Posts Tagged 'MadeN2Movies'

High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby
List Price: $14.00
Published in 1996
ISBN-10: 1-57322-551-7

I think this is one of the first times I have seen John Cusack in a movie. I enjoyed it. This is like Spitfire Grill, or Fargo. So, what other movies/films have you seen that you know what a book before it was a movie?

This is an auto post. I’ll be in California until August 5. I hope to met my favorite authors and get a signed copy of their books.

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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
by H.g. Bissinger
List Price: $15.95
Published in 2000
ISBN-10: 0-306-80990-7

I saw this film on my flight back from the Philippines to attend my youngest sister’s wedding. The movie was moving and good. It’s got Denzel Washington in it. I like his movies because I have not seen one where I thought it was a waste of my time. This was made into a TV series also, but I have not seen that.

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The Hours
by Michael Cunningham

List Price: $13.00

Published in 2002

ISBN-10: 0-312-30506-0   

Pulitzer Prize Winner

I’m still on my made-into-movies (MadeN2Movies) books. This one has was very compelling. When I was younger, I don’t think I’d be interested in this movie. I used to watch fairy tales only in any form, as long as I am guaranteed a happy ending. It’s all I watch. This one was a story about three women whose lives are entertwined by Virginia Wolfe’s novel as she writes Mrs. Dalloway. They are from different times, but somehow, the story weaves seamlessly between them.

The Hours was nominated for nine Academy Awards® and won for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also nominated for seven Golden Globes and won for Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama.

If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, here’s your chance. I just actually finished Michael Cunningham’s other book, which was also a movie with Colin Farrel on it. I often wonder how a book gets discovered and made into movies.

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Girl With a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
List Price: $21.95
Published in 2000
ISBN-10: 0-525-94527-X

I haven’t actually read the book, but only because I’ve seen the movie. It’s Colin Firth *sigh*. Why is he so sexy? I could watch all kinds of movie with him in it. I prefer watching him as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I like him as Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary.  Is there anyone left on this planet that haven’t read this book? If you haven’t, stay tuned, I’ll post my copy here for giveaway soon.

I love this movie. If this book is even half as colorful as the movie, then it will be a treat reading it. It’s not that I won’t read it, I’m listening to it in audio. BTW, my friend, Vicki, from Germany sent me an address book with this cover. It’s just so beautiful, I’m not sure I want to write in it because then it’s won’t be perfect anymore, right? You can look at the picture here. Inside the address book are tidbits about Vermeer. I really like that.

I just finished listening to Midwives. What a compelling story. I noticed that I have listened to and enjoyed stories narrated by children, or mainly in a teenager’s voice. Alice Siebold’s Lovely Bones, Jennifer Donnelly’s A Nothern Light come to mind. Do you know of others? I find that I like these stories.

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Under the Tuscan Sun
by Frances Mayes
Published in 1997

Have you seen the movie? It’s with Diane Lane, and she’s paired up with this really gorgeous wet-your-knickers actor, Raoul Bova. I have a friend who’s into him, big time. Check out her ‘research’ here, here, and here.

If you have not read the book, I got a copy here. If you don’t know anything about this book, read an excerpt here. Can’t wait to win this book? Check out this author’s other books.

From Publishers Weekly
Mayes’s favorite guide to Northern Italy allots seven pages to the town of Cortona, where she owns a house. But here she finds considerably more to say about it than that, all of it so enchanting that an armchair traveler will find it hard to resist jumping out of the chair and following in her footsteps. The recently divorced author is euphoric about the old house in the Tuscan hills that she and her new lover renovated and now live in during summer vacations and on holidays. A poet, food-and-travel writer, Italophile and chair of the creative writing department at San Francisco State University, Mayes is a fine wordsmith and an exemplary companion whose delight in a brick floor she has just waxed is as contagious as her pleasure in the landscape, architecture and life of the village. Not the least of the charms of her book are the recipes for delicious meals she has made. Above all, her observations about being at home in two very different cultures are sharp and wise.
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