Day 18: Favorite screen adaptations- The Great Gatsby, She’s the Man (Based off Twelfth Night), Macbeth ft. Patrick Stewart, and Romeo and Juliet ft. Claire Danes and Leo DiCaprio
I loved the adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Though it may not fit the plot to the letter, the similarities are striking and the presentation is ridiculously entertaining.
The versions of Macbeth and R &J are both highly symbolic and I really enjoyed the gritty and unique way they were produced.
Gatsby made the list purely because it was SO close to the book that I had almost no complaints. Other than the neglect for color symbolism, which was so apparent in the text, the movie followed the plot-line to the letter. I was impressed, entertained and fulfilled as a reader.
I loved this book and still do. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine is the story of two sisters, best friends but complete opposites. When strong, courageous Meryl gets sick, Addie must go on a journey of mythical proportions to save her sister and herself.
Honorable mentions include:The Junie B. Jones series by Barbra Park, A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket, the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer and Eragon by Christopher Paolini Continue reading Book Selfie Challenge Days 3-5!→
Day 1: Currently reading The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson .
I’m about three quarters of the way through and LOVING it. Planning on finishing it today, or at least getting close!
Day 2: Your favorite picture book as a kid
That would be, Time For Bed by Mem Fox and illustrated by Jane Dyer.
My parents and I used to read this before bed each night, to the point where I had pretty-much memorized it. The illustrations are beautiful and endearing, and it’s a tradition I plan to continue with my children.