Movies Based on Books

I’m a big fan of books, but movies made from books run a close second.

Recent examples for me include the movie/book The Help.  I loved both versions so much, that I saw the movie twice at the theater, and now have the DVD.

Now I’m very excited about another movie based on a book.  Coming January 27, One for the Money stars Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum…and guess what?  Debbie Reynolds is the grandmother.

Since I hadn’t yet read this first Stephanie Plum book, and wanted to do so before the movie comes out, naturally I went to the Kindle store and downloaded it!

These are the occasions when having a Kindle comes in really handy.

I love this opener:

There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.  Joseph Morelli did this to me—not forever, but periodically.

Morelli and I were both born and raised in a blue-collar chunk of Trenton called the burg.  Houses were attached and narrow.  Yards were small.  Cars were American.  The people were mostly of Italian descent, with enough Hungarians and Germans thrown in to offset inbreeding.  It was a good place to buy calzone or play the numbers.  And, if you had to live in Trenton anyway, it was an okay place to raise a family.

Since I just downloaded it, I wouldn’t necessarily be reading it right away, considering the size of my stacks, both in my office and my bedroom.  But you know I’m going to read it soon, just to beat that January 27 movie opening.

Probably I’m the only person who has read Stephanie Plum books, but hasn’t yet read the first one.  I started with number eleven, moved to number fifteen…and then stalled.  Again, I blame it on my stacks.

If the movie weren’t coming out soon, who knows how long it would have taken?

Have any of you read this one?  Anyone planning to see the movie?  I love Debbie Reynolds.  Her comedic timing is awesome.  From the trailer, I can tell I’m going to thoroughly enjoy it.  Come on by and share your thoughts…..


    1. Oh, yes, Patty…and there’s a story behind this love of movies. When I was young (living at home), I wasn’t allowed to go to the movies. A strict, strange home life.

      So naturally I’m making up for lost time. I wasn’t allowed dolls, either. See where I’m going with this? lol

      And interestingly enough, my oldest sons share this obsession with movies; my second son has worked in the film industry in LA for several years and still does.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I am not certain about the Stephanie Plum books…at all… I have not read the books…

    I am not liking Catherine Heigel in that dark long hair…that would be enough for me to not want to see this…


    1. I’m thinking she has to have the dark hair, since Stephanie Plum is of Italian descent (at least partially).

      I’ve only read two of the Plum books, but some have said the first one is the best. Maybe that’s why it has morphed into a film.

      You could read the book or see the movie, Patty…or not. lol


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