Friday, February 18, 2011

Hops, Follows, and Tag Alongs, Oh My!

It's time for another Book Blogger Hop, courtesy of Crazy for Books!



Book Blogger Hop
 
This week's question is:

"What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"

To be totally and brutally honest, not a single one. The best books never translate well to film. Sometimes the story is too much for a movie and important scenes (to me, at least) get left out; sometimes the true identity of the characters is sacrificed in favour of 'pretty' star/starlet who will bring in audiences; sometimes the technology available simply cannot capture the sheer breadth of the imagination; and, most importantly, I've yet to find a producer and director who share the process going on inside my head. The only way I find I can enjoy a movie is to put the book out of my head and enjoy the movie as a separate creation . . . in which case it's no longer a matter of filming the book, but of raping it for material.

It's also time for the Friday Follow, courtesy of Parajunkee's View!



This week's question is:

"If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?"

I'm a sucker for TV tie-ins . . . the old V novels, Quantum Leap novels, and just about any Star Trek novel. More than anything, though, I loves how science fiction experiments with gender and plays with out expectations - this includes so many books in my TBR pile that are clamouring wildy for my attention (The Breeds Of Man, The Left Hand of Darkness, Halfway Human, Don't Bite the Sun, River of Gods, Blindsight, and When Gravity Fails).

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along is courtesy of Bitten by Paranormal Romance!


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As always, I urge you to hop around to some new blogs, tag along with some new friends, and find some great new reviews to follow. I always find something new to delight me!

15 comments:

  1. Hey hopping through with the 18 and older blog hop. Thanks for stopping by and I am your newest follower!

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  2. I had no idea there were Quantum Leap novels. I love that show! Happy Friday!

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  3. Happy Friday to you too! I am its gorgeous unfortunately its supposed to get cold and snowy again ugh!! I am so ready for spring!

    Thanks for stopping by and hope you can watch out for the melting puddles. ;)

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  4. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-book-blog-follow-friday_18.html

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  5. Hey Sally! Dropping by showing the luv & hope you have a fun weekend!

    Redd

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  6. Hi there! New follower.
    Please come check out my site and all the man candy!
    www.demonloversbooksandmore.com


    DL

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  7. Just stopping by to say hello and wish you agreat weekend.

    For FF: I loved the Sci-fi Romance book called True believers by Maria Zannini

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  8. Sci-Fi is not my norm, but I do have Across the Universe waiting for me this week. Maybe it will change my whole reading direction LOL You can see my hope here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

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  9. Hopping through. I used to like the TV show Quantum Leap.
    My Hop

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  10. Hi! I'm a new follower from the 18+ over tag along. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Gabrielle
    http://gbisset.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hello! I'm your newest follower from a Friday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would follow back at one or all four of my blogs :)

    www.singleparentretreat.com
    www.motherdaughterconnex.com
    http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/
    http://jmconsultingservices.blogspot.com/

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Hi,

    Just hopping through and now a new follower! I agree, films tend to gloss over the most important bits of books.

    I really enjoy your blog and its dedication to issues of gender and sexuality. I'm looking forward to reading through your posts :)

    Feel free to visit my blog in your spare time, www.coffeetalereviews.blogspot.com

    Take care,
    Ms. C

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  13. Hi Sally,

    I'm a bit late with the tag along this week, but I hope you had a great weekend!

    Selena
    The Enchanted Book

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  14. I love the blog hop. Stop by for my answer and for a Book Blog Giveaway.

    ...28 blogs participating blogs.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/

    Blog hosted by Judith of http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/

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  15. Just hoppin' through - I am now a follower :)
    http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/

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