Thursday, January 14, 2010

Read a Book, See the Movie Challenge

The Read the Book, See the Movie Challenge is based on a simple idea--read a book, see a movie based on the book, include both in your review. Whether yours is a book blog or a movie blog, this could be a way to add some spice to your posts, expand your outlook, and have some fun. Mostly, have some fun. You don't have to write full reviews both the movie and the book. You can write a review of one then add a brief paragraph or just a sentence or two about the other at the end. Visit Ready When You Are to enter the contest.

I’ve decided that since this was a yearlong contest I would go all out and do the “Festival Jury Member: ten books/movie.” Although the contest officially started January 2010, I’m going to count my reading and watching of North & South from December, since it was such an awesome movie. I’ve added links below. I'll add other books/movies as they come up.

1. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell Movie Review Book Review
2. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks Movie/Book Reivew
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen Movie Review Book Reivew
4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Movie/Book Review
5. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Movie/Book Review

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Movie Release: April 2010)
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (Movie Release: June 2010)
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (Movie Release: November 2010)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis (Movie Release: December 2010)

2011 Movie Releases
The Hobbit JRR Tolkein
Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Swiss Family Robinson
The Giver by Lois Lowery
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


  1. I joined to but at a lower level. I figure I can always up it later. Love this challenge!

  2. I thought you said North and South the book just wasn't as good as the movie? Do you think its a "must read?" Thanks Kath!

  3. I might have to join this challenge. You have a great list there.

  4. With the ever-expanding number of books that are being released as movies, this is an interesting challenge. I'm not sure how I feel about Uglies becoming a movie though...


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