Saturday, January 31, 2009

Movie Version or Novel Version

WHAT ARE YOU reading right now? I have so many books to read that it's hard to balance all the writing I do and still find time to read. Currently, I'm in the middle of enjoying, The Thorn Birds and having seen the mini-series all those years ago on television, it brings the book to life as if I were watching Rachel Ward and Richard Chamberlin in their roles as Meggie and Father Ralph.

Do you like to read the book first or see the movie? I enjoy reading the book first and then seeing if the movie lives up to the authors writing. Some books ending I have liked better than the movie and sometimes I like the movie ending better than the book ending. I found that The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult that I liked the movie ending better than the book. Also, the book by Dan Brown, The Davinci Code, I preferred the movie ending to the book version. Stephen King's novel, The Dead Zone, explained the first half of the book rather quickly, but left the ending intact.


Here's the list I book that are on my list to read: Think I'll finish them all this year? Have you read any of these?

The Reader
by Bernhard Schlink

I Know This Much Is True
by Wally Lamb

by Ian McEwan

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

by Ann Patchett

For Whom The Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
To Have and Have Not

by Alice Munro

The Painted Drum
by Louise Erdrich

Night and Day
by Virginia Woolf

** Tell me which ones you have read and I'll add you to my blogroll.


  1. Does it count if I listen to them on audio? Run and The Reader. BTW you forgot me on your blogroll. I'm with you on PumpUp list.
    Jo Ann Hernandez

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