My book club at work decided to read “The Girls from Ames” next, so let’s latch onto that for April! It’s available in paperback April 6 through Amazon for $9.36, to be precise. I also got “The Glass Castle” from the library, so I’ll try to read that in the next few weeks, too. I also got some fluffy stuff at the library (“Chasing Harry Winston,” “Elegance,”) and a Richard Russo book – “Bridge of Sighs.” Plenty to keep me busy.
I’m looking forward to getting together to walk and talk about “Friday Night Knitting Club” and “SLAM” – maybe an outside walk on one of these beautiful nights! When???? 🙂 Thursday night? Monday 4/6? Friday morning? Thursday morning?
So as I’m watching “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” I’m wondering if there have been any movies that you feel live up to the books they were based upon. Gunnar thought that “Harry Potter” movies are pretty true to the books, and I’d have to agree. I, personally, don’t have a great memory so often the details that might bother others are not as bothersome to me. I remember that after the movie “Forrest Gump” came out, I found the book it was based on and it was absolutely AWFUL! Incredibly hard to believe they got one from the other. I also remember seeing “The Color Purple” after reading the book and feeling so dismayed and also amazed at the differences.
What are your experiences with books into movies?
Well, off to read!