Day: August 11, 2007

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

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.

In 2004, I began to compile a list of movies I’ve seen based on books I’ve read. I have updated it ever since, and it’s just the ones I can remember because I read many books and watch many films. They are listed by the time I either finished the book or the movie (and I list accordingly which was first). Only things that I have read and seen are on this list. This list is updated periodically a couple times every year when necessary.

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