Lit Flicks Challenge

Litflicks150x150Saw this Lit Flicks Challenge on Stacey's blog and decided it looked like fun.

The idea?  Read five books that have been made into movies and then watch at least two of the movies--all by February 28, 2009.

I decided to pick movie/book combos where I haven't seen/read at least one or the other.  (After all, if I had just picked Harry Potter 1-5 what would have been the point?)  I couldn't quite narrow myself down to five, so--since there are six months in the challenge anyway--I picked six movie/book pairs.  I'm also planning to watch all the movies instead of just two.  (Why?  I don't know, why not?)  My list....

I haven't seen the movie or read the books of the first three.  (Yes, I know, the fact that I haven't seen Brokeback Mountain yet--given that it's practically a cultural icon and I'm a big Heath Ledger fan--is a little shocking.)  I've seen (and love) both About a Boy and What Dreams May Come, but I haven't read the books.  I've read the play M. Butterfly (and it's one of my favorites) but I've never seen the movie (which I think I'm going to have to order on VHS, because I can't find a DVD version anywhere).

First up for September will be Brokeback Mountain.  Follow the link above it you're interested in joining in!