtz
8. Belgariad series by David Eddings
9. Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (did anyone notice the new book is saying 2008 now? I feel bad for people if that is true!)
10.Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
11.Axis trilogy by Sara Douglass
12.Sword of Shadows series by J.V. Jones
13.Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell
And that is just some of them...