Still plugging away? I've been so wrapped up in events around home and reading books for review that I've fallen way behind on most of my challenges. I got lucky tonight and happened to catch the movie adaptation of William Styron's Sophie's Choice. We saw the movie when it was released (why, yes, I am that old). It was one of the first movies my husband and I saw after we got married - nothing like a little dysfunctional love story to get you started off right! Of course, I had to rush out and get the book and read it as well. I don't keep many of the books I read, knowing I'm highly unlikely to ever find the time to re-read any of them with so many interesting books out there. But Sophie's Choice is one I did keep. It more than lived up to the movie - the splendid Southern feel of the narrative, the strong characters, the incredible emotional story. Have you ever read the book or seen the movie?
Leave a comment for any books you've read/movie adaptations you've seen in April/May/June/July.
Books played a big part in the television show "The Gilmore Girls." Rory was an avid reader. When Rory and Lorelai were going to Europe, Rory wanted to bring 12 books. Mind you, she was carrying everything in a backpack. Recently, a friend sent me a link to an episode-by-episode listing of all of the books seen, read, or mentioned in the series and the idea for a challenge was born. The good news is that there should be something in this for everyone. Rory and company read everything from Homer to Dan Brown and poetry to social commentary. The challenge will officially run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. You can begin reading now and anything that you're not more than half way through right now can be counted. Crossover books from other challenges are allowed. A lot of the books on the list have also been made into movies and those will count as well. Audio books also count.