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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
hi all was thinking of the theme of may is books which became films , if everyone is okay with that then nominations start today


message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris Stanley (christinelstanley) | 206 comments Oh my, I might be stumped there, I'm no film buff! I'm sure there's lots of choice so I'll give it some thought.


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
was just thinking as water for elephants is coming out thats all and topical lol


message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks as an idea


message 7: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments hmmm, Ill have to think about that too, as usually if I see the film I don't usually read the book and vice versa...so I will have to think of one that I am yet to see or read! I have just read 'I'm not scared' which I believe to be a film....and latest read 'Big Stone Gap' should be a film, esp as it has 4 sequels!


message 8: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments choices so far are good thou, I'd like to read Norwegian Wood or Water for Elephants.


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary (Ivybuttons) | 5 comments I'm hopeless at this sort of thing so will defer to those more knowledgeable than me. I'm more than happy to read out of my comfort zone so look forward with anticipation to what's finally selected for May. Mary


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I think I would go with Trainspotting as well only because I loved the film and the book is written in my naive tongue :)


message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 06, 2011 12:44PM) (new)

Another suggestion is Single White Female by John Lutz. (sorry, can't link as on my phone)

EDIT: Linked book.


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
Gemma wrote: "I think I would go with Trainspotting as well only because I loved the film and the book is written in my naive tongue :)"

why are you from from leith (Edinburgh) or scottish


message 13: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
another maybe Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


message 14: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 07, 2011 01:28AM) (new)

Im Scottish :) Home is an hour away from Edinburgh. I have family there but I live in Hastings now.


message 15: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments I came across 'The Temptress' by Paul Spicer (released 2010) today at work, looks interesting and film version 'White Mischief' was released in 1988.


message 16: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
Gemma wrote: "Im Scottish :) Home is an hour away from Edinburgh. I have family there but I live in Hastings now."

used to live in edinburgh myself , late father was from dundee


message 17: by Chris (new)

Chris Stanley (christinelstanley) | 206 comments Booksdingle wrote: "choices so far are good thou, I'd like to read Norwegian Wood or Water for Elephants."

These would be my choices!


message 18: by Stephen (last edited Apr 11, 2011 11:09AM) (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
Gemma wrote: "Im Scottish :) Home is an hour away from Edinburgh. I have family there but I live in Hastings now."

I am in the prequel to trainspotting, skagboys irvine welsh new book out in april 2012


message 19: by Amy (last edited Apr 08, 2011 07:49AM) (new)

Amy | 16 comments Oh Oh! Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I did my dissertation on him and love love love him! Would love to chat about him with other book fans :D


message 20: by Amy (last edited Apr 08, 2011 07:50AM) (new)

Amy | 16 comments Oh, actually, even better (but pretty much the only thing better) would be The Princess Brideby William Goldman


message 21: by Claire (new)

Claire  (lindlec) Crimson Petal and the White - recently adapted for TV - possibly??


message 22: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
already put books for may to vote sorry maybe can be used another month :)


message 23: by Chris (last edited May 05, 2011 11:27AM) (new)

Chris Stanley (christinelstanley) | 206 comments How is everyone getting on with Norwegian Wood? I started but I've been a bit distracted with a couple of tomes I'm part way through. It seems good though and has amazing reviews. Has anyone seen the film?


message 24: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments I am still waiting for it to come from another library but hoping to enjoy it


message 25: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
Booksdingle wrote: "I am still waiting for it to come from another library but hoping to enjoy it"

plenty of copies on RISI lol mine is a copy I bought back in 2001 but was on bookcase for years well since I moved here 7 years ago lol... bet alot of this book wont be in the film otherwise would be a 18 lol


message 26: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments oooh a bit racy I take it?!


message 27: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
its a good book though read my copy in 2 days and was asked for straight away by someone in east london


message 28: by Amy (new)

Amy | 16 comments I managed to get to the cinema to see the film and it does manage to be as racy as the book somehow, though with minimal nudity. I won't say anymore for those who haven't read it.


message 29: by Booksdingle (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments I have accquired it today from the library so getting stuck in now - enjoying it so far!


message 30: by Booksdingle (last edited May 13, 2011 11:31AM) (new)

Booksdingle | 186 comments How is everyone doing with Norwegian Wood? Im enjoying it though wasn't really expecting too as not type of book I would normally have picked up - 138 pages in and still not alot happening just the premis of something but enjoying it nonetheless - had I not been in this book group it wouldn't have come onto my radar screen which is why I love this group - opening my eyes to new things!


message 31: by Angela (new)

Angela (Bookangel2) | 163 comments I've started it - not very far in as I'm concentrating on Bleak House at the moment.
Going away for a week soon, so shall take Norwegian Wood with me and hopefully finish it. I really like Haruki Murakami's style of writing.


message 32: by Stephen (new)

Stephen | 381 comments Mod
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13... waterstones been sold


message 33: by Angela (new)

Angela (Bookangel2) | 163 comments Read quite a lot of Norwegian Wood yesterday, while soaking up the sun on Cromer beach! Good book!


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The Notebook (other topics)
Norwegian Wood (other topics)
Trainspotting (other topics)
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Eat, Pray, Love (other topics)
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Nicholas Sparks (other topics)
Haruki Murakami (other topics)
Irvine Welsh (other topics)
Elizabeth Gilbert (other topics)
John Lutz (other topics)
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