Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bookish TV and Movies

It is the tradition in our house to climb back in bed on Monday morning and watch the latest episode of
My middle child loves it! And we have fun talking about the fairy tales involved.
It got me thinking. Are there any other great bookish shows out there that you know about that I am missing?

I can only think of two shows I watched growing up that were based off books:
Yes, I do know that there is a HUGE difference between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Little House on the Prairie. But I can’t lie about it, I loved both those shows. Also I think (though I could be wrong) that the Buffy movies, and show started before the first book was published.

Now what about movies

My favorite bookish movie growing up was
I bet I drove my mom crazy with this movie. I totally wanted Falkor to come by my house so we could fly away on some awesome adventure.

Bookish movies I am excited about now:

Yeah, I don’t know anyone that isn’t excited about this movie!

I am super excited about this! I have loved this book since my awesome 7th grade English teacher (who is now a ghost hunter) introduced it to me!!!

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
No, this is not a movie poster and if you click the cover image it will take you to the last casting info that was posted. I am just so excited about seeing this turned into a movie.

I will admit that when I am watching a movie that has been a book I loved, I go into it prepared. I try to think of the book and the movie as the same story told from two different perspectives so that I don’t get disappointed.

Let me know what you are excited about, or shows and movies you miss.

Happy reading and watching,


  1. I enjoy movie/tv adaptations of books when they're done well--will be so interesting to see what happens with Hunger Games! Just a few more weeks. :)

    Wendy @ at The Midnight Garden

  2. I try to remain objective as well, but it's so hard when you love a book and the movie version just sucks. As in most recently, the movie adaptation of One For The Money by Janet Evanovich. LOVED the book. HATED the movie. It was HORRIBLE!

  3. Definitely loved Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda! :D Can't think of a show ?:O

    1. I'm thinking my whole post could have been about the bookish movies I loved as a child! Loved Willy Wonka and Matilda. Wendy Darling just reminded me on twitter about The Secret Garden! Loved. That. Movie.

  4. I'm excited for The Hobbit too! I keep hearing good things about Once Upon A Time but the only episode I saw didn't impress me...I should give it another shot.

  5. I was going to ask whether Buffy was a series based on books or the other way around, and then I saw you had doubts about that too! But yes, I loved Buffy. Loved Spike.

    Right now, I'm super excited about Hunger Games (duh!) and The Mortal Instruments, which has recently been optioned by Unique Features.

    1., I think I may be the last person on the planet to have not read The Mortal Instruments yet. Even my husband has read them. I think we own them.


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