Guess what, kids! It's time for another giveaway, courtesy of Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer, and Sweeping the USA. The theme is "books to movies," so the prizes available for winners are books that were made into movies. Simple, non?
I signed up for this one immediately because some of my favorite books have been made into films. Although I love movies - a LOT - the books are always better.
If you win my portion of the giveaway, you get to choose which of these books-made-into-movies you'd like:
The Godfather by Mario Puzzo.
If you've seen the first two movies, then you know the story. The movie versions are brilliant, and perhaps the only exception to the caveat of book being better than film. If you enjoy books about dysfunctional families and the Mob, this is an excellent choice, should you win.
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The movie. Oh, the movie. I loved the movie so much that I almost didn't want to read the book version. It turned out that my fears were for nought, because the book is hysterically entertaining. Helen Fielding knew her character, and it shows.
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Oh, people. If you have not read this, you absolutely must. Now, I will be honest and tell you that I judge - and judge severely - those who read this book and do not like it. I might just find you wanting. It is not an easy read, nor is it quick. But it is beautiful, lyrical and will stick with you for years. Absolutely sublime.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Meet the reason why I became a high school English teacher (the second reason is the previous book). This novel is everything: romance, intrigue, societal examination, family drama, and wit. I tell my male students that Mr. Darcy sets a high bar, and if they want to know how to get a woman and keep a woman, they best take notes. If you have not read this one, shame on you.
I can be persuaded to give a copy of The Hunger Games or East of Eden, or even The Blind Side, if you'd prefer one of those.
The winner will receive a digital copy of his or her choice of one of the above mentioned novels, and has seventy-two hours to respond to the email notification regarding winning the giveaway.
Good luck to all of you, and please check out the other blogs. There are some fantastic prizes to be had!
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