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Book to Movie Challenge Check-In

Hi all! I can’t believe it’s October already and we’re three-quarters of the way through the Book to Movie Challenge! I’m finally starting to get caught up, having read eight books and watched six movies (review of The Count of Monte Cristo movie to come). So far, I think my favorite movie was The King’s Speech  and my favorite book was Sense and Sensibility. And now on to how everyone else is doing!
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Sense and Sensibility

37558Title: Sense and Sensibility
Editor: Jane Austen
Source: library
Rating: ★★★★☆
Review Summary: Austen’s writing is funny, beautiful, and engaging but I was sometimes disappointed by the sparse descriptions.

Originally titled Elinor and Marianne, in a way the book was still named after it’s two main characters. Elinor is eminently sensible, always putting her own feelings second to looking out for her mother and sister. Elinor is the exact opposite, entirely focused on her own sensibility and feelings with a complete lack of concern for the practical. Despite their dissimilarity, both sisters will face similar challenges as they navigate society trying to find love. Continue reading

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Books to Movie Giveaway Hop! Win a Signed Copy of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Hi all and welcome to the Book to Movies Giveaway Hop! Given the Book to Movie challenge I’m hosting this year, I thought this hop sounded like a great fit. The hop is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am  A Reader, Not A Writer. For the hop, I’m very excited to tell you that this is Doing Dewey’s first signed giveaway! At the Rochester Teen Book Festival I was lucky to meet David Levithan, so today I’m giving away a signed, paperback copy of Nick and Norah’s Infinite PlaylistI am ashamed to admit that I haven’t read it yet (I’m a bad book blogger, I know!) but I hope to have done so by the end of the hop. Click on the rafflecopter link below to enter and the continue hop link to visit the many other great bloggers on the hop. My giveaway is US only but some of the others are international.

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Book to Movie Challenge Check-In

Hi all! We are officially at the halfway point in the Book to Movie challenge! Well, halfway through the year anyway. Personally, I’m a quarter of the way through my challenge, having read and reviewed Starship Troopers, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Jane Eyre. I haven’t loved any of them as much as some adaptations I saw last year, but hopefully things will pick up with my next book-to-movie read (I’m thinking The King’s Speech). Now, on to how everyone else is doing! Continue reading

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A New Year’s Eve Wrap-up

I finished all my challenges this year! Woo! So this is just a quick wrap-up post reporting in on the results for each challenge and whether or not it’s happening next year.

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Eat, Pray, Love – A Bookish Movie Review

At the beginning, I was really impressed with this movie. The casting was great – and I don’t just say that because I love Julia Roberts. She was a great choice to capture the author’s self-deprecating sense of humor, but all the other actors were well-chosen too. The movie has a much greater appeal as a travel memoir because of the beautiful scenery. And the movie did an amazing job wordlessly conveying feelings like the author’s love of Italian food and the potential for romance with her Italian tutor. Continue reading

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