Crazy For Books' 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
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.