Friday, 26 February 2021

Book Blogger Hop: February 2021 - We're talking book adaptations and reading routines!


 I noticed a distinct theme with the Book Blogger Prompts this month and that is book adaptations (movies and tv) and reading behaviours so I decided to answer them all in a onesie! 

5th - 11th - What book series would you like to see adapted as a Netflix series?

This is a no-brainer for me: The Hollows series by Kim Harrison.
I've wanted to see this on screen for years as I think it would adapt beautifully. The world is well thought out and highly developed. It is magical realism at its finest. It has well developed and realistic characters despite them being witches, demons, elves, vampires, werewolves, pixies... etc. The characters evolve in significant ways as the series progresses, the friendship and bonds between characters are life goals, it punches you in the feels more times than I can count and keeps you coming back for more... Adapted by the right people it could be gold.

On a related note, the author recently announced that a production company has optioned the rights and are planning to adapt it for TV so maybe we'll see it on screen before too long!
And I'll either be ecstatically happy or positively ragey depending on how it turns out, lol.
    
   
12th - 18th - What book or series can you see getting made into a movie and not being horribly re-written?
Ah, now, this is a slightly different question to 'what do you want to see adapted,' isn't it?
It's that 'horribly re-written' part that has me stumped for all too often they are horribly re-written. 
Tv, movie... It's amazing how badly they can butcher a good book, but when they get it right? It's just splendid. 

Something like Lindsey Kelk's I Heart series should be workable... Although, they did mutilate Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic book when they adapted it so who knows! 

 
19th - 25th - Is reading a fixed part of your morning or evening routine?
I wish it was but I have no real reading routine anymore! It sucks but I'm sure things will improve again when covid stops messing up everything...

In pre-covid times, I'd read before bed. I'd listen to audiobooks on route to work. I'd read on my lunch break and for a little bit in the evenings. 

Now? I listen to audiobooks sometimes when I'm cooking. Sometimes, I'll binge listen while colouring or playing Stardew Valley. I'll read whenever I feel like it and I tend to binge read a book in one sitting or over a couple of sittings, and then not read again for days... Or weeks. 

26th - March 4th - Do you use Goodreads to keep track of your books? 
I use Goodreads to keep track of what I've read that year - i.e the Goodreads reading challenge. 
I do add books to my "want to read shelf" etc, but it's pointless really as I rarely check it and it means nothing more than I want to read it at some point. I don't check it for books to buy or for reading lists or anything meaningful. 
I'm trying to use the "currently reading" more as I'm terrible at posting what I'm currently reading on my blog but I'm not sure who even notices, to be honest. 
And I don't have custom shelves unless it's for a limited and very specific purpose (like a reader event).

What I use more than anything to note my progress on reading challenges, what books I've read, what posts I want to schedule, release dates etc is my reading planner. I bought a nice notebook, I marked up the pages just how I want them and I fill it in. It sits beside my laptop (wherever that may be) and I update it when I'm doing my internetty bits 'n' pieces. 

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So, that's me. What about you? 
What would you like to see turned into a tv show / movie? And what's your reading routine like?

9 comments:

  1. I found the adaptation of the Shopaholic book interesting in that they changed it so drastically. The same could be said for Beautiful Creatures. That movie hardly resembled the book. I was entertained, but I felt the biggest part of the series was omitted.

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  2. Adaptations don't really effect me because I don't watch TV. So if a favorite book is getting butchered I am blissfully unaware. LOL

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  3. I would love to see The Dark series from Christine Feehan be a tv series. I love vampires. I use Goodreads to keep track of the books I read each year too.

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  4. I do most of my reading at night. Our computer is downstairs so I use it most of the day then after 5/6 o'clock, I go up to my room to read or watch stuff so my dad can play games or watch films downstairs.

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  5. I keep track of the books I read on Goodreads, and I add books I want to read there too, but I'm trying to add them to places like Amazon too so I'm more likely to get a copy. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. I'm not a fan of adaptations. I tend to do one or the other - I either watch and not read or read and not watch lol

    There have been a few I liked - Love, Simon for example

    I use Goodreads to keep track of what I read by year and for each month. I have other shelves but they are such a hot mess and rarely used. I've thought of just deleting them all and starting over but gah...

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  7. I would love to see The Hollows as a series. And I've only read the first book so far. I loved it and need to continue with the series.

    I always forget to use the currently reading feature on Goodreads too. I use it mostly to track the books I have read. I don't use it for books I want to read. I feel like it would get too cluttered that way, you know?

    When the pandemic first hit my reading really suffered and it took me months to realize I needed to be fore purposeful in making time to read. I feel like I'm off to a good start this year. Reading before bed has become important to me and I really try to make time to read during my work lunch break, even when I'm home.

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend, Nicci!

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  8. Ooh that's be cool to see that series adapted! I love the sound of the different paranormal creatures, and to see a really good series like that done well... I'd be all for it! :)

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  9. I'm curious to see how Shadow and Bone does as television series! I haven't read the books, but definitely want to before the show starts. I've only heard great things about the books!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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