Musing Monday, Two Awards, and a Funny Story

Monday, August 17, 2009

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Becca at Just One More Page.

Today's musings are about books made into movies:

How do you react to movies made of your favorite books (or even not-so-favorite books)? Do you look forward to seeing them, or avoid them? Do you like to have read the book before seeing the movie?

I usually have mixed feelings about this... I'll be excited to see how they turn it into a movie, but another part of me wishes they would leave it as a book because that's always the best. The movies usually disappoint me and what bothers me the most is when someone else sees the movie who hasn't read the book and I feel like they're missing SO MUCH because I either know more about what the character is thinking or I know about more events. And sometimes a movie ruins the book for me because I can, after that, only ever picture it as it is in the movie.

On to the awards.... I was awarded two today!

The first was the Zombie Chicken Award, awarded to me by Nikola at Nikola's Book Blog.

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.

The 5 people I award this to are:

Cynthia at Cynthia's Book Shelf

Allie at Hist-Fic Chick

Andreea at Passionate Book Lover

Sara at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale

BrownGirl at BrownGirl BookSpeak

My second award is the
The Lemonade Award Awarded for Great Attitude or Gratitude awarded to me by Sara at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale

I pass this award on to:

Jenn-ay at My Tea Time is Book Time

Christy at Christy's Book Blog

Okay, and now to the funny story I promised you!
I was talking to my sister today and she had just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. She loved it as many people have but kept thinking to herself that this one part was very unexplained and she still didn't really get it.... she looked back and found that her book went from page 342 and the next page was 391! The book was missing 50 pages and was bound perfectly as though they weren't supposed to be there!

Has anything like this ever happened to you?

The only thing like this that happened to me was when I was a kid... I got a 3 pack of books including Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and something else I don't remember. The pages in Stuart Little were all messed up and not in order, and if I remember correctly, possible some upside down as well. It was complete messed up and could not be read!


Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Ah! Thank you SO much Jenny!! This is the very first award I've ever won!! And now I learn that Nikola has nominated me for BINGO as well...such lovely readers I have :) Thanks so much for making my day

I'll post about this on Sunday when I do my Sunday Salon weekly round-up.

Faye said...

Congrats on the awards!
Zombie chicken is awesome lol

Jenny said...

Allie -- You're welcome! You deserve it... I love your blog!

Faye -- thanks! Yeah, the zombie chicken one made me laugh the first time I saw it!

Christy said...

How awesome! Thanks. My first award. :)

Sarbear said...

Ahhhhh, thanks Jenny! I also got two awards in one day! BTW, I've never heard of a book bound like that before. That is crazy -- I hope they'll give her a new copy so she won't miss out...

passionatebooklover said...

Thank you very much Jenny:)It feels great to receive it, especially since I am still new to book blogging!

Sarbear said...

K, so I just finished my zombie chicken post -- and thanked you for it at the top -- thanks again!

Browngirl said...

My first award! I'm so honored, thank you. :)

Cynthia said...

Thank you so much for the award!! It's my first one :)

I'll definitely be making a post about it (and passing the award along!) later this week when I'm not so exhausted from work :)

bookjourney said...

Congrats on the awards!!!!

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