Top 10: Fellow Book Loving Characters

While perusing the lovely posts accompanying this Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of The Broke and The Bookish), I came across YA On My Mind‘s post. I have to say, I was inspired and I even snatched a couple of their answers. A couple of which I already picked for my list and others I had forgotten. Now you have to bear with me, as my list is a bit of a mess–much like my scattered brain lately. Which explains my lack of TTTs lately. So I couldn’t quite reach 10 and a couple are from the same book, but I had a great time coming up with these names. It’s always nice to read about characters who feel the same way as you do about reading.

Here are my fellow book lovers that I’ve discovered over the years:

1. Matilda Wormwood, “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

2. Hermione Granger, “The presence of hundreds of books had finally convinced Hermione that what they were doing was right.”

3. Elizabeth Bennett, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

4. Tessa Gray, “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

5. Will Herondale, “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

6. Ethan Wate, “I stared at the creased map on my wall, the thin green line connecting all the places I had read about. There they were, all the cities of my imaginary future, held together with tape and marker and pins.”

7. Hazel Grace, “Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

8. Colin Singleton, “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

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Falling In Love.

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

~Pride and Prejudice by: Jane Austen

Top 10: Best Book to Movie Adaptations

The Broke and The Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday’s each week. Go check out their blog because it rocks. :) Here are my favorite Book to Movie Adaptations, there are a few movies that I LOVE but unfortunately I have not read the books so I have nothing to compare them to. (i.e. Eragon, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, A Walk to Remember) But I was able to narrow these into my Top 10. Enjoy!

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1. The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins This is one of my favorite trilogies because it can literally stop my heart everytime I read it. The movie did not disappoint me, it doesn’t hurt that I love Josh Hutcherson. :) There were a couple things I was upset about but overall the movie was great. You can bet I will be watching Catching Fire as soon as it comes out!

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling I had to narrow my Harry Potter Obsession down to my favorite so my Top 10 wasn’t completely Harry Potter. I ended up with the Prisoner of Azkaban because it is beautifully written and displayed on the big screen.

3. Pride and Prejudice by: Jane Austen This is one of my favorite classics of all time. It is not very often that the movie makes me love the book even more but that is exactly what happens whenever I watch Pride and Prejudice.

4. Eclipse by: Stephenie Meyer I love this book and I was beyond happy that the film was just as good, if not better than the book. It had just enough humor, romance, and excitement for me to fall in love.

5. Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl It is always a good day when a fantasy book to movie adaptation is amazing. I could watch this a million times and never get sick of it. Watch. It. Now.

6. The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald The new and improved Gatsby was unbelievable. I’m also a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan so I was all for seeing this show. This time period is one of my favorites by far, so I’m 110% in favor of this movie!

7. The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks This was the first of Nicholas Sparks books that I read and it quickly jumped to my favorite’s list. When they made it into a movie I was slightly nervous, but they did a great job with it.

8. Jurassic Park by: Michael Crichton I loved the scientific aspect to the book and the effects were incredible in the movie. All in all, give me the book or the movie and I will be happy with either.

9. The Notebook by: Nicholas Sparks I just finished this book recently, and I have to admit I did not love it. But the movie is amazing, which is why it is on my list, I loved it 100X more than the book. Which is generally difficult to do, which means the movie has got to phenomenal!

10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares This is a fun summer read that definitely gets your emotions flowing and the movie does it just as well. This adaptation is fabulous.

Couples.

How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue.

~Pride and Prejudice by: Jane Austen

Do Not Repress.

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

~Pride and Prejudice by: Jane Austen