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Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Adaptations I Still Haven’t Seen

Hello!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and Bookish!

It seems that book to movie adaptations have been pretty popular recently (YAY!). And the film industry has begun to show a lot of interest in in YA, and even some MG, fiction with many movies based on YA books in the works. (YAY!!!)

Well, this isn’t just a new phenomenon and there are still quite a few book to movie adaptations that I haven’t seen yet. Usually when I read a book and a movie is made I immediately rush to see it. With that in mind, not only are the titles in this list movies I have yet to see but they’re also books I haven’t yet read (for whatever reason).

Winn-DixieposterBecause of Winn-Dixie

based on the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

WarHorseposterWar Horse

based on the book War Horse by Michael Morpugo

BEastlyposterBeastly

based on the book Beastly by Alex Flinn

I did read this one…and wasn’t a huge fan….

PerksOfBeingAWallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

based on the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

HolesPosterHoles

based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar

Layout 1 (Page 1)Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

based on the book Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Georgia Nicolson

PercyJacksonPosterPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

based on the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I did read this one. You can read my review here.

BridgeToTerabithiaposterBridge to Terabithia

based on the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

NickNorahposterNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

based on the book Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

FlippedposterFlipped

based on the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanan

I’ve heard some of the movies on my list are “meh” although the books are good…but that’s pretty normal right? Have you seen any of these? What are your thoughts on these book to movie adaptations?

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In My Mailbox (7)

Happy Sunday everyone!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.  This is a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other and network their blogs, and it’s also a good way to showcase some new (or older) titles!

Well, I didn’t get any books in my actual mailbox this week, but I did receive three e-book galleys from NetGalley! Thank you NetGalley!  I can’t wait to get started on these.

Suck it Up and Die by Brian MeehlSuck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl

Whisper by Alyson NoelWhisper by Alyson Noel

Sammy Keyes And The Power of Justice Jack by Wendelin Van DraanenSammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack by Wendelin Van Draanen

I also bought some e-books recently because Amazon was having a sale.  Actually bought these a few weeks ago and forgot to mention them here. So, here they are!  I’ve heard awesome stuff about all three so they may move to the top of my “To Read” stack.

Ten Things We Did and Probably Shouldn't Have by Sarah MlynowskiTen Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mylnowski

Unearthly by Cynthia HandUnearthly by Cynthia Hand

Entwined by Heather DixonEntwined by Heather Dixon

I am planning a Hunger Games party for my 8th graders on Thursday March 22, so I also bought some bookmarks from the ALA Store to go into the students’ goodie bags!  They’re so fun and I can’t wait for my students to see them-they’re going to be so excited!  ALA Hunger Games bookmarks

What fun stuff did you get in your mailbox this week?

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: October New Releases

It’s a new month (a week ago! oops!), which means there are new releases coming soon!

So, lets look at ten October Releases! It’s a mix of Young Adult and Middle Grades, so I’ll note which accordingly).

The Death Cure (#3 The Maze Runner series) by James Dashner (Oct. 11) (YA)

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.

Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

Twilight: The Graphic Novel #2 by Stephanie Meyer adapted by Young Kim (Oct. 11) (YA/MG)

Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks.

Sammy Keyes and the Night of the Skulls by Wendelin Van Draanen (Oct. 11) (MG)

Grams always told her those binoculars would get her into trouble. Now Sammy’s witnessed a crime at the Heavenly Hotel.

The Son of Neptune (Heros of Olympus Series #2) by Rick Riordan (Oct. 11) (MG)

Percy Jackson remembers only his name and the name of Annabeth, a mysterious woman he associates somehow with the city of San Francisco. From those sparse clues, he must somehow complete a mission.

Maya’s Choice (Kimani Tru: Kesha Series) by Earl Sewell (Oct. 18) (YA)

Maya’s summer is shaping up to be unforgettable—in both good and bad ways.

Beautiful Chaos (the Castor Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia (Oct. 18) (YA)

Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

Rumors from the Boys’ Room: A Blogtastic Novel by Rose Cooper (Oct. 11) (MG)

“After my non-sneaky, non-eavesdropping ears heard the rest of the secret-like conversational exchange, I did the only thing I could. I rushed home and blogged about it.” excerpt from Rumors from the Boys’ Room

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (Oct. 25) (MG)

When King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Evie Harrison (Oct. 11) (YA)

A modern retelling of the German fairy tale “Tristan and Isolde”.

The Jewel of the Kalderash (Kronos Chronicles series #3) by Marie Rutoski (Oct. 25) (MG)

How much is Petra willing to sacrifice to defend the people she loves? Her search for answers will take her to castles and cities, through mountains, and even underwater as she tests her strength, and gambles her life.