Blogger Book Nook: Books to screen

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I'm glad that I am very much into books a lot more this year as reading is my favourite pass time.. I'm sure this is something you would have noticed if you read my blog regularly. 


For starters I set up my own book group on Facebook: Hooked on books with Joanna Victoria as well as that I also have set up my own hooked on books guest series and started a monthly post on the books I've been reading.  On top of that I've been joining in with other book groups Bookish Mamas, Book bloggers library  and blogger book nook.

The blogger book nook is definitely a good one with many threads, Q&A's, A long with a monthly book prompt which I'm joining in with for the first time.

1. What’s your favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?

I actually have a few. I really enjoyed The hunger games trilogy. I wasn't too sure what to expect from the films but I love them just as much as the books.

Room is also a favourite of mine. I read the book before the film hit the cinema's and its definitely one of my favourite books. When I knew it was going to be made into a film I made a date with the hubby so that we could go and see it. 


2. What’s your least favourite book to screen adaptation? Why?

I've found that there is quite a few actually. First of all Harry Potter I loved the books when growing up but I've not loved the films at all. Twilight is another I read when growing up and again I just couldn't get on with the films at all. Last of all I have to mention my sister's keeper. It had the potential to be a great film however I was hugely disappointed.


3. What book would you most like to see on screen that hasn’t been adapted yet?

This is a tough one as there are so many great reads out there. I definitely think more of Jodi Picoult's books have the potential to do well, if done much better than my sister's keeper. 

4. Do you always read the book before watching the adaption?

Yes. Well I try to, there have been a few times when I’ve watched a film without knowing it is an adaptation. So I'd say 9 times out if 10 I read the book first. I definitely prefer to read books first as most adaptions don't always go by the book completely. Plus I like to imagine the characters and places myself before seeing them on the screen.

5. Does seeing your favourite characters on screen ruin how they appear in your imagination?

Sometimes, I think it depends on who plays the character/s. I do find quite a few times that the characters on screen don't turn out how I imagine them to be.



Mini review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.  

I found it to be a gripiping read it does feature murder, domestic violence and sexual assaul.  Obviously they are series themes, however the book also has light heartedness too. The book follows 3 women Madeleine, Celeste and Jane and focuses on their lives. They all have children that are in kindergarden in the same year and each of their lives are very different however they are connected in ways they don't realise at first. The book flicks between each characters lives in the lead  up until the murder on triva night where someone is murdered. 

I really enjoyed the book the characters are believeable and the book is written well. I've only just started watching the series as I've wanted to make sure I read the book first. 

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