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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop


Announcing the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop

September 11th to 17th

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
&

As an avid reader I'm never satisfied 

with the movie of a beloved book.

There have been some okay ones 
but only one where I thought the movie 
was better than the book, COLD MOUNTAIN.

What's the best movie you've seen made from a favorite book?

Contest will be open internationally.
I will be giving away 
a $10 Amazon/Barnes and Noble Gift card 
or I'll let you chose 
a book from Book Depository
up to $10 and as long as they ship
 free to you, you can enter.
Just make sure they ship to you. If not sure, 
 check here.

I love to win Gift Cards and 
these are the simplest and the best 
as far as I'm concerned.
For every 50 brand new followers,

I'll give away another $10 Gift card or
book from Book Depository.
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133 comments:

Jewel said...

The Harry Potter movies are the best movies I've seen & they are from my favorite books.

Rachel said...

Have to say Twilight!

Janet W. said...

Jurassic Park!
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PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I would have to say two older books and movies, To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone With the Wind.

layen said...

It has to be the Lord of the Rings trilogy :)

Melanie said...

Hunger Games.. but the Chronicles of Narnia is a close second.. or maybe it should be first

SandyG265 said...

Because of Winn-Dixie

GoGreen said...

My pick is The Notebook.

Great acting and story.



Bonnie


JuneA** said...

Hi Lisa :) I really think that The Lord of the Rings trilogy was the best book-to-movie adaptation. I'm looking forward to seeing what Peter Jackson does with The Hobbit!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kitty said...

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the best book-based movie that I've seen. It has just the right additions while keeping the plot intact and not adding other major plot points. Unfortunately, the other two were really terrible in those respects :(

Pauline Tolentino said...

Percy Jackson & The lightning Thief! :)

mariehahn13 said...

I thought "The Town" (directed by Ben Affleck) was better than the book, Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan. :)

Thank you for an awesome giveaway! :)

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Dominique said...

I love Of Mice and Men.

Sarah A. said...

I have a deep, undying love for the movie adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's timeless and still a quality movie, even today.

Alysia A said...

This is a hard one since the books are ALWAYS better than the movie. But Harry Potter was GREAT

Anme said...

I would have to say that the Princess Bride was a great adaptation of the book, though to be fair I loved the movie for many many years before I ever caught wind there was a book!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is probably #1.
Hunger Games is also pretty good!

jwhitus said...

I loved all the Harry Potter movies. But I'd choose the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It looks really good.

amy beth marantino said...

Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. I was not thrilled with the changed ending, but still a good movie made from an outstanding (my favorite) book.

amy beth marantino said...

Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. I was not thrilled with the changed ending, but still a good movie made from an outstanding (my favorite) book.

Erika said...

I'd have to say Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Both are brilliant!

Wall-to-wall books said...

My two favorite movies from books are -
Practical Magic
Message in a Bottle

I thought both were very well done!

Caitlin Rahm said...

Lord of the Rings!!

Bigmak207 said...

I loved Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

justpeachy36 said...

Twilight definitely.

Julie Rupert said...

I like The Lord of the Rings. julierupert@gmail.com

Gi-Gi said...

Harry Potter of course ;D but besides the Harry Potter movies I'd have to go with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. I loved them so much :)

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Im going to say IT by stephen king
Thank you for the great giveaway:)
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Anubha said...

My most favorite is A walk to remember and Pride and Prejudice(2005)

Rayray said...

Princess Bride. :)

Shannon Ro said...

I think my favorite was the classic Harry Potter is was so cool to see all the magic brought to life

wwe11 said...

Harry Potter
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Emily said...

THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!

Jane Speare said...

The Lord of the Rings!

Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

My favorite is Harry Potter :)

Angie Adair said...

My favorite book and movie is Bridges of Madison County!! angie adair angadair @ nwcable.net

Jenifer S said...

I think Room With a View was a great movie from a book. They also did a good job with Hunger Games.

Karlene Baila said...

Thought I Am Number 4 was pretty good.

Christina Fiorelli said...

Hunger Games:)

Thank you:)

Erin said...

Breaking Dawn has to be so far my favorite, but I have a lot of favorites.

elin said...

harry potter :D

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

The GodFather is a good one.

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Susan Heim said...

Pride & Prejudice

Jacklin updegraft said...

The best book to be made into a movie would definitely be harry potter!

Erica said...

Definitely Harry Potter!!!

Book Lady said...

The Princess Bride

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laceyblossom said...

The Harry Potter series!

Lili said...

Easiest question ever! Harry Potter! <3

Jillyn said...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lenna W said...

Harry Potter. Seriously, I can't think of a better movie adaptation.

Cricket said...

I would have to say Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings off the top of my head.

Stephanie said...

I thought the book to movie adaption of The Help was really good
!

Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle said...

The Shawshank Redemption from Stephen King.

Wendy said...

Personally, I'm with you. The movie is usually never as good as the book. I feel it's basically because when I read, I have my own thoughts and interpretations as to how I think the book should be and then when I see it on film it doesn't match up to my imagination. And believe me, I have a vivid/exact imagination. For instance, the Twilight Saga was ruined when made into film...but the Hunger Games was pretty close to how I pictured things...except of course they had to leave out some things I thought should have been portrayed. This is a great question! Thank you. wendyrailey@yahoo.com

DeeDee Griffin said...

The Hunger Games by far! I also loved Twilight.

claireja said...

My favorite is probably LOTR. Love those movies!

Brianne said...

The Hunger Games :)

BLHmistress said...

My fave is Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings.

marybelle said...

LORD OF THE MOVIES was incredible to read & on the screen I was blown away.

Kayley said...

I think the Harry Potter movies were amazing. Sure, they had some errors, but I'd much rather have them than no movie at all. They really brought the magic to life.

Kasee said...

I think the movie version of Stephen King's Green Mile was absolutely amazing. The books (released as a series) were favorites, but the movie awed me.

Ace5123 said...

Lord of the Rings followed closely by Pride and Prejudice

Dinda_SI said...

Harry Potter books.

Tammy Cuevas said...

Best Book to Movie: Schindler's List

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I loved The Time Traveler's Wife, I Am Number Four, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter. THANKS!

Kassandra Fuentes said...

I would have to say Gone With the Wind :).

Veronika said...

I loved the Harry Potter movies!

Filia Oktarina said...

Movie Twilight and Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief was my favorite :)

Misha said...

I agree~ I'm always more satisfied with the book than the movie! I can't think of an example of when the movie is best!!! But~ I did enjoy the Lord of the Rings trilogy. :)

d6b50714-f566-11e1-b970-000f20980440 said...

Gone with the wind

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I think the first Harry Potter movie did a great job of capturing the wonder and world-creating of the book.

Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

I absolutely loved The Princess Bride. It was perfect!

Anita Yancey said...

The best movie I have seen that was made from a book is Gone With The Wind.

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GMR said...

BEST book to movie translation? Hmm...for sticking to the original I'd have to say, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the one with Jonny Depp. Believe it or not (if you haven't read it), it's MUCH closer to the text than the Willy Wonka version!

Krista said...

I love the Harry Potter movies and Pride and Prejudice.

Nancy said...

To Kill A Mockingbird

Melissa said...

I would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird and/or the Harry Potter movies.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I love the Harry Potter movies, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bookie Bee said...

The best book to movie adaptation in my opinion is The Kite Runner and the Harry Potter series, of course!

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
The best movie(s) I've seen from favorite books:
. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
. The Bridges of Madison County

Carrie said...

I thought the Hunger Games was done well.

Hannah said...

LORD OF THE RINGS!

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

Yeah, I'm the first ;0)
Jurassic Park is what I'd say.

Na said...

The Notebook.

ronnkelly3 said...

I loved Pride and Prejudice ..

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Fear Street said...

Ghost World

-Amber Terry-

nrlymrtl said...

William Goldman's Princess Bride still stands out today.

The Golden Compass was also a fun movie.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

Little Women and The Notebook!

Danielle B! said...

Pride and Prejudice :)

Steph said...

The Harry Potter series

Daph said...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
the book was ok but the movie was AWESOME

Think said...

The Princess Bride

Silent Poet said...

City of Ember!

-Rachael Henzman

Juana said...

The Shining.

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Karen H in NC said...

My all time favorite book to movie is Gone With the Wind.

Jolene and Family said...

Absolutely love A Walk To Remember and The Notebook

timsbookreviews said...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, filmed in Oregon at the old Oregon State Hospital.

Lmbrunken said...

Old yeller

CrystalGB said...

The Harry Potter movies. I loved them.

Brandi Slater said...

I think the Harry Potter movies are perfect. They really brought the books to life :)
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Lauren M. said...

I would really have to say the Lord of the Rings movies. They were very well done.

Yto said...

for me it would be Lord of the Rings - great films - even better then the books.

Jennifer said...

The HUnger Games

slehan said...

Color Purple - fantastic book and great movie.
Thanks for the contest.

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

I Am Number Four (great books)
Twilight (i am NOT ashamed)
The Lord of the Rings
Hunger Games

Stephanie Huff said...

I think one of the best adaptations of a favorite book is the Hunger Games. I love the Harry Potter movies even if I sometimes thought they could have done somethings different. Some of my other favorite adaptations have been Water for Elephants, Pride and Prejudice, Adaptation, and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Angela said...

The Lord of the Rings definitely :) (Particularly The Fellowship of the Ring)

Sayomay said...

Harry Potter!!!!!! XD
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TammyAnn said...

Fried Green Tomatoes

Shelver506 said...

Either Lord of the Rings or North and South.

Doodle said...

The Hunger Games

Shane R. said...

The Harry Potter series

Cheryl said...

The Notebook

Ruth said...

Sarah's Key!

Joana Arteaga said...

i love a walk to remember

Oh! Paper Pages said...

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone! Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

The Harry Potter movies!!

Kaci Verdun said...

I liked The Notebook and The Da Vinci Code, but i'm really excited to see City of Bones!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Leah said...

Harry Potter and a Walk to Remember

Fiona Williams said...

Shindler's List was amazing.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Martina Koleva said...

I love the Harry Potter movies, also some of the movies based on Nicholas Sparks' books, and I also loved the Hunger Games.
Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

Kayla Beck said...

I think some of the better ones have been The Help, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - thanks for the giveaway!

Cryscringle said...

Lord of the Rings :)

deasuluna said...

I love the 2005 Pride and Prejudice version with Keira Knightley and a Walk to Remeber

Persephone said...

Harry Potter and Silence of the Lambs. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lee Black said...

The Lord of the Rings movies were awesome!

mamabunny13 said...

I thought this was not suppose to end until Sept 17 ???
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AEKZ2 said...

The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo

Sheila said...

This hop was supposed to go through the 17th? Why did it end early?
:(

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dale grim said...

for me it was and always will be the shining by stephen king!!i am a new gfc follower mdg891972@hotmail.com

Teresa Thompson said...

The Hunger Games!
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latishajean said...

I really like Hunger Games and twilight movies! Fun blog hop thank you very much!
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Shauna Buck said...

Hated the book but loved the movie Forrest Gump

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