Blogger Book Nook #6: Books to Screen

Aloha dolls ðŸŒº

Another month has gone by which only means for another Blogger Book Nook post! I get so excited to write these posts every month and I also love reading everyone else's posts too. I honestly can't believe we have been running for over 6 months, it makes me feel so incredibly proud seeing everyone taking part and enjoying the fun that is the Blogger Book Nook! 

This month the chosen reading prompt is 'Books to Screen'. As you may all know there are so many books that have been adapted into movies and TV shows. I'm sure all of you have all watched a film/TV series that was originally a book and I'm sure many of you have read books in time to watch a new released movie so that you can compare them, I know I have. So we thought that this prompt would be a really fun one for everyone to take part in as there are so many options! As per usual this post will consist of 5 questions related to the reading prompt and a book review/suggestion that also relates to the reading prompt! 

Don't know what Blogger Book Nook is? 
Blogger Book Nook is a book club created by myself and Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose. The whole idea behind this book club is that we wanted a club which would encourage ourselves and others to read more and read more genres we wouldn't normally pick up! Not only do we write a monthly post but we also have a Facebook group where ourselves and others can discuss everything books! 
1. What's your favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?
Is it too cliche to answer this with Harry Potter? Honestly I think the directors did a fantastic job with the Harry Potter films and they were all so entertaining. Obviously they had to miss some plot points out however I feel that what they did include was just perfect and they really are such fun and successful films overall.

2. What's your least favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?
Inkheart! I loved the film until I read the book and now I'm really sad because they missed out SO much! It was far more darker in the book as well which I really enjoyed - I don't know if that's weird or not? - and they also led into two different sequels which the movie makers could definitely have done but they now can't due to ending the film on a stand-alone presence.

3. What book would you most like to see on screen that hasn't been adapted yet?
A Court of Throns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas of course! OR The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!!

4. Do you always read the book before watching the adaption?
I really try to read the book before I watch the film/series and when I do I find the film far more enjoyable to watch as you can compare the two together! Though sometimes I just don't fancy reading the book - an example would be Gone Girl as everyone said how disappointing the ending was and I didn't want to waste my time to find out that the ending was crap. p.s. the ending was CRAP! 

5. Does seeing your favourite characters on screen ruin how they appear in your imagination?
Not when I have read the book first. If I read the book after I watched the adaption I find it difficult to imagine the characters in my head without picturing the characters I saw on screen. A massive example is in the books I'm reading now which I will discuss shortly! 
Mini Book Review (Currently Reading): The Awakening by L.J. Smith ðŸ“–
I decided to pick up the first book in the Vampire Diaries series. I was and still am OBSESSED with the TV series. I enjoyed the whole series so much so I thought that maybe I would pick up the books in hopes I'll enjoy them too. However, as much as I am enjoying the first book it is incredibly different to the series. Firstly, Elena isn't your sweet brunette struggling with the loss of her parents like in the TV series she's a blonde, school queen with a little more attitude. The only characters that seem pretty spot on are Caroline and Stefan so far.
I have heard that the books are incredibly different compared to the beloved TV series however I am still going to pursue with reading the series as I'm intrigued to see what else is different. I'm also re-watching the series again as I just love it SO much!

Thanks again for those who have taken part in Blogger Book Nook and I really hope you choose to join in next month too! 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha ðŸ’ƒðŸ»

20 comments

  1. Recently I saw the film wonder and it is suCh a good book to film adaptation, I didn't think the film would be as emotional as you can't properly get in the characters head but oh my good lord I cried the entire way through the film. Also I agree, I would absoloutly die if the Lunar chronicles became a film!!x

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    1. I've heard some great reviews on 'Wonder'. It's a film/book I really want to watch/read!
      I would die too! It's something I really want to happen as I just LOVED the books xx

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  2. I prefer watching films to reading but I know a lot of people prefer books xx

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    1. That's fair enough, sometimes I prefer to watch the film instead of reading the book. Depends what type of mood I'm in xx

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  3. I love this post! I absolutely loved this prompt and was so excited to see what other people chose to read. I actually tried to read the vampire diaries but I wasn't overly into it, I wasn't into the TV series either. I won't watch a film if I wasn't sold on the book. I read the girl on the train and I hated it so knew I would hate the film even more. Another book/film series I hated was the twilight series, I never got the buzz around either the books or films.

    Abbie
    overpeachchic.com

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    1. I'm struggling to get through the last 100 pages as it's just so different compared to the TV series! I always end up watching the film, just in case the director took the story in a better direction! Oh I didn't like the Twilight series either (even though I'm a massive vampire fan!) xx

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  4. I found the same thing with True Blood that you are finding with Vampire Diaries. The characters were completely different, it was bizarre, I had to stop reading the books half way through the series because I just wasn't enjoying them.

    Steph x
    www.wanderlustpulse.com

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    1. I have a bad feeling I won't be able to finish 'The Vampire Diaries' books because of the different story line! I just can't get my head around it! xx

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  5. Imagine The Lunar Chronicles as a film/series - that would be so so so so good! I’m currently reading Ready Player One. I’ve actually just started so I need to hurry up before the film comes out!!!! <3 <3

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    1. Wouldn't it!? This needs to happen! How are you finding 'Ready Player One'? xx

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  6. Oooh Lunar Chronicles would make an awesome movie series. And I think the Harry Potter films were done really well too! I don't really picture characters all that clearly, so it doesn't tend to bother me too much when someone is cast for a movie/tv version.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

    want to join my book blogger group on FB? You don't have to write about JUST books - link in pinned tweet (@shootingstarmag)

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    1. I 100% agree, it would be so magical and fun! They were, I'm slowly rereading the books as they're just so good! xx

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  7. I love the Book Nook posts! This was a fab post; I love book to film adaptations! I'm never fussed which way around I do it either but you can bet that if I find out a book I've read is going to be made into a film, I'll be dead excited! I always like the characters to be done well though. Some characters are so prominent they need the perfect actor for them!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed March's prompt! That's just like me, I'm not fussed but I do try to read the book first xx

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  8. Oooh I love curling up with a Harry Potter film OR book - although I have to say I was super disappointed with Goblet of Fire in that series - there was so much detail missing that I didn't think it did much to encourage people to read the books! I really need to read a Court of Thrones and Roses - Abbey mentioned this was a great one, too! How cosy are your pics btw?!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. Yeah Goblet of Fire just wasn't as good as the book unfortunately! Though it was still a fun film to watch. OMG you need to read A Court of Thrones and Roses, it's such a great book! You'll love it! Oh thank you!! xx

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  9. I love the Harry Potter books and movies. The movies were really well done, and I remember waiting, excitedly, for the movies (and books) to come out. I remember going to the midnight screenings with my best friend and sister for the last few movies. My friend got really confused, and as Dumbledore fell off the tower she yelled out 'Gandalf'. LOTR and The Hobbit is another one I feel they did really well.

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    1. I wish I was old enough to be excited for the book releases when they were released, unfortunately I was just a little too young! Though I did get excited when the movies were released! Oh how funny. I have never read of watched the LOTR series or The Hobbit! x

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  10. I can’t believe how long the Book Nook has been going either, it seems like only yesterday that we discussed doing it for the first time! It really is doing so well though, it makes me so happy when lots of people join in with writing posts and engaging on the Facebook group!

    I am really surprised with how different the Vampire Diaries book is to the series so far, I have been meaning to watch it for ages as it looks so good but I haven’t got round to it yet - maybe I should pick up the book first!

    I’m really intrigued but also a bit anxious about the fact that ACOTAR is now being turned into a film, I really hope the characters / settings aren’t changed too much because that would make me sad!

    Abbey ✨ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. It is! I can't believe that in September it would be going on for a year! Crazy.
      I would 100% recommend the TV series though I'm not 100% on the books as of yet but that could be because I watched the TV series first.
      I feel exactly the same way, let's hope they do the films well! xx

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