Well, we have wrapped our first book/movie chat and I think it went quite well. Given the length of the movie and thus the chat, there will be no transcript posted. However, I think we overall agree the books are much better than the movie, but the movie is quite good as something separate from the books. We had some differing opinions on how close actors matched the characters we created in our heads, and how scenes and places matched or didn't match our expectations, but as a whole we enjoyed the book and the film.
For now, we will plan to start our next book on April 1st and in the meantime some of us will wrap up the series on our own.
Check back later this week or next weekend for a chance to pick book fifteen.