July 13, 2010

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: My Mini Challenge

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

The Once Upon a Read-a-Thon is hosted by Pure Imagination, Candace's Book Blog and Reading Angel.

I'm hosting a mini challenge/activity today for the read-a-thon and I wanted to make it about something that my sister and I never agree about:

"Books made into Movies"
I love to watch movies based on books even if the movie is totally different than the book. I know this bothers a lot of people like my sister. I just get very excited when I hear a book that I love will be made into a movie or a TV show, I love it!

Some examples of movies/TV shows that are very different from the books and I really enjoy watching them are:
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

So here are the details:

*You must be signed up for the read-a-thon*

In the comments tell me the name of a book or series that you would love to see get made into a movie or a TV show and your cast choices for the main characters. You can even make a little mini post if you want and post pics/links, go to storycasting.com, or just tell me your choices in the comments, it's up to you. Just make sure you post on the comments the links or your answer and leave an email address so I can contact you!!

*Winner will be chosen by random.org this Friday 7/16 and will get to pick one (1) book under $20 from The Book Depository*

34 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

Decided to get one of the challenges out of the way early. I posted a mini challenge post casting Wondrous Strange and Darklight by Lesley Livingston.

here is the link

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-to-movie-mini-challenge.html

amandawk said...

Here is my link:
http://talesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-mini-challenge.html

Thanks for the mini challenge and prize!

vivimarie said...

I posted a mini-challenge post using Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.
here's my link

http://burningfirewithinmyheart-vivimarie.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-to-movie-mini-challenge.html

here's my email:
[email protected]

Morgan said...

I would really love to see Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty made into a movie because I love that series. For the casting, I would like Jessica Darling to be played by Kristin Stewart and Marcus Flutie to be played by Gavin Mason (Spinner in Degrassi: The Next Generation). I think both of these actors would work very well for the parts.

my email:
smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thanks for hosting this mini challenge

Ashley's Bookshelf said...

Wow this is harder than I thought it would be. I guess I would choose City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

As far as the main characters:

Clary - the girl that played Victoria in Eclipse - Bryce Dallas Howard

Jace - Riley that played in Eclipse - Xavier Samuel

I know this might not sound as good but it was hard trying to find people that I thought looked the part.

Thanks for the challenge!

Margi said...

Here's my response to your challenge!

http://maverickcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-mini-challenge.html

Thanks for the fun!

aprilnichole.com said...

I did Vampire Academy Series since it was recently announced that the rights for it had been bought.

http://aprilnichole.com/2010/07/13/once-upon-a-read-a-thon-mini-challenge/

theapri[email protected]

Cade Crowley said...

13 to Life by Shannon Delany: StoryCasting Link

Cade
[email protected]
Braintasia Books

Lena said...

The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. I think it's already optioned for a movie, but I'd like to see it now! :D

Keenan- Chace Crawford
Ash- Alexis Bledel
Donia- Taylor Momsen
Niall- Jensen Ackles
Irial- Johnny Depp
Seth- Jared Leto (a younger one, hahaha)

Thanks, Cynthia!

email: addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I would make The Devouring series into a movie. I made a post on my blog with my dream cast:

http://ahauntofancientpeace.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-books-to-movie-mini.html

Thanks,
Nikki
[email protected]

Adriana said...

I chose Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel. Here's a link to my post.

http://aivbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-challenge-2-update.html

Kailia Sage said...

Here's mine:http://readingthebestofthebest.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-mini-challenge-day_2660.html

twilightforever.edward(at)gmail(dot)com

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

This is not going to be particularly original, but I'll go with The Hunger Games.
Katniss: Emily Browning
Peeta: Hunter Parrish
Gale: Aaron Johnson

Alessandra
outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

ham1299 said...

I added mine to the daily update. Scroll to where it says "challenge" to find mine.

http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/07/13/once-upon-a-read-a-thon-day-2/

bkobsessed17 said...

Mine is for the How To Run Series by Simone Elkeles!

http://www.storycasting.com/usercast.aspx?id=41caeb6b-16d9-4941-96e9-0e0c904a194e

[email protected]

Heather said...

This was my first time picking actors and it was a lot fun. Thanks for the challenge.
http://www.abibliophilesparadise.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-update-and-mini.html

[email protected]

The Mistress of the Dark said...

This was hard. I picked Nick Hornby's Juliet Naked.

http://achickwhoreads.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-mini-challenge-4.html

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I keep forgetting my email: [email protected]

aLmYbNeNr said...

Here is my answer to the mini challenge: Mini Challenge.

My email is amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com

throuthehaze said...

The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

http://throuthehaze-reads.blogspot.com/2010/07/day-2-blog-about-nothing-mini-challenge.html

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Amy said...

This was a fun challenge! I chose a kids' book because I was kinda in a hurry. Here is my entry: http://daydreamingbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-mini-challenge-6.html.

My email is [email protected]

Birdie said...

Woot! This was a real challenge for me, but a lot of fun too. I chose Kostova's The Historian

Here's my link: http://featherednest-birdie.blogspot.com/2010/07/cynthia-at-blog-about-nothing-is.html

And my email is gradhgaelmochridhe [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen said...

I am turning the pages through Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, so here's my attempt:

Grace: Spencer Locke
Sam: Logan Lerman
Isabel: Dakota Fanning
Cole: Skandar Keynes

It was fun looking and thanks!

Karen said...

Darn! My email:
kbklibrary(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

Hey!
Here is my link for who I would cast in Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols.

http://totalbookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/07/read-thon-update-2-mini-challenges.html

totalbookaholic[at]hotmail[dot]com

ylime1981 said...

What a great question! Here's my blog post:

http://itsjustlifeasiknowit.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-day-2-mini.html

ylime1981 said...

oops, my email is ebdye1(at)gmail

Kristen said...

HEre's mine for Sorcerer of Sainte Felice:

http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/2010/07/once-upon-readathon-day-2.html

Truth Be Told Blog said...

I am dying to see the Iron Fey Series turned into a movie. I would die of utter happiness to one day see that on big screen.

I think Damien, the actor, dont know his name, from Vampire Diaries should play ash.

I also think Meghan should be played by the Alice in Wonderland chick.

Lastly my dear puck. I would love to see him played by this cutie that went to my highschool. Sorry no other idea. lol

Valorie at truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

The Book Owl said...

Here's my entry: http://thebookowl.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-update-2.html

McKenzie
mac.attack17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeff Reid said...

Wow, thanks for the push Cynthia! There are several titles mentioned here that we don't have on our site yet, so I'll submit these to The Crew and then report back when they're all on. Also, we would like the lit instructors for ages 13+ to consider using fantasy casting (and of course our site) as a great way to inject celebrity and movie fun into classics. Let us know what you want your class to cast, and we'll make sure it's available.

Jeff Reid
Creator
Storycasting.com
"for the movie in your mind"

Kate said...

I casted The Hunger Games, because I want me voice to be heard! :)

http://www.sithereandread.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-wrap-up.html

sithereandread (at) gmail (dot) com

Jada said...

Hunger Games by Suzzane Collions
heres my link http://jada7-moonlightreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/once-upon-read-thon-update-and-mini.html

cynthial11 said...

Thanks everyone for participating, you all had some great choices for the cast on all these books! =)

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