Thursday, January 22, 2009

Books Into Movies Challenge

Here we go again. Yes, I'm a lunatic, have no restraint, no shame, no concept of reality, yada yada yada. But this one really seems like a piece of cake. Hosted by Kathrin of Cozy, the Books Into Movies (or TV) Challenge runs throughout 2009, and asks participants to read two or more books that were made into movies or relate to TV shows (or vice versa). And since I'm already going to be reading a number of film-related books this year, I thought I might as well give myself a little extra motivation by joining up.

For more information about the challenge, or to sign up, please visit the challenge announcement page and leave a comment with a link to your blog post. Then, just start reading and watching movies – how great is that? And now, a list of possible selections:
  • Affinity. Sarah Waters
  • The Age of Innocence. Edith Wharton
  • Atonement. Ian McEwan
  • Angels and Insects. A.S. Byatt
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick ("Blade Runner")
  • Dolores Claiborne. Stephen King
  • Hotel Du Lac. Anita Brookner
  • The Hours. Michael Cunningham
  • Northanger Abbey. Jane Austen
  • Orlando. Virginia Woolf (this would be a re-read, but I've never seen the film)
  • Solaris. Stanislaw Lem
  • The Wench Is Dead. Colin Dexter
  • The Woman In White. Wilkie Collins
  • Wonder Boys. Michael Chabon


  1. You and challenges ... I feel the same way about chocolate; hard to resist!

    I saw/enjoyed *Atonement* and wish I had read the book first.

  2. Welcome to the challenge, Joy!
    And I love your list of choices. I'll be curious to see which ones you'll pick :-)

  3. You are out of control...I like it!! I'm almost tempted.....

  4. It's all the record keeping that bogs me down. One day you should post about how you DO that part of the challenges.

  5. This does sound like fun...but do I need to join another challenge? NO!


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