Friday, 27 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to 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-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?"

What a good question this week! The one that I like the most and was most impressed by has to be The Secret Life of Bees (written by Sue Monk Kidd). It is the most heart-warming movie I have seen in a long time. I have watched it countless times and I still cry the whole way through it! Dakota Fanning displays some outstanding acting!

The book-to-movie adaptation that I actually disliked is Never Let Me Go (written by Kazuo Ishiguro). To me the book was appealing and extremely tragic. The movie was not. I felt that the character's relationships weren't well developed in the movie. I also thought the movie was very slow and boring. I was watching it with a friend who hadn't read the book and I felt like I had to apologize for making him sit through it. While I wouldn't recommend the movie I do highly recommend the book!


  1. I'm glad you mentioned Never Let Me Go, I thought the book was great but I have put off watching the movie - thanks for the info, maybe I'll put it off permanently :)

    Anja @

  2. Oh The Secret Life of Bees - good choice! Great book, great movie. As you know I'm currently reading Never Let Me Go and it's actually one I'll be intrigued to see how they adapt it!
    By the way... I read the opening line of The Mermaid Chair last night - wow!

  3. I saw 'Never Let Me Go' and I actually liked it, but maybe that's because I'm a huge Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan fan!!! XD]Thanks for stepping by!!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. Good answers, happy Friday!

  5. Let’s kick off Memorial Day Weekend with some scandal and controversy.

    I absolutely loved every minute of the Lord of the Rings films and felt they hit the mark when they brought Tolkien’s masterpiece to the big screen.
    (ducking as rotten tomatoes are thrown at me as the torches are lit and the pitchforks raised)

    Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  6. I also love paperbooks but since I received my Kindle I've been hooked on it. I seem to be reading twice as much.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  7. I haven't seen either of those!! Will look into Never Let me go! New follower here :)

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads