Friday, June 17, 2011

SPRING INTO SUMMER READ-A-THON UPDATE AND MINI-CHALLENGE

I'm actually just now starting at 11:00 am.  I overslept this morning...ugh! Anyway, here is a list of what I'll be reading:

  • Queen By Right by Anne Easter Smith (I am supposed to have a review up for this today and I will later on. (Unfortunately, some personal stuff has really inhibited my reading this week)
  • Dante's Journey by JC Marino ( I have to finish this book!)
  • The Greek Maiden and the English Lord by Patty Apostolides
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • not sure
  • not sure
I will add to the list.  Right now, I don't have time to think about more books.  Must get to the reading!


  • Total Books Read: 0
  • Total Pages Read: 0
  • Books Read Since Last Update: 0
  • Pages Read since last update: 0
  • Total time read: 0
  • How I'm currently feeling: Ready to get started!
MINI-CHALLENGE:  favorite and least favorite movie adaptation of a book

Favorite movie adaptation:  The Silence of the Lambs.  When I saw the movie (in my early twenties), I had forgotten I had read the book.  I had such deja vu when I was watching and then it dawned on me that I had read the book.  It had to be pretty similar to cause me to remember the book.  (Don't ask...those were whirlwind days when I was younger.  I was bad about retaining what I read!)  Other adaptations that I think are great are the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films.

Least favorite movie adaptation:  Queen of the Damned.  Man, this movie made me so mad! This is my favorite book and they butchered it.  The book has so much more historical detail and the film showed nothing of it.  Anyone that judges Anne Rice's brilliant book on that film...well, they just should not! Anne herself was very unhappy with it and I don't blame her.  The only redeeming quality in that movie was the music.  Rant over!


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