Friday, August 3, 2007

Books to Movie Challenge

I just found this challenge, and it sounds like fun. I love to read books and see the movies to compare them. I normally like the books much better, but I could surprise myself.

Anyway, I picked three books for this challenge. I've already seen two of the movies, but haven't read the books which is somewhat backwards for me. The third is a book I've wanted to read and movie many people have told me to rent so here goes.

My three choices:

1. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
(loved the movie)

2. Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
(loved the movie...Meryl Streep was a riot)

3. Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell
(highly recommended by a number of friends)

Check out the link on the sidebar for all the details on this one.


alisonwonderland said...

i think i'm going to have to do this too!

i've already read The Devil Wears Prada (but i haven't seen the movie yet) - and i've got the DVD of Freedom Writer's Diary on hold at the library (but i didn't know it was a book).

BookGal said...

The author of Freedom Writer's is the Long Beach teacher who worked with the kids. She also teaches college classes in the area. I may see the movie first and do the entire challenge backwards.

Dewey said...

I was thinking of starting a books/movies challenge myself, but then I realized I'm too busy to even be keeping up with the challenges I'm not organizing, so I'm glad someone else had the same idea. Hope you enjoy those books.

BookGal said...

I hope to ... it's a good idea for a challenge. I'm trying to keep my challenges manageable but we'll see.

Much Ado said...

What a great idea for a challenge....I would have done this one, if I hadn't signed up to 2 others already....there are quite a few movies I haven't seen yet because I have the books sitting on my shelves waiting to be read first! :)

valentina said...

never heard of the last one, let us know how was it!

BookGal said...

Much Ado: Like I said, I'm doing this one backward. Seeing the movies first.

Valentina: I'll be sure to let you know. It's a book with a local connection ... my husband has met the author.

Callista said...

Thanks for participating in the Books to Movies challenge!

Literary Feline said...

I have Freedom Writers in my TBR collection, but will not be reading it for this challenge. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this one though. I've heard great things about the movie. Not many people I know have read the book yet.