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Howdy!

My hiatus was a bit longer than anticipated, but much needed. I am back and ready to blog. I hope everyone is getting in the holiday spirit because I sure am.

On an unrelated note, can we all talk about Catching Fire? Has anyone else seen the movie? I really loved it, and think it was just as good, if not better, than the first. It seemed to stay very true to the book, although there were a few things I noticed were missing. The main criticism I can think of is that the characters in the arena could have used some more development, especially Finnick. catchingfire

I am interested to know what everyone else has thought of the movie. Feel free to discuss it in the comments because I really want to talk about it. I can’t promise that it won’t get spoiler-y so you have been warned.

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Super Six Sunday is a meme hosted by the ladies over at Bewitched Bookworms. On Sunday, you choose six super books that fit the theme of the week.

The theme for this week is Super Six Book to Movie Adaptations. 

1.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Of course I loved the books, but I thought the movie is just as fantastic! I thought the movie stayed very true to the atmosphere of the trilogy. I can’t wait for Catching Fire in November! 

2.) The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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Here it is: I quite like The Host. It kept me entertained to say the least. I was very excited when I heard there would be a movie. While the movie was quite different from the book, I thought that it was done well.

3.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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When I found out that City of Bones would be a movie, I was happy but also reluctant. I expected the movie to be completely different than the book, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in theatres. It definitely had some cheesiness but wasn’t as terrible as I had been hearing it was. 

4.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Speak is a simple, but powerful book, and the movie is pretty similar. The movie has a very unique feeling to it that matches the book. It’s kind of funny because it seems that a lot of somewhat famous actors all had a role in this movie, but the movie doesn’t seem to be very well-known. 

 

Well, I can only think of four books this week. I can never remember movies the way I remember books. Are there any book to movie adaptations you like? Agree with any of mine! I love hearing from you, so let me know!



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