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Penny

A wonderful list.
My book group read Mudbound last year. We had a most excellent discussion of it. It is a powerful story. I'm not sure if I want to watch it.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir has been a favorite movie of mine since I first saw it as a teenager. I have always wanted to read the book and will be interested in your thoughts on it.

Danielle

I have heard good things about the book, Mudbound, but it seems a difficult topic to read about, so I can see why you might not want to watch the movie! The Ghost and Mrs Muir keeps popping up for me, so I think I need to read it at some point this year!

LindaY

GHOST AND MRS. MUIR, both book and movie, are lovely. Some of my favorite books to movies: AIRPORT, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, THE RIGHT STUFF, and BORN FREE.

LindaY

Oooh, and I forgot ADDIE PRAY, the basis for PAPER MOON. They only did half the book!

Kailana

I used to only watch something if I had read the book first. Nowadays I am so far behind, I don't hold myself to the same standards. lol

Kathy

This is a fun prompt! You certainly have plenty o choose from, and some I've not heard of before.

My two cents: I loved Where'd You Go, Bernadette--so will be on the lookout for the movie. I remember reading Logan's Run long ago, and just recently stumbled on the movie and watched a little bit of it (I had seen it before, again long ago). I've never read the book or seen the movie of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but now I want to. And I couldn't get into The Miniaturist.

The book to movie I want to see right now? The Story of Ferdinand! I loved it, read it to my son when he was little, and still have my copy. The animated movie looks really cute.

Danielle

I didn't know Born Free was from a book! I want to read The Ghost and Mrs Muir sometime this year--it has been on the top of my TBR for about a year now! I hate to say--I have not seen any of the movies--even The Right Stuff, which is pretty famous, I think! Thanks for the ideas.

Danielle

I like this idea--I have just requested the book via ILL! ;)

Danielle

I like to read the book first in most cases, but like you I am loosening that rule or else I would Never get to some movies--I sympathize! ;)

Danielle

It is--and when I 'assigned' themes to months I wasn't even thinking about the Oscars--but as they are this weekend it seems very fitting! I am hoping to read more than one book. I keep picking up Where'd You Go Bernadette--I know when it first came out it was hugely popular--I should look and see if there is a trailer yet for the movie to 'inspire' me. Maybe that is how I should choose--lol. You know, a lot of animated films are really pretty amazing and I see then occasionally--should really try and go to them more often.

Readerlane

What a fun prompt! Seems perfect for a film lover like you. I enjoyed Where Did You Go, Bernadette? but maybe not as much as I expected to, given the hype. And I’ll be checking out The Time Inbetween in Netflix as well as Mudbound. The Ghost and Mrs Muir has been on my wish list for awhile. Look forward to your prompt adventures this month, whatever you choose.. I’m still working on Homegoing for February, but my prompt for March is “A Country that Starts with I”. I usually read something Irish in March, but wanted to branch out. Possibilities include: Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel or Italy (or a translated memoir if I’m getting creative). My TBR pile(s) have books from Iceland (sagas), India, Iran, Ireland and Italy, and I’m leaning toward India and/or Italy: perhaps Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup or Invisible Cities by Ítalo Calvino. It’s fun to try something different ;)

Danielle

It was kind of an easy one--both to think up and to find books to match. I need to look at the trailer (or it is out yet) for the Where's You Go... I have owned the book for ages, but I picked a book by a Japanese author which is turning out to be quite charming. I really liked Homegoing, but it took me a while to work my way through--I think b/c it is more or less short stories. I like trying to find books that are not what you would expect for prompts--it is nice to push the boundaries a little bit. I think you will have lots of good choices for your "I" country/book. I had to look up the Swarup-I had not heard of him--though I think I did know Slumdog Millionaire was based on a book. Have fun choosing!

iliana

I really enjoyed Where'd You Go Bernadette and think it could make a good movie. Did not know about the Maria Duenas book that is now a series - interesting. I haven't read that particular book but have read another one of hers which I did like so I'm interested in her work!

Danielle

The Duenas book was made into a series and it streams on Netflix. It looks really good, so if that is an indication of how the story is--I really need to pick it up soon. I am going to check out a trailer for Where'd You Go Bernadette--maybe that will either make me pick up the book now, or set it back on the shelf for later. ;)

The Bald Librarian

Hello Miss,
Pardon my intrusion, but you've got a very engaging site here. It seems that lovely women comment most on your blog, so I hope you won't mind a man this time. I couldn't resist when I noticed your reference to the Ghost and Mrs. Muir. The World War II era book and the movie are truly one of my favorites, maybe even my favorite! I thought I was perhaps the only person left on earth who knew of their endearing existence. You'll not regret watching the movie or reading the book. Have a memorable week.

Danielle

Hello, you are not intruding at all and thank you for the comment. I have heard many good things about the book and the movie--I want to read/watch both of them so am always happy to know I am in for a treat! Personally I think some of the best books are these lost gems!

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