Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

By: Lauren DeStefano

"Her voice is cool, and she is so bizzarely serene. It worries me that I've become her favorite new bride simply for my blonde hair, my vague resemblence to her. She is such a brillint, well-read girl, and I wonder is she has figured out that I will never love Linden, especially not in the way she does, adn that he'll never love anyone the way he loves her. I woner if she realizes, despite all her efforts to train me, that I can never take her place."
Page 68 (ARC- Release date: 3-22-11)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at Broke and Bookish Here is what they have to say: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time..just post what you can!

This week's Top Ten is all about books being turned into movies! I'm a book junkie and I love a good movie too- so this is a great top ten for me! Let's get to it.

1. Harry Potter- I mean, isnt this going to be on everyones list? They took a lot out of the books, but they had to and they did it in a way that didn't (so far) mess with the integrity of the story. I feel like I've grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be heartbroken when the last movie ends and it's really all over!

2. The Lord of the Ring Trilogy: These are some of my favorite books and I thought that they were brought masterfully to the screen. They are brilliant just to looks at- add in the fact they stayed remarkably true to the books and it's a win.

3. True Grit- circa 2010: Obviously you can't mess with the Duke, but I have to admit that this version really felt like the book come to life on the screen. With the exeption of a few small ommissions this movie really got Mattie's story right. Plus Bridges and Damon are fabulous!

4. The Secret Garden: There is one version in particular that I love. I just looked it up and it was released in 1993 and starred Dame Maggie Smith as Mrs. Medlock. I loved this movie and watched it over and over again as a kid. I still revisit every once in a while and I think it still holds up to the book it was based on!

5. Little Women: Another one of my favorite books- and another movie I loved too. We are talking the 1994 version here with Christian Bale looking all wonderful as Laurie.

6. Pride & Prejudice: Take your pick on this one. Mini-series with Colin Firth or movie with Kiera Knightley. I love them both. Austen can sometimes be hard to read, and being able to see it come alive on the screen is awesome!

7. Much Ado About Nothing: have you read this play? It's hysterical. Beatrice and Benedict are the perfect, snarky, sarcastic couple. Claudio and Hero are their tragic counterpart. Seeing Kenneth Branaugh, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale and Robert Sean Leonard bring it all to the big screen is perfection. Plus- smaller parts are played by the likes of Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves and Imelda Staunton.

8. The Princess Bride: This is a no brainer. The book is amazing and fun and hysterical and the movie follows suit. I love Carey Elwes and Robin Wright- bu my favorite will always be Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya!

9. The Last of the Mohicans: There's alot wrong with this movie- and lets face it, there is quite a bit wrong (historically speaking) with the book a swell. For some reason I don't mind. I will watch this movie every time it comes on and enjoy the look and feel of it all. I've never been a big fan of Daniel Day Lewis- but the brilliant Eric Schwieg as Uncas, Russell Means as Chingachgook and the always amazing Wes Studi as Magua more then make up for it!

10. Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee: This isn't a big screen movie- but the mini series is masterful. This is the time period I've studied and loved my whole life. It's heartbreaking to read about what this country did to those who were here before us. The mini series brought it to life. Plus Adam Beach, who plays Charles Eastman, has always been one of my favorite actors (since back when he was in Smoke Signals), so anything he is in, I am all for.

So there's my list (I could go on and on...) What movie adaptions do you love?


  1. Can you believe I've never seen Little Women?! And I loved that book something fierce! I still need to read/watch Harry Potter because I'm always out of the loop! :)

  2. This is the third Wither Teaser I have seen and I am concluding it is a book I must read. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-devils-star.html

  3. I like the Wither Teaser. I definately have to get my hands on that book.

    Here's my teaser for this week.

  4. The Princess Bride made my list as well.

    Much Ado About Nothing is up there with Twelfth Night as the best Shakespeare adaptation I have seen.

  5. I've totally forgotten about Little Women! I loved the movie... and I did love the book as well.

    I agree, Harry Potter will have to be on everyone's list! Or else lol

  6. Great list! Couldn't agree more with Harry Potter!!

  7. I liked the Wither teaser and cover.

    Here is my teaser for this week.

  8. Yes, Little Women! I continually refuse to believe that Christian Bale is all violent and angry, because he *is* Laurie! Laurie would never do anything bad!

  9. This is a popular book this week! Hope you're enjoying it. Have a good week, happy reading and here is my Teaser

  10. I really want to read True Grit and see the movie. I didn't think I was a fan of westerns until I read Lonesome Dove and both the movie and book sound wonderful.

  11. Oh I LOVE the Little Women movie!! And great teaser!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  12. I loved the teaser you shared! Thanks.
    You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

  13. More Wither goodness! It sounds amazing! Loving the top 10 meme as well. You have a great list of books made into movies.

  14. I cannot wait to Wither releases I really want to read it.
    Great teaser and thank you for sharing.
    I'm a new follower^^

    Find mine here:
    Mysteriousbooks my teaser

  15. I haven't seen Last of the Mohicans in years, but I remember really liking it. And how could I forget Much Ado About Nothing?! Robert Sean Leonard is my fave. Great choices!

  16. Great list! I love Last of the Mohicans, but I haven't read the book yet. I need to. There are so many great choices on this list and it reminds me that I have a lot of reading to do.

  17. the 1994 Little Women is one of my all time favorites...I don't have any idea how many times I've watched it :)

  18. Some of my favorite books turned into movies are Cormac McCarty's No Country for Old Men, James Dickey's Deliverance, and Paul Gallico's The Poseidon Adventure(1972 version). I thought these films were all very faithful to the original book source.

    Tossing It Out