Follow Friday Question of the Week:
How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?
In school I probably read 1-2 fun books a week. One listening and one on the ereader or paper. Now that school is out I'm hoping to go back to normal, which is 1 book listening and 2-3 books in either paperback or ereader. I'm a fast reader but I'm super busy. Between law school and a part-time job, I try really hard to have a work-life balance.
Blogger Hop Question of the Week: "What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
I really enjoyed the Harry Potter adaptations even though they were forced to leave a lot of things out. Those books are huge so I completely understand having to choose which story-lines to focus. I also think the Twilight adaptations have been great but I might not be a great judge because I read the entire Twilight series after watching the first movie. My all-time favorite movie adaptation has been Gone with the Wind. If you haven't seen the movie, you just have too. Vivian Leigh did a wonderful job.The Book-to-Movie adaptation that I didn't like would unfortunately be Water for Elephants. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, but it was an amazing book. The movie did a good job of telling the story, but it didn't capture the magic to me. I don't want to include any spoilers or anything but I want to give a small example. In the book, everyone lines up to get paid and I could imagine the faces and dismay on their faces. In the movies, August just whispers something to someone. I just felt like the book was more vivid. Also, the nursing home element was taken out of the movie, which I thought was important to the story. Anyway, I don't like the movie as an adaptation but still thought it was a good movie as long as I didn't compare it to the book.