Monday, November 5, 2007

Book to Movie Challenge Wrap-Up


I finished this challenge much faster than I thought it would. Probably because it was so much fun! Thanks to Callista at SMS Book Reviews for hosting! And I look forward to participating in the Jewish Literature challenge!

My finished challenge books are:

and one extra
Unfortunately, the only movie I got around to watching was The Hours. The rest are on my Netflix queue, and I am patiently waiting for the DVD release of The Namesake on November 27. So I can't really say how most of the movies compare to the books.

The best book: I liked all of these books, but I think the Namesake just squeaks out on top.
What book could I have done without: I liked them all.
Any new authors? They are all new to me!
What did you learn -- about anything -- through this challenge? I seem to read a lot of books that have been made into movies--more than I realize. If there's a next time, I might delve into a non-fiction book that has been turned into a documentary or movie.

7 comments:

Eva said...

Congrats on finishing! I loved The Namesake, enjoyed The Hours, and liked Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (I wanted to love it, but the ending disappointed me). I've only seen the movie for le Divorce, but I thought it was a sweet little chick flick. Of course, I love Kate Hudson!

I've read two of my books, and the third is Daniel Deronda, which I've just started.

Booklogged said...

Wow, I didn't know any of those were made into movies. I'll have to add them to my Netflix que.

Not too many days til that baby comes. So very exciting!

Dewey said...

Congratulations on finishing a challenge. And OMG THE BABY IS COMING SO SOON! I keep checking your ticker every time I'm here and getting excited!

Literary Feline said...

It is amazing how many books have been made into movies, isn't it? Congratulations on completing the challenge!

Nyssaneala said...

eva - I'm looking forward to watching Le Divorce, it looks like it 's a cute movie. And I am a fan of both Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts.

booklogged - A while back I discovered a fairly extensive website that lists all the movies made from books: http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/movies/.
It's not complete, though, I found it is missing the Balzac movie.

dewey - Aww, thanks. The days are starting to drag by a little slowly. I wouldn't mind if she decided to come, oh, today!

wendy - Thanks!

iliana said...

Woot-woot! You did it and you even got in an extra one. Good for you. I wanted to see The Namesake movie but never made it to the theater on time. I will have to rent it.

John Mutford said...

Didn't they do an amzing job adapting The Hours? It was such a psychological book I wouldn't have believed a movie possible.