Lit Flicks Challenge

As part of the Bookworms Carnival, Jessica at BlueStocking Society is hosting February’s theme of literature and film. To get the carnival up and running, she’s hosting a 6 month challenge from September 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009. Please make sure you check out her website for more details on the monthly prizes and activities.

RULES
1. Challenge runs from September 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009.
2. Read 5 books that have been made into movies.
3. Then watch at least 2 of the movie adaptations of the works you read.
4. Your list may change at any time and may include overlaps with other challenges.
5. Sign up after you’ve posted about this challenge using Mr. Linky here.
6. Check in around the first of each month to find activities and giveaways for participants.
7. Link to your reviews and posts using the second Mr. Linky here.

OFFICIAL CHALLENGE PAGE
Jessica has set up a challenge headquarters page. It includes all the official stuff: the button, the rules, links to lists of qualifying books, the sign-up Mr. Linky, and the review/post Mr. Linky. Head on over there and sign on up!

MY LIST
Here is my initial selection of books to read for this challenge:
1. Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
2. Shop Girl (Steve Martin)
3. Big Fish (Daniel Wallace)
4. Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) – This gives a me a good reason to reread the books before going to see the movie.
5. My Antonia (Willa Cather)
6. All The Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)

If you haven’t already, please check out my review and giveaway of a copy of Immortal to one lucky winner. Contest ends TODAY!

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3 responses to “Lit Flicks Challenge

  1. Thanks for joining, Nari! I think this is going to be fun! I’ve been considering a reread of The Time Traveler’s Wife too. We’ll see how it goes. Have you decided which movies you’re going to watch?

  2. I’ve already seen Big Fish, Time Traveler’s Wife is a definite, as is Brideshead Revisited, but I would like to watch each movie after I read the book. I have a subscription to blockbuster, so it’ll just give me another reason to play with my movie queue.

  3. Shopgirl is awesome! I had my doubts about Steve Martin writing, but i loved it. It’s one of my favorite books. As for the movie, it captures the book really well, the casting was perfect.

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