BTT: NOT Coming to a Theatre Near You

And–the reverse of last week’s question. Name one book that you hope never, ever, ever gets made into a movie (no matter how good that movie might be).

This BTT is a little tougher for me. Mostly because, if I had my way, there wouldn’t be all that many book-movie crossovers! I think, for the most part, the art on the page is best left to the page and the art on the screen is, you guessed it, best left on the screen! To more specifically answer the question, though, there has always been one book that a small part of me has wanted to see turned in to a movie (because FRACKING A it would be a bad-ass movie in every sense of the word) but the larger part of me has always cringed at the though at, mostly because FRACKING A is it like one of the best books of all time. Seriously. What book, you ask? Well, it wouldn’t be a BTT without a picture, so…here it is…you ready for it…it’s coming…right now…seriously…hold on to your hats…:

Yeah, that’s right. Could they do the action? Sure, as long as it’s George Lucas and not Michael Bay (see: Pearl Harbor vs. Star Wars). Could they recreate the Ender that sent me in to girlish squealy giggles and funny below-the-waist tingly feelings? No. Most definitely no.

BTT: Judgement Day

  CAN you judge a book by its cover?

What a good Booking Through Thursday question! I don’t think that the question is can you judge a book by it’s cover, but should you judge a book by it’s cover. And while I don’t necessarily think that you should, I have to admit that I often do. I’m sorry. I know that the story inside may just be absolutely wonderful, and that maybe I’m missing out on a book that will change my life, but sometimes I just can’t get over how the book looks on the outside. It doesn’t help that I do a lot of my reading in public and while I’d like to, ideally, say that I don’t care what the cover of my book looks like, there are certain times and occasions where I think the cover is either too inappropriate for reading in public (this happens, I find, more when I’m reading gay/lesbian fiction or really gruesome horror novels) or, to be frank, just too embarrassing. What do I consider too embarrassing? Let’s have an example, shall we:

      

I’ve even read two of these books (Pet Sematary and God Emperor of Dune) but I just couldn’t do it with these covers. I couldn’t. Uh-uh, no sir, no way no how! What about you? Will you search out another cover if the one you find is bad? Or will you suck it up and allow Fabio or a very penis-like snake peak out of your purse? Happy reading!