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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top 10 Best/Worst Book to Movie Adaptations

Best:

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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2. Silver Linings Playbook… Even though it was totally different from the book.

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3. The Hunger Games.

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4. The Kite Runner.

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5. World War Z… Even though it was totally different from the book.

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6. Water for Elephants.

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7. The Help.

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8. Twilight… #1 and #3 only!

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Worst:

9. The Host… For what it’s worth, it’s a really hard book to make into a film. But the movie was sooooooooooo cheesy.

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10. My Sister’s Keeper … They totally changed the ending and RUINED it!!My_sisters_keeper_poster

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee & Page 99 Test

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Who is your absolute favorite fictional female? What makes her so awesome?

Honestly, my favorite book characters are all male (Pat from The Silver Linings Playbook, Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian). And when I think “favorite fictional female” Katniss from The Hunger Games trilogy automatically pops into my head. But I don’t wanna be that unoriginal. So I’m going with… Arya from A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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2498566-arya_starkSimply put, Arya is a badass! She knows how to use a sword, she never puts up with anyone’s crap, she’s a total tomboy, very independent, etc. She even has a hit list! I have only read the first two books, but I just started the third one today!

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Grab a book you have not read yet, turn to page 99, read that page, and let us now if you would continue reading the book based only off that page.

From my bookshelf I have selected Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

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Not sure if I’d read the book just from this page… I need to read a little more to decide.

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Class Orientation & Teaser Tidbits

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Hi everyone, I’m Jen and I’m from North Carolina! I’m going to try to read two books this week… I would go for three but this is actually a busy week for me! I usually read one book a week. I’m a children’s librarian and I read a lot of juvenile and young adult fiction. These are the two books I plan to read this week…

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I already posted a teaser of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (find it here) so here’s one from Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

“All I could think of again and again was Finn. I thought about his soft kiss.”

(This quote is kind of misleading; it’s definitely not a romance novel!)