Books to Movies Giveaway Hop (Ends 9/3) U.S.

By Ruth on August 26, 2013 in blog hop, book, giveaway, movie

books to moviesWelcome to the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.  This is fantastic hop that celebrates the fact that some of the best movies were originally from books.  I’m going to share a few of my favorites with you, and there will be a great U.S.  giveaway at the end of this post!  Plus, you will want to hop on for the chance to win even more!


Did you know this film was based on The Trapp Family Singers?  Yes, a lot in the film is true, and Maria von Trapp herself was pretty pleased with it.  It is one of my favorite movies from of all time.


This movie was based on Ian Fleming’s children’s book of the same name.  This is one time I can say that the film is better than the book.

This Mary Poppins is quite different from the one created by P.L. Travers, but I still love this musical.  Mary Poppins and Dick van Dyke are some of my favorites.

I never have read the Nicholas Sparks book, but I have loved this movie from the first time I saw it.  I still cry every time.

A cinematographic masterpiece even though the book is better.  A real classic!

And I’m just getting started.  I could have listed Phantom of the Opera, The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird and more!  I absolutely love seeing good film versions of books.

So what can you win?  This is only open to my U.S. readers due to many variables, but don’t worry.  There will be more international giveaways coming up soon!  One U.S. entrant will win a book that has been made into a movie, a movie that was based on a book, or a combo (cannot cost more than $20).  All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below by 9  P.M. on September 3, and you are in to win!  And don’t forget to hop on!
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  1. Fatma Shahin August 26, 2013 Reply

    the kite runner by khaled hosseini paperback! i watched the movie and it was so beautiful but i have yet to read the book! such a perfect opportunity 😉

  2. Ashley E August 27, 2013 Reply

    I have to say that I adore The Hobbit, but I already own that, so I’m not sure what I would get. Maybe City of Bones…

  3. Marie H August 27, 2013 Reply

    Gone With the Wind was the first book to movie that I fell in love with. Next was The Phantom of the Opera, and as time has gone by, the list has become endless. I was thrilled to find out that they’re making a movie adaptation of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn… can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  4. courtney hennagir August 27, 2013 Reply

    one of my faves is “the perks of being a wallflower”.

  5. angel d August 27, 2013 Reply

    i really enjoyed hunger games and water for elephants

  6. Rachel Despins August 27, 2013 Reply

    One of my favorites is The Phantom of the Opera.

  7. Jessica R August 27, 2013 Reply

    There are so many! Any of the Nicholas Sparks books… love the Twilight books/movies…. The Sound of Music…
    there are tons of them!


  8. Les Johnson August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite is Gone with the Wind.

  9. Kathy O August 27, 2013 Reply

    Gone with the Wind and Phantom of the Opera are my top picks.
    Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

  10. Stephanie August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book to movie adaptions are: Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Help, and Hunger Games

  11. Cynthia R August 27, 2013 Reply

    favorite movie and book is gone with the wind, they are both so good. Also love harry potter and lord of the ring movies

  12. The The Story of the Trapp Family Singers actually would be a read I would enjoy and it has been years since I have seen the movie! That would probably be my pick!
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  13. Jillyn August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite movie based on a book is probably the final Harry Potter film. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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  14. G K August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite is Speak.

  15. Joseph Stowell August 27, 2013 Reply

    Unfortunately, most books are much better than the movie adaptation. Some of that is necessary for brevity and because it is a different medium. Typically a short story would have a truer movie adaptation. One of the more recent novels-to-movie adaptations that I enjoyed was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Interestingly, I thought the movie was better in some parts, but the book was much better overall. The other two book in the series are better than the first. I’ve seen the Sweedish movie version of the trilogy and was disappointed in the adaptations.

  16. Jennelle J August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite movies based on books would have to be Harry Potter. Not sure what book I’d pick if I won.

  17. Vanessa August 27, 2013 Reply

    Hunger Games!

  18. bn100 August 27, 2013 Reply

    like pride and prejudice

  19. Marilyn B. August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite would be Flowers In The Attic.

  20. Kate F. August 27, 2013 Reply

    My favorite movie based on a book is Harry Potter. If I won, I would probably choose The Sound of Music on DVD (and the book, if they both fit in the $20 price limit).

  21. Kimberly Mayberry August 28, 2013 Reply

    If I could pick, I would pick The Outsiders. I loved the movie and the book.

  22. bethany August 28, 2013 Reply

    There are too many to choose from-maybe pride and prejudice

  23. Pam August 28, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book turned movie is Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. I love both the book and movie.

  24. Len D. August 28, 2013 Reply

    I really enjoyed the movie version of Lord of the Rings. The book was great, but it’s taxing to read.
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  25. Brittney August 28, 2013 Reply

    I absolutely love the move the Count of Monty Christo, I probably watch it once a year… though I have yet to read the book.
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  26. Becca August 28, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book turned movie right now is The Hunger Games. I am excited to see what they do with the next one in November!
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  27. Brooke August 28, 2013 Reply

    My all-time favorite movie based on a book is The Wizard of Oz. 🙂
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  28. Kaylee August 28, 2013 Reply

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the few movies that I thought stood up decently to the book. It’s hard to cram a book of hundreds of pages into a couple hour long movie, but this one did a decent job. 🙂
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  29. ANN*H August 28, 2013 Reply

    I would say The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings –- I been wanting to read the book but havent yet

  30. Holly Letson August 29, 2013 Reply

    Harry Potter & The Hunger Games
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  31. insanityisnormal August 29, 2013 Reply

    I am a sucker for the Harry Potter movies…

  32. Denise Z August 29, 2013 Reply

    It has been so many years since I have read or watched Gone With The Wind that I had forgotten these, the movie and the book were wonderful. I think one of my favorites is the Lord of the Ring series on film, the books while very good were not as mentally visual as the big screen. Thank you for participating in the fun.

  33. Kayla C August 29, 2013 Reply

    Les Mis is my absolute favorite! I also really enjoyed The Hunger Games and I’m stoked for Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, The Maze Runner and potentially Legend and Starcrossed. Thanks so much for being part of this awesome giveaway hop! 😀

  34. Tiffany Drew August 29, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book based movie is Legends of the Fall, although I really didn’t like the book at all. The movie though, absolutely LOVE it. Thank you so much!

  35. Dorothy Teel August 30, 2013 Reply

    I think I would pick GOne with the Wind or perhaps a Nicholas Sparks movie, or Percy Jackson and the Olympians for my granddaughter..

  36. Rebekah Gyger August 30, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book turned into a movie was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

  37. Erika August 30, 2013 Reply

    I’d probably have to choose The Notebook but there are a lot of great books turned movies:) Thanks!

  38. BookLady August 30, 2013 Reply

    Gone With the Wind and The Hunger Games are two of my favorite movies that were based on books. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  39. amandasue August 31, 2013 Reply

    Those are all great movies! I didn’t know the sound of music had a book, I LOVED that movie as a child!

  40. Julia Rain September 1, 2013 Reply

    Definite favorite book-to-movie is Lord of the Rings. If I win, I’d pick Divergent.

  41. brittney September 1, 2013 Reply

    My favorite is the Hunger Games.. they did such a good job with the movie.

  42. Stacy September 1, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book to movie is actually the LOTR trilogy. I loved the books and was so excited when I heard they were making a trilogy that I bought tix for FOTR the day they went on presale (for the midnight showing of course). I was not disappointed! Peter Jackson did a phenomenal job of bringing all three books to life. I have read LOTR at least 10 times, and I have seen the movies at least twice as many time.

  43. Kasee Johnson September 1, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book was made into an excellent movie: Stephen King’s The Stand. I’m excited that my daughter is finally old enough to read the book, then watch the movie!

  44. Linda Kish September 1, 2013 Reply

    Maybe The Hunger Games

  45. Jovon Tucker September 1, 2013 Reply

    Hmm, I am not sure what I would get to be honest. I am thinking maybe City of Bones? I haven’t seen or read either and I hear a lot of great things about them both! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

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  46. Daniel M September 1, 2013 Reply

    the notebook!

  47. MonaG September 1, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book-to-movie…hmmm that’s a tough one :
    . The Bridges of Madison County — read the book(LOVED it) and watched the movie(never tire of it)
    . The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

    I would probably get Stay Close by Harlan Coben.

    Thanks 🙂

  48. Ariel September 1, 2013 Reply

    I really loved the adaption of Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was one of the few movies I thought were better than the book.

  49. Krista September 2, 2013 Reply

    My favorites are North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Diane S September 2, 2013 Reply

    like the harry potter books and the ones based on james patterson books. i would probably choose Alex Cross as I have not had a chance to read this one yet.

  51. Allie L September 2, 2013 Reply

    My favorite is Harry Potter 😀

  52. Christine September 2, 2013 Reply

    I will always love Pride and Prejudice and the Harry Potter series movies 🙂

  53. Allie September 2, 2013 Reply

    I like Mary Poppins the best our of the four above
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  54. Valerie Rhodes September 3, 2013 Reply

    Hunger Games.. and Lord of the Rings. 😉 thanks for the hop.

  55. Erika R September 3, 2013 Reply

    One of mine is The Maze Runner.. thanks for the fun hop chance.

  56. Lu Worley September 3, 2013 Reply

    the Host . I read the book but haven’t seen the movie
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  57. Megan Parsons September 3, 2013 Reply

    My favorite is The Ultimate Gift!

  58. Tabathia B September 3, 2013 Reply

    the counte of monte cristo loved the jim caviezel version of the movie and loved romeo and juliet the 1968? version of the movie

  59. Clever Girl September 3, 2013 Reply

    I enjoyed the Harry Potter movies, and of course, Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Karen Arrowood September 3, 2013 Reply

    My favorite book made into a movie has always been The Wizard of Oz.
    Thank you for participating in this hop. 🙂

  61. Christian Alejandro September 3, 2013 Reply

    The Road was a great movie based on an even better book!

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