Thursday, April 12, 2012

Follow Friday


Q:What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

A: If I have to pick I'd go any of the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston. They are some of the funniest books I've ever read and I just love the characters. They're a little crazy and beyond quirky. I don't think Hollywood would be able to capture the series without making it into a way too cheesy over the top campy mess. I don't even want to think about how they'd pull of bear shifters. Too horrible to even think about! ;)


  The Mane Attraction (Pride, #3)  Big Bad Beast (Pride, #6)  Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7)

Okay. Nope. I can't stop there. I know I'm way cheating but Gack! Wouldn't want any of these either! They'd either pick the wrong actors or not get the dark mood or the humor, or use terrible accents or change important parts. Or just my favorite moments. The world wouldn't be as rich and captivating. Or the special effects would end up cheesy. Nope. If it ever happens I'm so putting on my blinders and doing the whole hands over the ears "nah nah nah nah" bit. No way to make any of them better than what's already on paper and in my head :) 

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Naked in Death (In Death, #1) Darkfever (Fever, #1) Exclusively Yours
Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) Hard Evidence (I-Team, #2) Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) What a Dragon Should Know (Dragon Kin, #3)

36 comments:

  1. Love your blog name! I have not read the Pride series so I will have to check them out. I love sexy books with a sense of humor!

    New follower!

    Happy Friday From DT

    Dead Trees and Silver Screens
    http://www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.com

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    1. Thanks DT :) It's such a good series. Laugh out loud tears running down your cheeks funny. Laurenston's an auto buy for me without question :)

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  2. I haven't read any of these books, but I'll definitely be checking out the Pride series. Thanks for sharing all the hot covers :)

    My F&F

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    1. Very welcome. They're all just fantastic :) Hope you enjoy them!

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  3. Hi there :) just hopping through.

    Hahaha that's a lot of choices there :P

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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    1. Ha. Just couldn't stop myself :) I don't follow instructions all that well ;)

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  4. Hopping through. I'd love to see BDB as a movie, but it would be so hard to cast it right. And keep it Rated R :-)
    My Hop

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    1. Oooh. If they could really pull that off I'd love to see that. But yeah would be a hard one to cast and keep to the books :)

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  5. Yello,
    ah Naked in death. :3 This might become some TV series in the near future I guess. It's a great book. (:

    Aleksandra and her FF

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    1. Aw I hope not! I love Eve and Roarke just how they are :) No need for hollywood to muck things up ;)

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  6. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I completely agree with all of your choices..

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/feature-follow-friday-13th-april.html

    Have a nice weekend, Sharon

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Hope you have a nice one too!

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  7. Hello - just hopping through!

    I haven't actually read any of these - but it definitely sounds like you're the sort of person who'd worry about pretty much any book you love being turned into a movie! I can totally sympathize with that one!

    Happy Friday!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

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    1. Oh I totally am! I'm so a worrier :) So I'm just keeping my fingers crossed!

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  8. I haven't read the Pride series, but it looks pretty tempting! I agree with Fever, Cat & Bones, Mercy THompson, BDB, etc. I 'd hate to see those books messed up!

    Old follower! Happy Friday!

    Jamie@Addicted2heroines

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    1. Right? So many fantastic worlds and characters. And the Pride series is definitely tempting. My go to series if I need a fun read and a good laugh.

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  9. I haven't read many Pride books, and I haven't read any Shannon Casey, but I agree when it comes to the rest. I can't see them as GOOD movies..

    Patricia // My FF

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    1. I really don't think they could. Such amazing authors and worlds created. Just can't compete with that :)

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  10. I'll have to check out that series! New follower :)

    My FF Post

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  11. Oh, I'm always hearing great things about that series!

    New follower!

    My Follow

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I had heard about it for a while and am so glad I checked it out. She also writes as G.A.Aiken and does a more series dragon shifter series that is fantastic too!

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  12. Just blogging by to say Hi!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow_13.html

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  13. Black Dagger Brotherhood Series not be good on the big screen.

    New Follower

    http://theebookreviewers.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I don't see how they could possibly pull that one off and it be as good as the books or even close!

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  14. I'm not a fan of movies. I'd much rather be reading. It's funny how I can read for hours & hours but can't sit still long enough to watch a 2 hour movie. Anyway, I think the only movies I seen & have read the book they're based on is the Twilight saga & I was very disappointed in those movies. Well, the first 3 anyway. I haven't seen the last one yet (but I do have the DVD). And I think I've seen a couple of Sandra Brown movies that were based on books I read that were okay. I think if I see a movie that's based on a book but haven't read the book the movie would seem pretty good. But if I'd read the book the movie isn't gonna seem as good. I would really hate to see BDB made into movies. I have the Brothers pictured a certain way in my head & movies would ruin all that. Not to mention all the stuff they would have to cut out of a movie & they'd never ever be as good as the books. I've heard a few people say that the best movie from a book they had ever seen was THE GREEN MILE. I haven't read the book but I love the movie. I suppose if a movie is done right it's possible to make it as good as the book but I don't see that happening.

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    1. I think that's part of it for me too. I'm not a huge fan of movies because I can't sit still for them. Don't know how I can for reading but it works for me :)

      If I am going to watch them I can see the movie then read the book but not the other way around. I did like the Green Mile but haven't picked up the book for that one. Never saw the Twilight ones but I wasn't all that wowed with the books so maybe they wouldn't be too bad for me :)

      I've got those Brothers pictured a certain way too. Even seeing pictures of what other people thing usually has me scrunching up my face. I don't think they'd be able to find actors that would make the fans all happy. And yeah all the stuff for most of these that would have to be cut out would be a darn shame!

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  15. Happy FF! Just sneaking through to say hey & I love your blog title! I'm a new follower!

    I hope you're stop by & visit me too.

    Jenny @ Into the Morning Reads

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  16. I had to stop by just to check out your blog because of the name! :) You sure know how to catch everyones attention!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog too! I'm a new follower!

    Thanks!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm

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  17. I have also though about BDB series and instantly I fretted that if it were made into a movie, they'll mess it up big time so no to those. :) Dropping by vie the hop and a new follower. :)

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  18. I haven't read those series yet, but a few of the books are on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Im a new follower of yours :)

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  19. Hi! Hopping through! I have to catch up on some of these series. So much to read so little time!

    New follower on GFC: MAR

    rumorhasitummhmm.blogspot.com

    Mirely @ Rumor Has It

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