Bout of Books 17: Progress

Bout of BooksMonday 8/22

What I read: David D. Levine, Arabella of Mars — pp. 229-260.

Challenge: Book to Movie at Writing My Own Fairy Tale

“Clueless” is one of my all-time favorite movies, and it just happens to be a magnificent adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma! Although some aspects of the film are gloriously ’90s-tastic (the clothes, the slang, the soundtrack), the movie actually stays quite faithful to the novel’s original plot. And of course I can’t pick just ONE favorite adaptation, so I have to mention Kenneth Branagh’s “Much Ado About Nothing” as well! It’s gorgeous and exuberant and playful and just a joy to watch. On the other hand, I HATED Ron Howard’s live-action version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The 30-minute cartoon is a lovely holiday classic, but this remake absolutely did not need to happen!

Clueless movie posterMuch Ado About Nothing movie posterHow the Grinch Stole Christmas movie poster

Tuesday 8/23

What I read: David D. Levine, Arabella of Mars — pp. 261-348. Book 1 completed!
Julianne Donaldson, Edenbrooke — pp. 1-116.

Wednesday 8/24

What I read: Julianne Donaldson, Edenbrooke–pp. 117-255. Book 2 completed!

Challenge: Show Off Your Shelves at Bout of Books

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Thursday 8/25

What I read: Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven — pp. 3-51

Challenge: Titles in the Tabloids at The Book Junkie

I chose the book Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine, and my tabloid headline is: “Murder! Mutiny! Martians! Runaway Teen Tells All.” The book is a good fit for this challenge because so many dramatic adventures take place! ☺️

Friday 8/26

This was a lost day for me…I read maybe one page of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven. Hopefully I’ll do better over the weekend!

Saturday 8/27

What I read: Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven — pp. 52-67

Sunday 8/28

What I read: Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven — pp. 69-116

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