Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop-2015

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Your choice of one of the prize packs below:
1) Howl's Moving Castle DVD and Novel set
 Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)

2) Warm Bodies Dvd and Novel set
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)


3)Memoirs of a Geisha Dvd and novel set
Memoirs of a Geisha
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79 comments:

  1. The best has to Warm Bodies even if it was a bit different and the worst has to be Beastly
    by Alex Flinn! I was so looking forward to it and to this day cures it.

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  2. Two worst movie adaptations: Beastly and the Golden Compass.
    Two best were Gone with the wind and the 7th Harry Potter. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. Best: Battle Royale, LOTR
    Worst: honestly can't think of one where I've also read the book :P

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  4. Some of the best book to movie adaptations: The Silence Of The Lambs, The 39 Steps, and The Road.

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  5. The best: Perks of being a Wallflower, Love, Rosie, Devil wears Prada
    Worst: Vampire Academy, and I really can't think of another one.

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  6. For me I would say the best is Of Mice and Men and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And worst is Blood and Chocolate; I might have thought the movie was maybe ok on it's own had I not read the book. Seemed like they just borrowed the names of the characters and the theme of the book for that one, and decided to change everything.

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  7. My two favorite books to movies adaptations are The Notebook, and The Shining.

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  8. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. I don't really rank adaptations, so this is a tough question. Off the top of my head now . . . The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is (one of) the best and The Fountainhead is (one of) the worst.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  9. Best: Cloud Atlas, Harry Potter series, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, LOTR, Hobbit, Gone Girl, and The Martian.
    Worst: Eragon, and Vampire Academy.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Marijana Sitar

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  10. The Stand by King and Harry Potter series are the best. The Mortal Instruments just did get it for me in the theater but I did like the book.

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  11. "Memoirs of a geisha" would be my DUO choice. I love Halloween and Christmas themed movies. My kids are just about old enough to break out "Gremlins." Thanks for this. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  12. Best: Harry Potter and LOTR
    Worst: The Great Gatsby and Alice in Wonderland

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  13. Best: Chronicles of Narnia (specifically "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and Lord of the Rings (specifically "The Fellowship of the Ring") - honorable mention to Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

    Worst: The Stand by Stephen King (Frannie was a total miscast and if it weren't for Gary Sinise playing opposite her I wouldn't have bothered) and I'm going to get stoned by I'll say it anyway....Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I hate the casting of both Jamie and Claire and I really, really, REALLY hated how the show makes it seem like Claire had a great love with Frank Randall. She did not.

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  14. I think The perks of being a wallflower & silver linings playbook were very good in my opinion!

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  15. Best: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Leonardo Di Caprio was Amazing and Johnny Deep soooo cute, lol)
    Worst: World War Z

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  16. Two of the worst were IT abd The Vampire Academy. I loved The Green Mile and Pride and Prejudice.

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  17. i think 50 shades of grey is the worst movie .book was great movie not so much

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  18. Nick Hornby's HIGH FIDELITY and FEVER PITCH were great adaptations, as was BEEFCAKE by F. Valentine Hooven. I was disappointed by the movie version of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim books...

    --Trix

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    1. Oh, and I definitely preferred the movie version of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES--it's much kinder to Lux and Trip!

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  20. All the Harry Potter movies set the bar pretty high for the good category! And I thought The Help was a pretty good adaption as well. I think Eragon was one of the worst adaptions I can think of recently.

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  21. Best: Harry Potter movies, Perks of being a wallflower, memoirs of a geisha, LOTR, the book thief.
    Worst: vampire academy, hunger games, divergent,eragon,beautiful creatures.

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  22. I thought The Perks of Being A Wallflower very much captured what I felt while reading the book, and probably my favorite book adaptation ever is the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, it helped I think, that it was a miniseries, so fewer scenes had to be cut from the book in order to fit the running time.

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  23. I love Anne of Green Gables. I think it's helpful when the actors are not the same celebs that are in a million other movies.

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  24. Best: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice
    Bad: City of Bones, Vampire Academy

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  25. The Best movie adaptation was the 1963 Robert Wise film of THE HAUNTING.
    The Worst was the other movie version of THE HAUNTING.

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  26. The best: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Gone Girl
    Worst: City of Bones and Twilight series.

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  27. Best-The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption

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  28. Oh! Best would be Harry Potter and The Polar Express! Worst...not totally worst but could've been better (I still enjoyed them) was Where the Wild Things Are and Maze Runner.

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  29. I loved The Hunger Games, LOTR and Narnia. I thought they were perfect and pretty close to the books.
    The worst was the Harry Potter movies. The first two were OK but it went downhill after that. They changed everything form the books! And the Twilight movie was pretty bad too.

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  30. Best= The Notebook, Where the Red Fern Grows
    Worst=Gone Girl, Alice in Wonderland

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  31. Best....both from Stephen King...Misery and The Shawshank Redemption. Another would be The Green Mile. I don't know about worst since, if I didn't like the book, I didn't watch or want to watch the movie.

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  32. The best:definitely the Harry Potter series
    And the worst:The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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  33. The best:definitely the Harry Potter series
    And the worst:The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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  34. One of the best would have to be Harry Potter.
    One of the worst, The Maze Runner.

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  35. My favourite movie ever is Fahrenheit 451. It didn't match the book exactly, but both are wonderful.

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    1. One bad adaptation that comes to mind is The Golden Compass. It was an excellent book. I'm sure there are worse books-to-movies, though.

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  36. There are lots of great movie or tv adaptations of books. And some not so great ones. The ones I am enjoying a lot right now are Outlander and Poldark. Both are great, and the follow the books pretty closely. And of course Lord of the Rings was a great adaptation as well.

    I wasn't thrilled with the changes to the third Harry Potter movie. They left out some of my favorite parts.

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  38. Best-Hunger Games. Worst-Beautiful Creatures

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  39. Best - The Hunger Games, Worst - World War Z
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  40. The worst ones were: The Great Gatsby and Dr. Seuss. The best in my opinion were the Twilight series books.

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  41. Best: TKaMB
    Worst: Alice in Wonderland (Johnny Depp version). Also, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (another Johnny Depp bomb).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rosie
    @rkgutmann
    literaryhedonist.com

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  42. Best: LOTR, the Hobbit and The Notebook
    Worst: The Great Gatsby and Twilight

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  43. I think two of the best would be The Green Mile and Harry Potter.

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  44. The best movie adaptation I've seen is P.S.I love you (by Cecelia Ahern) and Catching Fire! I hated the Hunger Games and Insurgent!

    Carolina M on rafflecopter

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  45. The best movie adaption I love the most is Harry Potter and The Notebook.
    The worst : Beastly and The Mortal Instrument City of Bones. I love the books so much but the movie really disappointented

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  46. Best: the Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga and Lord of the Rings
    Worst: Eragon and The Mortal Instruments

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  47. I can't think of any of the worst but some I really enjoyed were The Outsiders, Flowers in the Attic and My Sisters Keeper. My all time favorite book/movie is Gone with the Wind.

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  48. There are so many great adaptations, I am a huge Stephen King and the books were amazing and intense but i think they did a really good job at adapting The Stand and The Langoliers. I actually found for not so good adaptations to be Breakfast at Tiffanys and Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, they did get better with the latter books but felt the first one fell short.

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  49. Two of the best were Gone With the Wind and the Harry Potter series.

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  50. I loved the book and movie of The Green Mile, it is truly one of my favorites.

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  51. The best ones I think are Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    The worst are Eragon and The Golden Compass.

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  52. I loved the adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird but I wasn't too happy with Carrie by Stephen King.

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  53. The best: lovely bones, perks of being a wallflower, best of me, if I stay. The worst: vampire academy and city of ember.

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  54. The Best :
    The Namesake
    The Ruins

    Thanks :)

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  55. Best:
    1. Lord of the Rings
    2. The Parks of Being a Wallflower

    Worst:
    1. Percy Jackson movies

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  56. Best: The Hunger Games
    Worst: The Golden Compass
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  57. Best-Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz
    Worst-Christine(Stephen King) and Flowers in the Attic

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  58. One of the best adaptations was The Lord of the Rings and one of the worst is Phantoms from a Dean Koontz book

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  59. Two of the best would be Lord of the Rings and Interview with the Vampire. Two of the worst...hmmm I'm going to go with the Percy Jackson books/movies and Insurgent.

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  60. I can't think of any worst adaptions, but my two favorite books to movies adaptations are 'Gone Girl' and 'The Shining'. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina B. -on the raffle)

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  61. Two of the best adaptations were Pay It Forward and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  62. One of the best adaptions was the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson handled the movies with so much care and passion. On the other hand, I thought the Hobbit was one of the worst! I don't understand why a 300 page book needed three bloated movies! Another great adaptation was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I had read the book when it was first published, so after I saw it I read it again and remember why I loved it so much. Another terrible adaptation was The Mortal Instruments. The book had such great world building and the movie was so awful I could not even finish watching it!

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  63. Gone with the Wind and The Notebook have to be among the best :)

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  64. best harry potter, lord of the rings - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  65. A couple of the best adaptations that I can think of off hand would have to be the Harry Potter books and The Fault in Our Stars. Now I'm sure there may be others, but I most likely haven't read the books for them yet to be able to compare.

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  66. The worst movie-adaptation was Cirque Du Freak (by Darren Shan). I really love Darren Shan's books but the movie was suck... :(
    But sometimes the movie better than the book - for example The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie is REALLY cool! Good actors and "better" story.

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  67. Harry Potter and the Notebook are some of my favorite books and movies!

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  68. Two of the best movie adaptations are the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings series.

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  69. The best was hmm am I allowed to count weird adaptations that change things on purpose such as Grimm? If not I liked The Giver even though it wasn't what I pictured.
    The worst was probably Beastly for me.

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  70. I think 2 of the best are The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series. They both capture the spirit of the books and were very well cast. Another is LOTR just for the pure cinematography. One I didn't like was Mortal Instruments/City of Bones. The movie just seemed "amateur" compared to the book - not sure how else to describe it.

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  71. The best are The Lord of The Rings and Pride and Prejudice. The worst is I am Number 4.

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  72. Two of the worst were Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (they made a sequel, why?) and The Hobbit.

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  73. Two of the worst were Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Hobbit

    Kelley L. (forgot to sign my last comment)

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  74. i think the best were the hunger games and the maze runner series. I cant think of any i did not like

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  75. I've enjoyed lots of movies made from books, including About A Boy with Hugh Grant, and the Lord of the Rings books. I wasn't pleased with the Hobbit because it wasn't like the book in every way.

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  76. In my opinion, one of the best was Anne of Green Gables.. Loved both the book and movie. One of the not so great ones was Twilight.. loved the books... just didn't think the movies did them justice

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