Although there will be a wrap-up post for the 2013 challenge later, I’d like to thank everyone who participated for making this challenge such fun that I can’t wait to host it again next year. Plus, can you believe all of the movies based on books that came out this year?! Doing this challenge, I’ve been amazed at the number of book to movie adaptations there are and I’ve loved seeing some great books brought to life on screen.
Like last year, the rules are simple and few. I’ll post a linky where you can share your reviews, but this thing works on the honor system. If you want to challenge yourself to only watch movies coming out this year or to make sure you always read the book and watch the movie during 2014, that’s great. But I won’t hold you to it 🙂 Personally, I usually count two hours of a TV show as enough to call it watched since that’s about as long as most movies. Again though, this challenge is all about having fun, so it’s really up to you.
To enter, just click through to the linky at the bottom of this post and link to a post on your blog mentioning the challenge and the challenge level you’re attempting. You can change challenge levels at any time and the challenge levels are the same as last year:
Movie Fan – read 3 books and watch their movies
Movie Devotee – read 6 books and watch their movies
Movie Lover – read 9 books and watch their movies
Movie Aficionado – read 12 books and watch their movies
Movie Auteur – read 24 books and watch their movies
This year, I’ve decided to make this a little more fun by adding a giveaway at some point during the year (NOT contingent on progress in the challenge), as well as a few read-a-longs (The Maze Runner in September anyone?). Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. Add an e-mail to the linky if you want my quarterly check-in posts e-mailed to you. Otherwise, feel free to put gibberish in that spot since inlinkz won’t let you leave it blank. Happy reading and watching!
Picture Credits: background photo from lusi, font source here, some design using this site
Hi, I’m in. Looks like fun!
Wonderful! Thanks for joining in 🙂
I will be signing up soon. That is a great image for the challenge.
I was pretty excited about the picture 🙂 Thanks for joining in!
Debz @ Debz Bookshelf
Just signed up! Super excited! Still working on reading and watching the rest for this years challenge. Fingers crossed I finish in time!
Yay, thanks for joining in! I’ve still got a number of challenges to finish up to. Good luck with yours 🙂
I still have two reviews to do from this year (one almost finished, plus going to see Catching Fire this weekend), but I’ll jump on board for next year. I’ll have to think about what level to join, though!
I’m actually going to have to scramble to finish this challenge myself! I’m glad you’ll be joining in next year 🙂
Well, you can definitely count me in for the Aficionado level Katie it’s been great fun – thanks for looking after us!
Thanks for participating! I just sent you an e-mail to the e-mail address wordpress gives about possibly co-hosting since it’s been such fun having you join in this year 🙂 If you don’t get the e-mail and that sounds like something you might be interested in, just let me know what e-mail I should be contacting you at and I’ll send it again.
Just replied 🙂
Does book length matter? IE Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a children’s book but made into movie or Spookly the Square Pumpkin is another childrens book book that was made into a movie. Just asking because I think it would be great to do this with my 6 year old learning disabled son and get his opinions on the books vs movies.
Any length is definitely ok. I think doing this with your son is a brilliant idea! I enjoy seeing books come to life in movies so I love the idea of kids getting to experience that too 🙂
Super excited to be participating in this reading challenge!
Thanks for joining in! I’m excited to get started 🙂
Christine @Buckling Bookshelves
Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for signing up 🙂
I’m excited about this challenge as it correlates to a challenge I have on another site. I’m aiming small for 3 books/movies.
That’s great! I love to sign up for a bunch of challenges so it’s always to find books that I can double count. Thanks for joining in!
Thanks for hosting this challenge!
Thanks for joining in! 🙂
Hi, will a book count if I’m reading it now before the movie is out?
Absolutely! I always try to read books before seeing the movie so I think getting the book finished before the movie out is great! In general, this is a really laid back challenge, so anything you want to count is fine by me 🙂
Thanks. I’m reading “Gone Girl”right now. The movie is out in October. Next I will read “Divergent” before the movie next month. I have a few other books to read that will alsi be movies later this year. I just read “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” The movie of that one came out about two years ago.
That sounds like a great selection! I’d also like to read Gone Girl this year 🙂
Hi, will you be doing this challenge again this year? I plan to read at least one more book to movie (probably “Unbroken” or “Serena”) before I close out the challenge for this year. I will definitely be back if you do it in 2015. I’m in a book club that is currently reading books that are being made into movies so I will have plenty for this challenge.
Of course I mean next year!
Honestly, probably not. I think I’ll see if Sergio at Tipping My Fedora (https://bloodymurder.wordpress.com/) wants to host by himself next year. I’d really enjoy hosting some read-alongs or something where there’s more interaction between participants, but hosting the challenge hasn’t proved to be as social as I would have liked. I’ll let you know what ends up happening 🙂
Hi, have you decided if the challenge will be on next year? Meanwhile, I’m posting my wrap-up post for this year.
I’m definitely not going to host next year, but I haven’t yet talked to Sergio about whether or not he wants to go on with it on his own. I do plan on posting a wrap-up in the next few days though and I hope to have any info from Sergio by then.