Book to Movie Challenge

Books to Movies Challenge

Once upon a time, I use to read a lot more books a year than I do now, and honestly do not think that I can complete all my reading challenges for 2007 because my life will start getting hectic again beginning next month. Though, what Nymeth says is right, it’s not the end of the world if I don’t complete them. So here are choices for the Book to Movie challenges which I couldn’t resist because this is the sort of thing that I do often enough that I even keep track of it seen in the previous post.

The challenge is to select three books that were made into movies. It runs from September 1 to December 1. I plan on doing book and movie comparisons for at least two of the below.

1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I’ve already seen the film, but I’ve been meaning to read this for awhile. Also being read for the Something About Me Challenge. – Completed

2. Little Children by Tom Perrotta. – Completed

3. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. – Completed

Alternates:
Not because I’ll have free time, but in the case I don’t manage a copy of one of the above, and I like alternates.

Minority Report by Philip K. Dick.
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montogomery.
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. Most unlikely, but I love the TV show and have yet to read the book or see the film.

4 thoughts on “Book to Movie Challenge”

  1. This is a good idea. I go the library and keep seeing Children of Men. Perhaps it’s a sign! lol But the movie was alright, which makes me believe the book will me equally mediocre.

    Minority Report by Philip K. Dick is a must read. The sci-fi in it is wicked and even though I hate Tom Cruise now, I thought he was fantastic in the movie. I’m currently reading another one of this author’s books (Stranger In A Strange Land) and he’s supposed to be brilliant and well known. Let’s see, hmm? So much hype to live up to, sometimes it falls flat.

    Happy reading, darling! Muah!

  2. My life will start getting hectic again soon enough, but hey, the challenge is worth a try.

    I’m very interesting in reading Children of Men someday. I look forward to your review.

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