Monday, September 10, 2012

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 9/17/12


This blog hop is hosted by
 I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and Sweeping the USA


I've recently been challenging myself to "read the book before watching the movie" and books that have been turned into movies is what this hop is all about.

I'll be giving away a hardcopy of the following book:

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
"I AM NUMBER FOUR" by Pittacus Lore


To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me what if you like to read books before watching the movie and if you think the books are usually better.


*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, September 17, 2012.  The winner will be announced on September 18th.

For more chances to win great bookishness,
check out these other giveaway hoppers :


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94 comments:

  1. I like reading the books first. And I pretty much always think they are better than the movie. I still really enjoy most film adaptions though!

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  2. GFC follower: Stephanie

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  3. I like to read the book first, and I also think that the book are better than the books:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower; Sarah E. Cruz

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  5. I prefer reading the books first. The movies usually leave things out, and/or add stuff that was not even in the book.

    bookaholicholly @ gmail .com

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  6. I always read the book first, and yes I think the books are almost always better than the movies.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway. New GFC follower: Viari Rose

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  8. I love reading the books first and always think they are better with one or two exceptions;) Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  9. I follow your blog on GFC as Erika.
    Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  10. I like to read the book more than watch the movie because they are usually better but I like reading the book after I watch the movie so I don't get disappointed

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  11. I almost always read the book first. The book is usually better than the movie. julierupert@gmail.com

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  12. I follow you GFC Julie Rupert. julierupert@gmail.com

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  13. I do prefer reading the books before the movies, although that almost always leaves me disappointed in the movie because they just can't include everything. Usually, I'm happy with the movie if they just cut some details due to length. But I'm rarely happy if they actually change big details from the book.

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  14. I follow your blog via GFC as ParentingAuthor.

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  15. Read the books before! Because that way you can get all the details, form an opinion - movies usually cut things out.

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  16. GFC Christina Kit.

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  17. I like reding the books first and I think they are better than the movies sometimes.
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  18. I love reading books before the movie comes out! A d in most cases the book is better!

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  19. GFC Danasquare
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  20. I usually like to read the book before the movie comes out! At least I try to! Most cases the books are better... although harry potter was a good movie

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  21. I follow your blog
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  22. I prefer to read books before the movies come out because the movies always cut essential scenes and books are amazing <3 We visualize everything for ourselves and don't rely on actors to guide us as readers.

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  23. i love to read the book first movies always leave things out.
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  24. Ok, the books are usually WAY better. I haven't seen many books to movie that have impressed me. When my imagination sets the seen it's hard to see another person's interpretation. Thanks.
    wendyrailey@yahoo.com

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  25. I follow via GFC - Wendy
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  26. I MUCH prefer to read the books first, although when I read a book first I tend to be much more critical of the movie! Only on occassion have I seen a movie first and then read the books. When I've done this it's because they were part of a series and I wanted to read the rest in the series. I have to say I almost always feel like the moview was better. Thanks for the giveaway! steph(dot)osborn5802(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Books are almost always better than their movie counterparts. That's why I like to watch the movies first, otherwise the movie is ruined for me. It gives me a chance to enjoy the film and view it as a separate piece, so I'm not disappointed. It would be nice to experience the book first, but when I do that I tend to complain throughout the entire movie for straying or cutting out parts; which is not fun for me or anyone who has to listen to me lol. Luckily I'm rarely aware that the movies I'm watching are based off of books/short stories. So when I do finally come across it in book form, it's like I'm experiencing the story for the first time.

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  28. GFC: Dominique

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  29. I prefer to read books before seeing the movies. I almost always like books more than movies!

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  30. I find sometimes it depends on what it's about. I usually however tend to read first and watch after.

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  31. I follow on GFC as Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle.

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  32. I do like to read the books before watching the movie and I usually do like the books better. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  33. I like reading the book first before the movie, because then I actually knows what happens. Most of the times movies tend to stray a lot from the book, which is why only a few book movie adaptions are good.

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  34. GFC: Kassandra Fuentes
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  35. I do like to read books first. Movies often fall short, in my opinion.

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  36. I like to read the books before wathing the movie because I feel the movies are too rushed whereas the books are more detailed and I love details! :)

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  37. GFC follower: Bookie Bee

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  38. Generally I do read them before movies. Sometimes I don't. It really just depends.

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  39. Usually read the books long before the movie comes out and the book is ALWAYS better.
    Jess
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  40. Books are always better than the movie! I like to read the book first!
    Thanks
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  41. GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm
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  42. I like to read books before they become movies..

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  43. GFC Follower/ ronnkelly3

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  44. GFC: Danielle B!

    Thank you! :D

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  45. I love to read books before the movie and its usually 50/50 if the movie is better than the book

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  46. Depends. I read True Women first and the movie really was close. I am glad I saw the Pillars of the Earth movie by Ken Follett first because the book was so detailed and long. Great movie and book.
    Appreciate the give-away.
    Leona
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  47. I like reading the books first and the books are always better than the movies

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  48. GFC follower

    Jolene and Family


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  49. I always read a book first and I usually think that the books are better than the movies

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  50. I follow your blog!

    GFC alicia0605

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  51. I almost always enjoy the book better, but I don't always read the book first. Sometimes I like certain elements of a movie better than they were portrayed in the book (like Arwen got a sword and kicked some butt in the Fellowship of the Ring movie, but not in the book). I'm not a traditionalist.

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  52. Books are usually better! I usually read a book before watching the movie unless im not aware that its a book.....
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  53. I follow via GFC as Samantha Deen
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    Thank you! XD

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  54. i like to read the book first but i dont usually like the book or movie more i like both the same

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  55. I usually read the books first, which may be part of the reason the books are usually better. Also, I think books have more room to tell a story, whereas movies usually stay under a very strict time limit.

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  56. I'd rather read the books first and books are always better than the books!
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  57. GFC Follower: Kaci Verdun
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  58. It doesn't matter to me if I read the book before/after the movie, but in general I enjoy the book more.

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  59. Follow on GFC - Andrea Williams

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  60. I like reading the books after the movie otherwise i sit through the whole movie saying that's not what happened, that wasnt in the book, etc etc. And I normally like the books better but I love watching movies so I normally do both

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  61. I like to read books before seeing the movie. I think, in most cases, the book is better than the movie because it has more detail. :)

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  62. I follow through GFC: Cryscringle

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  63. I always like to read the books first,otherwise it ruins the book for me. I just started reading the Mortal Instrument series before i see the movie next year.

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  64. GFC: Sheila

    Thanks for the chance!

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  65. I always try to read the book 1st and almost always love the book much, much more than the movie but do ten to like to see the movie no matter what.

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  66. I like to read the book first!

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  67. I usually try to read the book before the movie - Thanks!

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  68. Following via GFC as Kim Reid

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  69. Definitely read the book first!
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  70. I am a public follower of yours on GFC (Carolsue).
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  71. I almost always read the book first, very few exceptions. I think the books are better, although there are a few movies that I have enjoyed more than the book.

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  72. i like to read the books first,i find that there usually better

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  73. GFC follower-Teresa thompson
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  74. I love to read and the book is always better!

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  75. the books are always better
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  76. I like to read the book, and I rarely watch the movie.
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  77. yep like reading the book 1st and the movie is rarely better - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  79. I actually like to see a movie first. The book will almost always enhance the movie. Almost always disappointed in the movie if I read the book first.

    jbsmunky at aol dot com

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  80. Prefer book then movie but usually do not have time and catch the movie then book.
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  81. (Prefer book then movie)
    GFC Seyma S.
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    Forgot to say how I follow

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  82. I always read the book first and enjoy it more. It's a toss up whether I will bother with the movie.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  83. GFC: Sophia Rose

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    Thanks!

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