Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday 2-9-2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Second Hand Saturday 2-9-2013

 
 
Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, we have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete.


This Week's Question:
 
With the news that The Fault in Our Stars is going to be made into a movie, and Delirium a tv series, a lot of people have had this reaction:
"OH NO!!  THEY'RE GOING TO RUIN IT!"
What I want to know this week, is what book do you hope they NEVER make into a movie or tv series. And is it because you love it too much, or hate it too much?


Just comment below to be entered!



And this week's winner is...

Jessy


Email me at Readingteen1(at)gmail.com with your book choice. Please put "winner" in the subject line. You have one week to claim your prize!


 

 

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39 comments:

  1. The Book Thief, because it's perfection in a book and I'm afraid of what will happen to it if it's ever turned into a movie or TV series

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  2. I wouldn't want to see the Fever Series turned into a movie. I don't think that they can capture Barrons right :)

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  3. Hm, I wouldn't want to see Anna and the French Kiss turned into a movie. Sure, it would be a cute romantic comedy, but they'd never be able to capture the adorkable perfection of the book. :-)

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  4. They're making The Book Thief into a movie and that book should never be adapted. But it's already got a director and cast. It is a very long shot for them to do justice to the book. It's going to be horrible. There are just some books that should stay as books.

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  5. They will have to make Delirium much better than the book for me to watch it... I'd love to see Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead turned into a TV series but I'm afraid of what they'll do so it's better not.

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  6. "The Catcher in the Rye" would be a tough one to do justice to because there is so much that is just in his mind. There would be so much voice over that it would be exhausting!

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  7. The Night Circus... I don't think anybody could ever do justice to what a great story it is!

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  8. I think I'm a bit worried at how they intend to develop Neil Gaiman's novel, American Gods, into a series on cable. I worry they may pivot away from the story and characters and focus too much on playing up other elements. I also am worried/hopeful that the movie producers considering The Scorpio Races (scheduled for 2015) will stay true to the book.

    For most books I worry when it's going to made into a TV show or movie. While they can viewed as totally separate works, people tend to judge the book based off of watching the other (and vice versa sometimes).

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  9. Maximum Ride series. I don't want them to ruin it. I think it's a good book but not a good movie. Same thing with Incarceron by Katherine Fisher.

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  10. I agree with Vania about the Night Circus. Only a super amazing awesome spectacular person could make that into a movie and even then they still probably wouldn't do it justice.

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  11. I'm always worried when I hear there is a new book-movie adaption in the works and I cringe when I heard the words 'television series'. I'm always skeptical... the only time I'm not is when it's Harry Potter or Tolkien related.
    I don't think I want them to touch an of Kagawa's books because part of the lure in her stories is her amazing writing and it's rare that book movies get a good deal of money for cg...so it'd probably end up looking cheesy.

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  12. I love to read as well as watch movies so i love it when some awesome industry people come together to make movies of my favorite books. I am waiting to see how the fault in our stars comes out. :)

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  13. I heard that THE BOOK THIEF is being made into a movie. The book was amazing, so I just want them to leave it alone.

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  14. Honestly, there are very few books that I want to be made into movies. Hollywood tends to cheapen most things, I feel. Topping the list, though, would be books whose writing I love just as much as the story itself. Laini Taylor's works come to mind- I love her way with words, which a movie just wouldn't convey right.

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  15. Lauren Kate's Fallen series only because the series was boring to me so I don't know how the movie or series will translate however, maybe it'll improve it because the book wasn't so great. Many of the books I've read have always been better than the show/movie but if done correctly these books could be turned into fantastic movies, maybe the problem is that the people creating these movies aren't book readers :(

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  16. Honestly, I don't want a movie made out of a book because I LOVE the book. For example, they are making a movie of Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster and I love that book SO much that when it transforms on to the big screen, it nas got to be perfect. In fact, I just told my best friend a few days ago that if the actor who will play Travis Maddox doesn't sit down well with me, I won't watch the movie. Having said that, it is also essential to point out that not all people read, so for them to see the sheer beauty of a book, making a movie is perhaps the only option. BUT, a book is a book and no matter how hard one tries, they cannot do justice to it in a movie. The Harry Potter series movies were magical, they were simply right in every way. Beautiful Creature by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl (the movie of which comes out this week, I think) however, doesn't look all that appealing to me but they have included all the important details. We can only wait and watch. So really, it all depends. If you're gonna do it right, then make a movie or else, just make people read the book. :)

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  17. I hope nobody's going to make James Patterson's Witch & Wizard into a movie or series. The book was so badly written and so unoriginal that I barely managed to finish it and was rolling my eyes every page or so. I'm also not sure about The Host, but they've already made it into a movie. The book was great, but so much of it took place in the main character's head, I'm not sure if it's possible to make a movie true to the feel of the book, and not just another sci-fi/action adventure.

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  18. Fifty Shades of Grey, I hate it too much!

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  19. That's a tricky question, do I go with a book I love cause I don't want it botched? Or one I don't like but then there is always a chance they could make it better? Ok I will go with the Anita Blake series. I personally love it but think it would be best left in the book world :-) Thank you for the chance to enter! wendynjason04 (at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Actually, the book would be Divergent :/ It has an outrageous setting and really difficult scenes to execute (like jumping off the train and building and socializing on a cliff) and Four for me is someone who should never be portrayed by a real-life character. But, they are going ahead with the film anyway, so I'm just praying really hard that they will find a cast that will do the book justice and also shoot all the high-tech stuff believably :)

    Love your questions :D selinaxu(at)ymail(dot)com

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  21. I hope that Dark Visions by L.J. Smith is never a movie or TV show. I love her books but the shows that they made from Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries, while great, didn't follow the books at all. It really ticked me off. I have to think of them as having nothing to do with the books to be able to love them.
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  22. I was hoping delirium wouldn't be made... but .. now i hope it'll be a descent series.

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  23. I don't want Angelfall by Susan Ee to be made into a movie, but at the same time I do. It was just too amazing, and I feel like the movie won't come out as good and gah, that ruins everything. But I also want to see how it would come out, because it's one of the best books I've ever read...

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  24. I thought that way about Life of Pi, because it's such a weird but amazing book. Usually the film industry doesn't do well with weird books...I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've heard it's actually pretty good.

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  25. I feel that way about Beautiful Creatures. I didn't love the book, so I was disappointed that of ALL the great books, this was the "next big thing." I can only hope this is one of those rare movies that is cooler than the book.

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  26. I feel that way about Beautiful Creatures. I didn't love the book, so I was disappointed that of ALL the great books, this was the "next big thing." I can only hope this is one of those rare movies that is cooler than the book.shayla115@gmail.com
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  27. I'm always hesitant when they decide to make books i like into movies because they never turn as good and sometimes they are completely ruined. I hope they never turn Ellen Hopkins books into movies because i love them too much to see them get possibly ruined :/

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  28. One book that I wish they hadn't made into a movie is The Host. I might change my mind after I see the movie, but it is one of my all-time favorite books and I don't want to see it slaughtered!

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  29. Love. It's mainly because I love books, that's why I can't stand to see them being turned into a film and losing half of their brilliance.

    - Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. Leave my ship alone!

    - Poison Study series OR Healer series by Maria V Snyder. I don't think Valek or Kerrick would be portrayed well. Or as well enough as they should be.

    - Sweep/Wicca series by Cate Tiernan (although I think this is in the process of becoming a TV show. Dammit)

    - Graceling by Kristin Cashore. No no no no no. Just no. DON'T TOUCH MY KATSA!!!!

    - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. And just HOW do they plan to get that beautiful interior monologue out in a film?

    Weirdly enough I think The Body Finder would make a good film - but they'd probably mess it up and make it into a tacky horror movie.

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  30. Andrea Cremer's Nishtshade trilogy. I don't want the movie or televison show to ruin the book!

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  31. Definitely The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson. I absolutely LOVE the characters the way I picture them in my mind, and seeing some teen actor as MY character would totally ruin it for me!!!

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  32. The Immortals series by Alyson Noel. SORRY, but I really, really don't like it and it's better to leave it alone.

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  33. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. I *LOVE* this book and would hate to see anything about it be changed. Seriously, I'm in love with this book!

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  34. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. It's my favorite book, and therefore the only one that could make me break my promise to myself to never watch another movie made from a book, but they would still ruin it and that would make me depressed :(

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  35. I really don't want to see The Fault in Our Stars to be a movie. It was so beautiful and moving and I couldn't bare if it was ruined. So since it's apparently in the works I really don't know if I'll be able to watch it if it ever becomes a movie :L

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  36. I was upset when they made the Vampire Diaries into a show, because they changed so much, including what the characters look like, and some of characters changed completely. I have grown to not mind it so much but still....

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  37. I just finished the Unearthly series and I really hope they don't make it into a movie. I'm just not sure how you could make an angel movie without it being cheesy. Especially with the flying like Superman and saying things like "bring the glory".

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  38. I hope they never make the Anita Blake series into a film or television version. It killed me to see the differences in Sookie Stackhouse and while I understand it is based on - sometimes the characters just to not live up to my imagination. Another thing that I do not like in a favorite series is when they go to graphic novels. The view and characters are by the artist and for me it ruins the picture I have in my mind :)
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  39. I was (ok still am) a little uneasy about the Divergent movie, but now I feel a little better - a friend of mine went to the extras casting and she said that the atmosphere was great and they seem to really want to do justice to the books. But still, I don't know, I'm not sure I want to see the movie...
    Also please please please never a movie from Shatter Me. This is just so much about the language and no no no I don't even want to think about it.

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