Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. (Meme description taken from The Broke and the Bookish)

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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales- Movie please! I cannot stress enough how important it is to get movies/ films/ books about bullying and suicide out there. People in all walks of life, especially young ones, need to know they are not alone in their thoughts or feelings. I want it to be perfectly clear that surviving, finding something to care for and be passionate about, are always better options than killing themselves.

Why I chose Emily Osment: I loved her performance in Cyberbully and believe she could handle Elise's problems and character evolution well on screen.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern- Movie, for sure! The story is flipping huge and spans many years. There is no way all of it could make it into the film. However, given the descriptions of the circus and how gorgeous all of it sounds, I'd love to see it on film. Getting to see the actor and actress' costumes alone would probably be worth a ten dollar movie ticket.

Why I chose Natalie Dormer: The lady just screams posh and classy to me. She also has the perfect attitude for Celia. She'd be fantastic in the role.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab- A Miyazaki/Ghibli Studio movie production would be perfect for The Near Witch. The attention to detail in each drawn scene, the scenery of Near, the potential voice actors! It would fit in so perfectly with Victoria's writing. She's got such a lovely and poetic style in The Near Witch. Ah, getting such an animation and writing b**er right now.

Why I chose Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle: I think she's a good representation of the style/setting which would be used for The Near Witch.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- This is one "chick flick" I'd be first in line to see. If there was some way to get absolutely PERFECT casting, I would be so happy. Perkins' characters have such a huge, distinct presence in my mind. I don't think actors or actresses would ever match my mental images of Anna, Lola, Isla, Cricket or especially Etienne.

Why I chose Troian Bellisario: I couldn't think of anyone who could fit Anna. She's just so... Anna. Troian has a little of the style and looks to match her. What cinched it was Troian's role as Spencer in Pretty Little Liars. Spencer reminds me of Anna in the way that she would absolutely flip s**t if her sheets weren't tucked in at 90 degree angles.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine- I would be a sobbing mess on the theater floor if this book were turned into an amazing movie. (DEAR LORD, NOT AN ELLA ENCHANTED REPEAT.) I've always adored The Two Princesses of Bamarre. The world seemed so fascinating, with 10-league boots, dragons, house elves and heroes. Man, what a sight that movie would be. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

Why I chose Mackenzie Foy: She looks like such a precious darling doesn't she? Aside from her cuteness, I looked over Levine's description of Addie and realized she was only 12. Mackenize happens to be 12, and well, you can guess my thought process from there.

Heist Society by Ally Carter- Being able to tune in for the weekly adventures of Kat and the gang? Sign me up please! So much could be done with this series. I'm actually a little amazed it hasn't hit the small screen yet. Though it is heading to the big screen, courtesy of Elizabeth and Max Banks as well as Lionsgate. I can't wait to see what the results of that film will look like!

Why I chose Willa Holland: I'm terrible at fan casting, legit horrible. I figured Heist Society was popular enough to have a few actresses fan casted as Kat on Google. Willa happened to be the one I agreed with the most. She's got the same combination of hardness and compassion as Kat. I'd be interested in seeing what Willa did with the role.

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally- I would LOVE to try making a new type of television series with Catching Jordan, or actually, Hundred Oaks. The first season of course, would be Catching Jordan's plot line. But, for the second, move on to Stealing Parker! Yeah, that's right. Keep the series moving! People get bored with the same plots and the same characters all the time. Why don't TV people actually do a book a season and move on to new characters while still keeping the old ones on the side? It would be perfect. I would love it! I'm sure a few other people would too.

Why I chose Jennifer Lawrence: Honestly? She's the only young actress in Hollywood that I believe could bulk up and create the right attitude to make a convincing female football player. Plus, I feel like she might be one of the only actresses on the planet who could make me like all of Jordan's character.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen- Put the same television series idea I had for Catching Jordan here, and BAM, you have another hit. It already works with the awesome hints to past books Dessen places in every single novel. (Technically I probably should have placed the first book here as an ad. I haven't read That Summer yet though, and Along for the Ride is my favorite.) Bonus of a show, it would require Penguin to actually admit the Dessen novels are a book series. I vote for calling the book series the Colby books and the actual show... Colby or That Summer since almost all the books happen in summer.

Why I chose Bridget Mendler: Remember when I said I was terrible with fan casting? This might be an example. Bridget is cute, blonde and would look sweet with her nose in a book. Yup, that was my only criteria.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood- Oh please, oh please, oh please can I have a television show? If that's not possible, I'll settle for a film trilogy deal. Air it in the Fall/Winter season and I will be there. I adored Born Wicked and have already used my (horrible) skills at fan casting on all the sisters. Dakota Fanning as Cate, Jacqueline Emerson as Maura and Mackenzie Foy as Tessa. Born Wicked is an amazing visual novel and I'd love to see the images in my head projected onto a screen, any screen, for me to see.

Why I chose Dakota Fanning: First of all, the woman is a gifted actress. She's still around the age range that playing Cate would be believable. She's got the calm, protective personality with a streak of stubbornness, just like Cate. She's tall and a little awkward. As a bonus, all the girls I chose to play Cahills have passingly similar faces and builds.

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs- Showtime, I am looking directly at you. There's not a bunch of risky business going on in the books, but the plots are too mature for mainstream TV. Come on, you've given other werewolves, fairies and vampires a shot. Mercy has all of those and she's a skin walker. Give her a chance. I promise her willful nature and sailor's mouth will win you over in no time.

Why I chose Michelle Rodriguez: Attitude. And she happens to be almost a carbon copy of my mental image of Mercedes. Just slap a coyote paw print tattoo on her stomach and we're ready to go.

Happy Reading,


  1. I love that you cast these books! And I would totally be down for a Two Princesses of Bamarre adaption!

    1. Haha, thank you! Yes! I would love a Bamarre movie, as you've seen. :)


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