Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reading Challenge for March

I seem to be running a little slow these days...sorry!

The challenge for our Reading Relit for March was to read a book that was turned into a movie and see what we thought. This was a bit of a problem for me. Usually, if I have read a book, I don't watch the movie. And I don't actually go to the movies all that much. But I did go see The Silver Linings Playbook, and when I realized that it was based on a book by Matthew Quick, I decided to read it and see if the movie did the book justice.
I have to say that I really loved the movie, and I also really like the book too. The characters were the same, and some of the situations were also the same, but they were changed around somewhat in the movie.There were a few things added to the movie that weren't in the book, and some things that were in the book, but not the movie. I think this was a good thing. If the book had been filmed exactly as written, I don't think it would have been as good. I also think the casting for the movie was spot on, and I am really glad I read this one (but if I had read it first, I don't know if I would have gone to see the movie...just because that is usually something I don't do, like I said!)

Anyway, the challenge for April is to read a favorite book from childhood. I have been a big fan of mysteries since I was a young girl, and of course some of the first mysteries I ever read were from the Nancy Drew series. So I have picked a few of them to read this month. Wonder what I will think of them, all these years later....

'Till next time, thanks for taking the time to visit!

6 comments:

  1. Aww enjoy my dear
    I love Nancy drew too :)
    Hugs x

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  2. I love Nancy Drew - did you ever read Trixie Beldon?

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  3. I'll be interested to see what you think of the Nancy Drew books as an adult. I LOVED them and thought about re-reading them myself. Kim mentioned Trixie Belden - another one of my favorites!

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  4. I would have had the same problem you had because I either read the book or watch the movie. Reading a book from my childhood would be a lot of fun for me, too. But I'm not sure if my favourite book series is still published.

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  5. Nancy Drew! Oh yes, I loved them! And I think there is a part of me, that loves good mysteries my whole life.

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