Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday [6]

Some housekeeping matters before we're on to an all new Top Ten:

Sorry I haven't updated in... over a month?  School has been kicking my ass AND running me over with a truck daily.  I failed my attempt at NaNoWriMo and I'm in the throws of final papers and exams at the moment.

Because I've been so busy I can't remember the last time I finished a book, which is not only sad, but is pathetic.  (Granted if you want to count textbooks, I've read 4 of those this semester).  Anyway, I like Top Ten Tuesdays so I thought my first post back would be this (and I'm hoping I didn't lose too many readers during my hiatus).

A final note: just because I'm updating now does not mean I'm going to be updating regularly again, it just means I'm bored in class and need to stay awake.  I wish I could promise you guys more!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original Meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books Gone Movies

Pretty self explanatory, but I mean the best renditions of books that have been turned into movies (that I've seen, and I have by far not seen all the new ones). Sorry for the lack of pictures and other fun things.

  1. The Hunger Games - No surprise on this one.  The books were amazing and so far the movies aren't doing too shabby either.
  2. Harry Potter - I'm sure this could be debated, but personally I think the movies did the books justice (even if some miss very key and interesting scenes).
  3. Nights in Rodanthe - While it's not the best Nicholas Sparks book turned movie, I believe it is the most true true to the book.  And come one, it's Richard Gere.
  4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - I actually like the movie more than the book, this doesn't happen often.
  5. Coraline - Not only spot on, but awesome.  It's not a Tim Burton movie, but it definitely has been influenced by him and he's awesome.
  6. Memoirs of a Geisha - I was so moved by this entire concept!  The book was magnificent and I think the movie was a work of beauty.  This would be higher on my list, except for the fact that I don't think it translates well to those who don't know something about Japanese culture.
  7. Beastly - I loved the book more than the movie because it was more true to the fairy-tale, but I liked how they twisted the movie to be more current to the times and "mainstream".
  8. Speak - This was back when Kristen Stewart didn't seem like a horrible actress because her character was supposed to be awkward and showing no positive emotions!  And the book is amazing.
  9. The Outsiders - I would gush about this one, but it's been so long since I saw the movie or read the book that I can only remember that it's really good.
  10. The Princess Diaries - Not exactly true to the books (considering how many books there are compared to movies), and the plots are really different in the details, but both the books and the movies are good.

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