Friday, 27 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#1)

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share their love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below!!
And it's hosted by Crazy For Books.
I've decided to start hopping this as well.  :)

Book Blogger Hop
"What Book-To-Movie Adaptation Have You Most Liked?  Which Have You Dislike?"

Hmm, I really didn't like the movie adaptation of The Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman (The Golden Compass).  It just didn't feel right.  And they changed it all.  If you didn't compare it to the book, it was great, but since I'd read them, it was just... wrong.
Also, the Eragon movie totally didn't stick to the book.  It really annoyed me.

I loved the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings, even if it was insanely long.  And the Harry Potters are always done well.  I love the Narnia films as well.  (:

Now, this is my first Blogger Hop.  I've seen them everywhere, and therefore I felt left out.  So, I've joined in the hopping!  (:

Have a great weekend - again! ;)


Hanna @ Booking in Heels said...

I liked the Eragon film, I thought it was done fairly well. I know they missed a lot out, but they got the important stuff right.

Every time we watch it my partner rants about how baby Saphira looks like an otter though :|

Welcome to the hop!

Howard Sherman said...

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)

Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

Cliona said...

I love the Harry Potters too, I like how unlike a lot of book-movie adaptations they actually stick to the plot.

Lyddz said...

Narnia is epic! I love love loved the seamonster in the last one! Lord of the Rings is pretty good too. My dad occasionally whips it out on a Saturday afternoon.

I have yet to see Eragon. I think I enjoyed the book way too much to like the movie.

Jennifer said...

I've never seen The Golden Compass movie. I loved the His Dark Materials series. I heard there wouldn't be any more movies because the first one did so poorly. Maybe someone will do a reboot one day.

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I lovelove the Lord of the Rings. They're long but I never got bored.
Ugh Eragon was a huge pet peeve for me. I was pretty much griping the whole movie lol
Yay for joining the hop; it's a fun way to meet people and find blogs :]

Hannah Mariska said...

I liked the golden Compass on film - I liked the steampunk elements, although I do think that Nicole Kidman wasn't the best person for the role... Maybe it helped that it had been quite a few years since I had read the book, and I'd probably forgotten a lot of the detail.

Lord of the Rings films are great, especially considering how much they had to squeeze in!

Enjoy the hop!

Susan said...

I totally agree with you on LOTR and HP. I haven't seen or read The Golden Compass or Eragon, but a lot of people have answered that they didn't like Eragon. Hm, guess I'll have to read and watch it so I can see what everyone's talking about :)

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

Hey Lady! said...

Truthfully, saying LotR is the best adaptation is a cop-out. EVERYONE knows it's awesome. Even Return of the King, which I thought was the worst translated of the three books, and it won an Academy Award.

I will go with New Moon and Eclipse, they're both VERY similar to the books, love them or hate them. BUT I think one of the best translations is the television show The Vampire Diaries, they managed to actually make the story way BETTER then the book. That almost never happens.