TOP TEN TUESDAY : THE BOOKS WHOSE SCREEN ADAPTATIONS THAT I’D BE TERRIFIED TO WATCH

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Today’s TTT topic is Page to screen freebies. I’ve chosen to list down books whose screen adaptations I’d  be scared to watch. In other words, these are books which I absolutely adore and have potential to make for amazing screen adaptations. But I’m scared that they’re gonna be ruined in the hands of other people. (Case in point, Game of Thrones) So, I want to see the screen adaptation but also don’t want to see it, because I love the books too much!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


Fantasy Series

Lumatere Chronicles : My love for this series knows no bounds! But there are so many character and so many details in this series that would need a lot of care to be done justice to.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone : This is such a rich universe that I’d love to see come to life! But I’m sure different people would have different ideas. This is one imaginative world! Chimeras, angels, different worlds and what not! It would be a mammoth task to make it work. But if executed well, this would be a screen adaptation for the ages!

Kate Daniels : What I wouldn’t do to get a TV show on Kate Daniels. It would be like Buffy the Vampire Slayer! But again, the idea scares me as much as it thrills me. Because there’s a lot of characters, a lot of creatures and a lot of mythologies at play here. We’re talking about 10 books of plot here!

Strange the Dreamer : Another series by Laini Taylor! Laini Taylor creates and builds such amazing worlds that I doubt there’s anyone who wouldn’t want to see it all come to life. But again, the more imaginative the world, the trickier it becomes to adapt it!

Six of Crows : Who wouldn’t want to see Kaz and his crew on their screens? This would be magic on screen! But if not executed well, a disaster!

Standalones

Sadie : Sadie is just brilliant to read and listen to. I think that a movie based on it would do wonders! But since it’s written in a podcast form, making it into a movie might be not as straightforward as it seems. It would be easy to screw that up.

On the Jellicoe Road : I heard about a movie news of this book a long long time ago. I don’t know if it will ever materialize but there’s too many aspects to this book that would be tricky to adapt to screen.

The Hating Game : I absolutely love this romance. I hear that they’re already working on a movie based on this. The idea scares me to no end! Please please do justice to the chemistry between Josh and Lucy!

From Sand and Ash : When I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what a movie adaptation would be like. It would create waves if made well. But there’s a lot of factors to keep in mind! It’s about the world war after all. and has a very large scope. Can’t mess this up!

The Seven and a half deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle : How I would love to see this story in the screen! But, I don’t envy anyone having to bring such a complex and intricate plot to life! You know one person whose version of this book I probably wouldn’t be scared to watch? Christopher Nolan!


 

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS I ENJOYED MORE ON A REREAD

Happy Tuesday, you all! Also, happy Ramadan for those who follow it! So, topic for this week was the Book Characters That Remind Me of Myself. The truth is that there has been very few characters that remind me of myself.

I grew up thinking of certain characters as similar but those were more wishful thinking of me aspiring to be them. And now, when I read, I may relate to characters due to certain decisions they make or maybe certain characteristics they have, but I rarely find a character that totally reminds me of myself.

So, this is why, I’ve decided to list down the books I enjoyed more when reading a second time. Now, I tend to reread books a lot. I just like the comfort of revisiting what I have already enjoyed.

Just for clarification, all the books I list are books I liked the first time I read them, but the second read absolutely sealed it for me!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix : I read the book when I was in high school, and I found it to be too long and serious. I also found Harry very annoying with his teenage angst and temper. But after I reread it when I was a little older, I learned to appreciate the book for the gem it is, with its intricate and detailed plotting.

The Lord of The Rings : Again, I read the series when I was too young and was frustrated by ?the difficult and complex language. But reading it later only made me admire the amazing storytelling.

Finnikin of The Rock : Lumatere Chronicles is one of my favorite fantasy series. It’s subtle and unconventional. But it took me a long time to get through the first quarter of the book. Also, funny story. I read it a long ago when I’d simply download the books illegally and my version had the last quarter missing. That left me feeling that the ending was abrupt. So, when bought the book later and reread it, you can’t imagine by delight at finding there was more read!

Court of Thorns And Roses : Although, I really liked the book, particularly the last half, I had a lot of issues with it. The romance was not my cup of tea. Tamlin did a lot of things (or rather didn’t do them) to make me be lukewarm about him. So when I reread it after reading the second book, I could understand and appreciate what the author was trying to do, knowing the bigger picture

Dreams of Gods & Monsters : It is the installment of the final trilogy. I did like it but I wasn’t happy with the ending. It left me confused. But after reading it a second time, I think I understood the ending better I also think that not having reread the first two books before reading this one for the first time did not help the matter. Thhe second time I read it, I read the whole series together, so I remembered all the small details perfectly and enjoyed the ending more.

The Seven & Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle : The plot was a little too complex for me to understand all the little twists and the role of all those characters during my first read. So, I read it again just to understand the storytelling better and that worked. I liked the brilliant writing even more on a second time reading.

The Hating Game : For some reason, I found on my first read of the book that Josh and particularly Lucy were unnecessarily creating hurdles in their own romance. Like, they were overthinking too much. But I grew to enjoy the banter and the games a lot more on reading it a second time and a third and a fourth and a fifth….. you catch my drift, right?

On the Jellicoe Road : I found the games and rivalry between the different schools a little to confusing and meaningless in my first read. But I think the multiple reads cured the confusion. It’s now one of my all-time favorite contemporary young adult reads.

Amour Amour : I liked the romance but was not engaged by the circus parts the first time I read it. I think I wasn’t on the mood for that, maybe. Because when I reread it a second time, I found myself enjoying all of it.

The Beau & The Belle : I realized when I was reading the book for the first time that I wasn’t in the perfect mood for it then. So, I decided to reread it again when I was next in the mood for a cute and light romance. And I loved it when I read it again.


What do you guys think? I realize that this happens to me a lot that my opinion of a book changes when I read it for the second time, be it for the better or the worse. And I do reread books a lot! What about you guys? Does it happen to you too? Let me know!

 

TOP TEN TUESDAY : THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK QUOTES

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

The topic this week is top ten inspirational or thought provoking quotes. Here we go –


 

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”
“Wishes don’t just come true. They’re only the target you paint around what you want. You still have to hit the bull’s-eye yourself.”
“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
“Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!”
 “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
Emma
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes #2 – Day 3

Final day of the 3 day, 3 quotes tag. Thanks again to Facingthestory  for tagging me! I’ve really enjoyed doing this again. 😀



Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post one quote per day for three days.
  • Nominate three blogs per day to take part in this challenge.

I’ll end this challenge with my one of my absolute favorite contemporaries of all time. I could never compliment Melina Marchetta enough!

 


Melina Marchetta, (On the Jellicoe Road) :

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.” 

 


I’ll nominate :

Brianna the bookworm

Lili’s Blissful Pages

Howling Libraries