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message 1: by Tina ♥ Bookaholic (last edited Nov 12, 2011 01:55PM) (new)

Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co...

Book2Movie Challenge - 2012

I’ve already often thought about it to read also older books, which were already made into movies and then to write a review about the book, and also about the movie with a little comparision between the book and the movie. But till now I haven’t got the time or the will to do so and therefore I’ve thought this would be a great idea for a challenge!

The goal for this challenge is to read a book/ watch a movie in each of the 12 categories, which are further down, during the year of 2012 (01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012) + 1 bonus category, if someone can’t find a book in on of the 12 categories.

Which means:
12 books + movie in 12 months, therefore 1 book/ 1 movie per month.
(Book can be read/ movie can already been watched – but just one of each)

I think this isn’t too hard and we’ll be able to accomplish this challenge, even though we have to write 2 reviews a month (one for the book and one for the movie). I really hope that I’ll make it and that many many other book/move lovers will join me in this challenge. :)

Blog Bonus:
For all bloggers who wants to join, read this info: On the 25th of december I’ll post, before the challenge will begin, the MAIN POST in which everything will be decripte again with all categories and infos and there I’ll also be a list of everyone who is participating and I’ll also write the books which each of them will read in which categorie + the link to their blog (later it will link directly to the review)
Furthermore every participator has to post, on every review which is made for this challenge or on the sidebar of the blog, the ‘Book 2 Movie’ Button which should be linked back to the MAIN POST on my blog (which I mentioned will be posted on 25th of december). So everyone link to me and then everyone can go from there to all the reviews of all participators.
Therefore it is very important that every one of you who wants to join, write an e-mail to me in which you will tell me which book you want to read in which category and also you blog adress to: My E-MAIL ADRESSE IS:
martina.bookaholic@gmx.net


Here are the categories for the challenge:

Read a book/ watch the movie …

1. … where the movie is more famous than the book

2. … to a TV- Series

3. … which is based on a cartoon/ fairy tale or where the main characters are animals

4. … in which you favorit actor/ actress is playing in the movie.

5. … to a book classic which was made into a movie after 1990

6. … where the book was written for the movie

7. … from an autor which is coming from you home country (for english speaking joiners: read a book from an autho who is not coming from an english speaking country)

8. … where the story is about love and where you’ll probably cry OR where the story is about blood, murder and horrific killers.

9. … which is focused on a social critic topic (misogyny, rassismn, abortion, abuse, cruelty,…)

10. … where the story is playing at least 100 years ago.

11. … where the story is playing in the futur OR where the story is playing in Asia or Africa

12. … where the movie to the book is coming to the cinemas 2012

(+ 13 bonus category: … where you’ve already watched the movie, but never read the book) – for all who have a problem to find a book/movie in one of this categories.

Enjoy yourself while choosing your books and then please write me an e-mail with the category nummer and your book. Also for those who have not a Blog. (For all who have a blog, please also tell me your blog adresse and how you liked to be called in the list.) Thanks

I’m happy and I’m really looking forward to this challenge and I’m also excitid and soo curious which books will be read in which category and how many of you will join the challenge and if we are able to make a little ‘over the globe’ challenge out of it! So please, join and send me your details and tell all of your friends. That would be fabolous!! Thanks
Greetings, Tina


message 2: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments It a really great idea, but I don't think I can add 12 more books to my tbr list until x-mas. Have fun though! :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh, that's sad to hear. but the challenge is the whole year 2012 - and 12 book additionally to the other books in one year isn't that much. And - I've looked at your to-read list (I know-I'm a freak *lol*) and for the 2012 book2movie Challenge you could read from your list:
* Vampires diary (category 2)
* The Mortal Instruments #1 (I guess it will be out 2012, so category 6)
* The Fellowship of the ring LOTR #1 (cat. 4)
* The chronicels of Narnia (we'll find a category for it *lol*)
* Fahrenheit 451 (cat. 8)
* Hunger Games #1 (coming to cinema 2012, would fit category 7 and it's no problem if you've already read a book or watched the movie before the challenge)

you see - no problem there! :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) AND -
here are some new ideas for the challenge.

Read a book...

10: ... where you've already seen the movie but haven't read the book yet

11: ... where your favorite actor/ actress plays in it

12: ... which is playing at least 100 years in the past

13: ... from a german german-speaking author

14: ... where the story is about love and will make you cry

15: ... which is full of blood, death and homicide (Thriller, Horror,...)

16: ... ... Which a cartoon has been based off of. (ex. Peter Pan, Quest For Camelot, Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc.)

17: ... Whose author was born & raised in your home country.

18: ... Which uses animals as the main character(s).

19: ... Which would be considered a book/movie for the opposite sex.

So - and in the end we've to find the most interesting 12 catergories for the challenge and in december everyone can search the perfect for for each cat. :)


message 5: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments oh...I thought it was until this December! If it's for the next year I can definetely do it! :) Count me in!!!

Can it be about some books I've already read??? And is it going to be one book/category per month?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) yeah, it's a whole year challenge with just 12 book + movie. So for each month one book.

alright, that's awesome! I'm already thinking about a nice button to fit the challenge (you know - it has to look nice *lol*)

Yeah, you can have watched the movie already or have read the book already-or you can also have already written the review for the book. But when you review the movie you've to make a little comparison to the book as well. Got the idea?


message 7: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments yeap! It's really great! Will this be posted in every participant's blog?

There can be a main post in each ones blog with links to each of the book-vs-movie posts and we can have the links to everyones blogs so that more people can see them!!! (I got really excited as you can tell...)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Yeah, I hope so! :)
I'll post an announcement on the beginning of december and then everyone who wants to join can participate.
And then on the end of december I'll post which books I've chosen to read for the challenge and then I'll just make an update every month - or so I've thougt.

What do you think - is this too much?

mh.. about your idea to blog and link and post and link back - crap, I just got confused?! :D
how do you mean it excactly?


message 9: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments Ok so I should explain it better!

Let's just say that there are 3 persons doing this challenge, ok?
They all post like you said the books that they decide to have on the challenge. Let's call these posts A Posts! Everyone puts links to the other 2 A Posts too. So there is one A Post on each participants blog with links to the other two A Posts.

Then when any of them reads a book and watches the movie too and makes a new post(VS Post) they can put the link to their A Post too and a link to the A Post in their VS Post. So the two post link to each other.

But since the other 2 participants have links to his/her A Post they can also see the new VS Post. So everyone can see everyones new posts!

I hope I explained it well. I have it like an image in my head... :P


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) I get the idea but I also would like to see the picture if you would be so kind and draw it for me :D

but isn't that very complicated and involvend to link every post to every other post of the other participants?
And I even don't know really who will join the challenge if they don't tell me or if they don't want to be linked.

My suggestion is....


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) ... that we all post a main post with the presenting of the challenge and which book we plan to read for each category. Then we post below every participate blogger on the list - so everyone can click on the ohter bloggers.

Then we put the book2movie Challenge button on the sidebar of the blog which will link to the main post (from the beginning).

So - always when a reader click on the button he will go to the main post and can clikc on the links to the other joiners of the challenge. Know what I mean?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh crap, german would be easier for me :D


message 13: by Tina ♥ Bookaholic (last edited Nov 05, 2011 12:26PM) (new)

Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh oh - I just got another idea:

we could post it like this in the main post:

Cat. 1:
*My book - I'm number four
* Veronica's Book - .... (+ the link to your post of the book)
* Naty's Book - ....
* ....

Cat. 2:
* My book - .....
* Veronica's Book - .... (+ link)


message 14: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments hehe...I got your idea! It's close to what I had in mind but a little bit different. Ok! I like it! Do you have any more participatns?


message 15: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments ♥ Martina ♥ wrote: "oh oh - I just got another idea:

we could post it like this in the main post:

Cat. 1:
*My book - I'm number four
* Veronica's Book - .... (+ the link to your post of the book)
* ..."


Yeap! Like this idea two!!! :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh, okay - great! So we've had the same idea! Awesome :)

But how do we do that - should I write a list down and have everyone to say yes to the challenge in november for 100%?
And how do whe make this main post, when the people read every month a book - then we have to update the main post every month?

Or should we make a decription post on the beginning of december where everyone who wants to join has to write me an e-mail and the blog adresse and then afterwards everyone has to send me the books the plan to read in which category.

THen on the 25 of december (for example) everyone post a main post on which everyone can see who read which book in which category with name and link.

And then: every month we post a monthly challenge update on which we post a link to our review of the book+ movie and then the link to the other blogger reviews.

Understandable??


message 17: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments ok, hmmmm....
well, I was thinking that you can collect the names of the ones that want to participate until the beggining of December adn then on Dec.25 or later, but before next year, you can post the main post with the categories and the button and the participating blogs.

We can do one category per month and whenever someone makes a post they can add the button to the main post and send you a mail with their post link so you can add it to the main post.

Does that sounds good? I hope I was clear enough... :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Okay, I think I got it, but I just want to make sure :)

So - I'M the only one who makes the MAIN POST on the 25th of december? Right?
And then every month when a category is ready everyone write me the link to the review of the book - correct?

Or do the other joiners of the challenge also post a MAIN POST on their blog on the 25th of dec.?

And if not - and I'm the only MAIN POST poster *lol*
than how can the other blog readers follow the challenge -update?

And what is with the 'book2move' button - where should this link to?


message 19: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments You got it!

So, I was thinking that everyone can make a post to let people know about the challenge if they want to, but you will be the only one with the main post.

The button will link to the MAIN POST and everytime someone makes a post for a book+movie they have to put it somewhere in the post saying: if you want to read more books vs movies reviews click the button... or something like that.

I think that's enough.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) yeah, I got it! Finally *lol*

Okay, then I'll make one post at the beginning of december to get more joiners and then on the 25 of december I post the MAIN POST with everys book choice. And then I'll update this MAIN POST every month when everyone is writing me the link.

BUT for the participatians I wouldn't post the challenge button to the review of the book+movie, but on the sidebar of the blog?! don't?
what do you think is bette?

Any idea for the button by the way? :p


message 21: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments I think it should be on the post, the button I mean. It's easier to find it this way. For the button I think there should be a book (of course) and something for the movies...maybe a screen, or pop-corn or something like that...there's plenty of time to think about it. :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) yeah, you're right, but now I'm totally excited about this whole challenge stuff! :D

I'll think about it and maybe I've time in november to make a nice button. Maybe somehting with a mix of movieposters where everyone knows they were made of books.

good night then, bye


message 23: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments great idea! if you need any help feel free to ask!
Good night to you too :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) I'm ready with the post and the button.
Go here now for the exact informations! :)
thanks

http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co...


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) So, I've already made a first list of books I'm thinking about reading. But it's just a draft and not fix yet. Maybe everyone can made a little list here to inspire also the other fellowers :)

1. ... - 'Lord of the rings#1' oder 'Harry Potter 1' or 'The Chronicles of Narnia' or 'the silence of the lambs'

2. … - 'Carries Life-Sex in the City' or 'Vampire Diaries' or 'Gossip Girl' or 'Pretty Little Liars' or 'Lipstick Jungle'

3. … - 'Peter Pan' or 'Notre Dame' or 'Animal Farm' or 'the neverending story'

4. … - 'Shutter Island'(Leo DiC.) or 'Inkheart' (Brandon Fraser) or 'Stardust'

5. … - 'Pride and Prejudice' or 'The picture of Dorian Gray'

6. … - 'Red Riding Hood', 'Shutter Island' or'I'm number four'

7. … - 'Der Knochenmann'(The bone man')

8. … - 'PS: I love you' oder 'Time Traveler's Wife' oder 'The silence of the lambs'

9. … - 'The wave' oder 'Desert Flower' 'The Pianist'

10. … - 'The scarlett red letter' oder 'Pride and Prejudice'

11. … - 'Blindness'(future) or 'The White Massai'

12. … - I really hope for 'Hunger Games' or 'The Hobbit'


message 26: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments I just invited the members of this group so we can get more people to join! :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) that's great, thanks :)


message 28: by Anagha Uppal (new)

Anagha Uppal | 511 comments Mod
Got the invite! I am so in! Will you be sending an email out to the participants?


message 29: by Anagha Uppal (new)

Anagha Uppal | 511 comments Mod
Okay I'm hoping for some suggestions for books since I won't be able to think up stuff for each category myself ;)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) mh, to be honest I don't thougt about to write an e-mail to the participants, I thought I would get an e-mail from the people.

So please, feel free to write me one :)

I've put my list further up - you can look at it.

Or I've found a list here:
http://themovieblog.com/2008/11/the-m...

or here:
http://www.ivillage.com/best-books-ma...


message 31: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments lol! It'll take me some time too, but I'll post my list as soon as I can think of it! And you can get ideas from there and Martina's.


message 32: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments I am picking the books right now, should I follow the list in your blog post?


message 33: by Kimmy (new)

Kimmy | 1 comments Hi...I would like to join in, but I have a silly question is someone picking the books or are we voting or can we pick our own and let you know which one


message 34: by Anagha Uppal (new)

Anagha Uppal | 511 comments Mod
@Kimmy I think we are picking our own...I am now fully going by the suggestions on this page since I can't think for myself lol!


message 35: by Cambria (new)

Cambria (cambria409) | 178 comments two recent book to movies that I can think of are:
Red Riding Hood and I am number four.

And what about The Help? or does it not count because the movie is about how the book was inspired. lol


message 36: by Anagha Uppal (new)

Anagha Uppal | 511 comments Mod
I think The Help is a great idea! It's been on my TBR forever. It would do me well to finally read it. Maybe then I'll understand the movie!


message 37: by Cambria (new)

Cambria (cambria409) | 178 comments Yeah? I haven't seen the movie or read it yet. LOL.

and you could go into younger kids movies like
The lightening theif. that movie was good.

and also, How to Train your Dragon. That was the best movie ever!!! toothless is so cool. lol.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) mh, okay, where should i start to answer all your questions.. :)

@veronica: If you've your list with the books ready, then please MAIL me the list to martina.bookaholic@gmx.net
Because I want an e-mail from evey participant so it ist easier for my organisation :)
Could you please edit your event-info, so that everyone knows that they have to write me an e-mail if they want to join. Otherwise it gets too confusing.
And I also need your blogadress and the name you want to use in the post. Do you want to be called Veronica or MOstlyreviews?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Kimmy wrote: "Hi...I would like to join in, but I have a silly question is someone picking the books or are we voting or can we pick our own and let you know which one"

no, everyone can/ has to pick the books by yourself. My list I wrote is just an idea. But you can choose other books, which you like. They should just choosen to fit the categories (The first post on top of this thread)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Anagha wrote: "@Kimmy I think we are picking our own...I am now fully going by the suggestions on this page since I can't think for myself lol!"

you don't have to use my suggestions. They are just books which I'm thinking about reading. But everyone has another taste and maybe you'll find books which YOU like more.

Click at his site - there are many books for inspiration :)
http://themovieblog.com/2008/11/the-m...


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) or here are more mordern literary adaptions:
http://www.ivillage.com/best-books-ma...


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Cambria wrote: "two recent book to movies that I can think of are:
Red Riding Hood and I am number four.

And what about The Help? or does it not count because the movie is about how the book was inspired. lol"


I guess I'll choose Red Riding Hood, because the film wasn't soo bad and the boys look okay. :)
I don't know 'the help' so I can't say anything about it.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Here are the categories for the challenge:

Read a book/ watch the movie …

1. … where the movie is more famous than the book

2. … to a TV- Series

3. … which is based on a cartoon/ fairy tale or where the main characters are animals

4. … in which you favorit actor/ actress is playing in the movie.

5. … to a book classic which was made into a movie after 1990

6. … where the book was written for the movie

7. … from an autor which is coming from you home country (for english speaking joiners: read a book from an autho who is not coming from an english speaking country)

8. … where the story is about love and where you’ll probably cry OR where the story is about blood, murder and horrific killers.

9. … which is focused on a social critic topic (misogyny, rassismn, abortion, abuse, cruelty,…)

10. … where the story is playing at least 100 years ago.

11. … where the story is playing in the futur OR where the story is playing in Asia or Africa

12. … where the movie to the book is coming to the cinemas 2012

(+ 13 bonus category: … where you’ve already watched the movie, but never read the book) – for all who have a problem to find a book/movie in one of this categories.


message 44: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments I am going to post my list here so you guys can get some inspirations, after that I'm editing the event info so that you know you have to mail your list to Martina

1.the lord of the rings

2.vampire diaries

3.narnia

4.Inkheart

5.Dorian Grey

6.I'm number four

7.Night Watch (I know it's Russian but I couldn't find anything from a greek writer and I loved the movie!)

8.Hannibal (One of the books, can't pick one yet)

9.COULND'T FIND ANYTHING SO I AM USING THE BONUS 13


10.Timeline

11.The time machine

12.Hunger Games

+ 13 bonus category: cirque du freak/the seeker: the dark is rising



Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Great books you've choosen!

You couldn't find one for #9?
What about 'The wave' or 'Desert Flower','The Pianist', 'Schindlers List' or books like that?


message 46: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Morfi (vmorfi) | 464 comments No...I think I'm going to use the #13. I can do that right?


message 47: by Rick-Founder JM CM BOOK CLUB (last edited Nov 12, 2011 04:31PM) (new)

Rick-Founder JM CM BOOK CLUB  | 2 comments I must make mention of A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean- made into a brilliant film by Robert Redford
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean


message 48: by Cambria (new)

Cambria (cambria409) | 178 comments ♥ Martina ♥ wrote: "Cambria wrote: "two recent book to movies that I can think of are:
Red Riding Hood and I am number four.

And what about The Help? or does it not count because the movie is about how the book was i..."


LOL!!! boys that are easy on the eyes are quite persuading. LOL...
I read the book and saw the movie.... they were both pretty good. the movie seemed very dark to me.... and you know what else? dirty. LOL. strange right? but the people in the movie - i think it was the village - it seemed kind of dirty. LOL. Yeah, i am crazy.


message 49: by Cambria (new)

Cambria (cambria409) | 178 comments Veronica wrote: "No...I think I'm going to use the #13. I can do that right?"

great suggestion!


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Veronica wrote: "No...I think I'm going to use the #13. I can do that right?"

yeah, sure. Everyone can use cat. 13 as a joker :)


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