This week's question is:
Q: Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?
I'm going to be very predictable and say that the book I think everyone should read and that I would buy for my friends and family is Anne of Green Gables. I know... I say that for everything. But I think everyone needs a bit of Anne. She has always made me happy when I feel sad so I expect her to do the same for everyone else. I had given the Anne of Green Gables series as a gift many times and it's always a hit. I've never met a sane person who doesn't love Anne.
To be posted
Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?
Holy Lord! I'll always answered this question the same way… The 1995 Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice if the absolute best book to film ever. I don't care how many adaptations are made this one will always be the best. It captured the book, capture the characters, and it captured the humor of the book perfectly. I've watched the 2005 version many times and it just didn't work for me. Keira Knightley was not Lizzy --even though I love her --and Matthew Macfadyen was a mediocre Darcy --even though I loved him in Little Dorrit. But yet that wasn't the worst. The worst book to film adaptation I've ever seen was the third film in the Anne of Green Gables series. What were they thinking when they made that? It's like they mashed Rilla of Ingleside into Anne's story and thought that it would actually work. It didn't. It was terrible. It required a complete suspension of reality and in spite of Gilbert's prettiness, I was unable to do it. I donated my DVD and for me, the TV film series ended with the second movie.