Follow Friday (14) & TGIF (7): Casting My Favorite Books and My Favorite Scenes of 2012

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Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read, who are both wonderful people and you should visit their awesome sites.  Today's question is:

Q. What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?

The first thing that comes to mind is Locke & Key, but they already tried to turn that into a television show and the network was silly and didn't pick it up. Another book that I've always wanted to see a film version of - Ender's Game - is finally getting made, so that doesn't work either.

The other book that immediately comes to mind is Robopocalypse, but that's already being turned into a movie. Of course I'd want Matt Bomer to play Cormac because everything needs more Bomer in it though I don't think that will ever happen. They haven't casted it yet, so I'll just put that thought out into the universe.

I think Marissa Meyer's Cinder could make a pretty cool movie, but I wouldn't know the first thing about casting. Same goes for Ally Condie's Matched series. I don't know enough about teen/young actors to cast these things. Also The Parasol Protectorate series needs to be made into a film series or a television show with Suranne Jones (the human representation of the TARDIS from Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode) as Alexia.

Y the Last Man needs to be made into a television show right this very minute with either Zachary Levi or Jared Padalecki as Yorick. I'm personally leaning towards Levi because Yorick is like a drawn version of him, but I would take either one of them. Though I just want anyone but Shia LeBeouf, who was rumored to have the part a few years ago.

I would love to see film series of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy with Chloe Moretz as Deryn. I don't know who should play Alek though. Perhaps Joel Courtney, that kid from Super 8? They would both need some sort of accent though, so I don't know how that would play out. Or they could just make the film in the way of the book trailer, which was awesome.

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Greadsbooks.com, where we answer a book-related question and recap our weekly blogging.

Q. Book Moments: What has been your favorite moment (scene) in a book that you've read so far in 2012? Please be kind & not include spoilers.

To do this without spoilers is difficult. The masquarade scene in Incarnate is swoon worthy and I read it over a couple of times, indulging my inner teenage hopeless romantic. My favorite scene from books I've read this year (I read Cinder in 2011, so that doesn't get counted) is a spoiler filled moment from late in Robopocalypse. It was the first real moment of humans fighting against the evil that had overtaken their world and actually seeing that perhaps this wasn't the end of the world after all. It was a small victory, but it lit up the entire book after hundreds of pages of bleakness and death. That book was so good.

 

As for the weekly recap:

- Reviews this week covered City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and something a little out-of-place here at WFTM, The Social Media Mind by David Amerland.

- I got a couple of books in the mail last week, which I featured on Sunday in an IMM post.

- March link up for the 2012 Sci-Fi Readers Challenge went up yesterday and I posted about the Magical March challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader.

- I'm currently waiting on The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow. I have absolutely no idea what it's about based on the blurb, but I want it anyway.

- Random Tuesday was indeed random with a list of links involving fictional cities, steampunk Batman, a girl Robin, and assorted other nonsense.

- And of course we have the Leap Into Books giveaway going on through Monday at midnight. Enter to win one of six books.

 

So that's that. What have you been reading this week? Are there any cartoons you recommend I watch during my current stint of unemployment?

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Greadsbooks.com, where we answer a book-related question and recap our weekly blogging.