Saturday, August 11, 2007

Book to Movie Reading Challenge

Callista, thanks for a fun and unique challenge! Details HERE.

As I scrolled through Midcontinent's list (and let me just say I LOVE that library system! I still have my card, in fact...), I realized that I do this already! I have quite often gone back to read the book after finding a movie is based upon it, or read the book first, before watching the film.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin (film is entitled Grand Isle)
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (review to follow)

Bonus: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (review to follow)

WRAP UP:
Well, folks, I went back to work so my blogging about books is just not happening anymore!

I did not reread "The Awakening" or "Girl with a Pearl Earring," But I HAVE read them and seen the movies...and I did substitute in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and I watched all three movies with my 11 year old, as well.

Therefore, I am declaring that I have completed this challenge successfully.

Thanks again for reading and have a super day!

4 comments:

Nymeth said...

Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Virgin Suicides are both great choices - in both cases, I LOVE both the movie and the book.

Shopgirl was a fun read. Mostly I liked reading it because the ending was different (and better, in my opinion) from the ending of the book.

Happy reading!

MyUtopia said...

A few years ago I went on a crazy rampage reading all kinds of books that were made into movies. Since then I have only read a couple. I am waiting to get Virgin Suicides in my netflix. Ijust LOVED the book.

Callista said...

Great choices, thanks for joining my challenge.

Literary Feline said...

Looks like you have some fun choices for this challenge! I've noticed recently that a lot of my favorite books are coming out in movie format. Being a movie buff and an avid reader, it's perfect for me. :-)