Tuesday Teasers and Top Tens – September 10th

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB at “Should Be Reading.” The rules are simple if you want to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“As far as betraying goes, he didn’t get us pinched. It weren’t a trap, but Gisbourne thinks he got victory.”

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

I’m really enjoying this book so far. More about it tomorrow.

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted every week by “The Broke and the Bookish.” This is a fun topic this week. We all get excited when our favorite books get optioned into movies, but it’s really difficult to do. Here are a few books that I would love to see as movies, as long as they could get it right.

Top Ten Books I Would Love To See

As A Movie/TV Show

1. The Belgariad series by David Eddings – This is a favorite topic over at the Mallorean Tavern. We love discussing casting, picking actors to play our favorite characters. This would be a big undertaking, so maybe this would be better as a TV series.

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Okay, this will take some explaining. Yes, there are already movies, but I really wish they would do a TV version of the series. Actually, I think a day to day Hogwarts cartoon would be fun. Magic and hijinks. Wouldn’t that be fun!

3. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa – I really want to see how they would do the Never Never. Also, we get to have a magical talking cat. And two really good looking guys.

4. Paper Towns by John Green – I’m really glad that they’re making The Fault in our Stars into a movie, but I’d really like to see them take a stab at Paper Towns.

5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – It would be nice to see this whole series made into a movie. Not only do you have a fun fantasy story, but you get to have all those great Victorian costumes as well.

6. The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffery – Short and sweet, I want to see dragons! Lots and lots of dragons!

7. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – This one would probably be a challenge, but I’d like to see them try. A lot would depend on casting – you would need a really good Crowley and Aziraphale, or the whole thing would fall apart.

8. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – This one has so many amazing visuals, both beautiful and terrifying. I think it would translate to screen well.

9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson – Combining a ghost story and a murder mystery, this one would be exciting as a movie. They’d have to keep a lot of the dialogue though, since that attitude is part of what makes the book fun.

10. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I was debating between this one and Anna and the French Kiss, but I definitely wanted one of them on this list so we could do a nice romantic comedy. I ended up with Lola because of her costumes. That would be fun.

Please leave links to your teasers and top tens in comments!

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10 thoughts on “Tuesday Teasers and Top Tens – September 10th

    • TFioS looks like it’s going to be amazing. I’ve been watching some of John’s vlogs and Twitter posts from the set. Maybe they will take a look at his other works after they’re done, especially if TFioS is a success.

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