Feb 17, 2011

The Book Blogger Hop (18)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. 

The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

"What books would you like to 
see turned into a movie?"

We talked about this over Christmas break, but I'll say it again....The Giver. Jeff Bridges has been trying for YEARS to try to put this into production, and for one reason or another, it just hasn't happened. Le Sigh. I will say that I am scared to death to see what The Hunger Games will look like. Please, oh please don't dumb it down because of the violence! 

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"If you are a fan of Science Fiction,
what is your favorite book?"

I am a huge YA Sci-Fi fan! There are SO many that I love...this is so not fair. I'll break it down a little so I can name more than one. Lately, I loved Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I'm reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card right now. I like what I see so far, and I know it is a huge favorite of many. I have high expections for that one. Overall, my favorite would have to be The Giver by Lois Lowry. To my surprise, I read this little gem the other day on Lowry's blog:

"I have just finished the first draft of Part 2 of the fourth book in what was once The Giver trilogy, soon to be, I guess, quartet. It is now at 309 pages so I expect the final first draft will be well over 400, the longest book I've done."

Can you say, FREAKING OUT?! I am! I saw Lois speak just last month and she never mentioned this bit of hot news. Gah! I guess it's better that she didn't. I would have screamed in front of an auditorium of people. 

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  1. I have to admit I haven't read The Giver. Gah! Happy Friday Jen!

  2. I haven't read any but Across the Universe is one I do want to read.

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  3. hi there, I'm a new follower. I love the blog. Oh I also want to read across the universe. Iv heard its really good :)


  4. Hey there! Old follower. Just stopping by to say hi. Have a great weekend :)

  5. Across the Universe is on my TBR! The Giver I've seen in stores but I've never picked it up to see what its about, never occured to me that it was a scifi book. I'll have to check it out :). Ender's Game also sounds like an interesting read, I keep hearing about it.

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  6. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-book-blog-follow-friday_18.html

  7. I need to get AtU! I wasn't a huge fan of The Giver... but I never read the rest of the series. I should check it out when I have the time.

    Happy Friday! :)

    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

  8. I'm very ashamed that I didn't know that the Giver was part of a trilogy. I need to get on it ASAP :)

    I'm also a blogger from Austin, TX and a new follower.

    Alexis@ Reflections of a Bookaholic

  9. I just moved from Austin...miss it! And the tacos...

    I'm your newest follower.

  10. Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am also a new contemporary romance writer and reader of almost everything. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. Happy hopping!

  11. Hopping through. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! Another Giver book! You just made my day.
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  12. I join you in my complete freaking out about Lois Lowry's news!-Can not believe you heard her speak-I'm beyond jealous!

  13. I think The Hunger Games will make a great movie, as long as they don't tone it down. I haven't read The Giver, but I need to do it soon!
    Happy Reading!
    Christy @TheReaderBee

  14. Man, I feel like the Hunger Games could become Twilight the second. Horror of horrors. What they need it the director from the last couple of harry potters, get the right atmosphere.

  15. Heey
    Old follower hopping by, a bit late!
    Haven't read the series but the summaries sound good!!
    Have a great SUnday,

  16. Wow, awesome blog! I LOVE Lois Lowry's works, so I'm glad to hear this news! Thanks for sharing. :]

  17. I've never read The Giver. Ekks. I know I know. I would like to see Dreamland by Sarah Dessen turned into a movie. It'd be pretty intense.

    I did take part in the hop this week, but be sure to check out my giveaway--> http://unautrehistoire.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-very-first-give-away.html

  18. I want to see The Marble Faun made into a film. Come see why. Happy Blog Hop!

  19. I just finished reading Across the Universe, and it blew me away. What an amazing book.

    The Giver... I have trouble seeing it as a movie, for some reason. Also, that ending... how would that play to audiences?
    Wow, I didn't know that Lowry was working on a fourth book in that set. Although, at 400 pages, why not just break it into two books, am I right?

    I would actually like to see Matched as a movie... provided Ally Condie finishes the series, so we kind of know where it's going first. It ended on such a cliffhanger!

  20. The Giver would be a great movie. I hope it goes through, I think it would be really popular. Great choice :) Happy weekend

  21. We had to read The Giver for school... I would love it as a movie! I know what you mean about being scared about The Hunger Games... but I have to admit I'm pretty excited. :)

  22. Just hoppin' through - I am now a follower :)