Monday, April 14, 2014

Literary Junkies {April}

Do you love books?  Please join the conversation by answering at least one of the questions in the comments below!
 
Marcie with a Book.

Everyone is also welcome to write a post and join the link party tomorrow!
 
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Here are this month's questions:
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
 
Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman.  I've only just begun so don't really have a feel for it yet.
 
2. Divergent, Hunger Games, or Twilight. Which do you prefer and why? (If you've never read them which do you think you'd prefer?)
 
 Hmmm...  I have not read any of them, so not sure, but I love the idea of strong females overcoming obstacles.   I think each storyline holds its own appeal
 
 
3. TV Series Based on Books they start out very close to the book to draw in the fans but then will start to separate themselves by changing things and adding characters. What are you thoughts on this?
 
 Isn't that what authors do as they write a series of books?  Everything evolves!
 
4. You've just been recruited to help a movie studio bring your favorite book to the big screen. What's the movie and who are you choosing to play the main characters?
 
My favorite book this year was The Girls of Atomic City.  The Untold Story of The Women who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.  I would love to see their story in the movies.  Strong female actresses of all ages and races would be needed and only a few men.  I love Sally Field, Natalie Portman, Kerrie Washington, Amie Adams and Lucy Liu.  As for the men, they would be top bureaucrats and would need to be older.  I'm thinking Sam Elliott and Ed Harris.
 
 
5. Going back to the above question, do you keep it word for word the same or do you use this chance to change little things you thought would make the book better?
 
I think this is such a remarkable time in history, most of it would speak for itself with minimal changes.  The book focuses on the work the women were doing even though there are a few snippets of how they meet their husbands.  Maybe I'd add some romantic details.
 
 
6. After you finish a physical copy of a book do you keep it for a reread, put it on a shelf to collect dust, donate it to Goodwill, or do you just not purchase physical copies of books?


The card in my wallet I use the most is my LIBRARY CARD!  ;-)  I usually return the book to the library!


;-)  -Marci

6 comments:

  1. 1. I'm reading Blood Moons Rising by Mark Hitchcock. It's about the 4 blood moons that are aligned with the Jewish feasts over the next two year.

    2. I've not read any of those books. I don't think they would appeal to me.

    3. I find tv series tend to change things I'd rather not change about the books.

    4. I think the movie would be A Cast of Stones. I don't really know about the cast. ~grin~

    5. Word for word. The book is brilliant. You can read a review on my blog.

    6. I will reread some, collect dust until my children are ready to read some, and sell or donate others. I prefer paper books.

    I review so many books, I don't get to read many library books. The book that I read and listen to most is my Bible. I use YouVersion to listen sometimes, too.

    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  2. If you like strong females overcoming obstacles...well, let's just say that's not Twilight. ;)
    At least I didn't think so.

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  3. I definitely need to read The Girls of Atomic City- sounds so good!

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  4. hooray for libraries! I also just added The Girls of Atomic City to my list - it sounds really interesting!

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  5. Great answer to #3. Very thoughtful. Ed Harris - like him! Have you ever seen the show Bomb Girls? It's on Reelz I believe and it's the story of the women who went to work in the munitions factories in WWII. Putting Girls of Atomic City on my Goodread "to read" list...

    I'm hosting an accessories swap that benefits mental health awareness. Stop by and check it out. I hope you think about signing up!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. I've been borrowing a lot of audiobooks and ebooks from my library as of late. I love that feature!! Thanks for linking up!

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