Introducing a new original SERIESous Review monthly feature…
Meme-ful Musings: At the end of the month I’ll post a book-related meme that I think brings up an interesting discussion about books. Feel free to join in by making a comment below or simply link back to this post!
(Meme from: http://diylol.com/meme-generator/hipster-belle–2/memes/i-read-that-book-before-it-was-a-movie–2)
Personally, I fall somewhere in between (a) and (b).
Case and point: The DUFF. I had never even heard of the book before I saw the title on a list of 2015 movie adaptations. After reading the synopsis, I decided I wanted to read the book and immediately put the book on hold–before everyone and their mother decides to read this book after watching the movie–and so I read it before I went to go watch the movie. I did the same with I Am Number Four and Beastly.
I read A LOT of books but I tend to pick the ones that don’t become movies–or if they do get picked for movies, they happen years later. For example, The Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy or Beautiful Creatures. And they always seem to be the series that not everyone flocks to the theatre to see, so sequels are unfortunately never made. Which I think is a major bummer–but after watching them, I sometimes can understand why they weren’t huge successes or think they are the victims of bad marketing. But some books, like The Hunger Games and Twilight (unfortunately) are the exceptions to this conundrum.
I can only think of three adaptions that fall under (c): Eragon; Love, Rosie; and the Hobbit. Oh and of course The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride really wasn’t by choice considering the movie was made before I was ever born; same with Interview with a Vampire. But in most of these cases it was simply because I didn’t have enough time to read the book before the movie’s release.
Harry Potter is the only book/movie series that I have never read the books but have seen all the movies for. I could never get into the books despite trying to read the first 3–magic is just not my cup of tea and I could never get passed the long, descriptive first chapters–sorry Potter fans!
So, what movie adaptation group do you fall into? Leave a comment below!