Sunday 15 February 2009

Sunday Salon - And the Winner is......

And the winner is ................................................................

Don't you just love award season. I am a big fan of all award show and just have to watch them, much to the despair of my husband. I have sat and enjoyed The Golden Globes and The Baftas and I am raring to go for the Oscars at the end of the month. I have a feeling though it will be Slumdog Millionaire sweeping the Oscars, with Mickey Rourke making a most welcome comeback and Kate Winslet hopefully finally winning an Oscar after six nominations.

I am hoping to get around to reading a few of the winning Oscar adaptations this year. I definitely want to read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as The Reader Bernhard Schlink and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.

Have you read any books adapted into award winning films?

This week has been a slow reading week, but both the books I have been reading were quite long. I started the week reading Pirates! by Celia Rees and finished the week reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, which I will review next week. Though I will tell you now it was fabulous and I can't wait to get my hands on the second installment City of Ashes.

This week is half term, so things should ease up a little, no really early mornings, so I hope for lots of late night reading.

This week I hope to read:

The Noodlemaker by Ma Jian

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

So check back in the week for my reviews. Hope you are all having a good reading Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. City of Bones sounds interesting and I'll have to check it out. I actually just heard about Slumdog Millionaire and will be reading that one at some point. Enjoy your week :)

  2. I've read the book that Slumdog Millionaire was based on (Q & A by Vikas Swarup but I think it may have been released In America at least with the same title as the film) and it was really good. Not something I'd have normally picked up but my husband recommended it to me and he isn't a big reader at all.

  3. I don't know if the books I've read later became award-winning movies. "The Road" with Viggo Mortensen is promising, but that's not out yet ;-)

    I'm not up on award lists, and generally run the opposite direction from such things... sometimes leaving skid marks... lol. Pulitzer, Nobel, and a couple other lists are a recent discovery for me (I knew OF them, just never looked at the lists).

  4. I've also read Q & A (aka Slumdog Millionaire) and I loved it. It wasn't exceptionally great writing but it was very entertaining and unputdownable and hilarious. Don't know much about the movie though.

    I also want to read Octavian Nothing!

  5. I love the Oscars too. I'll be shocked if Slumdog Millionaire doesn't win. It's the only one of the nominees I've seen. I'm also hoping Kate Winslet wins. I have The Reader and The Hours in my TBR pile.

  6. I cannot wait to watch the Oscars this year....and Hugh Jackman is hosting.
    I want to read The Reader and Revolutionary Road too. They sound very good.

  7. I have in mind to read all of these: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire, and Revolutionary Road.

    Happy reading to you!


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