Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Blogger Hop: Books into Movies

It's been ages since I've participated in the Book Blogger Hop, the blogosphere's biggest and brightest BOOK   PARTY!  The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event for bloggers and readers, an opportunity to connect with other book lovers, make new friends and followers, and share a genuine appreciation of books. Hosted by Jennifer from  Crazy-for-Books, this Hop runs from August 31 - Sept 6.  During the Hop, we're usually asked a question pertaining to books. This week's question is: What is the one book or series you are dying to see turned into a movie or TV series?

That's a tough question!  Some of the books I've read and reviewed within the past few years have been made into movies, such as Shanghai Girls by bestselling author Lisa See, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (now in production or pre-production, I think).  As I read I often imagine the book turned into a movie or TV series. It's hard to choose just one, so I will bend the rules a tad and choose a few books I've read recently that I think would make great movies, and one book series that I believe would be quite entertaining as a TV series.

The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone, The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli, and Dancing with Gravity by Anene Tressler would make remarkable movies.  I read (and reviewed) them recently and they're still quite fresh in my mind; I can definitely picture them as movies.  Another book that comes to mind is Creating an Orange Utopia by Patricia Ortlieb and Peter Economy.  This would make a wonderful historical movie.  As I've mentioned before, I can see Meryl Streep playing the lead, pioneer Eliza Tibbets, and even directing the film.  As for a TV series, I would love to see the four-book series, The Adventures of John and Julia Evans by Linda Weaver Clarke, made into a mini-series for TV.  Her cozy mysteries are exciting, and would translate into an engaging TV series.

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  1. If I really loved a book I generally don't want Hollywood to touch it!

  2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is one of my favorite books.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews

  3. I am not familiar with any of these books. However "The Adventures of John and Julia Evans" sounds like my cup of tea, since I like cozy mysteries.

  4. I just bought The Lotus Eaters for my Nook. Sounds really good!! And I have to agree with Kathy!! Hollywood gets it wrong more than right most of the time, unfortunately.

  5. Oh my gosh! You are so sweet to mention my books, The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, on your blog. Thank you, thank you! I absolutely loved your reviews on each one.

  6. I recently read and reviewed The 5 Moons Of Tiiana by Paul T Harry and Id love to see this made into a film.

  7. I agree with Kathy. I'm rarely happy with what Hollywood does to my favorite books!

  8. I haven't done this blog hop in a long time. Maybe I'll do it next week. I love The Adventures of John and Julia Evans series. I think it would be a great mini series!

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

  9. The Lotus Eaters is a good pick. I'd have to say On The Island would make nice mini-series material. I just finished reading it and really enjoyed it.
    Enjoy your weekend Suko!

  10. The Lotus Eaters is a book I'd like to read, and I trust your opinion on it making a fine film.

    I just came back from 2016: Obama's America, and the previews before it were so exciting! There are so many books that I love being made into films this year: Les Mis and Anna Karenina are just two. Personally? I think that if a film-maker is looking for a good source he should turn to a novel, although usually the novel is better than the movie. You can tell my favorite medium, can't you? :)

  11. Suko, thanks for posting this, as I have been thinking of doing this blog hop thing :) -- and I love books too so... off I go!

  12. There are so many good answers! I joined with GFC,
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