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...


  1. That sounds like alot of reading:) Good luck!! Happy TT.

  2. Loved the Notebook and Narnia. Both were well done. I did not read the Gables series but I enjoyed the series as a child..I loved Anne with an E

  3. The Belgariad is SO good. You should definitely read that one!

  4. Oooh, I haven't heard of most of those, but some of them look pretty interesting.

    Happy reading!

  5. Lori: I would just like to, never know if I will actually get through all those! Some of them are big series. Happy TT to you too!

    Amy: The last segment they did was so BAD! It did not follow the books at all. And, now they are thinking of making a prequel which I can see being good if you haven't read the books...

    Deb: I own The Belgariad. The second hand store had them grouped together, but I just haven't read them yet.

    homeandhearth: Most of them are fantasy. Happy reading to you as well!

  6. Oh I need any more series to read!! I have enough started to last me for quite awhile..thanks!

    You know, I have never read Anne of Green Gables. Is that bad??

  7. Of course it is bad! Everyone should at least read the first book, but I have read all eight of them. One of these days I would like to reread them. But, I want to track down the rest of L.M Montgomery's stuff first and read her diaries.

  8. I don't think I've heard of any of these...

  9. Wow, that's quite the list. I've not heard of or read any of them. A lot of reading.. hope you enjoy them when you get to do the reading.

  10. Ohhh! I've read the Belgariad series more then one (both times long ago) I just replaced the paperbacks (turning brown) with 2 used Hard back books and planning to reread them soon. It's one of my top favorite series, along with the Pern Series and Dragonlance series. I hope you enjoy them and look forward to your thoughts on them when you do!!

  11. Angela: Really? I would have thought you stood a good chance to have.

    Born2Cree8: I hope I enjoy them too.

    DesLily: Everyone is just making me want to read the Belgariad series, but I have so many other things to read. haha. I am reading Dragonlance right now, and I should have had Pern on my list...

  12. I prefer books to movies and I really need to watch The Notebook all the way through.

    The Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier and the Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell are both fantasitc, I hope you find time for them both.


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