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Books Turned into Movies

Last Friday night, as a part of our project with Random House, The Random House Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community, we were a part of a live chat of which the subject was “Books turned into Movies.” Of course the obvious ones were discussed first: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Cat in the Hat, Marley and Me, Pride & Prejudice, etc., but once we started getting deeper into the conversation, we were amazed at how many movies are based off of really phenomenal books.

I wanted to open up a few of the questions we discussed, as we think they’re worth talking about for both book and movie enthusiasts.

  • What, to you, constitutes “doing a book justice?”
  • What are some movies that you enjoyed more than the books?
  • What books would you like to see be made into movies?
  • Which movies based on books did you despise?
  • In general, do you think that movies based on books turn out well?
  • If you see a movie that is based on a book and you really enjoy it, will you go back and read the book?
  • What do you think are some key factors which play into whether or not a book is successfully turned into a movie?

We’d like to thank Random House for opening up such an interesting discussion, and hosting such a fabulous BlogFrog community. Be sure to become a fan of them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter!

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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