It would seem that I missed last week’s Booking Through Thursday question and I am, technically, late for this one as well. What makes it sad is that I had last week’s answer saved as a draft. It would seem I never published it for some odd reason. So instead of having two separate BTT posts back to back, I decided to just combine them into one post.
This week’s question asks:
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?
I’d love to see a movie, or even a movie series, based upon the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn. Kitty Norville is a werewolf and a radio talk show host who has an amazing sense of humor and a knack for landing herself in trouble. She’s made into a werewolf by accident one night and finds herself thrown into a world she doesn’t want to be a part of; which her gig as a radio DJ gives her a break from. One night she decides to open the phone lines and have a talk session with her listeners rather than play nothing but music. She soon finds she’s got a knack for it and the Midnight Hour, Kitty’s radio talk show, is born.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the very first novel in the series. She’s done just about everything, such as talk to her would-be assassin over the air, changed into her wolf form on live television, assisted in the changing of the guard so to speak) of the vampire leaders in her town, even taken over a werewolf pack. Then there’s the fact that she’s a werewolf named Kitty. This series is just waiting to be made into a movie!
My only suggestion to the producers would be this: don’t take “creative liberties” and just stay as true as possible to the original story. The world that Vaughn created is entertaining and fun enough, you’ll draw in both the movie goers and the fans of the series without having to fudge it all up.
Last week’s question was:
We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.
What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?
I’ve got several books sitting on my To Be Read list that definately are “best books I’ve never read”. Of course, given my work situation right now, it looks like I’ll be catching up on some reading soon enough. There are, however, a few books by a favorite author that are, apparently, well-received and best sellers to boot that I just won’t be picking up anytime soon. I’m talking about Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord series.
I’m just not a fan of religious-based works with regards to fictional stories. If I’m in the mood for some non-fiction reading I might pick up a history book or at least an investigative one that studies the beliefs behind a movement and its people, but that’s about the extent of my interest in such topics. I have tried to read religious-based fiction and it didn’t end well. Maybe it’s a result of having people try to shove Christian books down my throat when they found out I love to read during my childhood, but whatever the case, I avoid religious fiction, especially Christian, like the plague. That’s not to say that if a book has a hint of religion in it, I’ll drop it. Just that I prefer not to read books where religion or faith is the driving focus behind the tale.
Needless to say, despite Rice being a favorite author and my love of memoirs, I’m also not likely to read Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession either. Her whole “I found god and will never right anymore about my Vampire Chronicles” has left a bad taste in my mouth. So despite the rave reviews, I won’t be reading any of those books any time soon and will happily forget they exist.Tagged: anne rice, booking-through-thursday, books, btt, Memes, reading