Hello readers! Jasprit and I thought it might be fun to run a giveaway for our favorite books to movie adaptations. We are running two separate giveaways starting today. Our giveaways will be limited to our respective countries, Jasprit's to the UK, and Rachel's to the US due to DVD region limitations.
So it's no shock to anyone that I LOVE romance, and I think one of the greatest romances written is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I have watched so many movie versions of this tale, and but my favorite is Masterpiece Theatre's version from 2007 with Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson. Toby Stephens as Mr. Rochester makes me weak in the knees! *swoon*!! As an added bonus I wanted to giveaway a copy of my favorite Jane Eyre re-telling: Jane by April Lindner. I can't tell you how much I love that story. It's a modern version with Mr. Rochester cast as a troubled rock-star. You'll have to wipe the steam off your glasses after reading some of the HOT scenes! Don't worry though, it's still YA, so not too steamy. So here are my giveaways that you can enter in through the first rafflecopter below. The only requirement is that you follow the blog via GFC and reside in the US. Good luck! Now I'll switch over to Jasprit for her lovely giveaway.
I’m really fussy when it comes to watching films based on books. I’m eager to see how the book will be interpreted on the big screen, but then I’m always a little worried; what if they ruin one of my favourite reads completely. I had my fingers and toes crossed each time I went to watch Harry Potter, and I’m glad to say they pulled each one off amazingly. My sister is the complete opposite to me; she has to read each book before the release and so always seems to be disappointed (she did this with Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince) as she will continually compare every part to the book. Whereas for me it will be so long ago that I read the book that I enjoy being surprised by parts that I had long forgotten. Also it’s great seeing characters being brought to life, how similar or different they may be to how you imagined them. Over the 10 years of the books and films being released you begin to form such a close relationship with all the characters and it was tough saying goodbye to such an amazing bunch as I wanted to stretch out my time with them that little bit more.
I think my favourite Harry Potter film would have to be Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This may have been down to the fact that this was also my favourite book and I felt that the film was done so well, it can be hard to try and include everything or all the major parts from a book, but with this Harry Potter I think all aspects were covered. Also the series tends to get a lot darker after the fifth book, my tissue box became a permanent friend for the sixth and seventh books.
With the Harry Potter series I’m glad that I read all the books before the films were released as I’m one of those individuals who can’t go back to a book once I’ve watched the film. Harry Potter will certainly remain one of my favourite book to movie adaptations, the books and films are ones that I will pick up again and again and never tire of.
Jasprit's giveaway is one Harry Potter DVD of the winner's choice. See below selection. Just fill out the second rafflecopter below. The only requirement is that you follow the blog via GFC and reside in the UK.
The opening music always gets me a little teary eyed.
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