Friday, May 4, 2012

Hello, Friday!

Welcome to Friday!  Today's memes are brought to you by Ginger @ GReads, Parajunkee, and Melissa @ i swim for oceans.  Let the questions commence!

Literary Vacation: If you could take a trip this summer to any place within a fictional book, where would you go?  Tell us about your dream summer vacation!
Yes, the cow must be included.
One of the next places that I plan to go is England.  I'm not quite sure where in England, but it's totally happening.  When I think England, I'm not just thinking Harry Potter, but I'm thinking The Name of the Star and the whole slew of books that take place in England somewhere.  I would probably rent a house in the countryside and take day trips to neighboring towns and cities (of course I'd go to London!).  The vacation would be as low-key as I needed it to be from day to day.  

Gosh, I don't even have a ticket and I'm already really excited for this trip!

What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

Thank you.

Seriously, that's it.  There's a whole mess of things that I could say, but in the end, all of those things would boil down to 'Thank You.'  I've read a number of books, but those authors that came out on top for me, they touched my heart, changed my thinking, and I'll even go so far as to say changed my life.  I can't even imagine what I would aspire to become had I not decided that Harry Potter was worth my time.  I can't imagine how I would think about life had I not read Looking for Alaska, Papertowns, An Abundance of Katherines or The Fault in Our Stars.

Thank you J.K. Rowling and thank you John Green!

What are you favorite and least favorite book to film adaptations?  Why?
I've managed to sneak Harry Potter into pretty much every question so far, so let's do that again!  My favorite book to film adaption are the Harry Potter series.  Even though some liberties were, and often had to be, taken in the making of the Harry Potter films, they are relatively good adaptations of everything that I loved in the books.  Deathly Hallows was one of the better adaptions purely because they had two movies to do it.  
My least favorite book to film adaptation is Eragon.  The book was neat (I have yet to review it here), so I was really excited to see the film.  I watched it once and it was really cool, because I was watching dragons fly around the screen-- what's not to love, right?  But I watched it a second time and realized how... underwhelming it was.  It was long and nothing terribly exciting happened until the end, and even then it was very underwhelming.  I think Eragon is better in book form purely because of the language that is used and all of the description that goes into telling this particular story.  Of course, this may be because of the bad film that I'm unable to associate a good movie with Eragon.  Maybe some genius will make a remake one day when I'm old and decrepit.

Well, those are my answers to these questions!  What are yours?  Leave your web address down below and I'll try my best to return your visit!

Thanks for Reading!

--Jude

20 comments:

  1. I would give my right pinky to go to London to watch The Winter Olympics! And I haven't seen Eragon, but agree the Harry Potter series were pretty good adaptations (except the 2nd to last one).

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    1. Ooh! That WOULD be a pretty sweet vacation!

      I don't think Eragon was the worst movie in the world, but yeah, it was pretty horrible...

      Really? I kind of liked the second to last HP film. A lot of character development, admittedly, but still a pretty good interpretation of the first half. But part two blew most of the other films out of the water, for sure!

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  2. haha, thank you seems just the right answer. Hope you have a good friday :)

    Here's my FF!

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    1. I could think of a million things to say and a bazillion question that I would love answered, but it seems that "Thank you" goes ignored a lot of the time.

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    2. You have a lovely Friday as well!

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  3. I totally agree with Harry Potter being some of the best adaptations! Eragon also failed for me. Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. No problem! I think you're doing a lovely job with the whole link-up thing-- I love it! I hope that more people start joining in pretty soon. Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. books do change lives, huh? :)

    I'm a new gfc follower. :) please stop by my FF if you can.

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/05/ff-feature-and-follow-21.html

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  5. A trip to England sounds lovely, though I'm still holding out hope I'll be able to hitch a ride to Hogwarts!

    Also, "thank you" seems like a great note to drop your favorite authors. And you love what I love about John Green-- that he can make you think about the big questions of life in a way that is actually pleasant and readable (unlike the philosophy it is based on)!!

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    1. Yeah, I'm a little disappointed that my letter was lost in the mail...

      Hurray for fun philosophy!

      Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. I have not read or seen Eragon, but sounds like the movie is best left alone.

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  7. Oh, Rowling and John Green seem to be very popular authors this week and I can really see why! :)

    Patricia // My Hop

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  8. Oh, yes, Eragon. Saphira looked amazing, but the movie definitely underwhelmed as a whole :(

    HP was definitely a great adaptation!

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    1. Yes! The CGI was great! The rest of it... meh...

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  9. I think a simple thank you is a great answer! Check out my FF @ http://best-of-ya.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow-friday-19.html. I'm a new follower, by the way :)

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  10. Hopping through. New follower. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/05/follow-friday-16-tgif-1.html

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  11. Hopping through. I've been to England 3 times. I love it. I'd like to go back and explore more.
    My Hop

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  12. Rowling is super popular this week but I can totally see why! I also want to start reading some John Green - I've heard amazing things about his books!

    Here’s my FF post

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

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  13. I love England so so much!!!!!! ♥♥♥ England countryside is the best of all the thing in this world.Living in magical world with beautiful castles, bluebells,lavender farm, green field and fresh air~~~~~~~~aw~~~~ Go live your...journey girl!!!!!

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