Follow Friday Blog Hop (3)

This week's question:
If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

Well, it's sad to say, but Science-Fiction is probably one  of my least favorite genres to read. In fact, it's the smallest shelf on my bookshelf... probably only 1/2 full. The only sci-fi books that I remember reading are The Pretties, Uglies, and Specials and the Phillip Pullman His Dark Materials series. I liked the Scott Westerfield books well enough, except for The Extras. That was just... ugh. I tend to read more fantasy. It's not intentional, I swear. It just ends up that way.

I have pledged to read The Hunger Games series. Does that count for sci-fi? I could certainly use any recommendations for sci-fi books. I need to boost up that shelf in the worst kind of way.

Book Blogger Hop

"What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"

Oh, man. This is a hard question. Let's see... maybe the Twilight series. Oh, wait. That's been done (and not very well, in my opinion). This question requires way too much thinking on a Saturday morning. I would like to see either the remainder of the Percy Jackson books turned into movies OR The Lost Hero. However, the movies MUST follow the plot of the book. None of that Hollywood editing garbage. They ruined the The Lightning Thief movie. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson would make a great movie. I'm excited about Beastly becoming a movie soon.

I'm pretty stumped about which book I would most like to be a movie. I've read so many great books that's hard to pick. Hollywood has a bad habit of changing the plots of good books, which makes them terrible movies-- at least for the person that read the book.


Bellamay said... .

Newest Follower!super cute blog and science fiction is my least favorite also haha the the book i'm reading now is across the universe which is science fiction. I wanted to see what the fuss is about with the book and no hunger games isnt science fiction haha

February 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM
Alison said... .

Hopping through. I think Hunger Games is a cross of dystopia, fantasy, and sci fi. You should definitely read it!
My Hop

February 18, 2011 at 7:35 PM
Aimee said... .

You should absolutely read Hunger Games, but I don't think it counts as Sci-fi. I'm waiting for Across the Universe. Maybe that is Sci-fi? I'm a new follower from the hop. Happy Friday!


February 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM
Hannah (Paperback Treasures) said... .

Thanks for commenting and following me!

I forgot about the Uglies-series - I loved those books, even though I don't normally read Science Fiction.

I'm now following you!

Hannah (Paperback Treasures)

February 19, 2011 at 3:48 AM
Michelle said... .

Thanks for stopping by! I'm thinking of doing a feature on my blog about what my MS kids are reading.

Thanks for stopping by!
You should DEFINITELY read Hunger Games. My kids have loved it!

Hooked to Books

February 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Siobian said... .

I'm a new follower from the blog hop. I agree with you and hate it when they turn a book into a movie and completely change it! Ugh, it makes me sick. Anyway, have a great weekend!

February 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Rhiannon said... .

I agree, so many bad movies of books. I couldn't even watch the Lightning Thief i mean how old was the kid playing percy after all???!
I'm a new follower,

February 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Pepca said... .

His Dark Materials is one of my favourite science fiction book series, too.

Turning books into movies is always a challenge and a problem, I guess, it often doesn't turn out as you expect, but it's great when it does.

This didn't happen with Eucalyptus by Murray Bail, to my disappointment. Hope rains though:)

Have a great weekend!

February 19, 2011 at 3:59 PM
danya said... .

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I am a much bigger fan of fantasy myself, although I did like the Uglies series (except, like you say, Extras, which I skimmed a lot of). Nice to meet another Tamora Pierce and Shannon Hale fan! :)

February 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM
Elizabeth said... .

I love the blog hop. Stop by for my answer and for a Book Blog Giveaway.

...28 blogs participating blogs.

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February 19, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Ms. C said... .


Just hopping on through and now a new follower! I agree, a lot of my favourite books have already been made into films. And, film versions are never as good as the written novel.

Feel free to stop by my blog in your spare time,

Take care,
Ms. C

February 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM
alexandra george said... .

hi!! i'm a new follower, here's my hop
hope you have a wonderful week.
btw, nice blog!!!

February 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Paranormal Opinion said... .

Just hoppin' through - I am now a follower :)

February 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM

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