Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blog Hops

It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old.

Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for eleven months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

On the blog:

This week is a little different in that my posts have all been for Armchair BEA. Best thing next to actually being at BEA!

Armchair BEA Introduction
Armchair BEA Best of 2011
Armchair BEA Favorite Blogs
Armchair BEA Nurturing Relationships: Memes

Manga Mondays

Vampire Knight vol. 9 by Matsuri Hino

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?

Good: Pride and Prejudice (BBC); To Kill A Mockingbird; Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea

-I can't think of any bad ones right now although there are obviously tons.

Twilight: The Twilight movies get a lot of grief. I like all of them. Are they perfect? Clearly not. However, I think each movie has gotten better as the budgets have grown larger and the actors have gained experience. I love the first Twilight for Catherine Hardwicke's edge indie feel to the movie. I like the emotions of the second movie. I like the action and improved acting of the third movie.

The best thing about the Twilight movies, particularly the first one, is that they take the books seriously. It would be so easy to mock the novels or deviate vastly from the books' plots. If anything, the movies stick too closely to the books - some things are hard to translate well on screen. I really credit Catherine Hardwicke and Melissa Rosenberg for being so passionate about the novels and the movie. I think the movies are about as good as they could be with the source material they have to draw from.

Follow Friday: How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

Hmmm...Well, in the past week, I read 7 books. But that's a bit more than usual (plus, one was manga). I'd say 3-4 on a normal week. A mixture of e-books and print books.


  1. Seven books?!!? Wow.
    Hopping through. Thanks for visiting with me this week. ;-)


  2. Wow that's a lot of books. I really need to up my game lol. I'm impressed! And manga still counts! Happy Friday!

    My FF

  3. 7 books! That is crazy intense, I really admire you for being able to set aside enough time to get all of that reading done.

    Ink, Paper and Imagination

  4. That is definitely alot of books.
    Have a good weekend!

  5. 7! Wow I wish I could read that fast!!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! Returning the favor. :)

    I love Pride & Prejudice too!


  7. I love Twilight...all of them. I was just only really disappointed that the part about Alice/James connection was left out of Twilight. I have been posting with Armchair BEA as well. It has been a fun week, despite being sidetracked with tornadoes and end of school stuff for my kiddos!

    Great to meet you!


  8. Hi and Happy Friday!

    I aim to read between 3-5 books a week..

    My FF is here,

    Have a nice weekend.

  9. 7 books is great! I occasionally read that amount in a week, but not often.

    My Follow Friday is here:

    Have a great Friday!

  10. Wow, I wish I could read as fast and as much as you do! Your blog is super cute, btw! I'm a new follower :) Here's my FF:

  11. Hopping by from the FF Hop and I'm an old follower!

    Wow 7 books that's more than I read a week. I usually read 5 - 6 books a week. One is also a manga too!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Wow! Seven books. That's amazing. the most I can get to is four.
    I also love the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables.

  13. Wow. That's a lot of books for a week. I liked the books of the Twilight Saga but not the movies. :(
    Anyway, Have a great weekend! New follower here.

    Teen Readers' Diary

  14. Seven books is quite a lot! I can also read a lot of manga when I get my hands on it, though my sister very much outdoes me-- she can read a whole volume in about fifteen minutes! But I like to stare at the art... I like the BBC Pride and Prejudice, too. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  15. 7 books! Whoa! And here I thought I did good with my 4! :) That's incredible!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  16. Sounds a lot like me! I've read 7 some weeks, but mostly 3-4.

    Here's my follow friday post:

  17. Hey,

    I think the Twilight movies aren't so bad. The first one was just a bit of a shock, and the R-Pat craze is a little weird, but yeah i'd agree.

    Hopping by from FF. Also your follower thing seems to not be working :/ I'll check back later. Cute blog.


  18. 7 books??? That's impressive!! I love the BBC P&P! :) So good!

  19. Just hopping by, happy Friday.

  20. I think Twilight could be better. I have a love/hate relationship with the movie. I love that it's brought to life and for the most part pretty close to the book. But, I hated the meadow scene! It was my favorite part of the book and I feel like Edward was too angry in the movie. But, for the budget it had, it was good.

  21. Oh I loved the Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea set too..have a great weekend!

  22. I've never actually seen the BBC adaptation of P&P which is really embarassing. but I don't really like colin firth...I really like the version with Kiera Knightely in though! Thanks for stopping by, well done on hitting 7 books =]

  23. The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice is great, I agree. I have to say Twilight movies disappoint me. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

  24. I love the BBC adaptation of P&P too. I've yet to see To Kill A Mockingbird but Gregory Peck is one of my favourite actors so I'll definitely pick it up eventually :)


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