This is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.
This week, it’s a freebie for page to screen topics, and I considered a few options before settling on this one.
Let me just say that for about half of these, I liked (or loved) both the book and the movie. I just prefer the movie.
In no particular order…
It by Stephen King– I haven’t seen the new one, sorry, but I did (unfortunately) read the book, and I’ve seen the 1990 movie/miniseries/whatever more times than I can count.
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike– I didn’t even make it through the book oh my gods. I just could not. I love the movie, though.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman– I liked the book, I guess, but I absolutely adore the movie ❤ I think I gave the book 3 stars, and found it underwhelming (I just don’t seem to get along with Hoffman’s writing 😦 ), but it got me into magical realism.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien– Hold your fire! I love the book, okay, but I prefer the movies (slightly) because of Radagast 😛 And, because all the dwarves got their own personalities and were fleshed out more than in the book.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum– I think I saw the movie first, but I have read most of the books, and I still love the movie more. This was my first fandom, I guess, and it will always have very special place in my heart ❤
The Crow by James O’Barr– I liked the graphic novel, but this is one of my all-time favorite movies oh my gosh. I love it, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve rewatched it.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote– This movie has some serious issues, too, but I still think it’s a little better than the book. The book didn’t really stick in my brain, and I’m not sure if that’s because it was so bad I wanted to forget it, or if the movie is just permanently etched into my brain, driving out any memories of the book
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice– I barely made it through this book, but I really enjoyed the next three Vampire Chronicles books. I just couldn’t stand Louis’s POV. Love the movie, though, despite not loving Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt.
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (and David Lloyd, illustrator)– I enjoyed the graphic novel, but I felt like it dragged on and was kinda boring I’ve probably seen the movie 15+ times, though.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman– I’m sorry, but I hated this book. It took several attempts for me to finish it, and I was sooo bored the whole time. I read this like 10 years ago and still can’t believe they made such a good movie out of it (which I point out every time I watch it with someone because I’m that person ).