Thursday, November 15, 2012

Friday Hops, Nov. 16th

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?

A: Ooh that's a tough one. Most of the movies I love are based on books, such as Phantom of the Opera, The Last of the Mohicans, Dracula, The Notebook, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc.

But if I have to choose then I would go with Tim Burton's and Guillermo del Toro's movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Edward Scissor Hands, The Orphanage, and Pan's Labyrinth. The books will be dark but I think I would greatly enjoy them.


Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was created by Crazy-For-Books to help connect bloggers with other bloggers.

Every week is a chance to visit a new blog or more, find connections, and learn about new books to read!

This week, the question is hosted by Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

Mix’n'Match: The bookish gods are giving you free hand, you can pick any one character (book, TV series/movie, play etc) and inject them into a different novel of your choice. Which character and series would you mix’n'match?

A:  This one sounds super fun! It would be awesome to see Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Elizabeth Bennet in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. These two can exchange tips. Or have Gandalf AND Merlin be in the Harry Potter series. I wonder which wizard would be the most powerful? Besides, they could help Harry and Dumbledore defeat Voldemort much faster.  Ooh, how about Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the Twilight series? The Cullens would be running for their lives!

I could keep going with different ideas ^-^


  1. I agree Tim Burton movies would make awesome books I think.

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  2. OOh nice! Tim Burton does have awesome movies that would be good reads!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I am always watching movies and saying "that would have made a great book" and I will look it up to check, and no.

    Come on over and check out your interview :-)

  4. That does sound fun. My answer is straight laced...just like the business teacher that I am. Tee Hee.

    Happy Hopping!! Stop by for my answer if you like.

    Silver's Reviews

  5. Hehe, we seem to like the same movies :D Edward Scissor Hands and Pan's Labyrinth would make the perfect books, especially because they're dark, so rich and beautiful :D

    And omg, awesome choices for the mix'n'match! :D
    Also loving your blog a lot, it looks gorgeous. Following you and wishing you a great weekend!

  6. Tim Burton is my favorite director (Edward Scissorhands is my all-time favorite movie), but I don't know if I could enjoy his movies as books. They're very visual, but Nightmare Before Christmas IS actually based on a children's book that he wrote. :)

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  7. LOVE the Buffy/Twilight idea. That would be awesome. :)

    You can check out my answer (which also involved Twilight) here:

  8. I would LOVE to read Edward Scissorhands. I would love to know more about the creator and what happened after the film's 'ending.' New follower:

  9. Great choices on both questions! I for one would love to see a Corpse Bride book :). Just hopping on by!

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  10. A movie made into a book. I don't know if "You've Got Mail" was a book before the movie, but it is my favorite movie, so would love to read a book based on the movie.

    Your mix and match movies are pretty funny. Love your answer about Abe and Liz, that would be a riot to watch...

    1. Thanks Gigi! I had lots of fun with the mix and match question.

  11. I had too much trouble finding movies I loved that aren't books already! Great finds! I ended up with a TV show instead.

    I'm an old follower wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Here's my FF post post for this week.

  12. Great Answer!

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  13. I freaking LOVE Edward Scissorhands, The Corpse Bride & The Nightmare before Christmas!! You're so right, they would make amazing books :D Great answer, thanks for sharing - I'm an old follower, here's my FFF this week.

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  14. I'm participating and I've followed your blog.
    Hope you can make the trip over to mine :)

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  15. I loved Edward Scissor hands too! Great choices!!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

  16. I am laughing now because you are laughing at my answer. LOL!!

    Silver's Reviews

  17. Tim Burton translating to books...that would be very cool.

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  18. Pan's Labyrinth would make a great book. Hi - new follower on the blog hop. Please consider following me. Love the Waterhouse cutout.
    Java With Jambor