Friday, September 30, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (#5)

Paranjunkee's View and Alison Can Read host Feature & Follow Friday. This is a meme where bloggers just starting out can gain followers (and so can the rest of us!).

Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?
Matched, of course! I believe a movie is the work, but something so good by Ally Condie should be shared with as many people as possible. I'm excited to see dystopian books played out on the big screen...can't wait for The Hunger Games!

Jen at Crazy for Books does the Book Blogger Hop so we can check out each other's blogs every weekend.

“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”
here for 2010-11 list in PDF format. You can also click HERE to view past years and choose from any of those titles!

Mine is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. How can this book not impact your life in some way? I read it 12 years ago; I still remember it. Anderson knows how to connect with her readers. Rape is one of worst evils in the world, and it is important to let our teens know it is not okay. Also, victims of rape need a support system-- something out there that tells them they will survive this and their feelings of shame and guilt are natural ones. I can't believe my home state, Missouri, is also home to the parents that challenged this well-written and powerfully moving book for "soft pornography" and text that "glorifies drinking, cursing, and premarital sex." Have these parents lived in the 21st century lately? Are they going to write MTV to request a station ban from the air?

Check below for my 100 followers giveaway and have a great weekend!


Tia said...

I think Matched would make a good movie! I haven't actually read the book yet, but I hope to soon!

My Follow Friday!

Liza said...

Hi there, new follower here for the hop. I haven't read Matched yet, but I do love dystopian. Looking forward to your reviews.

Sash and Em said...

Nice choices.

new follower - and #100! woohoo

Sash and Em

Jolene said...

Just dropping by for the blog hop. I need to check out Speak. I had someone recommend it to me not too long ago and I've seen others on the blog hop recommending it.

My Answer

duchess_mommy said...

Hi there, just became you 101st follower! Dystopia does make for good movies, because the action can appeal to audiences well.

Have a great week!
The Duchess Mommy Reads

**PS: Giveaway on my blog!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Matched is a great idea! I hadn't thought of it. I loved that book.
My Hop

Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

Haven't read either of those yet, but they are both on my tbr list.