It's been awhile since we did a Topic Thursday, and I thought what would be a good topic for the first one since coming back online. Then it came to me, just how many books as of late is being made into Movies or TV shows.
From Pride and Prejudice to the most recent Abraham Lincoln, The Vampire Hunter, books have been turned into Movies for as long as I remember. I personally am on the fence with this because in one way I love it when they do and another it drives me completely crazy. If I have watched the movie or show first then it doesn't bother me as much, because then I have the actors pictured in my head for the characters, and also get more to the story which makes it more interesting to me as a reader.
But if I had read the books first and have my own idea what characters look like and the story is cut to fit the movie, show, then it kind of rubs me a bit.
My personal favorites are Harry Potter, True Blood(an example of watching show before reading the books), Breaking Dawn(the closest to all the books IMO).
Favorite shows or movies I watched but not read the books yet: Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings(I know what am I waiting on), Percy Jackson just to name a few.
One last thing, reason I brought this up is that my favorite book series is going to become a TV show. I am super ecstatic about this, but at the same time worried, because I love these books so much. I just hope whomever writes for this show will do it justice.
So what is your opinion, do you like movie or tv show adaptations, or do you loathe them? If you like them, what is your favorite adaptation?