TGIF! I've been on light duties at work this week with a dislocated shoulder, but that doesn't mean I'm any less glad to make it to the weekend! And since it's Friday, I'm breaking out another Feature & Follow. I haven't done this feature in a while (one plus to being laid up is having more time for books and blogging, even though typing left-handed takes about three times as long!) so I'm glad to be able to get back to it!
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. I've just started getting involved in these features and they're great fun! It's a really cool way to find out what people are reading and connect with other bloggers. Added bonus, the aim of a blog hop is to follow others. You follow me, I follow you. Wins all round! I'm happy for followers on GFC, Twitter, Bloglovin', Goodreads, whatever works for you. GFC seems to be being a bit temperamental at the moment, so I guess I'd prefer Bloglovin' follows if I had to pick one.
This week's question: What are your favourite books that have been made into a movie?by Girl of 1000 Wonders.
I'm always a little wary when and of my beloved books, comics, old films etc are set to be given a translation to modern movies, but when it works, it works so well!
The Hunger Games
I love dystopia, YA and kick ass heroines, so it goes without saying that The Hunger Games is one of my favourite books! I really enjoyed the movie (although I still think that Josh Hutcherson is woefully miscast) and can't wait for Mockingjay Part 2!
It's not an easy read (literally, with 40+ characters, most of whom get a mere chapter or two each, an intensely personal third person pov that switches between them and a translation from the original) but I've love Battle Royale and the Japanese movie that it spawned. Just don't talk to me about the sequel though!
One of my favourite books ever by one of my favourite authors, and it led to one of the greatest horror movies ever made by one of the greatest directors; Stanley Kubrick.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Not technically a movie yet, but I've read online that a DoSaB movie is in the works. I'm obsessed with the series and while I'm normally nervous that the translation to film won't work, this series was made for the big screen and I cannot wait to see it!
How about you guys, what are your favourite book to movie crossovers? And does anyone else share my tendency to automatically freak out when they hear that a book they love is getting a movie?