Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is: How do you handle the writing of a negative review?

I write what I think about the book without criticizing the author personally. And, I try to think of something that I liked about the book or something associated with the book. For example, in my review of The Devil Wears Prada, I say that while I enjoyed the movie more (doesn’t happen very often), I thought Miranda Priestley’s evilness was more pronounced in the book.

Follow Friday

This week’s featured blogger from Parajunkee’s View is Underworld Love Addiction. This week’s featured blogger from Alison Can Read is Charissa Books.

This week’s Follow Friday question is: Activity! Dream cast your current read.

Gah! I’m currently reading Precious Bane and I really have no idea how to cast this. It has already been made into a movie so I could cheat and use the actual cast of actors. But, that would be no fun. Here we go:

Michelle Dockery

Prue Sarn: This one is hard to cast because no one I know has a cleft lip that hasn’t been fixed my surgery. I guess they’d CGI/make up it so it’d look right. I think Michelle Dockery, Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey, would make a good Prue Sarn.

Gideon Sarn: I could see Jude Law doing a good job in this role. He’s handsome like Gideon and he does a good job in these darker more selfish kind of roles.

Mrs. Sarn: This one is the hardest for me to cast because you don’t really get a feel for Mrs. Sarn’s character. At least, I haven’t yet. So, let’s just say Kristin Scott Thomas.

Jancis Beguildy: Rosamund Pike just seems like a good choice for this character.

Wizard Beguildy: The first person that popped into my head when I was reading his character was Albert Finney.

Ewan McGregor

Mrs. Beguildy: I just imagine Mrs. Beguildy as kind of a Molly Weasley type character, so Julie Walters is who comes to mind for me.

Kester Woodseaves: Even though I’ve just barely met him in the book, I’m still casting Ewan Mcgregor in this role. Yes, I have a thing for Ewan McGregor, but I really think he’d do a great job. First, he’s Scottish and although the characters are English, they speak with a very slight Scottish accent. And, if I were Prue Sarn and saw Ewan McGregor Kester for the first time I would’ve fallen in love with him too.

There are many other characters in the book, but I think these are the most prominent ones in the story.

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Comments

  1. says

    I think as long as we follow an honest and balanced view of a book, we’re on the right track. As a review writer, I also try to keep in mind the things I want to know about a book as a review reader.

    • says

      You really should get on that bandwagon! It’s such a great show! Do you have Netflix? The first season (only 8 episodes) are on there. And, season 2 may still be available on PBS.org, but I’m not sure.

  2. says

    I’m amazed at people who can do “casting” for books to movies – I don’t keep up with who any of the current actors are! lol.

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