Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TWO chances to win LAST RITE!

I'm late. Sorry about that. Had a ton of stuff happen yesterday and didn't realize until late that I'd forgotten to post my LAST RITE contest for this week. So, because I kept you waiting, I'm going to give away TWO COPIES OF LAST RITE! But first, a few things...

1) ENTRIES DO NOT CARRY OVER. If you entered last week, or the week before, or the week before that, you still have to enter here. If your name's not in the comments of THIS POST, you are not entered.


2) Some of you have been forgetting to answer my question in your comments. I've gone easy on you so far, but I'd love to hear your answers. Small price to pay for free books, yeah?

So, without further ado, here goes.

There will be two winners this week. Each will get their choice of signed copies of any two of these three:

Or, you can choose a signed copy of this and one of the above: 

Because of the recent release of The Hunger Games and some other stuff going on, I've been thinking about books-to-movies. To enter you need to tell me what book-to-movie you think the movie people did the best job withRemember that entries do not carry over from week to week, so your name needs to appear in the comments below to enter for this giveaway. You must be 13 or older to enter. Extra entries can be accumulated as follows:
Follow this blog: +1
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Tweet or Facebook a link to this contest: +1
"Like" the Personal Demons Books Facebook page +1

Add up your points in your comment, please, because my math sucks. Also, leave me a way to contact you if you WIN! Contest closes Friday April 13th at 12 noon, PDT. Winners will be chosen by the randomizer and posted here that afternoon. There will be a new contest for signed copies of Last Rite and other signed books (think Holly Black, Veronica Rossi, Marie Lu) every Monday between now and May 7th, so don't forget to check back every Monday to enter!


  1. I loved both the book and movie for Anne of Green Gables.

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    total 5


  2. So the first book to movie that I really enjoyed was Harry Potter. It may sound childish but H.P. was the series that got me started with the reading and the movies from 1 to 7b looked pretty accurate to me. I would also want to see the Hunger Games, from what I've seen from the trailer, they did a pretty good job.

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  3. The Lord of the Rings series (Viggo Mortensen! *_*). Thank you for this great giveaway! :D

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  4. I have to say my favorite book to movie is still Harry Potter. I just loved seeing everything come to life :)
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  5. I MUST win this one...then I can have the complete series <3 SIGNED! <3

    What book-to-movie you think the movie people did the best job with --- Actually I think the Hunger Games, I know there were some things that were not true to the book but for the most part it felt like I was seeing what I had envisioned in my head while reading the book. (I also just watched this the other day so...)
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  6. I think they did a good job with the whole Harry Potter series. I also very much liked the Hunger Games movie--I hope they keep it up.

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  7. I'm not going to say the Twilight saga, I'm sure that's going to be done to death. (I do love them tho) So I'm going to go with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I completely love both the book and movie.

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    Total 5


  8. 1+ I'm a huge fan of The Hunger Games but they were things that I didn't like much, for me the best book-movie has been Harry Potter!

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  9. I'd say none because I'm a traditionalist and hate when they don't follow the books capturing the true meaning. After saying that, the Potter films seemed to be the closest to the books. +1

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  10. The best book-to-movie I've seen is the Hunger Games. It really helped that the author herself co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the movie. She had control over how the movie will play out and it really is as close to the book as possible.
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  11. I think book to movie that was done very well was Harry Potter series!

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  12. It is a hard question because so many books to movie seem to ruin the story. I think the best page to screen adaptation was the very first Harry Potter. It kept a lot of the story line and they were able to capture many of the readers imaginations.

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  13. Hi Lisa! I normally don't know the movie is based off of a book unless I've read it, but since you mentioned the Hunger Games...I was really satisfied with their book to movie adaptation, they had all the main scenes that I wanted in the book, they left out some minor things, but overall it was amazing (:

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  14. I would have to say my favorite book to movie would have to be John Grisham's Pelican Brief. Loved the book and love, love, love the movie. Loved Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington in that movie. I also loved the Harry Potter series.
    This is a new series for me and would love to win and read this book.

  15. Love the series!

    I think they did a good job adapting Lord of the Rings.
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  16. This is probably going to be everyone's answer, but The Hunger Games, by far. I usually HATE adaptations with the passion of a thousand suns, but since Suzanne Collins was involved, this one turned out beautifully. The changes they made were appropriate and made sense in the context of the books. Nothing makes me madder than when scriptwriters have characters behave completely out of character (I'm looking at you, Harry Potter.)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  17. Excellent question!! I thought they did a fantastic job with the Hunger Games but I will have to say The Lord of the Rings trilogy :)
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  18. I'm not sure if mini-series count but the only book adaptation I really LOVED was the 1995 Pride & Prejudice. Even though it's like 5 1/2 hours long, I watch it all the time.

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  19. This is my week!!! :D
    I actually read The Hunger Games AFTER watching the movie because I thought the movie was so good. So I'm going to go with that but I'm really excited to see what they do with the Beautiful Creatures movie!!!
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  20. I thoguht they did a good job on Jurassic Park. I read the original book before the movie ever came out and appart from skipping a few scenes, they did a great job.
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  21. I really liked the Pride and Prejudice movie from the BBC. It may be long, but it's really accurate and enjoyable!

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  22. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was really good. It's actually my least favorite book, but the movie was spot on!

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  23. The Harry Potter Series!

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  24. I honestly think Hunger Games is the best adaptation I've seen! But I've also really enjoyed Lord of the Rings! :-)
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  25. Lord Of The Rings!

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  26. I'm going to have to follow the crowd and say the Harry Potter series!

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  27. I think The Hunger Games was the best book to movie, it made me love the characters even more.

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  28. Rob Reiner did an awesome job of Wendelin Van Draanen's 'Flipped'.

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  29. I would have to say that the best book-to-movie adaptation in my opinion would be The Shining by Stephen King.

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    Great contest

  30. I really liked The Hunger Games movie adaptation; although the movie didn't have EVERYTHING that the book did, it stayed really true to the book.

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  31. I agree with a lot of the others and say the Harry Potter series.
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  32. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! :)
    My favorite book to movie is Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief and I was super excited to hear they were making book two also into a movie. :) I also loved I Am Number Four. :)

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  33. Gonna go with Harry Potter 7. Best of the series for both the book and the movie.

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  34. Definitely the whole Harry Potter series. They could have totally screwed up the series when they transitioned the books to movies *cough, Twilight, cough* but I think they did a fantastic job and stuck mostly to the books the whole way through.

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    Thanks for the great giveaway :)


  35. I know many people have said HARRY POTTER, but that whole series for the most part was excellently transcribed for film. Also, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and ATONEMENT are also fantastic film adaptations.

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  36. You are awesome. <3 I love your giveaway :D Would love to win your books signed. <3 :) I would say Harry Potter. <3 All of them :) Although I did like Twilight as well (A) but mostly for Robert Pattinson.
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  37. I did love the Harry Potter series. For such a great series, the adaptation has been incredibly good. The lord of the rings was great, too, but somehow it missed something, for me.

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  38. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif :)

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  39. I really liked the job Stanley Kubrick did with A Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess' vision was brought to life with both humor and horror. Better than most adaptations in my opinion.
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  40. Aristoniki ChristodoulouApril 11, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    I LOVE the twilight series and the movies were fantastic. but i hope the end from the "BREAKING DAWN" to be different from the movie.Also i enjoyed all the Harry Potter movies the effects were amazing

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  41. Oooh that's a hard one, but since I loved both the book and the movie, I think I'm going to have to go with the Hunger Games. That might not be so if I had read the book right before seeing the movie, but I didn't, and I LOVED it! :)
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  42. I'd have to go with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson did a great job with all of them.

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  43. There are too many! The Shawshank Redemption was amazing and, even though it was a compilation of short stories, A Christmas Story is one of the best ever.

    I also liked the recent adaption of Jane Eyre, even though they made a few changes to the story.

  44. For starters I'd just like to say I just recently finished reading the first two books of this series and i LOVED them. I was hooked in minutes. Luc and Frannie are amazing characters, you did such an amazing just and id die to have the signed copies <3 as a future writer/librarian it would just make my year. If these books became movies I'd be first in line.

    Now to answer your question Id have to say the best book-to-movie would have to be without a doubt the Harry Potter series. They are such amazing books and loved by not only the young people but they older as well and the movies really helped get J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter where they are today. Without the movies I loved the series but the movies really brought it to life for me. They were so well done and right to the books, I watch them over and over and never get bored.

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    Thank you!

  45. I'm gonna have to go with The Hunger Games. I thought the movie followed the book better than other books to movies.

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    That gives me 4 entries! I'm so excited for Last Rite!


  46. They did a GREAT job with The Silence of the Lambs!!!

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  47. Thank you very much for the great giveaway! My favorite is Hunger Games can't wait to see more
    I really enjoyed this movie!
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  48. Thanks for the giveaway! I think the best book to movie I've seen so far is the Hunger Games. The thing is, I always go into the movie knowing that it is a compliment to the book and that there is no way they will get it all in the movie. Books are always better than movies and expecting them to be the same is unrealistic. However, Hunger Games has come the closest to being as close to the book as possible in my opinion.

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  49. The Lord of the Rings!!! It's a masterpiece just like the books! :)

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  50. The Lord of the Rings...the actors, the LANDSCAPE... Beautifully done.

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