Books to Movies Giveaway Hop

Guess what, kids! It’s time for another giveaway, courtesy of Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer, and Sweeping the USA. The theme is “books to movies,” so the prizes available for winners are books that were made into movies. Simple, non?

I signed up for this one immediately because some of my favorite books have been made into films. Although I love movies – a LOT – the books are always better.

If you win my portion of the giveaway, you get to choose which of these books-made-into-movies you’d like:

The Godfather by Mario Puzzo.
If you’ve seen the first two movies, then you know the story. The movie versions are brilliant, and perhaps the only exception to the caveat of book being better than film. If you enjoy books about dysfunctional families and the Mob, this is an excellent choice, should you win.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
The movie. Oh, the movie. I loved the movie so much that I almost didn’t want to read the book version. It turned out that my fears were for nought, because the book is hysterically entertaining. Helen Fielding knew her character, and it shows.

Les Misรฉrables by Victor Hugo
Oh, people. If you have not read this, you absolutely must. Now, I will be honest and tell you that I judge – and judge severely – those who read this book and do not like it. I might just find you wanting. It is not an easy read, nor is it quick. But it is beautiful, lyrical and will stick with you for years. Absolutely sublime.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Meet the reason why I became a high school English teacher (the second reason is the previous book). This novel is everything: romance, intrigue, societal examination, family drama, and wit. I tell my male students that Mr. Darcy sets a high bar, and if they want to know how to get a woman and keep a woman, they best take notes. If you have not read this one, shame on you.

I can be persuaded to give a copy of The Hunger Games or East of Eden, or even The Blind Side, if you’d prefer one of those.

The winner will receive a digital copy of his or her choice of one of the above mentioned novels, and has seventy-two hours to respond to the email notification regarding winning the giveaway.

Good luck to all of you, and please check out the other blogs. There are some fantastic prizes to be had!

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41 responses to “Books to Movies Giveaway Hop

  1. I absolutely LOVE Pride & Prejudice and I thought the movie was pretty good. I actually watched it again his morning. I prefer the book, but I do enjoy the movie.

  2. One of my favorites is The Time Traveler's Wife. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love the Lord of the Rings books, but dislike the movies.

  4. I love the harry potter books and movies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I loved "The help", "A Room with a view", "Lolita", "The Lord of the rings", "The painted veil" ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love Harry Potter books and movies! Also love Hunger Games (book a tiny bit more than movie so far)! Thanks!

  7. I love all of Jane Austen's books and movies, although the books are always better. She tends to have a lot of characters in her novels, though, so it's helpful to see the movies to get a better visual picture of the characters. My favorite, of course, is Pride & Prejudice!

  8. I loved Les Miserables I haven't been able to read the book yet. But the movie- particullarly the opera is my favorite.

  9. I love Bridges of Madison County. I actually saw the movie first…and couldn't believe how good the book was once I read it….I cried all over again!!!

  10. Well way back there was Gone With the Wind…and I loved the Help!

  11. harry potter is my favorite! I love the books! I thought the movie was done extremely well! The books are still better but the movies are great

  12. I loved "The help" Thank you for the chance to win..

  13. Harry Potter but I just recently saw The Help and it was a wonderful movie can't wait to read the book.

  14. The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite. The movie was SO much better than the "book". The story was actually just a short story in the book Different Seasons by Stephen King. The movie offered so much depth to the story.

  15. I love The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I think the movie is somewhat faithful to the book and I loved it too!

  16. The Twilight Saga! but a love and like more the books that the movies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ohhh! I also loveee Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding & The Notebook!

  17. The Hunger Games and the Twilight Saga for sure! The books are always my favorite though ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. The Help, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games… and the book is always better, but I liked the movies a lot too!

  19. I thought that the Harry Potter movies and the Lord of the Rings movies were excellent adaptations and I end up watching parts of them all the time on TV. But, I did love Bridget Jones' Diary. I mean, come on, who couldn't love Colin Firth? Guess, I should put Pride on Prejudice on this list also. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. LOTR is an epic as books and as an adaptation!

  21. the lord of the ring, i loke the movie version, because sometimes wasd dificult to imagine some landscapes or characters!thanks!!

  22. I thought The Lord of the Rings was excellently adapted to film.

  23. Harry Potter series and The Kite Runner movie!Its always a treat to actually "see" the things that you could only imagine while reading!

  24. Little Women! I really enjoyed the movie. Thanks

  25. I love The Hunger Games book but the movie did not live up to my expectations.

  26. Harry Potter and Twilight :)I liked them.Thanks for the international giveaway!!Rafflecopter name – Rosemarie D

  27. The Hunger Games. I really enjoyed it but to be honest the book was tons better.

  28. Love the HP books and movies. I love them even though sometimes there are changes. Thanks for having an international giveaway ๐Ÿ˜€ – Ara

  29. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone movie lived up to the book!

  30. I love the Harry Potter series, too, but I think my favorite book-to-movie is 'Wuthering Heights.' Oddly enough, I didn't care much for the Charles Dickens book 'Great Expectations,' but I really enjoy the classic movie with Alec Guinness.

  31. I love the Silence of the Lambs. It is fantastic and so is the movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. The Lord of the Rings series. The movies were great, although I did wish that the movies had more singing in them as it did in the books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. The Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings series.Thanks so much!

  34. I too love The Godfather book and movie was fantastic!Thanks,kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  35. The Hunger Games. I like the movie version, but the book is wayyyy better ;D

  36. I actually haven't read a lot of the books before they were made into movies. I did read the Hunger Games before I saw the movie and I think they did a pretty good job at adapting it, even though it lost some of it's charm.

  37. Harry Potter and I thought all of them translated well to film.primabee at hotmail dot com

  38. I love the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Funny, because I hated the book the first time I read it. After watching the movie, I want to read the book again! Maybe this time my perception of it will be different.

  39. The Help and The Hunger Games didnt disappoint me.

  40. There are so many of them! But the most epic I think is Lord of the Rings.

  41. Hugner Games, Walking Dead, Intv with a vampire, ALL GREAT movies also!

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