Follow Friday (17) & TGIF (10): Movie Adaptations & Musical Books

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 is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

If someone attempts to film any of the Sandman comics, it's going to be a total disaster unless they keep Neil Gaiman intimately involved and find someone magical to direct/cast/write it. Even then I'd stay nervous about the final project.

Most books I've read would probably make me nervous if adapted into a movie. Most recently Ready Player One by Ernest Cline would be incredibly difficult to translate into film considering most of it takes place in a VR videogame type of world. Turning Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series into a movie definitely makes me nervous unless they recreated the film in the same way the publisher made the book trailer.

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

Musical Stories: If you could read a book about any song, which song would you love to see written down in story form?


This is kind of a weird question for me because I have an overactive imagination and come up with stories for songs all the time even when I don't mean to. There are some albums that I feel tell a story from beginning to end even if the musicians didn't write it or plan it to be that way. I think it would be fun to see any of Panic! at the Disco's songs in story form, especially any from the first album. Those would be fun books to read.

 

My head is only functioning at half capacity, so forgive the half answers. Today's my last day at work and I'm very excited despite the throbbing ear infection. Anyway, this week saw:

- A review of Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini and a shorter-than-normal review of Learning Fear by BA Chepaitis

- Random Tuesday full of art based on books and comics

- Waiting on The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma

 

Have a good weekend! I need a nap.