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Clevercactus

Clevercactus

Joined July 2016

I cactus what I preach and all of my stockings are blue. Follow me on GR! http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/32111706-rachel-m
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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So, Litsy A to Z (books into movies) 2018 didn‘t work. I admit I lost interest for VX and Z. I will try to do the regular old #litsyatoz with titles only. Life is too short to force yourself to read stuff you don‘t want to read. Lets be friends at Goodreads for the #Goodreads challenge (link in bio)

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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Finished the Stepford Wives. In my hiatus from #litsyatoz to read horror/thriller books throughout the month of October, I thought that it was about time I read Slade House by David Mitchell. Cheerio!

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Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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I am taking a break from #litsyatoz to read some horror/terror/weird books in October. Next up: Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. It still fits in with books into movies tho 😉 #stepfordwives #octoberreads

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Uncle Vanya | Anton Chekov
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So here we are. Almost done. Phew! #litsyatoz2018

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Uncle Vanya | Anton Chekov
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Next up for “U” in #litsyatoz2018 is Uncle Vanya by Chekov

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Next up, Quiet American by Graham Greene. Coming to the end of the journey Litsy A to Z. #litsyatoz

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Thank you for all of the Litsy love! @kricheal

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Well, I have 6 more books to read and then #litsyatoz2018 is, shall we say, in the books? 📚For “K” I am reading Ira Levin‘s first book, A KISS Before Dying, which was made into a movie in the 50s and the remade in the 90s. #booksintofilm #booksintomovies

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Next up- “K” - A Kiss Before Dying, Ira Levin

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A Walk to Remember | Nicholas Sparks
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Next up on the #litsyatoz2018 challenge, books-into-film version, is “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks.

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So here is my current snapshot of where I stand in the #litsyatoz2018 books-into-film version.

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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Hmm. How can I describe Day of the Triffids? Think Walking Dead with walking plants instead of zombies and the plants stab and kill you instead of biting and killing you. It even starts the same as TWD - the hero wakes up in a hospital unaware that the apocalypse started. Things that make you go hmm. #justsaying #litsyatoz2018

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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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So, for letter “D” of #litsyatoz Books 📚 into Film 🎥 I chose The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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Next up on #litsyatoz books into film version is “I am Legend”. #litsyatoz2018

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

Here are my current tbr list for #litsyatoz2018.

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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Here is my current tbr list for #litsyatoz2018.

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Fault in Our Stars | John Green
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Well, I‘m way too old for YA but I thought I‘d give the Fault in Our Stars a try for “F” in my #litsyatoz2018 books into film reading. #faultinourstars

sprainedbrain I‘m probably too old for YA, too, but I loved this book. ❤️ 11mo
Clevercactus @sprainedbrain I just finished it and I loved it too. Wish YA was like this when I was a kid! 11mo
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The Notebook | Nicholas Sparks
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So next up on my books to film A to Z track is The Notebook. It will be very pleasant seeing Ryan Gosling as Noah in my mind‘s eye while reading this.

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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I enjoyed Jaws. I wrote a review on Goodreads. Here is a snapshot of what remains on my #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018 challenge.

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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Next up on Shark Week.... Naah. I‘m just going to read Jaws for the “J” in Litsy A to Z - books into films edition #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018 #jaws #shark

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The Egg and I | Betty MacDonald
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Current #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018 progress. Reading all books made into movies. Halfway through!

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The Egg and I | Betty MacDonald
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Having said goodbye to Mr. Chips, it is now time to say hello to The Egg and I by Betty Macdonald. The film starred Claudette Colbert and Fred Macmurray. Time to get cracking on letter “E” of #litsyatoz2018 books into films! 🍳 🥚 🐓 #litsyatoz

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Next up in #litsyatoz2018 in my books into film track is Goodbye, Mr. Chips. I need to cleanse my palate after reading Alive (sorry!)

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Alive | Piers Paul Read
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Let‘s be honest. The true story of the plane carrying a Uraguayan rugby team that crashed into the Andes in 1973 continues to intrigue. The young men were stranded over 10 weeks. While most died, the survivors were forced to resort to anthropophagy in order to remain alive. The movie deals with the cannibalism of these young men in a very sanitized fashion whereas the book is far more graphic but respectful. Who would not break a taboo to live?

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Alive | Piers Paul Read
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Next up on #litsyatoz is Alive by Piers Paul Read that was turned into a pretty mediocre movie starring Ethan Hunt.

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Alive | Piers Paul Read
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My Litsy A to Z challenge is Books into Movies. Here are my standings thus far. #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018 #booksintomovies

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The Yellow Birds | Kevin Powers
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Next up on #litsyatoz #booksintofilm is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers.

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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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If you thought watching Frank and April Wheeler suffer through a dying marriage in the movies was painful wait til you read the book! #litsyatoz

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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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R is for Revolutionary Road, keeping the Books-into-film streak alive and well. #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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Current snapshot #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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Legends of the Fall | Jim Harrison
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Keeping the Books into Film streak going, next up is Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison

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The Pearl | John Steinbeck
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Keeping the Books into movies streak alive. Next up, “The Pearl” by Steinbeck. The book was made into a film starring Pedro Armendariz in 1947.

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Here‘s this year‘s Litsy A to Z progress so far. #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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Keeping the books into movies streak alive. Next up, Born on the Fourth of July. #litsyatoz2018

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The Color of Money | Walter Tevis
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Keeping the #booksintomovies streak alive. Gotta read Color of Money after The Hustler. It‘s a moral imperative. #litsyatoz

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The Hustler | Walter Tevis
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Excellent!!!

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The Hustler | Walter Tevis
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Keeping the streak alive. Books turned into movies. Fast Eddie Felson time. #litsyatoz

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Ordinary People | Judith Guest
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Ordinary People read. Current #litsyatoz status

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Sophie's Choice | William Styron
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This book is as depressing as the movie if not more so. Whew. Here‘s where my #litsyatoz challenge for 2018 stands.

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Ordinary People | Judith Guest
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I‘m sensing a theme in my choices of books in 2018......

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First edition, first printing. Dollar, dollar bill y‘all! #vintage #vintagecookbook #thingsicollect

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Sophie's Choice | William Styron

“Mercifully, I was at that age when reading was still a passion and thus, save for a happy marriage, the best state possible in which to keep absolute loneliness at bay.”

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Sophie's Choice | William Styron
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Starting another cheerful book into Oscar winning film - Sophie‘s Choice. #litsyatoz #modernlibrarytop100

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Midnight Cowboy | James Leo Herlihy
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Excellent. 2 letters of #litsyatoz are done. Midnight Cowboy is an excellent book, btw.

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Midnight Cowboy | James Leo Herlihy
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Yup. The Oscar winning movie was based on the book. Starting it tonight. #booksintofilm #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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To Sir, With Love | E. R. Braithwaite
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Well, the meme is made and #litsyatoz 2018 is underway. #litsyatoz2018. One down, 25 to go...

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“Today there are probably hundreds of normal middle class Long Island kids who would shit if they found out that back when grandma was their age, she used to hump Pagans on the cellar floor in East Meadow” #backintheday #bikers

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“It was like mechanical thunder roaring through every pipe of a Bach organ at once. Goose bumps would rise on your neck and your hair would try to stand straight on your head. The only experience that ever came close was listening to the sound of thousands of Irish drums and war pipes coming up New York‘s Fifth Avenue on St. Patrick‘s Day.” #badass #coolaf

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“Outlaws and criminals are not the same thing as the AMA@seemed to think. Criminals are@crooks who manipulate the system to get rich. Outlaws simply don‘t give a shit. Al Capone was a criminal who died in bed a rich old man, his brain and wiener rotten with syphilis. John Dillinger was an outlaw. He died in a hail of bullets outside the Biograph Theater with his girlfriend on his arm.” #outlaw #motorcycles

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I can hear Ron Perlman as Clay Morrow narrating this book in my head. #badboysarebest #rideordie #soa #bikers #mc #outlaw