It's that time of the month again! Time for Literary Junkies Tuesday! Link up with Taylor, Cassie and I and make sure you join us at 7pm CST on Twitter for our chat about What Alice Forgot. Our read for May will be Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I'm actually finishing up What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. It took the book a while to get to me and then I had little time to read it once it arrived so I'm scrambling to finish up.
2. Divergent, Hunger Games, or Twilight. Which do you prefer and why? (If you've never read them which do you think you'd prefer?)
Well, I've read the Twilight books and even though I got super caught up in them, I feel like the Divergent books are so much better. I've been wanting to read them for so long!
3. TV Series Based on Books they start out very close to the book to draw in the fans but then will start to separate themselves by changing things and adding characters. What are you thoughts on this?
One show comes to mind for this question, True Blood. The seasons practically followed the books until the last few. I am obsessed with the show but I was definitely disappointed with the direction. I still have to watch this last season but I have it
under very good authority that it's much better than the one before.
4. You've just been recruited to help a movie studio bring your favorite book to the big screen. What's the movie and who are you choosing to play the main characters?
This is so hard! There are so many books that I would love to see turned into movies. All my absolute favorite books have been turned into movies for the most part, The Great Gatsby, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Great casts that I am definitely not disappointed in, except for Toby McGuire in Gatsby. Who thought of that one???
I'd like to see Wicked turned into a move. The musical was a great adaptation of the book and I'd like to see the movie incorporate equal parts musical and book. I would ideally like the original cast to play in the movie but if this is not possible, I'd choose Lea Michele as Elpheba (duh), Jonathen Groff as Fiyero, Megan Hilty as Glinda and I would stick with Joel Gray as The Wizard. All of these guys have musical backgrounds and they would be perfect for the parts in my opinion. Let's keep Harry Styles out of this, shall we?
5. Going back to the above question, do you keep it word for word the same or do you use this chance to change little things you thought would make the book better?
Since I'd be adapting something that was a book and a musical, I'd make the movie a little darker like the book but keep it a musical. Does that make sense? I'd try to follow the book as much as possible by bringing a little darkness back but I'd keep it a musical. And if you're thinking...musicals can't be dark. I have two words for you...Les Miserables.
6. After you finish a physical copy of a book do you keep it for a reread, put it on a shelf to collect dust, donate it to Goodwill, or do you just not purchase physical copies of books?
I keep it for a reread but it ends up on a shelf collecting dust. I do not throw away books...ever. I loan them, trade them but never pitch them.