Friday 5 for March 2: Games People Play

Hello!  And welcome to this week’s Friday 5!  Please copy these questions to your webspace.  Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses.  Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

Hey, I’m posting at 9:19 a.m. in Honolulu, so I’m still on an upward trajectory, I guess?

  1. How good are you at word games, and what’s a word game you really enjoy?
  2. How good are you at trivia games, and what’s your strongest category?
  3. How good are you at spot-the-difference or what’s-wrong-with-this-picture games?
  4. How good are you at memory games, and have you ever played Simon?
  5. What’s your favorite party game of all time?

Thanks for participating, and have a woooooooonderful weekend!

ps:  Question for the comments section.  How do we feel about the new A Wrinkle in Time film?  The source novel is my favorite book ever, and a friend of mine attended the premiere this week and says it’s slightly disappointing.  I’ve decided I’ve been so connected to the novel that no film could ruin my love for it, so I might see it no matter what.  Has your favorite book been made into a movie?  How did that work out for you?

7 Replies to “Friday 5 for March 2: Games People Play”

  1. Mine’s up:

    I didn’t even know there’s a A Wrinkle in Time film! (I’ve been really out of the loop for new movies.) My favourite book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has been made into a film. I actually really loved the movie. I felt like it captured the essence of the story and all the scenes were as I imagined them. That having been said, the author of the book, Stephen Chbosky, wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, so it was entirely in his vision…


    As for “A Wrinkle in Time,” I was excited when I heard about the movie because I think it could be a really cool adaptation. I’ve seen a lot of adaptations, but other than the “Harry Potter” series, I don’t know that I’ve seen any of my favorites adapted. I used to be the type that felt like movies tended to butcher the source material, but now I’m able to understand why certain changes are made–although it doesn’t mean I always like them.

  3. my answers:

    i am SO very attached to stephen king’s dark tower series. i knew the movie were not going to be the literal moving picture of the books but i couldn’t NOT see it. it wasn’t bad. but it wasn’t great. i enjoyed the easter eggs most of all. i’m interpreting the movie as a misunderstanding. or a confused explanation of the books whereas i know the real story first hand. it was a good attempt but you can’t retell an epic accurately to someone with no reference point. i think people hearing the story for the first time are utterly confused and have no idea how deep the story goes…

  4. I’ve posted here:

    “Wrinkle” is also one of my favorite books ever, and I’m frankly surprised there’s been no big movie before now. A film can’t ruin a book for me, nor a book a film — for instance, reading “The Natural” after *seeing* “The Natural” was a disappointment, but I just keep them separate in my mind. I don’t really expect Ava DuVernay to come up with the same story I’ve imagined all these decades — I mean, what are the odds? But I’ll give her version a chance. 🙂

  5. My five answers are posted.

    “Wrinkle” is one of my favorite kids’ books; I’ve read it so many times, and I’m glad that no one tried to make it sooner. I’m intrigued by the casting, and we’ve joked at work about closing the library so the whole staff can go see the movie…I will probably go see it sometime for sure.

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