Friday 27 May 2011

Follow Friday #11 / Book Blogger Hop #14

How many books do you read in a week? What format are they in?

Well, this varies from week to week for me, depending on what other stuff I have on. The past two weeks I've only finished a couple of books as I've had an editing job that has taken up all my evenings.
On average though, I'd say I read 2-3 books a week. I used to read only in print (hardbacks and paperbacks), but I got an ereader three months ago and now I read e-books too...

Book Blogger Hop
What book to movie adaptation have you liked the most? Which have you disliked the most?

My favourite has to be Lord of the Rings. I think they did a great job bringing those books to life on the big screen. Some fans moaned about things that were missing, but I think they nailed it with what they kept in and what they had to leave out.

There have sadly been a lot of bad adaptations and it is hard to pick, but one that stands out is the awful version of Les Miserables with Liam Neeson. Cringe-worthy and major characters just left out entirely!


  1. Hi and Happy Friday!

    I am ebook fan (I have a kindle) & try to read between 3-5 books a week, depending on time & book size :)

    My FF is here,

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. LOR is a great choice! Those are great films. I haven't seen the screen adaptation of Les Mis but I'll be sure to run away LOL.

    Please hop by and see my choices at :)

  3. New follower!

    I agree 100% on Les Miserables. That movie was a tragic waste of both Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush. I was appalled at the ending because it was such a blatant misuse of the text and because I couldn't stand the fact that Valjean smiled as he walked away. He just saw a man die; I doubt the Valjean from the book would have ever smiled at that, regardless of the reason.

  4. I love when my answer aligns with other bloggers! It is nice to see I am not alone in my opinion!

    Here is my Follow Friday

  5. Lord of The Rings was great, good choice.

  6. Alot of people have said LOTR is their favorite!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I am following back! PS love your blog

  7. Hi Nicki, just hopping back through. Thanks so much for the follow, following you too :)

  8. Hi Nicki, thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I'd return the favour. ;)

    I agree that LoTR is a pretty good adaptation of the books, especially since they are so epic in their scale. Some things Peter Jackson chose to leave out I completely agreed with. I'm immensely relieved I didn't have to sit through Tom Bombadill on the big-screen.

    Have a great weekend!
    The Word Fiend

  9. Great to meet you. I'm new to your blog. Great post! My favorite at the moment...hmm. Now that's a toughy. One of the first that comes to mind is The Jester. LOVE that story. Don't have an ereader yet. Do all mine on paper still. =)