Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Books To Movies Giveaway hop!!

Welcome to my stop on the Books To Movies Giveaway Hop

If you didn't know by now I'm a huge fan of Books turned movies. I read as if I'm watching a movie as it is and so whenever I see a book turned into a film I get super excited. While I have many favorites I've decided to limit my choices to my Top 5. Trust me I can talk about Book to Movie adaptations all day if you'll let me :)  From this list you can choose either the book or film as your prize! In no particular order here are my favorite books turned into films!


.The Lord Of The Rings is a series that can only be described as epic. I love the books and suggest everyone read the series at least once. When Peter Jackson turned the trilogy into a film and I heard of some of the changes I was skeptical. Fortunately as soon as I saw the first film all doubts were erased from my mind. I just can't get enough and have rewatched the series in full dozens of times since release. 

When it comes to movie adaptations The Perks of being a Wallflower is one of the best. I love Emma Watson in this film and personally feel all the characters did the book justice. 


Fight Club is hands down one of my favorite movies of all time. While I enjoyed the book this is a case where I think the Director actually improved upon it. I just cannot get over how amazing Brad Pitt is in the role of Tyler Durden he nails the role perfectly.

Battle Royale is one of my all time favorite books. In fact this book is probably why The Hunger Games is disappointing for me. Now I know some people feel the film strayed to far from the source material but personally I dug it.  I loved that it didn't lighten the tone of the book to make it more promotable. Let's face it kids killing kids is dark material and sometimes hard to swallow no matter the context.

Audition is one of my favorite horror movies and it wasn't until many years later that I had the pleasure of reading the book in English. The book was bloody, scary and is a must read for any Horror fan. However, I think the movie version still remains my favorite simply because the actress Eihi Shiina really sells the crazy. Her character is like Professor Umbridge and Dolores Claiborne combined and no I'm not kidding. 

Now I know I said these were my Top 5 but I can't in good faith leave Harry Potter off my list so if you'd like to win either a book or film in that series you can as well. Now onto the Giveaway!!


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Giveaway Rules
Must be 13 years or older to enter.
Giveaway open INT as long as Amazon or  The Book Depository ships to you (Check Here)
Winner will be e-mailed after Giveaway has ended.
Winner has 48 hours to respond with shipping details before an alternative winner is chosen.
Winner may choose E-Book if they prefer.
Prizes will be shipped within a month of Giveaway ending. However life does sometimes get in the way and prize may be shipped later. 
Not responsible for lost packages.

Please make sure to stop by the other blogs participating as well!



87 comments:

  1. Fifty Shades Of Grey
    Awesome book fifty shades lovely book... Movie soon.....Fifty shades of grey..

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  2. My favorite movie adaptation is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Thanks!

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  3. Favorite movie adaption, hmm.... Probably the first Harry Potter. Thanks for the giveaway, I would get the Lord of the Rings if I won. :)

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  4. My favorite book turned movie is No Country For Old Men. The book kept me awake at night,and the movie scared me. Loved them both!

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  5. I would say Charlie and The Chocaolate Factory. A childhood favorite!

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  6. Mine would have to be Interview with a Vampire :)

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  7. These are all awesome books to movies..I too am a huge fan of Lord of the Rings.

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  8. I think my favorite is the Harry Potter series

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  9. my fave is definitely "the perks of being a wallflower"!

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  10. The Notebook and The Princess Bride

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  11. Oh goodness, I have so many favorite book to movie adaptations!
    If I had to narrow the list down, I'd say.... The Princess Bride, Jane Eyre (the one with Michael Fassbender!) and The Hunger Games.

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  12. I love all the Nicholas Sparks books/movies!
    jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. My favorite is the Harry Potter series.

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  14. pride and prejudice is my favorite
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  15. Gone with the Wind all time favorite.
    Thanks for the hop and giveaway.
    koala571@msn.com

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  16. Fight Club was my favorite. Loved Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in their roles.

    Les Johnson

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  17. My favorite book turn to movie I have to say is The Twilight Saga Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

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  18. I saw The Great Gatsby first and then read the book, but I still loved loved them both :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I loved The Great Gatsby so much, Leo is just wonderful :D
    ~Karina V

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  20. Interview with a Vampire did a fantastic adaptation!

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  21. I have to agree with you, The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a great adaptation.

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  22. I loved the Harry Potter movies, a lot.
    Jennelle J

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  23. Although I haven't read the books, I LOVED "Perks"!!!

    My other top ones have been "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "The Hunger Games" and "The Great Gatsby"

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  24. My favorite book to movie adaptions have been: Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Help, and Hunger Games

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  25. I also would have to choose the LOTR trilogy. I think it turned a lot of people to read the books, which is always an awesome thing!!

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  26. I would most likely choose The Lord of the Rings.

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  27. The perks of being a wallflower is a great book. I actually liked the movie too.

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  28. I loved Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, and Beautiful Creatures

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  29. I have enjoyed so many. The Godfather is a good one. I also like Sense and Sensibility.

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  30. Warm Bodies was an awesome book to movie...
    Would love to read Battle Royale

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  31. My favorite book to movie...I am still going to go with Pride and Prejudice, but the Colin Firth (which was actually a mini series so I don't know if that counts.)

    I would love Battle Royale too, but I don't know if I would ever read it, I haven't watched the movie yet because I think it would scare the crap out of me.

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  32. I loved Dr. Zhivago. The cinematography was fantastic.

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  33. I really love all the HP books and The Hunger Games :P Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

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  34. my fave still twilight saga the movies :)
    thx u...

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  35. Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. - Maricar

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  36. my favorite is Anne of Green Gables. I bet I have watched that a couple dozen times and I read the book series at least once or twice a year.

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  37. Thank you so much for the wonderful book! I finished it a few days ago and cannot get it out of my head. It is pure magic. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more....
    Fifty Shades Movie

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  38. I'm always a little afraid to see the movie after I've read the book because I worry they'll ruin something for me! My favorite book to movie adaptation is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, because I didn't really feel the book, but movie was awesome and everything I expected the book would be. It was the only time when I loved the movie more than the book.

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  39. My favorite book turned movie is Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. I love both the book and movie.

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  40. I really enjoyed The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks :)

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  41. Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

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  42. I loved Harry Potter.
    erma2167@att.net

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  43. one of my favorite is cold mountain, great book and the movie full of my favorite actors, thank you!

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  44. The Last Unicorn is my favorite book to movie.

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  45. Harry Potter was a great book and a good movie adaptation. I love it! Also Lord of the Rings. An epic trilogy!

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  46. The Twilight series is one of my favorites.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Love the "Harry Potter" series. I also recommend "Up The Down Staircase" as well.

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  48. The Lord of The Rings was awesome so was Harry Potter:)

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  50. I'm a die hard Hunger Games fan, and while the first movie was good not great, I'm super stoked for Catching Fire. I think it's going to be miles better than the first. Some other book that have been optioned and rights sold are Legend by Marie Lu and Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I ADORE these two series and I so hope these movies actually get made!

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  51. My favorite movie based off of a book is Legends of the Fall. I absolutely love it. The book, on the other hand, was just not for me. I'm not sure how they made such an amazing movie out of it.

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  52. I loved the movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings. These films were incredibly beautiful and I actually thought better than the books, primarily because the portions of the book that were drier to me and at times made it difficult to continue the book were not in the film.

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  53. The best adaptation would def be the Harry Potter series! I want to see an Artemis Fowl movie!!!
    Mary G Loki

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  54. I love all of the Nicholas sparks books to movies to hard to pick just one of those and of course twilight.
    amy Williams
    sethandtjay@yahoo.com

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  55. I loved Speak. I actually liked the movie better. I can't wait to see Divergent. Loved the book. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  56. I loved both 2005 movie and 1995 TV adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. I've watched them at least 10 times I think.

    p.s. What?! Audition was a novel?!

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  57. Lord of the Rings closely followed by Harry Potter are my favorites.

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  58. One of my favorites is "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", but it has to be the version with Johnny Depp, not the earlier version.

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  59. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Although it's not a movie YET, it's in the process of becoming one! A slow process but oh well, I'm excited!!:)

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  60. My favorite is Harry Potter. You can't go wrong with HP. :)
    But I also really like True Blood.

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  61. Mine is years ago - Gone with the Win of the ones you listed I would love to see Fight Club

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  62. Loved Fifty Shades and True Blood.. thanks for being part of the hop!
    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

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  63. I love a lot of movie adaptations but I want to see both The Morganville Vampires and the Chicagoland Vampires on the big screen. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  64. Is it bad my favorite is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
    Krysta B.

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  65. fight club and the hunger games are my favorites

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  66. LOTR is definitely one of my favorites. I have read Battle Royale, but have not seen the movie yet, so I would love to win that to see how it compares.

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  67. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite. I also really loved the Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  68. This is a really hard question...and it's not even a movie...but so far, I've loved the Game of Thrones' TV adaptation

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  69. Fight Club.. just terrific.. ;)

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  70. My favorite book-to-movie is The Bridges of Madison County. I never tire of watching that movie.
    Thanks :)

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  71. I think the directors did a great job adapting The Hunger Games and The Harry Potter series. Both were fantastic! I also thought Perks of Being a Wallflower was great too.

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  72. the harry potter series and wizard of oz

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  73. My favorites are North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I don't really have a favorite book turned movie because I always think that the books are way better then the movies.

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  75. I loved Beautiful Creatures, I felt they did a good job bringing the book to the movies. I would like to see the book Hopeless by Colleen Hoover made into a movie.

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  76. Mine would be all the Harry Potter books. I am a huge fan! Thank you for the chance!!

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  77. I loved the Sense & Sensibility movie with Emma Thompson.

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  78. Harry potter is my favorite :D

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  79. Love Pride and Prejudice and, of course, Harry Potter :)

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  80. My favorite is probably the Harry Potter books. I know they weren't perfect, but I thought they did a good job of staying true to the story and being very accessible to people who didn't read the books.

    Brynna

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