And last, but definitely not least is the challenge that was inspired by the movie "The Wedding Date": The Books Into Movies Challenge! Obviously, the goal would be to read 2+ books that were made into movies (and, if possible, watch the movie). This can be Shakespeare's plays, Austen's novels (I'm sure some of you know the wonderful BBC movies?), or newer movies like The Wedding Date (after Liz Young's Asking For Trouble)! Actually, even He's Just Not That Into You would count, now that it is being made into a movie...
Serendipity made two great banners for the challenge:
The challenge will start January 1, 2009 and end December 31, 2009.
The goal is to read 2+ books made into a movie or books that relate to TV series (Murder She Wrote and the likes).
To sign up, please leave a comment here with a link to your blog post.
My tentative list:
1) Liz Young: Asking For Trouble
2) Jessica Fletcher: Manhattans & Murder
The participants are:
4) Judy (Intergalactic Bookworm)
13) Diane (bookinhand)
19) Jan in Edmonds
And here are the first reviews:
1) Teddyree - Marley & Me
2) Nely: Blindness
3) Nely: Where The Heart Is
4) Nely: The Reader
5) Nely: Christmas Jars
6) Nely: Confessions Of A Shopaholic
7) Teddyree: Dead Until Dark
8) Yvonne: Nights In Rodanthe
9) Nely: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
10) Nely: He's Just Not That Into You
11) Nely: Stardust
12) Sherrie: Secret Life Of Bees
13) Sherrie: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
14) Joy: The Age Of Innocence
15) Joy: Cover Her Face
16) Joy: Hotel Du Lac
17) Nely: The City Of Ember
18) Teddyree: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
19) Yvonne: Confessions Of A Shopaholic
20) rickandlenamedina: Angels & Demons
21) Lena: The Time Traveler's Wife
If you're up for a shorter time frame to complete the challenge and/or want to do this challenge later in the year check out Callista's blog - sometime in August 2009 she should have infos on her challenge up!