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Oh, how I hate reading a book

October 19, 2008

After watching the movie! Or in my very case after watching the first four shows of the series.  I had reserved How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoe yDean and waited for months for it to show up! I spoke to the librarian last week (we are tight by this time) and she got me some sort of rush on it because within in a few days it was magically waiting for me.  I had been watching the series based on the novel called Privileged on the CW. (I have a mild obsession with cheesy CW shows.) The show has me hooked and I knew I had to read the book.

When it came I immediately caressed it’s pages and settled in for what I’d guessed was a good read. WRONG. Because I watched the show first (which breaks my cardinal rule of reading) it’s BROKEN me. All I can see is all the differences it’s horribly irritating.

The things that bother me:

  1. Megan is a size 8/10 in the book – on the show there is no way that Joanna Garcia who plays Megan on Privileged is any more than a size 3, if that.
  2. Megan in the book is supposed to be less pretty than her sister.
  3. Megan’s sister Lily is a famous actress in the book and stunning. In the tv show she plays this like dirty haired but screwing a rich guy version of LA White Trash (it’s the only way I can think to explain it all).
  4. Something about it just feels wrong. Like I can’t stop comparing it to the damn show.

Ugh, I’m broken and I promise to the almighty book gods to never again watch the made for television or movie version of a book before reading it.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2008 12:18 am

    Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

  2. October 20, 2008 12:59 pm

    Oh that’s really disappointing because I really want to read it – I want to know how it ends!!! But then maybe the tv show and book will end in completely different ways?? I don’t know but I’m apparently in love with punctuation today!!

    I need to read that book, The Tale of Desperaux before the movie comes out and I cave in and see it, which you know I will…

  3. redknowshow permalink
    October 20, 2008 2:01 pm

    I’m going to force myself to continue reading it even though it’s irritating the crap out of me in the first two chapters. I will let you know if there is any improvement.

  4. October 21, 2008 4:04 am

    i wrote a review on this book. I haven’t seen the show (no cable) or the supposed movie that’s coming out based on it…but the book wicked pissed me off. You could see everything coming from a mile away. I feel like it’s something I would have written in high school.

    anyways, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist was a much better book than movie. The movie pretty much butchered it. I could read the book over and over again because I’ve had wayyyy too many of those crazy-stay-out-all-night-looking-for-adventure nights.

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