Book Blogger Hop!

Happy Friday!!! It's time for the Book Blogger Hop, an awesome weekly book party hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. We had a lovely long weekend last week, and this Friday has snuck up on us quickly. Things are very exciting around here as this weekend is my 5th wedding anniversary! Hard to believe it's come so fast and yet, as my husband often says, sometimes it feels like 50!

This weeks hop question is: What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?

So I often don't watch movies if I really liked the book. I just don't want a book that I loved to be ruined by what someone else thinks it should be. For example, I haven't seen the movie The Reader (book by Bernard Schlink) because I loved the book so much and I don't plan on watching it. However, one of my favourites has to be (and it's not a movie but a mini-series):
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I absolutely love the series and while I hadn't planned on watching the mini-series I caught some glimpses of it at my sister-in-laws and gave it a chance. Loved it! At first I didn't like the character of Mma Makutsi, because it wasn't how I had imagined her, but she grew on me.

The one I disliked:
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Too many changes. They made Rebecca American instead of British! Right there they lost me. As well, while the book was highly hilarious, the movie was just unfunny. This is the classic example of why I don't like to watch the movies of books I absolutely adored.

Have a good weekend!

Comments

  1. I liked the No. 1 Ladies' series too! I like the books and I thought the series did a nice job with the characters.

    I haven't read Sophie Kinsella, but I have been meaning to read Shopaholic so I hope I can get to it soon (haven't seen the movie either, might someday if I see the book just to compare).

    Anja @ http://reading2011.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the No 1 Ladies books - I must now watch the series after your comments! And fair enough not wanting to watch movies of books you adored when they make changes like they did in Shopaholic! I'm a bit the same, and also the other way round. Sometimes I don't want to read the book of a movie I absolutely loved, for example I actually haven't read The Kite Runner because I was so moved by the movie!

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  3. 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)

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  4. I have never read the Shopaholic series but a coworker of mine loves the books. Will have to give them a try.
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. I am with you. I want to keep my version in my head. :)

    Shopaholic was on the plane for my first flight so as you can imagine, I didn't pay much attention to it. :)

    carol

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  6. You are so right about Confessions of a Shopholic!! I totally forgot how disappointed I was with the changes. Book was so much better!

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