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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Follow Friday--Books and Halloween Movies!

Welcome to Follow Friday

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!  


Q: What book do you think would make a great Halloween movie? Please explain in graphic detail of goriness...


The one that came to mind for me is an older true crime book written by Patricia Cornwell about Jack the Ripper. It's called Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed. In this book, Patricia Cornwell, world-renowned forensic pathologist and crime novelist applies forensics to the Ripper case and actually comes up with a viable suspect. I LOVED this book. As someone who is drawn to true crime and fascinated with serial killers, I couldn't put this book down! She goes into Jack the Ripper's psychology, why he was the way he was, and the particulars of the case--very gruesome. It reads like a particularly great episode of CSI. The book even contains crime scene photos from the turn of the twentieth century. They're old, but still terribly horrific! And, I gotta say, she makes a great case. I totally believe it was who she concludes it was! Not telling who--you'll have to read it to find out! :D I would love to see Cornwell's investigation made into a creepy Ripper film. 

How about YOU? What book do YOU think would make a great Halloween movie?



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25 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one before but it definitely sounds like it could make for a good movie! New follower (Frodosco - GFC). If you would like to check out my FF you can do so here. :)

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  2. Ooh nice! Haven't heard of this either but does sound like an eerie read!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I used to read Cornwell constantly but don't know if I read this one. Thanks for stopping by, old follower.

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  4. Ooh, Jack the Ripper! Great choice! New follower here!

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  5. Really cool book! I picked one based on Jack the Ripper too. But I love that this is a true historical perspective on the crimes. I would love to read this one! New follower.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'll definitely check out your Ripper book too! :D

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  6. Good choice! Jack the Ripper would the scare the crap out of me!

    Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend
    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook
    Old Follower

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  7. Awesome book! I love books based on true historical facts like this too!
    New follower!
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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    1. Thanks for the follow! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Souds creepy! Thanks for stopping by; old follower. :)

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  9. I'd love to read this, but actual photos?! I'm not sure if I can handle those >_<

    And thanks for following! I followed back :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. Yeah the photos definitely creeped me out! Thanks for following back! Happy Friday!

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  10. This one sounds good to me.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow.html

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  11. That book sounds so good. I need to read it now.
    My F&F.
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/10/friday-56-6-friday-feature-5.html

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  12. Oh goodness! Old time London and a Serial Killer my type of book!! Thanks for stopping by! Great choice!!

    Elle@ Love Big Read Big

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  13. Old style! Nice, individual choice! New follower via GFC!

    Cia

    http://www.ciasstories.blogspot.com

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  14. I just may have to read that book now. Sounds good!

    http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love a good twist on The Ripper! I read one where he was a demented vampire once! Loved it! Great choice this week!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Reading! =D

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  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have never heard of this book before.

    New follower.

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  17. This is an excellent choice! I would love to see it as a movie!

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  18. Brilliant choice, Jack the Ripper stories are SUPER creepy and this would make it a perfect Halloween movie! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my FFF New follower via Networked Blogs

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  19. Ooh...that does sound very scary! New follower via GFC :) Witchy Reviews FF

    :)

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  20. Hi! New follower here! I love that you are going to add a movie quote to the end of all your posts! Great idea. I might have to join in on the fun :)

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  21. Old Follower. I haven't read that one yet :)
    Check out MY FF

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