Welcome and well done! You are almost there! We have finally reached Hour 22, and this hour I am hosting the mini-challenge!
This is my first time hosting, but I have gathered together some fantabulous prizes linked to the movie theme.
The challenge this hour involves a few different things.
- Step 1: Select a book – be it the one you are currently reading, or a one read since the start of the readathon. FYI, the rest of the challenge involves keeping your post spoiler free, or at least clearly warned for.
- Step 2: Imagine this book was being made into a movie. Write a blog post/comment answering the following:- Who would you cast and why? (if book is already a movie, voice your opinion on casting and who you would have picked)- What music would you like on the soundtrack?- Director?- Scenes you would delete and why? Scenes you would add and why?
- Step 3: Post your blog entry link in the comments with your sign-up name / write your entry as a comment with your sign-up name.
Feel free to answer as many or as few of the questions as you feel like. So long as you pick one, I don’t mind.
There are 3 prizes available here. 2 will be given randomly, whereas the top prize will be given to an entry I judge to be awesome.
Top Prize is this Film bundle which includes 2 books on film LEGEND Charlie Chaplin, and Paul Merton’s book on the Silent era’s comedy films. The Chaplin books are 1 x photobook looking at his life and work, and 1 x book looking in depth at his film ‘City Lights’ published by the BFI.
Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer
The book that is also a film, written and starring Chris Colfer (of Glee fame) about an ambitious wanna-be journalist muddling through high school. It’s quite a fun read, and is one of the random prizes available today.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The 2nd random prize this hour is a book that was made into a film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. The 2nd of the random prizes.
This challenge is open to readathonners from anywhere as I am willing to ship internationally (though there may be a slight wait until I can get your prizes out to you)
Finally, just because, I thought I would mention my little charity fundraising thing. I am currently staying up the full 24 hours for charity, raising money for the orphans of the Japanese tsunami in 2011, with Aid for Japan. If anyone is interested in donating any amount, large or small, please consider checking out http://www.justgiving.com/rachelcabbit
All that remains is to say best of luck and I look forward to reading about your books being turned into films!