Suggested by Janet:
How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”
That would be Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez which I reviewed. I just didn't get why everyone thought it was a wonderful love story. The guy was creepy!
Worst movie adaptations: The recent release of Watchmen based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore got me thinking about what I thought were the worst movie adaptations of books. What book or books did a director or directors completely ruin in the adaptation(s) that you wish you could "unsee," and why in your opinion, what made it or them so bad in contrast to the book or books?
For some reason I could only come up with Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I watched the movie first which had kind of a dopey ending. When I finally read the book, it seemed unrelated to the movie.
This week Swapna discussed Eva Cassidy, a lady who made acoustic covers of songs. Another lady who made an album of covers is Jann Arden. She's a great songwriter herself with hits like Insensitive but in 2007 she released Uncover Me an album of covers. My favorites are Peace Train, and Love Is a Battlefield. My daughter loves Downtown.