Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly feature hosted by 
Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read

Visit as many blogs as you can and comment, 
you follow them, they follow you and so on and so on.

This is my first Feature and Follow Friday! Thanks to Heather @ The Flyleaf Review for introducing me to the fun.

Q: What book do you think would make a great Halloween movie? Please explain in graphic detail of goriness...



Scary movies aren't really my thing, and I can generally handle them better in print than on the big screen. But if I could pick one, I'd go with The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. The book takes place in modern day London and stars a southern girl named Rory who's gone abroad to study. It's amusing to watch her learn to fit into her British boarding school, and I like when horror movies have a bit of humor in them as well. But there is also a killer on the loose who is recreating Jack the Ripper's murders. We get to see each murder in quite a bit of detail, which is both fascinating (because they really happened) and gruesome. There is lots of gore, including intestines spilling out, and the added creepiness of this also being a ghost story. 

What book would you like to see on screen as a scary movie?


45 comments:

  1. This book sounds too scary for me haha. Scary movies definitely freak me out as well, but I can handle them a lot better in print than on the big screen.

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  2. New follower 8) Thank you for following!

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  3. I'm not much of a horror movie fan, either, but I'm getting better at handling reading scary books. I just picked up The Name of the Star from the library today- I can't wait to read it!

    New follower. Our FF

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  4. Great to see a new face joining our Friday fun! I don't read many horror books but am intrigued by your choice and will look into it. I'm a new follower via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance.

    The Scarf Princess

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  5. Haven't read that one, but it looks pretty great! Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  6. I'm the same. I can handle books, but not movies. I don't have half the imagination for horror that filmmakers do. Nor do I want to, because I'm just not down to have nightmares. Love Maureen Johnson! Great pick. I'm a new follower! :)

    My FF post

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  7. Hey there! I LOVE YOUR URL. omg.

    Thanks for following- I am now following back! (:

    Have a great day!

    http://bookaholicness.com

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  8. I hadn't heard of this before but it does seem interesting! It is my first time too, woohoo! ^.^ New follower (Frodosco - GFC). If you would like to check out my FF you can do so here. :)

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  9. I've heard of this book but haven't read it! Great pick!

    New follower
    Here's My FF

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  10. I completely agree with you, I am a not a fan of horror films at all.

    I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds great!

    My FF

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  11. Wow this sounds like an awesome book! I can't wait to tell my sister about it either because we love the horror genre. Maybe I'll even try to squeeze it in this year. Thanks for the rec!!

    My F&F

    New follower via GFC!

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  12. Welcome to the world of Feature and Follow :) I am sure you will find a lot of new friends today! I haven't heard of The Name of the Star before, but it sounds very interesting, and I'll be adding it to my TBR.

    I am a new follower via GFC, and here is my FF post.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  13. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I am a wimp and therfore do not read scary/gory if I can help it, therfore, no answer. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday
    Beth

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  14. I love this cover of The Name of the Star. At first, I thought that this was historical fiction. Looking at your summary, "The Name of the Star" might be just up my alley. New Follower.

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  15. You had me by mentioning Jack the Ripper.

    New follower.
    Follow back?

    Samina @ Escapism from Reality

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  16. I haven't read that book. I'm not a big Halloween person - movies, books or holiday. It just doesn't interest me.

    My F&F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-10.html

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  17. I have a copy of The Name of the Star but I haven't read it yet, but the Jack the Ripper concept is WAY cool.

    New Follower.

    Click HERE for my FF.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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  18. New follower . .http://kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ . . your pick sounds interesting, thanks x

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  19. Great pick Lauren! Still crossing my fingers about The Madness Underneath...

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    1. What's The Madness Underneath? Is that book two? I haven't read this one yet but I just recently bought it. It looks great and has a MAP inside!!!

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    2. Yes. It is book two In this series. The series is called Shades of London and there will be 4 books total. LOVE that there is a map. I hope you enjoy this one. I'm not even sure if I'd classify it as horror. There are some intense parts, but it's not all that way. My post above made it sound really scary.

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  20. Love, LOVE this book! Anything about Jack the Ripper actually.

    New follower!
    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  21. Blood and guts and ghosts... oh my! So is the ghost of Jack the Ripper tearing the students apart? Awesome.

    Totally agree about handling horror better in books than in movies. If a book starts to freak me out, I can shut it. But if you're trapped in a movie theater? Eek. I'm the girl in the back with her eyes covered :)

    New follower via GFC. My blog is nickieanderson.blogspot.com

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  22. Sounds very scary.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow.html

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  23. I usually can't handle gore-y/creepy books either, so fiction in Halloween month is a little tough to handle lol. But this book sounds very intriguing, and probably very well done! Great choice for this week's FF. New follower =).
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    Reeka @BoundbyWords
    Visit my FF here

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  24. Sounds amazing! I'm not usually into the horror/gory movies either! I would probably end up having nightmares if I watched something like Paranormal Activity. *Shivers* Thanks for stopping by my blog! New GFC follower.

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  25. OOOOH yes!!!! I can't believe I didn't think of this one! It's a perfect Halloween choice!

    Thanks for stopping by my post! New follower :)

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  26. Great Choice!!!! :)

    http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thinking I may need to add this one to my October reading list. I like to throw in some creepy or scary books for the month of October. Thanks for the rec!

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  28. Yes! I really want to read this one! :) Great choice!

    My F&F

    Old follower hopping through!

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  29. Me too! I can read the scariest book, but can't even handle a rometely scary movie.
    New Follower :)
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  30. Never heard of this book, but it looks good. Gotta love Jack the Ripper. Thanks for stopping by and following you back!

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  31. Aww I forgot about this one! I'd love to see this as a movie!
    Great answer, and thanks for stopping by my FF :)

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  32. Great choice -- LOVE This book! Just got book two on NetGalley and I am SO excited!

    Extra! Extra! My Weekly Recap

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  33. New Follower via GFC! I haven't heard of that book but the cover looks awesome! :)
    Witchy Reviews FF:)

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  34. I haven't read this one yet. I've been hearing great reviews about it :)
    New Follower!
    Check out MY FF

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  35. This looks like a great book for a scary movie.

    I'm a New Follower... Here's My FF

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  36. I like your blog name but I must say I do like love triangles :)
    New follow via GFC.
    Alise - My FF Post

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  37. Scary books are okay...scary movies on the other hand are NOT okay :P New GFC Follower!

    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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  38. I loved Anna dressed in blood - it was creepy awesome

    New follower via GFC!

    My post - F&F: Lit Tropes
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

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  39. I have this on my TBR and I need to read it :)
    Sounds really good!

    New follower via GFC,

    My FF Post :)

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