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message 1: by Tina ♥ Bookaholic (last edited Nov 03, 2011 02:12PM) (new)

Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Hey guys,

I've seen that many of you have an own blog and some of you also participate at some different challenges.

I've got the idea to make a 2012 'Book to Movie' - Challenge , in which I want to read with my friends 12 books and review them and afterwards to watch the movie to the book and review the movie as well and find the differences between the book and the movie.

It would be great if some of you want to join our challenge because I think it's more interesting to have more people who join the same goal.
And I don't think it's very hard to read 12 book in a whole year - so that won't (hopefully) be a problem. :)

For now - till the middle of December I thought this thread here would be great to find some terms how the people can choose the books for the challenge.
here are some examples:

Read a book ...

1: ... which was written for the movie

2: ... which was made for/into a TV-Series

3: ... which is a book classic and was made to a movie after the year 2000.

4: ... where the movie is more famous than the book

5: ... where the movie is very, very different from the book.

6: ... where the movie is coming up to the cinema 2012

7: ... which is playing in the future (Sci Fi, Dystopia,...)

8: ... which focus on social critic problems (rassism, violence, misogny,...)

9: ... which is set in Asia or Africa



So - who wants to join?
Does someone of you have any more ideas? (we need 12 different categories which will be chosen at the and of the month). And then everyone of you can chose a book he/she likes to read in this category - we don't have to read the same book, we just have to read a book which suites the different categories.

(For example: Point 2: a book which was made for/ into a TV Series:
And then eveyone can choose a book he wants in this category. Maybe I would choose Gossip Girl, you would choose Vampires Diaries and another one would choose another book + tv series. Got the idea?)

And you can even decide by yourself which category you want to read firs and how you want to order them.
I would be glad to hear from you :)


message 2: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments Sounds like a great idea Martina - I was just thinking the other day - what about a book that you think would make a great movie?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) thanks. your suggestions doesn't sound bad, but the problem is, that in the challenge we also want to watch the movie to the book and also review the movie. so if the book isn't already made or will be out 2012 - than we have a problem :)


message 4: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments Oops, sorry about that:-) Maybe a book (probably a classic) which has been made into a movie more than once. Then we could watch all the movies and make comparisons?


message 5: by Monet (new)

Monet St. Louis | 17 comments that does sound like fun! im trying to think of some other ideas... its hard! lol are we all going to read the same books or will we each get to pick out own?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) @Roshini: That would also be great idea. Thanks

@Monet: Yeah, great that you want to join. :)
No - we all just have the same 12 terms on how each of us can choose a book.

For example:
term 2: a book which was made for/ into a TV Series
And then eveyone can choose a book he wants in this category. Maybe I would choose Gossip Girl, you would choose Vampires Diaries and Roshini would choose another book + tv series.

Got the idea?


message 7: by Monet (new)

Monet St. Louis | 17 comments yes i get it thanks! ok so we need 3 more terms. ok i will think and get back to you guys :D


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) What about:

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,...)


message 9: by Monet (new)

Monet St. Louis | 17 comments ohh. those are good! i just thought of a few

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

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

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

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


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Oh, great.
I really like the first two categories you postest. They are great. (Oh notrea dame *sweet*)

A book where a animal is the main character - that's though! Do you know a book with that category?


message 11: by Monet (new)

Monet St. Louis | 17 comments oh yeah, 101 Dalmatians, water-ship down, animal farm, the animals of farthing wood, call of the wild, white fang, black beauty, charlotte's web, fantastic mr. fox.

there are a lot of them . i mean you don't have to use it as one of them, it was just an idea.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) I think about it but when we have many categories to chose from in the end of the month, that I don't know if this catergory will make it to the twelve. We'll see what ideas will come up till then and decide when its time.


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This sound interresting. Do they all have to be YA for this challenge?


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) no - that's totally not important. It can all be - it's your choice you've to make - the book just have to fit the cagetorie.


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Ok, goodie! Im probably gonna give it a go then! :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) that would be great! Love to hear that :)


message 17: by Tina ♥ Bookaholic (last edited Nov 07, 2011 01:09PM) (new)

Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh that would be great, thanks bluemoon. The more-the better :)

And we also want to link everyone who is participating the challenge. I'll make a MAIN POST on 25 of december where I put everyone in and then I'll update this post so everyone who click on this post can visit also the reviews of all the other challenge-joiners.

Got the idea? :)


message 18: by Tina ♥ Bookaholic (last edited Nov 09, 2011 04:56AM) (new)

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

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


message 19: by Diane (last edited Nov 09, 2011 03:38AM) (new)

Diane (dyniy) | 3 comments This sounds like it's going to be a great challenge. I can't wait for 2012 to get started on it. ;-)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Great to hear! Hope you've fun while choosing the box for each category (for me I guess that will be the most fun part :p )


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 22: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Nov 10, 2011 01:02PM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments This sounds interesting but I will have to think about it and see how it will work with other challenges I want to do. I want to cross challenge as much as possible and I don't want to overwhelm myself. I am trying to make a list of all the books I want to read next year and it is already making my head spin!

I have a lot of books that will work. It depends which categories get chosen.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) hey guys,

whats up? Have you already decide if you want to join and if yes, have you already made a list of the books you want to read??
please send me your list to:

martina.bookaholic@gmx.net

thanks


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic)

‚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: 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


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Okay I have a good question. If we find a classic we want to read and more than one film was made based on the book and one was after 1990 can we use it? If not I can probably put Huck Finn under favorite actor because it has a very young Elijah Wood. Now I just have to find the movie! Oh my... that won't be easy. I want to read Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. They definitely qualify for classics!


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) yeah, if a book was made into a movie more often than just once - of course, you can decide which movie you want to watch. It's all your choices :)
And I know - I hade also a hard time pick the books/movies, but I also liked it :)


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Martina ♥ Bookaholic wrote: "yeah, if a book was made into a movie more often than just once - of course, you can decide which movie you want to watch. It's all your choices :)
And I know - I hade also a hard time pick the boo..."


Thanks so much! I think I may try to do this challenge. It will give me an excuse to read more books and watch movies. Maybe I can work this out. I am going to post a tentative list here and when I am decided I will send you a finished list before the new year. :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) That's great to hear. Just take your time and tell me till end of the year. If you have a blog you also can send me your blog adresse and I'll make a link to it. do you have one?
Waiting for you list, and I'm curious which books you'll choose :D


message 30: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Nov 23, 2011 05:06PM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments My Tentative List: (may change if other books work better for other challenges)

Book2Movie Challenge:
1. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
2. Dearly Devoted Dexter
3. Blood and Chocolate (are werewolves animal enough? lol)
4. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Cusack <3 )
5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1993 film)
6. Red Riding Hood
7. The Reader
8. P.S. I Love You
9. The Outsiders (gang violence)
10. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2009 film)
11. Everything Is Illuminated (substituted bonus category here)
12. City of Bones (May read the whole series for this one! I hear it is really good. )

What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) by Jeff Lindsay Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright The Reader by Bernhard Schlink P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern The Outsiders by Susan E. Hinton The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

This is a good chance for me to read some classics and the books for movies I have seen as well as some banned and challenged books. It took me hours (on and off) to make this list. I still can't find a futuristic one set 100 years or more in the future.

ETA: I don't know what is up with that Dexter cover...

My blog is:
http://jenreadsya.blogspot.com
As you can see... i haven't posted much lately so hopefully this will help with that!


message 31: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) count me in


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) @Jen: Hy, I've put your list to the post and linked your blog to it. Would you check it if I did everything correctly?
http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co...
and would you also be so kind and put the Button 'Book2Movie' Challenge to your blog (you can grab it from the post) Thanks :)

@Pragya: Great. Please send me your list per mail: martina.bookaholic@gmx.net

thanks


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) He Jen,

I just wanted to ask you if you've already seen the main post for the movie challenge http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co...

Would be great if you could take a look and then tell me if I put in everything correctly and if you would be so kind and put the button 'book2movie' challenge on your blog sidebar with the link to this post (you can grab the button from the main post) Thanks :)

greetings tina


message 34: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Nov 27, 2011 07:52AM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Thanks. I haven't been back to this thread lately. I will go do that now and grab the button. I need to update my blog anyway! :)

ETA: I clicked on one of the links for my name and it worked. As long as they are all the same it should be fine. :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) hihi, yes - I've made every link to your blog with the same adress - so it should work :)

Thanks for putting the button to your blog and everything good for you blog... tell me when you're ready with updating :)
see you


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments I just went and did some stuff on my blog. It looks better now. I hope to post more in the new year. :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) yes, I looks definitly better now. I like it when its colorful and there is happening something...


message 38: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) Martina ♥ Bookaholic wrote: "@Jen: Hy, I've put your list to the post and linked your blog to it. Would you check it if I did everything correctly?
http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co......"


Oh, I already mailed you the list


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) oh, sorry pragya,

I'll take a look, maybe I've missed it. I'll tell you when I've updated the list. thanks for the info *sorry*


message 40: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) Martina ♥ Bookaholic wrote: "oh, sorry pragya,

I'll take a look, maybe I've missed it. I'll tell you when I've updated the list. thanks for the info *sorry*"


Hey, no problem.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) okay, I'm updating it now - a question? Do you have also a blog or not? how's the adresse?


message 42: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) Martina ♥ Bookaholic wrote: "okay, I'm updating it now - a question? Do you have also a blog or not? how's the adresse?"

No, I don't have a blog. I'm sorry I didn't know that was essential.


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) It's not essential. I just asked so I could have linked your blog. There are also other who haven't a blog. so no propblem :)


Tina ♥ Bookaholic (martinabookaholic) Hy Pragya,
I've updated the list now - you can take a look and tell me if I've put in everything correctly. Thanks

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


message 45: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) Martina ♥ Bookaholic wrote: "Hy Pragya,
I've updated the list now - you can take a look and tell me if I've put in everything correctly. Thanks

http://martinabookaholic.wordpress.co...-..."


It's perfect! Thanks.


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