Thursday, March 28, 2013

[random thursday] - top 3 books turned movies

holla! join me, lin, and em for some random thursday awesomeness.


this weeks topic...

 

so I'm not a happy camper right now.  I did a vlog the other day on this topic and was pretty pumped to upload it!  I did a vlog for a random thursday post awhile ago and never had the guts to do it since.  
stupid iphoto wasn't recognizing my phone when I plugged it in so I did an update and we are going on 45 minutes and I am only here...


grumpy!

anyways,  you guys get to miss out on my super embarrassing vlog for now.

moving on.

I only have 2 books that turned to movies that I love so I'm kind of cheating this week but I've been thinking about this since monday and I honestly don't have another I love so two will have to do!

hunger games
I cannot say enough good things about this trilogy of books.  I love the writing, I love the characters, I love the plot, I love everything.
when they announced they were making it into a movie I was so pumped but at the same time so nervous!  sometimes movies butcher a good book.
not here folks.  seriously go and watch this movie.  I've watched it three times and read the books twice.
I'm a die hard fan.

my sister's keeper
going back a few years but this book and movie totally stick out in my mind.
I watched the movie first (so technically breaking the rules again) and thought it was a really sweet albeit devastating story.  oh ya, I'm throwing in a sophisticated word here.
I figured if the movie was that good the book must be just as good too right?
wrong.  
book blew that movie out of the water.  if you've seen the movie read the book!  
ya it's the same gist but the ending will have you screaming at the fictional characters.
loved it.

that's all I've got for you!

maybe next week I'll do a vlog and have it actually work out :)

 

11 comments:

Deanna @The Peony Princess said...

Both of those movies left out HUGE details that killed me, but they were still great. I'll always think the book is better in any case though(:

Jennifer said...

Hunger Games was definitely good but I do prefer the books. Harry Potter would be on my list for this.

Katrin said...

I still need to read book 2 and 3 of the Hunger Games series! And I hope you are not grumpy anymore! Poor girl!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

I finally saw The Hunger Games while I was in Maryland visiting Chelsea. I liked it and thought it did a good job but I like the books better. I haven't re-read any of the books yet but I'm pretty sure they will be on my list of books to re-read!

Jess said...

I can't believe I didn't think of The Hunger Games!

LOL.... I'm listing 'My Sister's Keeper' tomorrow as one of my least favorite adaptations.

Martha Woods said...

Love the Hunger Games!!! Very popular entry this week it seems. :)

Lin said...

That look on your face is epic! Stupid freakin' updates. You should totally post that vlog later though cause they're always really entertaining.

Moving on, Ive never seen the second movie but loved the first. Hopefully the sequels will be just as good...they better be. Grr.

Tamara said...

Your face is awesome.

You should post the vlog later for entertainment. Lin is totally right.

Hunger Games = YES! I am so pumped for the second one in November! Wanna come to Texas and see it with me???

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

i had the hunger games too but i put my sister's keeper as the WORST book turned movie... and i swear it was before i read your post! lol

Holly said...

I read My Sisters Keeper but I refuse to see the movie because they change the ending. BUT...the book is by far one of my favorites!!! And I, too, love the Hunger Games book and movie :)

Kasey Lynne said...

I think The Hunger Games beats any other movie that was made because of a book. Nothing has ever come close!

All of my sisters read My Sister's Keeper before they saw the movie, and once they saw it, they HATED the movie. I think because of the ending? I'm not sure.