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31 Books - 31 Days (day 28)
Day28 - Thanks God this book was made into a movie

Well, I thank Peter Jackson, not God - The Lord of the Rings trilogy. When I first heard it was coming out as a set of live action movies, I resolved to read the books before it was released, and I did just that. I'm quite pleased that I read the books first, and even more pleased with the final cinematic result. It's an excellent set of movies which I've enjoyed rewatching several times. Perhaps someday I'll even reread the books. :-)

(One of my tasks before December, as I think I've mentioned, is to reread The Hobbit before the first movie is released on mom's birthday.)

The rest of the 31 days:

Day1 - Book you are reading right now
Day2 - The book you want to read next
Day3 - Your favourite Book
Day4 - Book you hate
Day5 - A Book you can read again and again

Day6 - A book you can only read once (no matter you love or hate it)
Day7 - Book that reminds you of someone
Day8 - Book that reminds you on a certain place
Day9 - The first book you ever read
Day10 - Book from your favourite author
Day11 - Book you once loved and now hate
Day12 - Book that a friend recommended
Day13 - Book that makes you laugh

Day14 - Book from your childhood
Day15 - 4. book from the left on your shelf
Day16 - 9. book from the right on your shelf
Day17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf
Day18 - Book with the most beautiful cover
Day19 - Book, that you ever wanted to read
Day20 - Book that you read at school
Day21 - most stupid book you read at school
Day22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages
Day23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages
Day24 - Book where nobody would expect you read/loved it
Day25 - A book where the main character is almost like you
Day26 - Book you would read to your children

Day27 - A book where the main character is your idol
Day29 - Darn, why did they make this book into a movie?
Day30 - First erotic book you ever read
Day31 - Book series you are collecting

PS - saw my first lightning bugs of the season today - summer is here!

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: May 30th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The immediate answer I had to this question was Harry Potter--what's your take there? It's the only example I can think of where I enjoyed the books & enjoyed the movies without getting all pissed off when the movies weren't EXACTLY like the books. (Like hey, if both versions of The Other Boleyn Girl weren't going to be true to the book, at least they could have somehow combined the casts so I could get to see Philip Glenister & David Morrissey in the same film!) *stamps tiny foot in rage*

There are plenty of folks that think Peter Jackson IS God, so no worries there. I'm already far more invested in The Hobbit simply by virtue of its cast... ;)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 30th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Harry Potter movies are in that camp too - great set of films adapted well from a great set of books. My folks and I had a great time watching all of the movies in preparation for the final one. :-) And so far, the HBO take on The Song of Ice and Fire (AKA Game of Thrones) has been good, too. Not seen any of season 2, but I've heard good things (despite the departures).
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